Richard Wesley

Playwright, Film writer

1945 –

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Who is Richard Wesley?

Richard Wesley is an African-American playwright, and screenwriter for television and cinema. He is an associate professor at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts where he is the chair of the Rita and Burton Goldberg Department of Dramatic Writing.

Wesley was born in Newark, New Jersey, to George and Gertrude Wesley, and grew up in that city's Ironbound section. Following high school he studied playwriting and dramatic literature at Howard University, where he earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in 1967.

He is married to author Valerie Wilson Wesley. As of 2000, he was a resident of Montclair, New Jersey.

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Born
Jul 11, 1945
Newark
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Ethnicity
  • African American
Nationality
  • United States of America
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Education
  • Howard University

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on July 23, 2013

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