Aaron Sorkin

Writer, Producer, Actor

Writer, Producer, Actor


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 ...
Birth date
1961-06-09
Awards
Won 1 Oscar. Another 87 wins & 106 nominations.
Height
6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Known For


The West Wing
The West Wing
Writer (1999-2006)
A Few Good Men
A Few Good Men
Writer (1992)
The Social Network
The Social Network
Writer (2010)
Molly's Game
Molly's Game
Writer (2017)
 

Activities


RoleTitleYear
WriterA Few Good Men
(TV Movie) (pre-production)
WriterLucy and Desi
(pre-production)
WriterThe Trial of the Chicago 7
(screenplay) (completed)
2020
WriterMolly's Game
(written for the screen by)
2017
WriterSteve Jobs
(screenplay)
2015
WriterThe 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) Show all 25 episodes
WriterMoneyball
(screenplay)
2011
WriterThe Social Network
(screenplay)
2010
WriterCharlie Wilson's War
(screenplay)
2007
WriterStudio 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) Show all 22 episodes
WriterThe 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) Show all 155 episodes
WriterSports 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) Show all 45 episodes
WriterThe American President
(written by)
1995
WriterMalice
(screenplay) / (story)
1993
WriterA Few Good Men
(play) / (screenplay)
1992
RoleTitleYear
ProducerA Few Good Men
(TV Movie) (executive producer) (pre-production)
ProducerThe Newsroom
(TV Series) (executive producer - 25 episodes) - What Kind of Day Has It Been (2014) ... (executive producer) - Oh Shenandoah (2014) ... (executive producer) - Contempt (2014) ... (executive producer) - Main Justice (2014) ... (executive producer) - Run (2014) ... (executive producer) Show all 25 episodes
2012-2014
ProducerStudio 60 on the Sunset Strip
(TV Series) (executive producer - 22 episodes) - What Kind of Day Has It Been (2007) ... (executive producer) - K&R: Part 3 (2007) ... (executive producer) - K&R: Part 2 (2007) ... (executive producer) - K&R: Part 1 (2007) ... (executive producer) - Breaking News (2007) ... (executive producer) Show all 22 episodes
2006-2007
ProducerThe West Wing
(TV Series) (executive producer - 88 episodes) - Twenty Five (2003) ... (executive producer) - Commencement (2003) ... (executive producer) - Life on Mars (2003) ... (executive producer) - Evidence of Things Not Seen (2003) ... (executive producer) - Angel Maintenance (2003) ... (executive producer) Show all 88 episodes
1999-2003
ProducerThe West Wing Documentary Special
(TV Short documentary) (executive producer)
2002
ProducerSports Night
(TV Series) (executive producer - 45 episodes) - Quo Vadimus (2000) ... (executive producer) - La Forza Del Destino (2000) ... (executive producer) - Bells and a Siren (2000) ... (executive producer) - April Is the Cruelest Month (2000) ... (executive producer) - Draft Day: Part 2 - The Fall of Ryan O'Brian (2000) ... (executive producer) Show all 45 episodes
1998-2000
RoleTitleYear
Actor30 Rock
(TV Series) Aaron Sorkin - Plan B (2011) ... Aaron Sorkin
2011
ActorThe Social Network
Ad Executive
2010
ActorEntourage
(TV Series) Aaron Sorkin - Bottoms Up (2010) ... Aaron Sorkin - The Sorkin Notes (2009) ... Aaron Sorkin
2009-2010
ActorThe West Wing
(TV Series) Man in Crowd - Tomorrow (2006) ... Man in Crowd (uncredited)
2006
ActorSports Night
(TV Series) Man at Bar - Small Town (1999) ... Man at Bar (uncredited)
1999
ActorThe American President
Aide in Bar
1995
ActorA Few Good Men
Man in Bar
1992
RoleTitleYear
DirectorThe Trial of the Chicago 7
(completed)
2020
DirectorMolly's Game2017
RoleTitleYear
Miscellaneous CrewBulworth
(script doctor - uncredited)
1998
Miscellaneous CrewThe Rock
(script doctor - uncredited)
1996
RoleTitleYear
ThanksThe Birth of Zen
(Short) (special thanks)
2015
ThanksLove
(Documentary short) (grateful thanks)
2015/I
ThanksBilly Beane: Re-Inventing the Game
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2012
ThanksIndigo
(Short) (special thanks)
2009/I
ThanksQuitters
(TV Movie) (very special thanks)
2008
ThanksFor Catherine
(very special thanks)
2005
ThanksExpiration
(special thanks)
2003
ThanksA Few Good Men: From Stage to Screen
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2001
ThanksCode of Conduct
(Video documentary short) (special thanks)
2001
RoleTitleYear
SelfOn Stage
(TV Series) Self - To Kill a Mockingbird at Madison Square Garden (2020) ... Self
2020
SelfThe Late Late Show with James Corden
