|Is one of Hollywood's most in
demand writers. She recently won the prestigious Writers Guild of America
Award, 2001 for Outstanding Original Television Longform Script; and the 2001 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding
Miniseries, Television Movie or Dramatic Special for "Sally Hemings: An
American Scandal." Miss Andrews wrote and Co-Executive produced the
highly-rated, critically acclaimed CBS miniseries which dealt with the
controversial relationship between third president Thomas Jefferson, and
slave paramour, Sally Hemings.
She was also writer and co-executive producer of the miniseries "Jackie Bouvier Kennedy Onassis and scripted the Warner Bros. film, "Why Do Fools Fall In Love?" which starred Halle Berry, Vivica A. Fox and Little Richard. Andrews has appeared on "E! Entertainment television"; "Frontline" and "The Oprah Show." After attending New York University, this native of Chicago, Illinois appeared on Broadway in "Hello, Dolly" and on television in the highly acclaimed miniseries "Roots" and the daytime drama, "Days of our Lives." Andrews has written several short stories, screenplays and essays--one of which appears in "The First Time I Got Paid For It: Writers Tales From The Hollywood Trenches" published by Public Affairs. In 1998, Andrews was named one of "50 To Watch" by Daily Variety. Andrews is married to documentary filmmaker Stephen Gaines and lives in Malibu, California. She is working on a miniseries based on the life of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, as well as her next book, "Daughters of the Declaration" a sequel to her Sally Hemings saga.