About Me

Writer | Performer | Storyteller Never had a cavity

Hey there! I’m Deidre (pronounced Dee-druh). Miss Scott if you’re nasty.

I was named Jennifer at birth, but for my first birthday, my mother changed my name to Deidre without telling anyone, bestowing upon me an oft-mispronounced name that means sorrow and a year’s worth of baby pictures that refer to me as “Jenny.” It’s fine, I’m over it.

Deidre Scott

I’m an only child. I cry when I see rainbows or clowns, but for different reasons. And I was once rear-ended by Laurence Fishburne.

I write personal essays and an advice column.

I have a B.S. in Journalism from Suffolk University. I also studied spiritual psychology at the University of Santa Monica.

I once attended a Marianne Williamson seminar, which prompted me to move to South Korea to teach English for a year.

I dedicated years of my life to improv comedy. I have trained at the Upright Citizens Brigade, iO West (R.I.P.) and The Groundlings.

In 2019, I wrote a one-woman show titled Thank You For Hurting Me, which debuted to a sold-out audience. A heartfelt dream come true, it represented the merging of the writer, idiot and spiritual warrior that all live inside me.

I’m currently working on a TV pilot script.

I frequently explore my home city of Los Angeles on foot, taking photos of things I see along the way and sharing them on Instagram (mostly trees and garbage, if you’re into that sort of thing).

I love talking about feelings, so if you feel so inclined, tell me yours!

With gratitude,
Jenny Dei