Sorkin later produced and wrote the television series Sports Night for ABC for two years, winning the Humanitas Prize and the Television Critics Association Award. He spent the next four years writing and producing the NBC series The West Wing, winning the Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series all four years. For his work on The West Wing, Sorkin also twice received the Peabody Award, the Humanitas Prize, the Television Critics Association Award and the Golden Globe, Writers Guild and Producers Guild Awards.
Sorkin's screenplay for Charlie Wilson's War -- directed by Mike Nichols and starring Tom Hanks, Philip Seymour Hoffman and Julia Roberts -- begins filming in September 2006. His newest play, The Farnsworth Invention, will have its world premiere at the La Jolla Playhouse in February 2007 under the direction of Des McAnuff.
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Aaron Sorkin Facts
|June 9, 1961 (62)
|New York, New York, USA
|2011 Golden Globe Awards: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture (for The Social Network)
|The Newsroom: Cast and Creators Live at PALEYFEST
|The American President
|Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip
|We Just Decided To
|The Cold Open