Pamela Adlon

Better Things
Showrunner, Director and Actor

The award-winning American actor Pamela Adlon is both showrunner, actor and director at FX's popular comedy-drama Better Things. The series started back in 2016 and is based on Pamela Adlon's own experiences as mom and actor - all unfolded in a comic and honest way. 

Pamela Adlon co-created the first two seasons of Better Things together with actor and comedian Louis C.K. The third season she wrote without Louise C.K. but with a writer's room instead.  

Better Things and Adlon's performance have been praised, and Adlon was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series in 2017 and 2018. 

Pamela Adlon is 53-years old and started her career in the television industry in 1983. She has worked as an actor and did smaller parts in movies, sitcoms and pilots. She also did voiceover gigs and voice acting. Best known for her role as Bobby Hill in King of the Hill (1997), for which she also won an Emmy.

Photo credit: HBO Nordic - Better Things