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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) (post-production)
  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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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 | 5 Articles | See more »

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6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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[on the rationale for 'The West Wing'] I was a bit tickled by the fact that we don't have a king in this country. We have a person with a temp job. My favorite moments on 'The West Wing' were never in the Sifuation Room or abroad. They were always when I could make the President human. You do that by making him somebody's husband, somebody's father, somebody's son. It was fundamentally a ... 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 »

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Long character-driven speeches representing a character's beliefs and actions See more »

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