Whitney Cummings (born September 4, 1982) is an American comedian, actress and producer. She created the CBS sitcom 2 Broke Girls (2011–2017) and the NBC sitcom Whitney (2011–2013), appearing in the lead role of the latter. Cummings was a producer and writer for the ABC revival of Roseanne. Cummings was born and raised in Georgetown, Washington, D.C. Her mother is Patti Cummings, a former public relations director at Neiman Marcus at Mazza Gallerie. Her parents divorced when she was 5 years old. She has an older half-brother, Kevin Cummings, and an older sister, Ashley Cummings.