John Patrick Shanley
Shanley was born and raised in the Parkchester neighborhood of the Bronx, where Doubt is set. Educated at parochial schools by the Irish Christian Brothers and the Sisters of Charity, he eventually did a stint in the Marines before attending New York University and receiving his degree.
Shanley¹s long list of acclaimed plays, many of which he directed in their original productions, includes Defiance, Savage in Limbo, the dreamer examines his pillow, Beggars in the House of Plenty, Where's My Money?, Italian American Reconciliation, and Dirty Story. The latter premiered almost simultaneously with Doubt and earned him a Drama Desk nomination.
Shanley has had four original screenplays produced: Five Corners, Moonstruck (Oscar and Writers Guild Award), The January Man, and Joe Versus the Volcano which he also directed. Five Corners won the Special Jury Prize for its screenplay at the Barcelona Film Festival.
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|Birthday||October 3, 1950 (70)|
|Birthplace||Bronx, New York, New York, USA|