Aaron Sorkin biography

Aaron Sorkin

TV Writer

1961 –

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Who is Aaron Sorkin?

Aaron Benjamin Sorkin is an Academy and Emmy-award winning American screenwriter, producer, and playwright, whose works include A Few Good Men, The American President, The West Wing, Sports Night, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, Charlie Wilson's War, The Social Network, Moneyball and The Newsroom.

In television, Sorkin is known as a controlling writer, who rarely shares the credit of penning screenplays. His trademark rapid-fire dialogue and extended monologues are complemented, in television, by frequent collaborator Thomas Schlamme's characteristic directing technique called the "walk and talk". These sequences consist of single tracking shots of long duration involving multiple characters engaging in conversation as they move through the set; characters enter and exit the conversation as the shot continues without any cuts.

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Born
Jun 9, 1961
Manhattan
Also known as
  • Aaron Benjamin Sorkin
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Syracuse University
  • Scarsdale High School
Lived in
  • New York City

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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