Whitney Cummings (born September 4, 1982) is an American comedian, actress and producer. She is best known as the creator of the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017) and the NBC sitcom Whitney (2011–2013), appearing in the lead role of the latter. Cummings was a producer and writer for the ABC revival of Roseanne.
Cummings was born and raised in Georgetown, Washington, D.C.Her mother is Patti Cummings, a former public relations director at Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie. Her parents divorced when she was 5 years old. She has an older half-brother, Kevin Cummings, and an older sister, Ashley Cummings.
She went to high school at St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Potomac, Maryland, graduating in 2000.
She interned at Washington's NBC-owned television station WRC-TV as a journalist. She studied acting at Washington, D.C.’s Studio Theater.
Cummings graduated from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude in 2004 with a degree in Communications.