Garrett Socol, a native New Yorker, currently resides in Los Angeles. His first life was lived as Gary Socol, and he was a television producer. Gary created and produced “Talk Soup” (host, Greg Kinnear) and “The Gossip Show” among other series for E!. The specials he wrote and produced were hosted by Joan Collins, Jenny McCarthy, Jerry Springer, Molly Ringwald & Ally Sheedy, Carnie Wilson, Pamela Anderson, Jaime Pressly, Tori Spelling and others. His first play The Shadow of Greatness premiered at the Berkshire Theatre Festival in 2000 in a production that starred Richard Chamberlain. His second play Bicoastal Woman enjoyed a successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse.