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Timothy J. Sexton
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Timothy J. Sexton

Timothy J. Sexton was born in St. Louis, where he majored in English at Colorado College. He later took time to travel. Sexton then worked as a copywriter, journalist and translator. After living in Mexico City for four years, he relocated to Los Angeles to become a screenwriter.

For Love or Country: The Arturo Sandoval Story was his first filmed screenplay, which was produced by HBO Films and which earned Sexton the 2002 WGA Paul Selvin Award, given to a work that "best embodies the spirit of the constitutional and civil rights and liberties, which are indispensable to the survival of free writers everywhere." Sexton followed that with the teleplay of the HBO movie Boycott (co-written with Herman Daniel Farrell), starring Jeffrey Wright, Terrence Howard and CCH Pounder.

Sexton also wrote The Education of Ron Morris; Live From Baghdad (for which he received a 2003 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries Movie or Dramatic Special), starring Michael Keaton and Helena Bonham Carter; Marion Barry; Walkout, starring Alexa Vega and Michael Pena; and Enrique's Journey-all for HBO Films.

Next up for Sexton is the film To the Ends of the Earth, with Taylor Hackford attached to direct.

The writer is married to Laura Macias, and the couple has two children, Jeronimo and Martina.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Timothy J. Sexton Facts

BirthplaceSt. Louis, Missouri, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.