Favourite Screen Writersby jamiehughes123 | created - 27 Jul 2015 | updated - 1 month ago | Public
1. Dick Wolf
Writer | Law & Order
Dick Wolf was born on December 20, 1946 in New York City, New York, USA as Richard A. Wolf. He is a writer and producer, known for Law & Order (1990), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999) and Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2001). He has been married to Noelle Lippman since June 17, ...
Law & Order: SVU; Chicago Med; Chicago P.D.
Producer | The Flash
WGA, DGA and Golden Globe nominated writer, director, and producer, Greg Berlanti, is the force behind several of the most inventive and acclaimed works of film and television.
He is the writer, director and producer behind several of the most creative and lauded television series, including ABC's "...
The Flash; Legends of Tomorrow; Supergirl
Writer | CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
Anthony E. Zuiker is the creator of television's hugely successful "CSI" franchise, currently serving as executive producer of "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" and the newest series in the franchise, "CSI: Cyber." In December of 2014, Zuiker made his debut in the kids market with "Mysteryopolis," a...
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation; CSI: Immortality
4. Chuck Lorre
Writer | Two and a Half Men
For the past twenty years, award-winning creator, executive producer and writer Chuck Lorre has conquered the entertainment industry with hit shows like Grace Under Fire (1993), Dharma & Greg (1997), Roseanne (1988) and Cybill (1995) as well as the number 1 comedy on television and four year ...
Two and a Half Men; The Big Bang Theory
Writer | Locke
Steven Knight is a British screenwriter and film director. He is best known for screenplays he wrote for the films Dirty Pretty Things (2002) and Eastern Promises (2007), and also directed as well as written the film Locke (2013).
Knight is also one of three creators of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire...
Peaky Blinders; Taboo
Writer | The Experiment
Prison Break; Prison Break: Resurrection
Writer | The Prestige
Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, graduating in 1994.
Graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1999. Majored in English.
Shortly after graduating from Georgetown University, Jonathan Nolan served as a production assistant on Memento (2000).
Wrote the short story, "...
Person of Interest; Westworld
8. Bruno Heller
Writer | Rome
9. Joss Whedon
Writer | Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Joss Whedon is the middle of five brothers - his younger brothers are Jed Whedon and Zack Whedon. Both his father, Tom Whedon and his grandfather, John Whedon were successful television writers. Joss' mother, Lee Stearns, was a history teacher and she also wrote novels as Lee Whedon. Whedon was ...
Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D
10. Bill Prady
Producer | The Big Bang Theory
Born in Detroit, Michigan. Prady began working in entertainment in 1982 at 'Jim Henson' Productions (then "Henson Associates") in New York. Prady worked on a variety of projects there, including writing for the "Jim Henson Hour" and writing "MuppetVision 3-D." the 3-D Muppet Movie that appears at ...
The Big Bang Theory
11. Jeff Davis
Writer | Teen Wolf
Writer | Quantum Leap
Donald P. Bellisario was born in North Charleroi in Pennsylvania. His father ran the tavern, where he grew up listening to the war stories of vets returning from WWII. He had a fifteen-year career in advertising before moving to Hollywood. He broke into television as the story editor for Black ...
13. Daniel J. Goor
Writer | Parks and Recreation
Daniel J. Goor was born on April 28, 1975 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) and Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993).
14. Lee Daniels
Producer | Precious
Lee Daniels gave his parents an early Christmas present when he entered the world on December 24, 1959; unfortunately, the Philadelphia native was to have a difficult relationship with his police officer father who later reacted violently to his son's sexuality. Despite the brutality of his ...
15. Nic Pizzolatto
Writer | True Detective
An award-winning novelist and short-story writer, he is the author of the collection 'Between Here and the Yellow Sea' and the novel 'Galveston.' He is originally from Southwest Louisiana, and taught literature at several universities, including the University of Chicago, before going into ...
16. Bryan Fuller
Writer | Pushing Daisies
Self professed Star Trek geek who watched and loved the Trek series "Deep Space Nine" and set out to write for them. At the time, Star Trek had an open script submission policy and Fuller contributed a spec, leading to a pitching opportunity. When he had sold a couple of stories to Deep Space Nine,...
17. Ann Biderman
Writer | Ray Donovan
18. Stephen Levinson
Producer | Entourage
Stephen Levinson is an American film and television producer. He is the recipient of two Producer's Guild of America Awards, a BAFTA Award, two Peabody Awards, and a Golden Globe Award.
