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Aaron Sorkin


Aaron Sorkin grew up in Scarsdale, a suburb of New York City where he was very involved in his high school drama and theater club. After graduating from Syracuse University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Theater, Sorkin intended to pursue a career in acting. It took him only a short time to realize that his true love, and his true talent, lay in ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 84 wins & 104 nominations. See more awards »

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The West Wing Writer
(1999-2006)
(1992)
(2010)
Molly's Game Writer
(2017)

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 2019 A Few Good Men (TV Movie) (pre-production)
 2017 Molly's Game (written for the screen by)
 2015 Steve Jobs (screenplay)
  The Newsroom (TV Series) (created by - 25 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (written by - 20 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (story by - 5 episodes, 2013 - 2014) (teleplay by - 5 episodes, 2013 - 2014)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Oh Shenandoah (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Contempt (2014) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Main Justice (2014) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Run (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2011 Moneyball (screenplay)
 2010 The Social Network (screenplay)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (screenplay)
  Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series) (created by - 22 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (teleplay - 14 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (written by - 8 episodes, 2006 - 2007)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2007) ... (creator) / (written by)
- K&R: Part 3 (2007) ... (creator) / (written by)
- K&R: Part 2 (2007) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- K&R: Part 1 (2007) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- Breaking News (2007) ... (creator) / (written by)
  The West Wing (TV Series) (created by - 155 episodes, 1999 - 2006) (teleplay by - 45 episodes, 1999 - 2003) (written by - 41 episodes, 1999 - 2003) (story by - 2 episodes, 1999 - 2000)
- Tomorrow (2006) ... (creator)
- Institutional Memory (2006) ... (creator)
- The Last Hurrah (2006) ... (creator)
- Transition (2006) ... (creator)
- Requiem (2006) ... (creator)
  Sports Night (TV Series) (created by - 45 episodes, 1998 - 2000) (written by - 32 episodes, 1998 - 2000) (teleplay - 8 episodes, 1999 - 2000) (story - 1 episode, 2000)
- Quo Vadimus (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- La Forza Del Destino (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Bells and a Siren (2000) ... (creator) / (written by)
- April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) ... (creator)
- Draft Day: Part 2 - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian (2000) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
 1995 The American President (written by)
 1993 Malice (screenplay) / (story)
 1992 A Few Good Men (play) / (screenplay)
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Published "The West Wing Script Book" containing six teleplays of the NBC hit show The West Wing (1999). See more »

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2 Print Biographies | 1 Interview | 7 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' 1½" (1.87 m)
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Personal Quote:

[on his college mentor, the late Arthur Storch] Arthur's reputation as a director, and as a disciple of Lee Strasberg, was a big reason why a lot of us went to S.U. [Syracuse U.] As a freshman you didn't speak to him, and it was unlikely he'd know your name. But he'd generally zero in on two seniors who he felt were worth his time, and I was one of those seniors. 'You have the capacity to be so ... See more »

Trivia:

His sister, Deborah Sorkin, is a Navy Judge Advocate General, who worked with David Iglesias. She told Aaron about a real-life case she had worked on with David, which became the basis of A Few Good Men (1992). The character played by Demi Moore was based on his sister. David Iglesias was a Republican, who would later gain fame as one of the U.S. Attorneys fired by the George W. Bush ... See more »

Trademark:

Long character-driven speeches representing a character's beliefs and actions See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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