Kenneth Lonergan

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Date of Birth October 16, 1962
Place of Birth New York
Age 58 years old
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Kenneth Lonergan

Kenneth Lonergan is an American film director, playwright, and screenwriter. He is the co-writer of the film Gangs of New York, and wrote and directed You Can Count On Me, Margaret, and Manchester by the Sea. Lonergan is also known for his work as a playwright. His most famous plays include This Is Our Youth, Lobby Hero and The Waverly Gallery. Each also had a successful revival engagement on Broadway, which resulted in each play receiving a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play Lonergan earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Director for Manchester by the Sea, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for You Can Count On Me, Gangs of New York, and Manchester by the Sea, winning for the latter at the 89th Academy Awards. He also won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.

Born: October 16, 1962, The Bronx, New York, U.S.
Occupation: Film director, playwright, screenwriter
Alma mater: New York University, Wesleyan University
Period: 1982–present
Notable works: You Can Count On Me, Margaret, Manchester by the Sea
Notable awards: Academy Award (2016), BAFTA Award (2016), NBR Award (2016), NSFC Award (2000, 2016), NYFCC Award (2000, 2016), Satellite Award (2016)
Children: 1
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About Kenneth Lonergan

Known for penning plays like This is Our Youth and The Waverly Gallery, the latter of which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in 2001. Also known for his work in film, he directed the 2000 feature You Can Count On Me and the 2016 film Manchester By The Sea.

Before Fame

His first play, The Rennings Children, was chosen for the Young Playwright's Festival in 1982.

Achievement

He worked as a speechwriter for the Environmental Protection Agency after graduating from NYU.

Family Life

He married actress J. Smith-Cameron in 2000.

Associations

He co-wrote the screenplay for the 2002 film Gangs of New York, directed by Martin Scorsese.

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