Monica Owusu-Breen
Monica Owusu-Breen

Monica Owusu-Breen is an American television producer and screenwriter. Owusu-Breen has described herself as a “half-Spanish, half Ghanaian” woman.  She was born in England and lived in Spain as a child where she learned to speak English from watching television. She moved to Brooklyn with her family at the age of 8. 

Monica graduated from Brown University then attended a PhD program at the University of California, San Diego and obtained a degree in television and media studies. Owusu-Breen coordinated the production of music videos and is best known for her work on television series including Charmed, Alias, Brothers & Sisters, Lost and Fringe. She also often collaborates with screenwriter Alison Schapker. 

Her television career began when she was asked to write scripts as she was procrastinating while writing her PhD dissertation. This led, within two years, to a writer’s position for Charmed. In the beginning of her career, Owusu-Breen chose to go only by “Breen” to mask her identity “just so no one made assumptions about anything” when she submitted scripts. 

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