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American film director and writerwd:Q968840
country of citizenship: United States of America
language of expression: English
educated at: Wesleyan University, New York University Tisch School of the Arts
occupation: screenwriter, playwright, theater director, actor, film director, author
award received: U.S. Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic, National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Screenplay, Sutherland Trophy, Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature, Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay, Satellite Award for Best Original Screenplay, Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay, New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Writing, Original Screenplay, National Board of Review Award for Best Film
Kenneth Lonergan (born October 16, 1962) is an American film director, playwright, and screenwriter. He is the co-writer of the film Gangs of New York (2002), and wrote and directed You Can Count On Me (2000), Margaret (2011), and Manchester by the Sea (2016).
Lonergan is also known for his work as a playwright. His most noted plays include This Is Our Youth, Lobby Hero and The Waverly Gallery. Each also had a successful revival engagement on Broadway, which resulted in each play receiving a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Revival of a Play
Lonergan earned an Academy Award nomination as Best Director for Manchester by the Sea, and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for You Can Count On Me, Gangs of New York, and Manchester by the Sea, winning for the latter at the 89th Academy Awards. He also won the BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay for Manchester by the Sea at the 70th British Academy Film Awards.
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