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David Henry Hwang


Born in Los Angeles in 1957 to immigrants, Hwang is a successful playwright. He graduated from Stanford University in 1979 and attended Yale in 1980. He is most famous for M. Butterfly (1993), which was adapted for the screen in 1993, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone. See full bio »

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Known For

M. Butterfly
M. Butterfly Writer
(1993)
Possession
Possession Writer
(2002)
The Lost Empire
(2001)
Golden Gate
Golden Gate Writer
(1993)

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 2015-2016 The Affair (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
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 2007 Unsuk Chin: Alice in Wonderland (TV Movie) (libretto)
 2001 The Lost Empire (TV Mini-Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
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 1991 Alive from Off Center (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Dances in Exile (1991) ... (writer)
 1990 Forbidden Nights (TV Movie) (story - as David Hwang)
 1985 Blind Alleys (TV Movie) (as David Hwang)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

His play, "Chinglish," was performed at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Jennifer Lim in the cast. Leigh Silverman was director. David Korins was scenic designer. See more »

Alternate Names:

David Hwang
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Personal Quote:

[on his screen play for 'Chinglish'] There are just so many fundamental misunderstandings about our two cultures. About ideas that Americans tend to think of as intrinsic, like the role of love in long-term marriages. We don't have a term in English for 'qingyi' [a notably long marital partnership]. 'Love' is a clumsy word the way we use it. It can mean anything from altruistic love to brotherly ... See more »

Trivia:

His play, "Yellow Face," was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 2008. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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