Hedges was co-writer for the screenplay adaptation of Jane Hamilton's A Map of the World, starring Sigourney Weaver and Julianne Moore, and for his work on Nick Hornby's About a Boy he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
He made his feature film directorial debut with Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes and Patricia Clarkson. The acclaimed film garnered numerous awards including an Academy Award nomination for Clarkson. Following the film, Variety named Hedges one of the 10 Directors to Watch. In 2007, he directed and co-wrote Dan in Real Life, starring Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche.
A graduate of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Hedges founded the Edge Theater in 1985 along with Mary- Louise Parker and Joe Mantello. Over a three-year period, he wrote and directed 12 works for the company. His plays include Baby Anger (Playwrights Horizons), Good as New (Manhattan Class Company) and Imagining Brad (Circle Rep), all of which have been published by Dramatists Play Service.
Hedges has taught at Yale University, Bennington College and the North Carolina School of the Arts. He has served as a Creative Advisor to the Sundance Screenwriter's Lab and has been awarded residencies at Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony and the Millay Colony.
Hedges grew up in West Des Moines, Iowa. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, Susan Bruce, two children, Simon and Lucas, and their dogs, Willy and Sadie-Goat.
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|Birthday||July 6, 1962 (60)|
|Birthplace||Des Moines, Iowa, USA|
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