He is the owner and principal of Leverage, a talent management and production company, through which he has ...
19. Shane Meadows
Director | This Is England
This is England '90
21. Brad Falchuk
Writer | Glee
Brad Falchuk is a writer and producer, known for Glee (2009), American Horror Story (2011) and Pose (2018). He has been married to Gwyneth Paltrow since September 29, 2018. He was previously married to Suzanne Bukinik.
American Horror Story
22. Seth MacFarlane
Writer | Family Guy
Seth Woodbury MacFarlane was born in the small New England town of Kent, Connecticut, where he lived with his mother, Ann Perry (Sager), an admissions office worker, his father, Ronald Milton MacFarlane, a prep school teacher, and his sister, Rachael MacFarlane, now a voice actress and singer. He ...
23. Damon Lindelof
Writer | Lost
Damon Lindelof was born on April 24, 1973 in Teaneck, New Jersey, USA as Damon Laurence Lindelof. He is a writer and producer, known for Lost (2004), The Leftovers (2014) and Star Trek (2009). He has been married to Heidi Fugeman since May 28, 2005. They have one child.
24. Mark Gatiss
Actor | The League of Gentlemen
Mark Gatiss is an accomplished author, actor and playwright. Originally from Sedgefield, County Durham, he graduated from Bretton Hall Drama College with a BA (honors) in Theatre Arts.
He was one-quarter of the award-winning comedy team The League of Gentlemen (1999), and became heavily involved in ...
25. Noah Hawley
Writer | Fargo
Noah Hawley is an author, screenwriter, and producer. He has published four novels: A Conspiracy of Tall Men, Other People's Weddings, The Punch and The Good Father. He penned the script for the 2006 feature film Lies and Alibis and in television, Hawley created, executive produced, and served as ...
26. Trey Parker
Music_department | South Park
Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker, a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park (1997)) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double ...
27. Alex Gansa
Producer | Homeland
28. Harlan Coben
Writer | Ne le dis à personne
29. Eileen Heisler
Producer | The Middle
She has been friends and writing partners since college with DeAnn Heline when they were assigned to the same dorm at Indiana University. After two years, they both independently transferred to New York University where they each earned bachelor of fine arts degrees in film and television from ...
30. Shonda Rhimes
Writer | Grey's Anatomy
31. Martin Scorsese
Director | Taxi Driver
Martin Charles Scorsese was born on November 17, 1942 in Queens, New York City, to Catherine Scorsese (née Cappa) and Charles Scorsese, who both worked in Manhattan's garment district, and whose families both came from Palermo, Sicily. He was raised in the neighborhood of Little Italy, which later ...
32. Frank Darabont
Writer | The Green Mile
Three-time Oscar nominee Frank Darabont was born in a refugee camp in 1959 in Montbeliard, France, the son of Hungarian parents who had fled Budapest during the failed 1956 Hungarian revolution. Brought to America as an infant, he settled with his family in Los Angeles and attended Hollywood High ...
The Walking Dead
33. Scott Alexander
Writer | The People vs. Larry Flynt
American Crime Story: The People v. OJ. Simpson
34. Martin Gero
Producer | Blindspot
35. Jon Bokenkamp
Writer | The Blacklist
36. Anthony Cipriano
Writer | Bates Motel
Anthony S. Cipriano (born August 1, 1975) is an American-born writer / producer of TV and motion pictures based in Los Angeles. He is best known for creating TV series Bates Motel. Cipriano is also an Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award nominee for his film 12 and Holding, directed by Michael ...
Director | Sex, Lies, and Videotape
Steven Andrew Soderbergh was born on January 14, 1963 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, the second of six children of Mary Ann (Bernard) and Peter Soderbergh. His father was of Swedish and Irish descent, and his mother was of Italian ancestry. While he was still at a very young age, his family moved to ...
38. Greg Daniels
Writer | The Office
Greg Daniels was born on June 13, 1963 in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA as Gregory Martin Daniels. He is a writer and producer, known for The Office (2005), Parks and Recreation (2009) and King of the Hill (1997). He has been married to Susanne Daniels since September 15, 1991. They have ...
The Office (US)
39. Leonardo Fasoli
Writer | Gomorra: La serie
42. Steve Carell
Actor | The Office
Steve Carell, one of America's most versatile comics, was born Steven John Carell on August 16, 1962, in Concord, Massachusetts. He is the son of Harriet Theresa (Koch), a psychiatric nurse, and Edwin A. Carell, an electrical engineer. His mother was of Polish descent and his father of Italian and ...
