Ali Liebegott (born August 8, 1971) is an American writer, actor, and comedian. She is best known for her work as a novelist and a writer/producer on the acclaimed Amazon original series, Transparent. Liebegott has taught creative writing at University of California, San Diego and Mills College. She is a recipient of a Poetry Fellowship from the New York Foundation for the Arts. She is the author of The Beautifully Worthless; The IHOP Papers; and Cha-Ching!. Liebegott currently resides in Los Angeles and recently finished her fourth book, The Summer of Dead Birds.