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Jonathan Safran Foer

His mother, Esther Safran Foer, a child of Holocaust survivors, is the Director & CEO of the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. His father, Albert Foer, is a lawyer and President of the American Antitrust Institute. After graduating from Princeton, Foer attended briefly the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before dropping out to pursue ... See full bio »

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 2017 Eating Animals (Documentary) (book) (post-production)
 2014 Love is Blind and Deaf (Short) (story) (completed)
 2005 Everything Is Illuminated (novel)
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 2005 Everything Is Illuminated
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 2017 Eating Animals (Documentary) (producer) (post-production)
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 2015 Here One Minute
 2002-2012 Charlie Rose (TV Series)
Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 2 November 2012 (2012) ... Himself - Guest
- Episode dated 24 May 2002 (2002) ... Himself - Guest
 2010-2012 The Colbert Report (TV Series)
Himself - Guest / Editor, New American Haggadah
- Jonathan Safran Foer (2012) ... Himself - Guest / Editor, New American Haggadah
- Episode #6.21 (2010) ... Himself - Guest
 2011 Anderson Live (TV Series)
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 2011 Qwerty (TV Series)
- Episode #5.38 (2011) ... Himself
 2010 The Hour (TV Series)
- Episode #7.17 (2010) ... Himself
 2009 Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (TV Series)
- Episode dated 27 October 2009 (2009) ... Himself
 2008 The Word and the Bomb (TV Series documentary)
- Episode #1.1 (2008) ... Himself

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(2012-2013 Season) His play, "Everything Is Illuminated," was performed at the Next Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois. Nick Keenan was sound designer. See more »

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Wife, Nicole Krauss, gave birth to their first child, son Sasha, in January 2006. See more »

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