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Aaron Sorkin Biography
Aaron Sorkin (Aaron Benjamin Sorkin) is an American director, producer, screenwriter and playwright. Sorkin’s work includes the Broadway comedies A Few Good Men and The Farnsworth Invention; the television series Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip and The Newsroom; and the films A Few Good Men, The American President, Charlie Wilson’s War, Money Ball, and Steve Jobs.
He won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, among other awards, for writing the Social Network. He made his feature directorial debut in 2017 with Molly’s Game, which he also wrote.
Aaron Sorkin Age
Aaron was born on June 9, 1961 in New York City, U.S. He is 61 years
Aaron Sorkin Family
Sorkin was born to a Jewish family, and raised in the New York suburb of Scarsdale. His parents are Bernard Sorkin, a lawyer, and Joan Sorkin, a schoolteacher. He has two siblings, a younger brother named Mark Sorkin and an older sister named Deborah Sorkin.
Aaron Sorkin Wife
Aaron Sorkin was married twice, first to a lawyer named Julia Bingham from 1996 to 2005, and then to an actress named Kristin Davis from 2019 to 2020. He has a daughter named Roxy Sorkin from his first marriage.
Aaron Sorkin Daughter
Aaron Sorkin has a daughter named Roxy Sorkin, who was born in 2000. She is the only child of his first marriage to Julia Bingham, a lawyer. Roxy Sorkin has mostly kept a low profile and is not involved in the entertainment industry.
Aaron Sorkin Career
In the mid-1980s, he began his career writing plays, including “A Few Good Men,” which was later adapted into a successful film. He then went on to write for several television shows, including “The West Wing,” “Sports Night,” and “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip.”
Sorkin’s notable film screenwriting credits include “The Social Network,” which won him an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, “Moneyball,” “Charlie Wilson’s War,” “Molly’s Game,” and “The Trial of the Chicago 7,” which he also directed.
He has won several awards for his work, including multiple Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Critics’ Choice Awards. Sorkin is known for his fast-paced, witty dialogue, and his works often explore political and social issues.
Aaron Sorkin is best known for creating and writing the political drama series “The West Wing,” which aired on NBC from 1999 to 2006. The show focused on the staff of the fictional Bartlet administration in the White House, led by President Josiah Bartlet, played by Martin Sheen.
Sorkin wrote the majority of the episodes during the first four seasons of the show and also served as an executive producer. “The West Wing” was praised for its sharp writing, complex characters, and idealistic portrayal of American politics. The show won 26 Emmy Awards during its run and is considered one of the greatest television dramas of all time.
Sorkin left “The West Wing” after the fourth season, and the show continued for three more seasons under new showrunner. However, Sorkin returned to write the series finale episode, which aired in 2006.
In August 2016, Aaron launched a series of online screenwriting master classes. His lessons include dialogue, character development, story pacing, storytelling, and workflow. Students watch 35 short videos, download a PDF workbook, and share their observations and progress on discussion forums and social media groups.
- “A Few Good Men: The Play” – 1989
- “The West Wing Script Book”
- “The Social Network: The Screenplay”-2010
- “To Kill a Mockingbird: A New Play” – 2018
“I Love Lucy.” The film was set to release in December 2021.
Aaron Sorkin Social Network
“The Social Network” is a 2010 biographical drama film directed by David Fincher and written by Aaron Sorkin. The film is based on the book “The Accidental Billionaires” by Ben Mezrich and tells the story of the founding of Facebook and the legal battles that followed.
Sorkin’s screenplay for the film was widely praised for its sharp dialogue and character development, and it won him the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. The film also received critical acclaim and was a box office success, grossing over $220 million worldwide.
“The Social Network” stars Jesse Eisenberg as Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, Andrew Garfield as Eduardo Saverin, and Justin Timberlake as Sean Parker. The film explores the themes of friendship, ambition, and betrayal, and has been cited as one of the best films of the 2010s.
Aaron Sorkin Net Worth
The American playwright has an estimated net worth of $80 million.
Aaron Sorkin Movies and TV Shows
- A Few Good Men (1992)
- The American President (1995)
- Charlie Wilson’s War (2007)
- The Social Network (2010)
- Moneyball (2011)
- Steve Jobs (2015)
- Molly’s Game (2017)
- Sports Night (1998-2000)
- The West Wing (1999-2006)
- Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip (2006-2007)
- The Newsroom (2012-2014)
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