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Aaron Sorkin
Aaron sorkin
Personal details
Birth place New York City, New York, USA
Profession Motion picture writer and producer
Years active 1992 to present
IMDb 0815070
Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
Role Executive Producer
Creator
Writer
Season 1
First episode "Pilot"
Last episode "What Kind of Day Has It Been"
Credits 22 episodes (see below)
Aaron Sorkin, born June 9, 1961 in New York City, New York, USA, is a motion picture writer and producer. He is the creator of Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip. He is an Executive Producer and the show runner for the series. He has been active since 1992 and has also worked on the series Sports Night, The West Wing, and The Newsroom and the films A Few Good Men, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, and Moneyball.

BiographyEdit

Early LifeEdit

Aaron was very involved in his High School Drama and Theatre Clubs. After graduating from Syracuse University with a bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to realize that his true love, and his true talent, lay in writing.

Writing CareerEdit

His first play, Removing All Doubt, was not an immediate success, but his second play, "Hidden in This Picture" debuted in 1988 at the West Bank Cafe Downstairs Theater Bar. The idea for the plot of "A Few Good Men" came from a conversation with his older sister Deborah. Deborah was a Navy Judge Advocate General lawyer sent to Guantanamo Bay on a case involving Marines accused of killing a fellow Marine. Deborah told Aaron of the case and he spent the next year and a half writing a Broadway play, which later led to the movie. Sorkin has gone on to write for many movies and TV shows.

Personal LifeEdit

Aaron was once married to Julia Bingham divorcing in 2005. They had a daughter named Roxy that was born in 2000. He also made headlines for his drug problems, including being sentenced to a drug-diversion program as a result of his arrest at a California airport for carrying marijuana, rock cocaine and hallucinogenic mushrooms in 2001. After attending rehab, there have been no further reports of drug usage.

CreditsEdit

Executive ProducerEdit

Awards and NominationsEdit

Emmy AwardsEdit

  • 2003 Won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999) (Shared)
  • 2003 Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999) For episode "Twenty Five"
  • 2002 Won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999) (Shared)
  • 2002 Won an Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Program for: The West Wing Documentary Special (2002) (TV)(Shared)
  • 2002 Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999) For episode "Posse Comitatus"
  • 2001 Won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999) (Shared)
  • 2001 Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999) For episode "In The Shadow Of Two Gunmen", parts I and II.
  • 2000 Won an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999) (Shared)
  • 2000 Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999) For the Pilot.
  • 2000 Won an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999) For episode "In Excelsis Deo" (Shared)
  • 1999 Nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series for: "Sports Night" (1998) For episode "The Apology".

Golden Globes, USAEdit

  • 1996 Nominated for a Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for: The American President (1995)
  • 1993 Nominated for a Golden Globe Best Screenplay - Motion Picture for: A Few Good Men (1992)

Writers Guild of America, USAEdit

  • 2006 Nominated for an WGA Award (TV) for Drama Series for: "The West Wing" (1999) (Shared)
  • 2003 Nominated for an WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Drama for: "The West Wing" (1999) episode "Game On" (Shared)
  • 2002 Nominated for an WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Drama for: "The West Wing" (1999) episode "Somebody's Going To Emergency, Somebody's Going To Jail" (Shared)
  • 2002 Nominated for an WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Drama for: "The West Wing" (1999) episode "Two Cathedrals" (Shared)
  • 2001 Won an WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Drama for: "The West Wing" (1999) episode "In Excelsis Deo" (Shared)
  • 2001 Nominated for an WGA Award (TV) for Episodic Drama for: "The West Wing" (1999) episode "Take This Sabbath Day" (Shared)
  • 1996 Nominated for an WGA Award (Screen) for Best Screenplay Written Directly for the Screen for: The American President (1995)

TriviaEdit

  • Wrote a 1988 Rolling Stone Magazine article about the top acting schools in the U.S. One of the featured schools was the State University of New York at Purchase (S.U.N.Y. Purchase) where Janel Moloney happened to be attending at the time.
  • Matt Albie's breakout screenplay shares the name of Aaron's first play, Removing All Doubt.

Select FilmographyEdit

Charlie Wilson's War (2008)
"Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip"
"The West Wing"
"Sports Night"
The American President (1995)
Malice (1993)
A Few Good Men (1992)

Select Television AppearancesEdit

CameosEdit

"The West Wing"
"Sports Night"
The American President (1995)
A Few Good Men (1992)

ReferencesEdit

External links Edit

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