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Matt Selman (born September 9, 1971 in Watertown, Massachusetts) is an American writer who has written several episodes for The Simpsons. Selman was one of eleven writers that worked on The Simpsons Movie.

Early Life

Selman grew up in Watertown, Massachusetts. He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1993 after majoring in history. He was editor in chief of the magazine 34th Street Magazine and had an internship at the Philadelphia.


He co-wrote for a Seinfeld episode after sending sample material out for two years. In 1997 he joined the Simpsons and is currently an executive producer.

He is writing the screenplay for a film adaptation of Ricky Gervais's Flanimals.

As of 2020, Matt Selman and Al Jean are the current showrunner for The Simpsons.



Writer (1998-present)

Staff Writer (1997-1998)

Season 9

Story Editor (1998)

Executive Story Editor (1998)

Season 10

Co-Producer (1998-1999)

Season 10

Season 11

Producer (1999-2001)

Season 11

Season 12

Supervising Producer (2000-2001)

Season 12

Season 13

Co-Executive Producer (2001-2005)

Season 13

Season 14

Season 15

Season 16

Executive Producer (2005-present)

Season 16

Season 17

Season 18

Season 19

Season 20

Lyrics (2005-present)

Commentaries (2006-present)

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