Dahvi Waller

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Dahvi Waller
Occupation Television producer and writer
Nationality Canadian
Notable works Mad Men

Dahvi Waller is a Canadian[1] writer and television director.

In 2003 and 2004 Waller was one of the directors for the reality TV show Switched Up, and in 2005 she became one of the writers of the short lived drama series Commander in Chief. The following year she joined the crew of Desperate Housewives as a staff writer, and for the third season of the show she joined Josh Senter and Jenna Bans as one of its story editors. Waller served as a co-producer on the first season of the ABC comedy–drama Eli Stone.

Waller joined the AMC drama series Mad Men in 2009 as a co-producer for the third season and was a producer for the series' fourth season. She won the Writers Guild of America (WGA) Award for Best Drama Series at the February 2010 ceremony for her work on the third season of Mad Men.[2][3]

Born in Montreal, Quebec,[1] the daughter of Harold Myron Waller, a Professor of Political Science at McGill University, and Diane Goodman,[4] she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history from Princeton University.[1]


Television credits

Commander in Chief
Title Year Credit Notes
"First...Do No Harm" 2005 Writer, with Anya Epstein
Desperate Housewives
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"Thank You So Much" 2006 Writer
"Sweetheart, I Have to Confess" 2006 Writer, with Josh Senter
"Beautiful Girls" 2006 Writer, with Susan Nirah Jaffee
"God, That's Good" 2007 Writer, with Josh Senter
"Now I Know, Don't Be Scared" 2007 Writer, with Susan Nirah Jaffee
"Opening Doors" 2008 Writer, with Jordon Nardino
Eli Stone
Title Year Credit Notes
"The Humanitarian" 2008 Writer, with Wendy Mericle
"Two Ministers" 2008 Writer, with Wendy Mericle
Mad Men
Title Year Credit Notes
"My Old Kentucky Home" 2009 Writer, with Matthew Weiner
"Wee Small Hours" 2009 Writer, with Matthew Weiner
"The Beautiful Girls" 2010 Writer, with Matthew Weiner


  • Between Movements (2012)[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Dahvi Waller". The Greater Vancouver International Film Festival Society. The Montreal native earned her B.A. in History from Princeton University<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Gregg Mitchell & Sherry Goldman (2009). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Retrieved 2010-04-30.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. "Writers Guild Awards - 2010 Awards Winners". Writers Guild of America. 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-01.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. Elizabeth Lumley. Canadian Who's Who 2003. University of Toronto Press. p. 1405.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Kehe, Jason (February 15, 2012). "The Spotlight: Dahvi Waller on 'Unscreened' at the Lillian Theatre". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 27, 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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