Jennifer Celotta is a Montgomery County native who was born in Gaithersburg and graduated from Wootton High School in Rockville in 1989. Since then she has gone on to become a very successful television producer, writer, and director, including directing six episodes of the popular Netflix series Cobra Kai that is a television series sequel to the original Karate Kid films.
Celotta has an impressive résumé that includes writing credits on popular television series’ like, Home Improvement, The Office, Abbott Elementary, Malcolm in the Middle, and a lot more, including directing three episodes of The Office.
Celotta and her co-writers on The Office received Emmy Award nominations for Outstanding Comedy Series in 2007, 2008, and 2009, but lost all three years to 30 Rock. The team won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Comedy Series in 2007. Cobra Kai season 5 debuts on Netflix on September 9th.
Featured photo shows Celotta with Cobra Kai star William Zabka.