Alex Rockwell is a six-time Emmy nominated showrunner, writer, and creator of children’s entertainment. Most recently, she created for television and executive produced The Jim Henson Company’s mixed media preschool series Slumberkins (Apple TV+), based on the children’s emotional learning brand. Also with the Jim Henson Company, Rockwell created and executive produced the Netflix original preschool series Word Party and its spinoff Word Party Presents: Math!, co-created and executive produced the Emmy-nominated preschool series Pajanimals, and co-wrote and produced Frances, the first animated series to utilize the award-winning Henson Digital Puppetry Studio. In 2018, Rockwell was nominated for the Emmy award for Outstanding Writing in a Preschool Series for the Netflix original series Julie’s Greenroom, also produced by The Jim Henson Company. She developed and executive produced the stop motion comedy series Norman Picklestripes (Universal Kids Network) which was nominated for Emmy, Annie and Kidscreen awards.
Rockwell began her career working for Jim Henson as his creative assistant. In 1992, she was named Executive Vice President of Creative Affairs for The Jim Henson Company charged with overseeing the creative on all television, film, and home video productions. She developed a variety of projects including primetime series Dinosaurs (ABC), Muppets Tonight (ABC), and Farscape (Syfy), primetime mini-series Gulliver’s Travels (NBC) and Jack in the Beanstalk (CBS), feature films The Muppet Christmas Carol (Disney), Muppet Treasure Island (Disney), and Elmo in Grouchland (which she produced), as well as an array of children’s series including Bear in the Big Blue House, which she executive produced. From 1998 to 2008, Rockwell worked as an in-house producer and consultant for the Jim Henson Company. In 2008, Rockwell became a freelance writer/producer.
Rockwell was born and raised in New York City. She graduated from Yale University in 1985, Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. In 1992, she married David Kissinger. They now have four children and reside in Santa Monica, California.