In today’s The Juggle Series (where fabulous moms share just how they manage to juggle it all), I interview HBO producer Stephanie Laing. Laing knows the power of comedy. With three children, a travel schedule that rivals Hillary Clinton’s, and multiple HBO hits under her watch, most days she relies heavily on laughter to keep her head above the chaos. A woman thriving in the hard-hitting world of comedy and action-drama television, Laing has cemented her place as not only one of HBO’s leading ladies of smart laughs as the co-executive producer of the hit shows ‘Eastbound & Down’ and ‘Veep,’ but one of televisions leading producers with four Emmy nominations and one win.
Though her love for producing is apparent, Laing’s three children remain her most important focus. The family’s home in Brooklyn, New York is a physical realization of Laing’s dual life— her Emmy sits next to her son’s favorite Hot Wheel motorcycle and scripts lie alongside reminders for school bake sales. But no matter where she may find herself in a 16-hour day, Laing knows how to laugh through it all, whether it’s with her kids as they go in for facedown angels in their first New York snow, or with her cast as she recreates a snowy Helsinki on the streets of Baltimore.
Scroll through to read how this single mom manages, beautifully, to bring her passion for life to each minute of her day.
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