Married television writer/producers Lauren Schmidt Hissrich and Michael Hissrich have splashed out a mite more than $4.4 million, according to tax records, for a newly built home in one of the most coveted, leafy and family-oriented neighborhoods in L.A.’s ever-more popular and pricy Studio City community that nestles up against the foothills at the southern end of the San Fernando Valley.
Hollywood’s astronomically popular constellation of action-packed fantasy films and TV series has long been a bit of a boy’s club. Schmidt Hissrich, however, has turned that penny over and taken up a top spot among the blockbuster genre’s major players. Having cut her TV teeth on successful primetime programs such as “The West Wing” and “Private Practice,” she went on to write and/or produce Marvel’s “Daredevil” series on Netflix and its spin-off miniseries “The Defenders” before she created, wrote and produced the “extremely strange but oddly enjoyable” Netflix fantasy-drama “The Witcher,” one of the streaming platform’s most successful shows despite its mixed reviews.
Show business is a family affair for Schmidt Hissrich, whose husband Michael Hissrich is also an accomplished television producer who hauled in three Emmys for his work on “The West Wing” and, more recently, served as a producer for nearly 120 episodes of the long-running Showtime dramedy “Shameless.”
The couple, who have owned a home in the mostly unsung but rapidly up-and-coming Valley Village area of the San Fernando Valley for the last few years, have opted to trade in their spacious and fairly traditional abode for a somewhat larger and trendy “modern farmhouse” style home — a blend of familiar and relaxed architectural styles with organic materials used in a sleek, crisply contemporary manner — with a total of six bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms in more than 6,400 square feet over three floors.