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David Henry Hwang


Born in Los Angeles in 1957 to immigrants, Hwang is a successful playwright. He graduated from Stanford University in 1979 and attended Yale in 1980. He is most famous for M. Butterfly (1993), which was adapted for the screen in 1993, directed by David Cronenberg and starring Jeremy Irons and John Lone. See full bio »

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The Affair Producer
(2015-2018)
White Frog Producer
(2012)
Possession Writer
(2002)
M. Butterfly Producer
(1993)

Filmography

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 2015-2018 The Affair (TV Series) (consulting producer - 22 episodes)
- Episode #4.10 (2018) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #4.9 (2018) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #4.8 (2018) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #4.7 (2018) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #4.6 (2018) ... (consulting producer)
 2013 Yellow Face (producer)
 2012 White Frog (executive producer)
 2001 The Lost Empire (TV Mini-Series) (co-producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (co-producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (co-producer)
 1993 M. Butterfly (executive producer)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

(February 23 to March 28, 1999) His play, "Merchandising," was performed in a T(Ext) Shirt Plays (A collection of plays commission by Actors Theatre of Louisville) production at the Actors Theatre of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky. See more »

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Alternate Names:

David Hwang
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Personal Quote:

[on his screen play for 'Chinglish'] There are just so many fundamental misunderstandings about our two cultures. About ideas that Americans tend to think of as intrinsic, like the role of love in long-term marriages. We don't have a term in English for 'qingyi' [a notably long marital partnership]. 'Love' is a clumsy word the way we use it. It can mean anything from altruistic love to brotherly ... See more »

Trivia:

According to the AFI's "Private Screenings," "Apocalypse Now" is his favorite film. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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