(TV Series) Self - Guest / Self - Mahershala Ali/Aaron Sorkin/Julia Michaels/Niall Horan (2019) ... Self - Judd Apatow/Aaron Sorkin/Rachel Platten (2018) ... Self - Guest - Aaron Sorkin/Cheryl Hines/Scott Speedman/Michelle Obama (2016) ... Self - Guest - Aaron Sorkin/Bradley Whitford (2015) ... Self - Guest
2015-2019
SelfThe View
(TV Series) Self / Self - Guest - Michael Bloomberg/Aaron Sorkin (2018) ... Self - Mayim Bialik/Aaron Sorkin (2014) ... Self - Guest
2014-2018
Self60 Minutes
(TV Series documentary) Self - Writer (segment "To Kill a Mockingbird") - Chaos on the Border/Robots to the Rescue/To Kill a Mockingbird (2018) ... Self - Writer (segment "To Kill a Mockingbird")
2018
SelfMolly's Game: Building an Empire
(Video documentary short) Self
2018
SelfUp to Snuff
(Documentary) Self
2018
SelfJimmy Kimmel Live!
(TV Series) Self / From the Oscars / Self - Guest - Katy Perry/Guillermo del Toro/Gary Oldman (2018) ... Self / From the Oscars - Kathy Griffin/Aaron Sorkin/The Internet (2016) ... Self - Guest
2016-2018
SelfClose Up with the Hollywood Reporter
(TV Series) Self - Writers (2018) ... Self - Writers (2015) ... Self
2015-2018
SelfConan
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Molly Shannon/Aaron Sorkin/Mo Welch (2018) ... Self - Guest - Aaron Sorkin/Artie Lange/Beirut (2015) ... Self - Guest
2015-2018
SelfCelebrity Page
(TV Series) Self - Episode #3.92 (2018) ... Self - Episode #3.90 (2018) ... Self - Episode #3.80 (2017) ... Self - Episode #3.76 (2017) ... Self
2017-2018
SelfWGN Morning News
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 4 January 2018 (2018) ... Self
2018
SelfToday
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 20 December 2017 (2017) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 6 October 2015 (2015) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 13 November 2014 (2014) ... Self - Guest
2014-2017
SelfCBS This Morning
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 19 December 2017 (2017) ... Self - Guest - Episode #4.241 (2015) ... Self - Guest - Episode #1.123 (2012) ... Self - Guest
2012-2017
SelfLate Night with Seth Meyers
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Aaron Sorkin/Kenny Chesney (2017) ... Self - Guest - Taylor Schilling/Aaron Sorkin/Mike Lawrence (2014) ... Self - Guest
2014-2017
SelfExtra with Billy Bush
(TV Series) Self - Episode #24.26 (2017) ... Self
2017
Self73rd Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2016
SelfFilm 2017
(TV Series) Self - Interviewee - Episode #44.9 (2015) ... Self - Interviewee - Episode #44.8 (2015) ... Self - Interviewee
2015
SelfArtsnight
(TV Series) Self - Josie Rourke (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfThe Talk
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Jeff Daniels & Aaron Sorkin/Keltie Knight/Craig Susser & Kursten Kizer (2015) ... Self - Guest
2015
SelfLast Call with Carson Daly
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Danny Boyle & Aaron Sorkin/Bryan Carberry & J. Clay Tweel/Melanie Martinez (2015) ... Self - Guest
2015
SelfThe Daily Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Aaron Sorkin (2015) ... Self - Guest - Aaron Sorkin (2013) ... Self - Guest
2013-2015
SelfEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 30 September 2015 (2015) ... Self
2015
SelfCharlie Rose
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 10 August 2015 (2015) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 21 June 2012 (2012) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 28 September 2010 (2010) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 3 August 2003 (2003) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 2 October 2002 (2002) ... Self - Guest Show all 7 episodes
2000-2015
SelfHow to Make a Man
(TV Special documentary) Self
2014
SelfFrom Broadway to Syracuse: The Journey of Arthur Storch
(Documentary short) Self
2014
SelfThe Big Interview with Dan Rather
(TV Series) Self - Aaron Sorkin (2013) ... Self
2013
SelfThe Newsroom: Season 2 - Invitation to the Set
(TV Short) Self
2013
Self70th Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee (uncredited)
2013
SelfBig Morning Buzz Live
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Aaron Sorkin/Angela 'Big Ang' Raiola (2012) ... Self - Guest
2012
SelfThe Colbert Report
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Aaron Sorkin (2012) ... Self - Guest - Aaron Sorkin (2010) ... Self - Guest
2010-2012
SelfLate Night with Jimmy Fallon
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 27 June 2012 (2012) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 1 October 2010 (2010) ... Self - Guest
