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Aaron Sorkin

Aaron Sorkin graduated from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in theater and made his Broadway playwriting debut at the age of 28 with A Few Good Men. His subsequent film adaptation was nominated for four Academy Awards and five Golden Globes, including Best Picture and Best Screenplay. He followed with the screenplays for Malice, starring Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman, and The American President, starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening.

Sorkin later produced and wrote the television series Sports Night for ABC for two years, winning the Humanitas Prize and the Television Critics Association Award. He spent the next four years writing and producing the NBC series The West Wing, winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series all four years. For his work on The West Wing, Sorkin also twice received the Peabody Award, the Humanitas Prize, the Television Critics Association Award and the Golden Globe, Writers Guild and Producers Guild Awards.

Sorkin's screenplay for Charlie Wilson's War -- directed by Mike Nichols and starring Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts -- begins filming in September 2006. His newest play, The Farnsworth Invention, will have its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in February 2007 under the direction of Des McAnuff.

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Aaron Sorkin Facts

OccupationProducer, Screenwriter
BirthdayJune 9, 1961 (62)
BirthplaceNew York, New York, USA
Awards2011 Golden Globe Awards: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (for The Social Network)

Selected Filmography

The Newsroom: Cast and Creators Live at PALEYFEST
The American President
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
We Just Decided To
Sports Night
Steve Jobs
Willie Pete
The Cold Open
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