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T. Rafael Cimino

T. Rafael Cimino (Born Todd Rafael Cimino, Wayne, NJ June 4th 1963) grew up in Key Largo, Florida in the Florida Keys. He is an American novelist, screenwriter, and HBO films Executive Producer. He is also a member of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences and a Jurist for the Emmys. Cimino has been credited with Television, ... See full bio »

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 2008 The Other Boleyn Girl (story editor)
 2006-2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (TV Series) (head contributing writer - 19 episodes)
- What Kind of Day Has It Been (2007) ... (head contributing writer)
- K&R: Part 3 (2007) ... (head contributing writer)
- K&R: Part 2 (2007) ... (head contributing writer)
- K&R: Part 1 (2007) ... (head contributing writer)
- Breaking News (2007) ... (head contributing writer)
 2006 Miami Vice (technical advisor)
 1984-1990 Miami Vice (TV Series) (marine coordinator - 104 episodes)
- Too Much, Too Late (1990) ... (marine coordinator)
- Leap of Faith (1989) ... (marine coordinator)
- Miracle Man (1989) ... (marine coordinator)
- World of Trouble (1989) ... (marine coordinator)
- Freefall (1989) ... (marine coordinator)
 1983 Spring Break (marine coordinator)
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6' 1" (1.85 m)

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Met his wife, Svetlina Kiryakova, while filming "Black Dahlia" in Sofia, Bulgaria. Kiryakova, a former Bulgarian member of the National Ballet, was residing in the United States at the time. The two were introduced by a mutual friend, Magga Aliev, a Bulgarian composer living in Sofia. When Cimino returned to the States, the two met and were married two years later. In the beginning, both were ... See more »


Developing strong leading female characters.



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