Katherine Fugate (born July 14, 1965) is an American film and television writer and producer.

Katherine Fugate


July 14, 1965 (age 46)




United States





Fugate is the creator and executive producer of the TV series, Army Wives.

She also wrote the screenplays to "Valentine's Day," which broke several box office records and the follow-up, "New Year's Eve," both films were directed by Garry Marshall and starred an all-star cast.

She graduated with a B.A. in Theatre Arts from University of California,Riverside. Fugate and her aunt, the actress Barbara Eden ,are direct descendants of Benjamin Franklin. Her cousin was the late Matthew Ansara.

In 2008, she created The Writers Fund, an anonymous group of WGA writers who financially help other WGA writers in times of need.

She was elected to the Board of Directors of the Writers Guild of America,West in September 2008, then re-elected for a second term in September 2010. She was a member of the 2011 WGA Negotiating Committee.

She was voted one of Variety magazine's Women of Impact, 2008.

In 2011, Fugate was invited to the White House to participate in First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden's "Joining Forces" military family awareness campaign. She hosted an event starring Mrs. Obama at the Writers Guild Theatre to further shine a light on military issues to the entertainment community. She has appeared on MSNBC, CNN and numerous radio shows and talks shows concerning PTSD issues and other struggles of the military.

She is the writer of a pro bono PSA starring Steven Speilberg and directed by Joanna Kerns.

She was chosen by Film France as one of the top 10 screenwriters ("Valentine's Day") in September, 2010 and invited to France for the France Unlimited Access program.


Fugate has one child, daughter Madeleine Barbara (born 2006), with partner Paul Rhys.

Devoted fan of the New Orleans Saints. Brought co-owner Rita Benson LeBlanc to the "New Year's Eve" premiere. Was an invited guest on the Krewe of Orpheus float in the Mardi Gras parade, 2011.


  • An Ordinary Murder (2013)
  • How Could You Do That To Me? (2013)
  • What Alice Forgot (2013)
  • New Year's Eve (2011)
  • Valentine's Day (2010)
  • Room in Rome (2010)
  • NFL Dad (2007)
  • The Senator's Wife (2007)
  • Army Wives (2006)
  • The Prince & Me II (2006)
  • The Prince & Me 2004)
  • Carolina (2002)
  • Xena:Warrior Princess (2001)
  • Max Steel (2000)
  • Kounterfeit (1996)


  1. ^ Lutz, Victoria (July 17, 2008). "Army Wives: an empowering interview with creator Katherine Fugate". (AtomicOnline). Retrieved July 20, 2008.
  2. ^ Ryder, Caroline (July 30, 2008). "Katherine Fugate". Variety Magazine.

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