Ester Lou Weithers is a proud Caribbean-American writer raised by a pastor and a former English teacher in Houston, Texas. Her parents spirituality and love of West Indian culture allowed Ester to fall in love with stories and the art of storytelling at a young age.
After studying journalism at Florida A&M University, Ester Lou started a career on the corporate side of cable television working at LIFETIME and MTV Networks in New York City. But after feeling she was too far away from the creative side of production, Ester relocated to Los Angeles to pursue a career in writing. She got her first break in the writers’ room as a writer’s production assistant on SHOWTIME’S HOUSE OF LIES.
During hiatus, Ester worked with Black&Sexy TV to create, write and direct two web series - SEXLESS and CHEF JULIAN - which were both acquired by BETHer. In 2016, she was accepted into the FOX WRITERS INTENSIVE and ultimately became the fellow for that year, leading to a development deal with Twentieth Century Fox Television.
Ester Lou is currently working on Lee Daniels’ STAR on FOX as a story editor and developing her own project. Her goal is to expand the spectrum of blackness and womanhood on screen through thrillers and action dramas. In her spare time, Ester Lou enjoys any Caribbean or Afrobeats dance class, discovering new Cajun or Caribbean recipes, traveling and nerding out to podcasts.