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Kevin Meade Williamson (born March 14, 1965) is an American screenwriter.
After graduation, he moved to New York City to pursue an acting career. Though he landed a part on the soap opera Another World in 1990, he moved to Los Angeles, California the next year where he had small parts on In Living Color , a Roger Corman film, Hard Run, and in music videos. While taking classes on screenwriting at University of California, Los Angeles he wrote his first script, Killing Mrs. Tingle which was bought by a production company in 1995 and put on the shelf.
Born in New Bern, North Carolina, he is the younger son of Ottis Wade and Lillie Faye (Pittman) Williamson. He lived in the neighboring coastal community of Oriental, North Carolina, but before he started school his family moved to Aransas Pass, Texas, later relocating to Fulton, Texas, both near Corpus Christi. Williamson's family returned to Oriental before Kevin's high school years. Obsessed from a young age with movies, especially those of Steven Spielberg, he applied to New York University's film school and was accepted but because he could not afford the tuition, he attended a school closer to home, East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina, where he took a Bachelor of Arts in theatre arts.