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Linda Schuyler is the co-creator of the Degrassi series. Linda was born in the United Kingdom, but when she was young, she moved with her family to Canada. She is married to Stephen Stohn; they have a son named Max.

She became a school teacher shortly after her schooling. She decided, with her good friend Kit Hood, to start an entertaining-yet-educational television show for teenagers. They also formed the now-defunct Playing With Time Inc..

She used many issues she saw while teaching in the shows. During Degrassi Junior High, she provided the voice of Lucy Fernandez's mother Alice over the telephone in several episodes of the first and second seasons. She also made an uncredited appearance of a teacher in the episode Fight!. Later on, during the time of Degrassi High, she also made an uncredited appearance as an unnamed teacher at the beginning of the episode Just Friends. Linda has gone on to create other shows, such as Instant Star and The L.A. Complex. In 2022, Stohn announced on Twitter that a new Degrassi series was on the way and that they had passed their creative control onto new showrunners Lara Azzopardi and Julia Cohen, former writers on the show, who will helm the HBO Max-distributed series in 2023.

Schuyler has won many awards, including the Academy Achievement Award in 2010. On January 20, 2012, Schuyler was appointed as Order of Ontario, the highest honor that an Ontario citizen can receive.

Trivia

  • She ships Eclare (Eli & Clare) and Semma (Sean & Emma).
  • She plays the most characters, even though uncredited, in the show, the total being 4 - 5.

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