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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
Possession Writer
White Frog Producer
Chinglish Producer


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 2015-2019 The Affair (TV Series) (consulting producer - 28 episodes)
- Episode #5.6 (2019) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #5.5 (2019) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #5.4 (2019) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #5.3 (2019) ... (consulting producer)
- Episode #5.2 (2019) ... (consulting producer)
 2013 Yellow Face (producer)
 2012 White Frog (executive producer)
 2001 The Monkey King (TV Mini-Series) (co-producer - 2 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... (co-producer)
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... (co-producer)
 1993 M. Butterfly (executive producer)
Show Show Writer (15 credits)
Show Show Script and Continuity Department (2 credits)
Show Show Actor (1 credit)
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Other Works:

His play, "Chinglish," was performed at the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, Illinois with Jennifer Lim in the cast. Leigh Silverman was director. David Korins was scenic designer. See more »

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David Hwang

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Personal Quote:

The film world is very different now than it was 10 or 20 years ago. Big studios rarely invest nowadays in "artistic" pictures, which are likely to be made from plays. So a play will probably become an indie movie, which is more like doing an Off-Broadway show -- less money, but more artistic control. I'll see how my process with "Chinglish" works out before offering any advice. See more »


He was awarded the 2006-2007 OBIE Award for Playwriting for "Yellow Face" at the Public Theater in New York City. See more »

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