Chris Nee

Creator/Executive Producer: Doc McStuffins
Executive Producer: Vampirina
Creator/Executive Producer: Doc McStuffins

Peabody, Humanitas and Emmy® Award-winner Chris Nee is the creator and executive producer of Disney Junior’s acclaimed “Doc McStuffins,” an imaginative animated series about a six-year-old girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and communicates with and heals toys. She is also executive producer of Disney Junior’s hit animated series “Vampirina,” about a young vampire girl who faces the joys and trials of being the new kid in town when her family moves from Transylvania to Pennsylvania.

Nee’s inspiration for “Doc McStuffins” is two-fold, based on her childhood which was spent helping out in her mother’s popular independent toy stores and her more recent experience as a mother to her son Theo, who developed severe asthma when he was 2-years-old. After seeing her own child’s anxiety about going to the doctor, she decided to come up with an idea for a show that could help make the process less scary for kids.

An accomplished children’s television writer, Nee has also managed to juggle a successful career as a documentary and reality television producer. While on location in Alaska for Discovery Channel’s cult hit documentary reality series “Deadliest Catch,” Nee was simultaneously writing the first “Wonder Pets” Christmas Special for Nickelodeon, which she completed while living in a converted World War II barracks-turned-hotel on an island in the middle of the Bering Sea. Nee received an Emmy Award nomination for her work on season one of the series.

Nee has received multiple Emmy Award nominations for writing and won an Emmy in 2002 for her work on the Peabody Award-winning series “Little Bill.” Her additional writing credits include the Disney Channel series “American Dragon: Jake Long,” Playhouse Disney series “Johnny and the Sprites” and “Higglytown Heroes,” and Nickelodeon series “The Backyardigans” and “Olivia.”

Nee began her career as an associate producer at Sesame Street International and spent time in Mexico, Finland, Israel and Jordan working on the local productions of the award-winning show before transitioning over to writing for the Sesame Workshop.

A native of Greenwich, Connecticut, Nee is a graduate of New York University and currently sits on the board of the Hollywood Health & Society at USC’s Annenberg School for Communication and the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital in Los Angeles. She resides in Venice, California.