Shelly Altman

Full Name

Michelle Altman



Years Active


Shelly Altman began her writing career on daytime at Another World in 1995 and continued with the series until 1999. Altman would join the writing staff of One Life to Live in 1999 and continued with OLTL until 2011. Altman joined the General Hospital was on the writing staff of General Hospital from 2011 to 2012 and briefly served as head writer in January and February 2012 before Ron Carlivati was available to take over the duties. Altman joined the writing staff of The Young and the Restless in March 2013 as co-head writer. Altman's last Y&R episode aired on March 18, 2015. Altman rejoined GH as co-head writer in October 2015.


  • Associate Head Writer at Another World (1995-1999)
  • Associate Head Writer at [One Life to Live]] (1999-02/22/2008; 05/02/2008-09/20/2011)
  • Associate Head Writer at General Hospital (08/10/2011-01/06/2012; 02/21/2012-02/28/2012)
  • Co-Head Writer at General Hospital (01/09/2012-02/20/2012; 10/07/2015-present)
  • Co-Head Writer at The Young and the Restless (03/18/2013-11/02/2013)
  • Head Writer at The Young and the Restless (11/04/2013-03/18/2015)

Awards and NominationsEdit

Daytime Emmy Awards

Year Category Series W/N
1996 Writing Team Another World N
2002 One Life to Live N
2006 N
2008 W
2009 N
2012 General Hospital N
2013 N
2014 One Life to Live W
2015 The Young and the Restless N
2016 N
2016 General Hospital N
2017 N

Writers Guild of America

Year Series W/N
1998 Another World N
2004 One Life to Live N
2006 N
2009 N
2010 N
2011 N
2014 The Young and the Restless N
General Hospital N
2017 General Hospital W

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