Bio: Richard Andreoli
Raised in San Diego, Richard Andreoli moved to Los Angeles over thirteen years ago to attend UCLA. He majored in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing and graduated Magna Cum Laude in 1995.
He actually used that degree by working in the entertainment industry as a development executive; basically, this meant people submitted their scripts to him, and he told them they sucked. In that fun-filled, glamorous and loving time he worked on projects with MTV, HBO, Miramax, Warner Bros., and many other studios, while producing a standup comedy show and some live theater projects on the side. He even got involved with the comedy/improv troupe The Groundlings, making it through their third level writer's lab.
Andreoli eventually quit to be a full time writer and developed his humor and mainstream reportage for various magazines. His words have appeared in The Advocate, Los Angeles Confidential, CARGO Magazine, Metrosource, Frontiers Newsmagazine, IN Los Angeles, Instinct Magazine, Nobleworks Greeting Cards, on KPBS Radio and Playboy TV, and the Update magazine for Comic-Con International: San Diego.
He has interviewed everyone from British talk show host Graham Norton and designer Michael Kors to actor Matthew Fox and singer/song writer Tori Amos. But what really made him squeal was chatting with Lynda Carter, Jennifer Garner, and Margot Kidder; both Jennifer and Margot complimented his biceps.
In 2004, Andreoli published his first novel, Mondo Homo: Your Essential Guide to Queer Pop Culture. This landed him as an expert in the June 2005 TVLand special, Inside TV Land: Ticked Pink, as a regular commentator for the Q Television Network's daily talk show, On Q Live, segments on various radio programs, and in numerous magazine interviews across the country.
Most recently, Andreoli's words were heard coming from the mouths of Bo Derek and Morgan Fairchild in the English language telenovela, Fashion House (MyNetworkTV). His next show, The Heiress, will premiere in March 2007 and he adores all of this fame and success almost as much as he enjoys writing about himself in the third-person.
He currently lives and works in Los Angeles with his partner, Steve Thompson.