Rebecca Sugar Biography
Sun Sign: Cancer
Also Known As: Rebecca Rea Sugar
Born in: Silver Spring, Maryland
Famous as: Animator, Screenwriter, Director, Songwriter and Producer
father: Rob Sugar
mother: Helen Rea
siblings: Steven Sugar
Partner: Ian Jones-Quartey (2008–present)
U.S. State: Maryland
education: School of Visual Arts, Albert Einstein High School, Montgomery Blair High School
Rebecca Sugar is an American animator, screenwriter, director, songwriter and producer. She is best recognized for creating Cartoon Network’s ‘Steven Universe,’ which has made her the first female cartoon creator for the network. She was formerly a storyboard artist and writer on the animated show ‘Adventure Time’ until 2013. She has also developed a graphic novel, ‘Pug Davis’ as well as contributed to the web series ‘nockFORCE’. Her contributions to ‘Steven Universe’ and ‘Adventure Time’ have earned her five Emmy Award nominations. She is a graduate of Montgomery Blair High School and Albert Einstein High School. Sugar was born and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, in a Jewish family. She grew up with her brother, Steven, who is a background designer for ‘Steven Universe.’ On the personal front, Sugar is in a long-time relationship with Ian Jones-Quartey, a well-known animator, writer, and voice actor. In 2012, Forbes magazine included the multi-talented personality in their "30 Under 30 in Entertainment" list for her contribution to many of the best episodes of the series ‘Adventure Time.’
- Rebecca Sugar first joined the crew of the series ‘Adventure Time’ as a storyboard revisionist. Within a month of being hired for the show, she was promoted to a storyboard artist, making her debut with the episode "It Came from the Nightosphere". During this time, she created an animated short film titled "Singles”. Sugar also started working on the series ‘Steven Universe’ while still contributing to ‘Adventure Time.’ She worked on ‘Adventure Time’ till its fifth season and then left it to focus on ‘Steven Universe.’ Sugar returned temporarily to write Adventure Time’s track "Everything Stays" for its seventh season miniseries titled "Stakes".
- In December 2016, a comic book publisher featured Sugar's story notes and sketches from an unpublished book as an issue of the art/comics anthology series ‘Frontier.’Sugar is also known for working as a storyboard artist for the animated flick ‘Hotel Transylvania’. She contributed to "Don't Cry for Me, I'm Already Dead", a comic story, as well. In 2017, she created end titles for the action comedy series ‘OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes’. Sugar has also created a graphic novel titled ‘Pug Davis.’ In addition, she has worked in Jim Gisriel and Ian Jones-Quartey’s web series ‘nockFORCE’.
- Rebecca Sugar was born on July 9, 1987 in Silver Spring, Maryland, the USA to Rob Sugar and his wife. She has a brother named Steven who serves as a background designer for her series ‘Steven Universe.’ Sugar simultaneously attended the Visual Arts Center at the Albert Einstein High School and Montgomery Blair High School. She later attended School of Visual Arts in New York.
- Talking about her love life, the American animator is in a relationship with animator/writer/voice artist Ian Jones-Quartey since 2008. Sugar is a bisexual woman.
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