Knowledge Identifier: +David_E._Kelley
Born in 1956.
Countries: United States (81%), Massachusetts (8%), Canada (5%)
Linked to: The New York Times, The Washington Post, Belmont Hill School, Boston University
In 1986, Steven Bochco was searching for writers with a law background for his new NBC legal series, "L.A. Law"
Albert Hall (actor) - In the late 1990s, Hall became known by television audiences for his recurring role as Judge Seymore Walsh in the series "The Practice" and "Ally McBeal", both of which were created by David E. Kelley
In 1992, after co-creating "Doogie Howser, M.D." with his mentor Steven Bochco, Kelley formed his own production company, "'David E Kelley Productions"', making a three-series deal with CBS
Kelley married actress Michelle Pfeiffer in November 1993
Peter MacNicol - In 1994 MacNicol had a prominent role as Alan Birch for the first season and less than half of the second season of "Chicago Hope" before departing to take on a role on the TV series "Ally McBeal" which was created by David E. Kelley the same person who created Chicago Hope
Calista Flockhart - In 1997 Flockhart was requested to audition for the starring role in David E. Kelley's Fox television series, "Ally McBeal"
Towards the end of the fifth season in 1999, facing cancellation, Kelley fired most of the cast members added since he had left the show, brought back Mandy Patinkin and began writing episodes again
Rob Thomas (writer) - This led to Thomas being asked to run ABC's 1999 series "Snoops", although he left due to creative differences with David E. Kelley before the show aired
Julianne Nicholson - In late 2001, Nicholson became one of the main cast members of the hit show produced by David E. Kelley, "Ally McBeal", portraying the character "Jenny Shaw" for 13 episodes
Aml Ameen - Ameen starred in David E. Kelley's legal drama "Harry's Law" in the first season, which began to air on NBC during the 2011 television season
Kathy Bates - She starred in David E. Kelley's legal drama "Harry's Law", which began airing on NBC on January 17, 2011, but was cancelled on May 14, 2012
In 2015, Kelley created the Amazon Studios series "Goliath"
In 2017, Kelley is spearheading a new HBO series, "Big Little Lies"