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Aaron Sorkin


Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. 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 ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 73 wins & 41 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Steve Jobs (written by) (filming)
  The Newsroom (TV Series) (created by - 25 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (written by - 20 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (story - 3 episodes, 2013) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 2013) (story by - 2 episodes, 2014) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 2014)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Oh Shenandoah (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Contempt (2014) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Main Justice (2014) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Run (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2011 Moneyball (screenplay)
 2010 The Social Network (screenplay)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (screenplay)
  Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (teleplay - 14 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (written by - 8 episodes, 2006 - 2007)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2007) ... (creator) / (written by)
- K&R: Part 3 (2007) ... (creator) / (written by)
- K&R: Part 2 (2007) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- K&R: Part 1 (2007) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- Breaking News (2007) ... (creator) / (written by)
  The West Wing (TV Series) (created by - 155 episodes, 1999 - 2006) (teleplay by - 45 episodes, 1999 - 2003) (written by - 41 episodes, 1999 - 2003) (story by - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2000)
- Tomorrow (2006) ... (creator)
- Institutional Memory (2006) ... (creator)
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... (creator)
- Transition (2006) ... (creator)
- Requiem (2006) ... (creator)
  Sports Night (TV Series) (created by - 45 episodes, 1998 - 2000) (written by - 32 episodes, 1998 - 2000) (teleplay - 8 episodes, 1999 - 2000) (story - 1 episode, 2000)
- Quo Vadimus (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- La Forza Del Destino (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Bells and a Siren (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) ... (creator)
- Draft Day: Part 2 - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian (2000) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
 1995 The American President (written by)
 1993 Malice (screenplay) / (story)
 1992 A Few Good Men (play) / (screenplay)
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"The Farnsworth Invention," original drama; written by Aaron Sorkin; original music by Andrew Lippa; with Hank Azaria (portraying David Sarnoff); Jimmi Simpson (portraying Philo T. Farnsworth); Nadia Bowers (portraying Lizette Sarnoff and Mary Pickford and Others); James Sutorius (portraying Russian Officer and William Crocker ... See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 5 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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When things that are very mean-spirited and voyeuristic go on TV, I think it's [like] bad crack in the schoolyard. See more »

Trivia:

Many of his works contain references to the operas of Gilbert & Sullivan. In Malice (1993), the doctor played by Alec Baldwin boasts that he is "never, ever sick at sea", lyrics from "The HMS Pinafore". In The West Wing (1999), Sam Seaborn (Rob Lowe) says that he was recording secretary of the Princeton Gilbert & Sullivan society, and many of the regular characters welcome Ainsley Hayes (Emily ... See more »

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His scripts often represent his liberal political views See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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