Hailing from the Bronx, Steven Canals is the Creator and Executive Producer of the Golden Globe®-nominated FX drama series Pose. A 2015 graduate of UCLA’s MFA Screenwriting program, he began his journey as a storyteller in high school, producing the documentary short Turf Violence: What's It All About? co-funded by HBO Family. Canals went on to earn a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema, and a Master’s degree in Student Affairs & Diversity from Binghamton University.

He moved to Los Angeles in 2012 after a nine-year career in Higher Education. While attending UCLA, Canals served as a Research Assistant at Hungry Jackal Productions. In 2016, he was a Staff Writer on Freeform’s Dead of Summer, the same year his short film, Afuera, premiered at the LA Film Festival. Variety named Canals a TV Writer to Watch in 2018.