John Grisham


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A graduate of Mississippi State University and Ole Miss Law School, John Grisham obtained his law degree in 1981 and practiced law for about 10 years, specializing in criminal defense and personal injury litigation. He was elected to the Mississippi House of Representatives in 1983 and served until 1990. He gave up his law practice to write ... See full bio »

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Runaway Jury Writer
(2003)
The Rainmaker Writer
(1997)
(1996)
The Firm Writer
(1993)

Filmography

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 2018 The Innocent Man (TV Mini Series documentary) (novel)
 2012 The Firm (TV Series) (novel - 22 episodes)
- Chapter Twenty-Two (2012) ... (novel)
- Chapter Twenty-One (2012) ... (novel)
- Chapter Twenty (2012) ... (novel)
- Chapter Nineteen (2012) ... (novel)
- Chapter Eighteen (2012) ... (novel)
 2004 Christmas with the Kranks (novel "Skipping Christmas")
 2004 Mickey
 2003 The Street Lawyer (TV Movie) (characters)
 2003 Runaway Jury (novel "The Runaway Jury")
 2003 A Painted House (TV Movie) (novel)
 1998 The Gingerbread Man (story)
 1997 The Rainmaker (novel)
 1996 The Chamber (novel)
 1996 A Time to Kill (novel "A Time To Kill")
 1995-1996 The Client (TV Series) (characters from novel - 21 episodes)
- Money Talks (1996) ... (characters from novel)
- The Good Samaritan (1996) ... (characters from novel)
- Past Imperfect (1996) ... (characters from novel)
- The High Ground (1996) ... (characters from novel)
- Damn Yankees (1996) ... (characters from novel)
 1994 The Client (novel)
 1993 The Pelican Brief (book)
 1993 The Firm (novel)
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Show Show Self (30 credits)
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Other Works:

Column, "Boxers, Briefs and Books," Published in "The New York Times (USA)," 6 September 2010, Vol. 159, No. 55,155, Page A19. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 16 Articles | 1 Pictorial | See more »

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Height:

6' 1" (1.85 m)

Spouse:

Renée Jones  (2 children)
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Personal Quote:

I grew up in a very small, close-knit, Southern Baptist family, where everything was off-limits. So I couldn't wait to get to college and have some fun. And I did for the first two years. And I regret a lot of it, because my grades were in terrible shape. I never got in serious trouble, except for my grades.

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Does not participate in the screen adaptations of his novels after the movie rights have been secured. See more »

Trademark:

Writes novels that are usually based around the justice system See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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