Kenneth Lonergan Poster


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Date of Birth 16 October 1962New York City, New York, USA

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Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter and director. His film, You Can Count on Me (2000), which he wrote and directed, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, won the Sundance 2000 Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, the NY Film Critics Circle, LA Film Critics Circle, Writers Guild of America and National Board of Review awards for Best Screenplay of 2001, the AFI awards for Best Film and Best New Writer. He co-wrote the film, Gangs of New York (2002), which garnered a WGA and Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay. As a playwright, he has been represented in New York by Lobby Hero, (Playwrights Horizons, John Houseman Theatre, Drama Desk Best Play nominee, Outer Critics Circle Best Play and John Gassner Playwrighting nominee, included in the 2000-2001 Best Plays annual), The Waverly Gallery (Williamstown Theatre Festival, Promenade; 2001 Pulitzer Prize runner-up), and "This is Our Youth" (Drama Desk Best Play nominee). "Lobby Hero" (Olivier Award Nominee for Best Play) and "This Is Our Youth" have also received productions on London's West End.

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Spouse (1)

J. Smith-Cameron (2000 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (11)

Cousin of actress/production manager Chantal Lonergan and production manager Valerie Lonergan.
His comedy, Lobby Hero, was performed at the Donmar Warehouse and New Ambassador's Theatre, was nominated for a 2003 Laurence Olivier Theatre Award for Best New Comedy of 2002.
Earned an M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing for New York University's Tish School of Arts.
Nominated for the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for Drama for the play "The Waverly Gallery".
His play, "Lobby Hero", at the Redtwist Theatre in Chicago, Illinois was nominated for the 2011 Non-Equity Joseph Jefferson Award for Production of a Play.
Directed 4 Oscar nominated performances: Laura Linney, Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Lucas Hedges. Affleck won for his performance in Manchester by the Sea (2016).
He is of Ashkenazi Jewish (mother) and Irish (father) descent.
Wrote an early draft of Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014) without credit.
Did an uncredited rewrite of Fool's Gold (2008).
Father, with J. Smith-Cameron, of daughter Nellie Lonergan.
Cites Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) as one of his favorite films and director Stanley Kubrick as a major filmmaking influence.

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