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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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Published "The West Wing Script Book" containing six teleplays of the NBC hit show The West Wing (1999). See more »

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

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

I am all for everyone having a voice, I just don't think everyone has earned the microphone. And that's what the Internet has done. 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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Many of his films feature at least once character with an alliterative name (Sam Seaborn, Harriet Hayes, Matthew Markinson) See more »

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Gemini

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