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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 66 wins & 40 nominations. See more awards »

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  The Newsroom (TV Series) (6 episodes, 2014) (created by - 19 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (written by - 16 episodes, 2012 - 2013) (story - 3 episodes, 2013) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 2013)
- Episode #3.6 (2014) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.5 (2014) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.4 (2014) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.3 (2014) ... (creator)
- Episode #3.2 (2014) ... (creator)
 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) ... (created by) / (written by)
- K&R: Part 3 (2007) ... (created by) / (written by)
- K&R: Part 2 (2007) ... (created by) / (teleplay)
- K&R: Part 1 (2007) ... (created by) / (teleplay)
- Breaking News (2007) ... (created by) / (written by)
  The West Wing (TV Series) (created by - 155 episodes, 1999 - 2006) (teleplay - 45 episodes, 1999 - 2003) (written by - 41 episodes, 1999 - 2003) (story - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2000)
- Tomorrow (2006) ... (created by)
- Institutional Memory (2006) ... (created by)
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... (created by)
- Transition (2006) ... (created by)
- Requiem (2006) ... (created by)
  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) ... (created by) / (written by)
- La Forza Del Destino (2000) ... (created by) / (written by)
- Bells and a Siren (2000) ... (created by) / (written by)
- April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) ... (created by)
- Draft Day: Part 2 - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian (2000) ... (created by) / (teleplay)
 1995 The American President (written by)
 1993 Malice (screenplay) / (story)
 1992 A Few Good Men (play) / (screenplay)
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2002: Print ad for Gap. See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 4 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[speaking about the importance of making good decisions at his 2012 commencement address at Syracuse University] I've made some bad decisions. I lost a decade of my life to cocaine addiction. You know how I got addicted to cocaine? I tried it. The problem with drugs is that they work--right up until the moment they decimate your life. Try cocaine, and you'll become addicted to it. Become addicted... See more »

Trivia:

Wrote a 1988 Rolling Stone Magazine article about the top acting schools in the U.S. One of the featured schools was the State University of New York at Purchase (S.U.N.Y. Purchase) where Janel Moloney ("Donna" on The West Wing (1999)) happened to be attending at the time. See more »

Trademark:

Characters who successfully undergo psychoanalysis See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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