Russell Bailey was born on December 21, 1986, in Norfolk, Virginia, to Russell and Lynn Bailey. The Bailey family moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania where Russell grew up. Russell attended Moon Area High School, where he excelled in theater, and was the president of his class.
Russell attended Wells College, in Aurora, New York, where he studied theater, and majored in economics. There he directed his first community play, and wrote his first screenplays. After completing his degree, Russell moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in writing. Russell was first noticed after writing and directing the feature length romantic comedy “Barmy,” which premiered at the Feel Good Film Festival. Russell continues to write scripts from his office at the historic Sunset Gower Studios in Hollywood.
Russell practices imrpov at The Groundlings Theater, and has been seen on television shows including “How I Met Your Mother,” “The Sarah Silverman Show,” and “Parenthood.”
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