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Bridget McManus is a television host, screenwriter, producer, director and award-winning performer. She created and hosted two television shows for the Logo Network; Bridget McManus Presents: That Time of The Month and the award-winning comedy talk show, Brunch with Bridget.
This year, McManus plays a recurring role in the Emmy-Award winning series Transparent, stars in Guinevere Turner's Post Apocalyptic Potluck, is featured in truTV's Talk Show The Game Show and can be seen in the satirical comedy series Advocates. She was featured in Universal's blockbuster film Wanted alongside Angelina Jolie and James McAvoy, Netflix's Bill Nye Saves the World, MTV's sketch series Acting Out and the romantic comedy November Rule.
McManus is one of the few female warm-up comedians in television. She was the warm-up comedian and the host's sidekick on CBS’s The Queen Latifah Show. McManus garnered a Best Actor nomination at London's Raindance Webfest for her romantic drama series Maybelle. Maybelle won the Best Drama Award at OutWebFest in Los Angeles.
McManus graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Drama from Playwright's Horizon's Theater School. She also completed The Second City Conservatory Program in Los Angeles and studied at The Groundlings. In August 2016 McManus was named tellofilms.com's Vice President of Development.