2010-2012
SelfPiers Morgan Live
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 22 June 2012 (2012) ... Self - Guest
2012
SelfRock Center with Brian Williams
(TV Series) Self - Episode #1.31 (2012) ... Self
2012
SelfThe Newsroom: Season 1 - Invitation to the Set
(TV Short) Self
2012
SelfRed Carpet Report
(TV Series short) Self - 84th Academy Awards Interviews (2012) ... Self
2012
Self17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards
(TV Special) Self
2012
SelfAdapting 'Moneyball'
(Video documentary short) Self
2012
SelfBilly Beane: Re-Inventing the Game
(Video documentary short) Self - Screenwriter
2012
Self13th Annual Young Hollywood Awards
(TV Special) Self - Award Presenter
2011
SelfLa noche de los Oscar
(TV Special) Self
2011
SelfThe 83rd Annual Academy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2011
SelfIn the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber
(TV Series) Self - Natalie Portman/Darren Aronofsky/Amy Adams/Mark Ruffalo/Aaron Sorkin/Tom Sherak/Michael De Luca (2011) ... Self
2011
SelfThe Oprah Winfrey Show
(TV Series) Self - Guest - All New! Oscar Winners, Plus the Nominees (2011) ... Self - Guest
2011
SelfBreakfast
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 21 January 2011 (2011) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 17 January 2011 (2011) ... Self - Guest - Episode dated 8 October 2010 (2010) ... Self - Guest
2010-2011
SelfThe 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2011
SelfHow Did They Ever Make a Movie of Facebook?
(Video documentary) Self
2011
SelfJump Start Live
(TV Series) Self - Aaron Sorkin/Armie Hammer/Regina Spektor (2011) ... Self
2011
SelfCinema 3
(TV Series) Self - Interviewee - Episode dated 16 October 2010 (2010) ... Self - Interviewee
2010
SelfMiradas 2
(TV Series documentary) Self - Interviewee - Episode dated 15 October 2010 (2010) ... Self - Interviewee - Episode dated 12 October 2010 (2010) ... Self - Interviewee
2010
SelfDías de cine
(TV Series) Self - Interviewee - Episode dated 14 October 2010 (2010) ... Self - Interviewee
2010
SelfConnect the World
(TV Series) Self - Film Producer - Episode dated 11 October 2010 (2010) ... Self - Film Producer
2010
SelfSidewalks Entertainment
(TV Series) Self - The Social Network/Waiting for Superman (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfUp Close with Carrie Keagan
(TV Series) Self - Guest - Episode dated 29 September 2010 (2010) ... Self - Guest
2010
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Mike Nichols
(TV Special) Self
2010
SelfAmerica: The Story of the US
(TV Series documentary) Self - Millennium (2010) ... Self - Rebels (2010) ... Self
2010
SelfAFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Warren Beatty
(TV Special) Self
2008
SelfThe Making of 'Charlie Wilson's War'
(Video short) Self
2008
SelfThe True Story of Charlie Wilson
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2007
SelfHBO First Look
(TV Series documentary short) Self - Charlie Wilson's War (2007) ... Self
2007
SelfEmmy's Greatest Moments
(TV Movie documentary) Self
2004
SelfThe 55th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2003
SelfThe 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2002
SelfAFI's 100 Years... 100 Passions: America's Greatest Love Stories
(TV Special documentary) Self
2002
SelfA Few Good Men: From Stage to Screen
(Video documentary short) Self
2001
SelfCode of Conduct
(Video documentary short) Self
2001
SelfBravo Profiles
(TV Series documentary) Self - Stockard Channing (2001) ... Self
2001
SelfThe 52nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards
(TV Special) Self - Winner
2000
SelfThe 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards
(TV Special) Self - Nominee
1996
SelfWorking in the Theatre
(TV Series documentary) Self - Producing (1990) ... Self
1990
RoleTitleYear
Archive footage60 Minutes
(TV Series documentary) Self - Writer (segment "To Kill a Mockingbird") - The Chairman/Last Shot in Oakland/To Kill a Mockingbird (2019) ... Self - Writer (segment "To Kill a Mockingbird")
2019
Archive footageEntertainment Tonight
(TV Series) Self - Episode #36.289 (2017) ... Self - Episode dated 3 October 2015 (2015) ... Self
2015-2017
Archive footageExtra with Billy Bush
(TV Series) Self - Episode #22.22 (2015) ... Self
2015
Archive footageMedia Buzz
(TV Series) Self - Episode dated 21 December 2014 (2014) ... Self
2014
Archive footageDe 'Los Serrano' a 'Cuenta atrás'
(TV Special) Self
2007