43. Nancy Carell
Actress | The 40 Year Old Virgin
Nancy Carell was born on July 19, 1966 in Cohasset, Massachusetts, USA as Nancy Ellen Walls. She is an actress and writer, known for The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005), Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012) and Bridesmaids (2011). She has been married to Steve Carell since August 5, 1995. ...
44. Mike Judge
Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America
Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is a writer and producer, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999) and Beavis and Butt-Head (1993).
45. Michael Brandt
Writer | The Double
Writer | Billions
Andrew Ross Sorkin was born on February 19, 1977. He is a writer and producer, known for Billions (2016), Crisis on Wall Street: The Week That Shook the World (2018) and The Newsroom (2012). He has been married to Pilar Queen Sorkin since June 9, 2007. They have two children.
47. Danny McBride
Actor | Pineapple Express
Danny McBride was born on December 29, 1976 in Statesboro, Georgia, USA as Daniel Richard McBride. He is an actor and writer, known for Pineapple Express (2008), Vice Principals (2016) and This Is the End (2013). He has been married to Gia Ruiz since October 9, 2010. They have one child.
48. Adi Hasak
Writer | Eyewitness
Hasak was born in Rotterdam, Netherlands, and raised in Israel and the U.S. Following seven years in the military, Hasak worked as a journalist before coming to Hollywood and writing for television and film.
Hasak wrote the "Shades of Blue" pilot on spec. After Jennifer Lopez and Barry Levinson ...
Shades of Blue
49. Steven Zaillian
Writer | Schindler's List
Steven Zaillian was born on January 30, 1953 in Fresno, California, USA as Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian. He is a writer and producer, known for Schindler's List (1993), Searching for Bobby Fischer (1993) and A Civil Action (1998).
The Night Of
50. John McNamara
Producer | Trumbo
John McNamara is a writer, producer, show-runner and television creator. He wrote and co-produced the feature film "Trumbo," for which Bryan Cranston was nominated for an Oscar, as Dalton Trumbo, one of The Hollywood Ten blacklisted screenwriters. The film was nominated by the WGA for Best Adapted ...
51. Greg Hemphill
Actor | Still Game
Born in 1969, in Glasgow, Greg Hemphill was raised in Montreal, Canada, but later returned to Scotland to study at the University of Glasgow, where he achieved an MA Honours Degree in theatre, film and television. His debut was at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1990, and has become well-known for...
52. Ford Kiernan
Actor | Still Game
Born in Scotland in 1962, Ford Kiernan was originally a tailor who branched out into comedy, appearing at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 1995. His debut was appearing in his play, written with Greg Hemphill, "Still Game" (2002), which is now a hit sitcom in Scotland. He is married to Lesley, and ...
53. Lee Mack
Actor | Not Going Out
Lee Mack was born in 1968 in Southport, Lancashire, England as Lee Gordon McKillop. He is an actor and writer, known for Not Going Out (2006), The Sketch Show (2001) and Kelsey Grammer Presents: The Sketch Show (2005). He has been married to Tara since 2005. They have three children.
Not Going Out
54. Lennie James
Actor | The Walking Dead
Lennie James was born in Nottingham to Trinidadian parents, and grew up in South London. His mother, Phyllis Mary James, died when he was 12. Lennie and his older brother went into a council children's home. When he was 16 he was fostered with a social worker who had two older children, and they ...
55. Robert Popper
Producer | Look Around You
Robert Popper was born on November 23, 1967 in St. Marylebone, London, England as Robert Darren Popper. He is known for his work on Look Around You (2002), Friday Night Dinner (2011) and Peep Show (2003).
Friday Night Dinner
56. Damon Beesley
Producer | The Inbetweeners
57. Donald Glover
Actor | Atlanta
The multi-talented Donald Glover is a writer, actor, musician, comedian, producer and director, who performs under the stage names Childish Gambino and mcDJ. He was born Donald McKinley Glover at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (...
59. Paolo Sorrentino
Writer | Youth
Paolo Sorrentino was born on May 31, 1970 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is a writer and director, known for Youth (2015), The Great Beauty (2013) and This Must Be the Place (2011). He is married to Daniela D'Antonio. They have two children.
The Young Pope
60. David Benioff
Writer | Game of Thrones
David Benioff was born on September 25, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as David Friedman. He is a writer and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), The Kite Runner (2007) and 25th Hour (2002). He has been married to Amanda Peet since September 30, 2006. They have three children.
Game of Thrones