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Aaron Sorkin is the writer of "The Social Network."

Aaron Sorkin graduated from Syracuse University with a B.F.A. in Theatre in 1983. He made his Broadway playwriting debut at the age of 28 with the military courtroom drama "A Few Good Men," for which he received the John Gassner Award as Outstanding New American Playwright. The following year saw his off-Broadway play "Making Movies," and in 2007 he returned to Broadway with "The Farnsworth Invention," directed by Des McAnuff.

His film adaptation of "A Few Good Men" was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Picture, and five Golden Globes, including Best Screenplay. He followed this success with the screenplays for "Malice," starring Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman, and "The American President," starring Michael Douglas and Annette Bening. Sorkin produced and wrote the television series "Sports Night" for ABC for two years, winning the Humanitas Prize and the Television Critics Association Award. He spent the next four years writing and producing the NBC series "The West Wing," winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series all four years. For his work on "The West Wing" Sorkin also twice received the Peabody Award and the Humanitas Prize, and three Television Critics Association Awards. He also won a Golden Globe, a Writers Guild Award and three Producers Guild Awards.

In 2006, Sorkin wrote and produced the NBC television series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip." He also wrote the 2007 film "Charlie Wilson's War," directed by Mike Nichols and starring Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts.

Sorkin recently adapted "Moneyball," directed by Bennett Miller and starring Brad Pitt, which is currently in production at Sony Pictures. Sorkin has acquired "The Politician," the best-selling book by Andrew Young about the downfall of former Senator John Edwards, which he will adapt and will produce with Scott Rudin.

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Age: 55 years old
Birthday: June 9, 1961
Birthplace: New York, NY
Wife: Julia Bingham (4/13/1996 - 2005, divorced, 1 child)

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