Joel Fields is currently a writer/executive producer/co-showrunner on FX's critically acclaimed show, The Americans. In 2014, The Americans received The Critics' Choice Award for Best Drama, the TCA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama, an Emmy® and a Peabody Award. The show has been honored with the AFI Award for TV Program of the Year three times, in 2013, 2014 and 2015. In 2013, the show received the Television Critics Association Award for Outstanding New Program.
Prior to The Americans, Fields served as a writer/executive producer on the first two seasons of TNT's hit television show Rizzoli & Isles. He also served as a writer/executive producer on ABC's Golden Globe®-winning series Ugly Betty and on the FX series Dirt, starring Courteney Cox. Other credits include Steven Bochco's Raising The Bar; Commander In Chief, which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Dramatic Series of 2005/2006; and Over There, Steven Bochco's critically acclaimed series about the Iraq war.
In addition to his TV work, Fields is also a playwright. His original play How I Fell in Love premiered at the Williamstown Theatre Festival and ran in New York at The Abingdon Theater Company. He co-authored a new book for Cole Porter's classic musical Can-Can with director David Lee. Their script received a National Endowment for the Arts grant as part of the NEA's American Masterpieces project, premiered at The Pasadena Playhouse, was honored with four LA Theater Ovation Awards, and enjoyed a recent run at The Paper Mill Playhouse.
Fields lives in New York with his wife, Jessica, and their two children.