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Steve Koren

Steve Koren

Steve Koren began his writing career by handing jokes to Dennis Miller, Kevin Nealon and David Letterman in the hallways of the Rockefeller Center in New York City, where he worked as a tour guide. This led to a writing position with Saturday Night Live, where he earned several Emmy nominations, working with comedic talents such as Mike Myers, Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Molly Shannon and Will Ferrell.

Koren eventually left the late-night show for the primetime sitcom world, where he worked as a writer/producer on the award-winning Seinfeld. Among his well-known episodes are The Serenity Now, The English Patient and The Abstinence.

Following Seinfeld, Koren spent several years as a writer/producer creating television sitcoms for NBC Universal, working with such actors as Steve Carell, Valerie Harper, Ron Liebman and Tiffani Thiessen.

In the motion picture world, Koren's screenplay credits include A Night at the Roxbury, starring Ferrell and Chris Kattan; Superstar, starring Will Ferrell and Molly Shannon; and the megahit Bruce Almighty, starring Jim Carrey. Most recently, Koren and his writing partner, Mark O'Keefe, teamed to write and produce Click, starring Adam Sandler and Kate Beckinsale. In addition, he has several screenplays in development at studios including Warner Bros., Paramount and Sony.


Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.

Steve Koren Facts

OccupationScreenwriter, Creator
BirthplaceQueens, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.