Aaron Benjamin Sorkin is an American Screenwriter, director, playwright, and producer. He is well known for several Broadway plays including “A Few Good Men”, and “The Farnsworth Invention”. He has also worked on television series including “The Newsroom” and “The West Wing”.
Aaron Benjamin Sorkin was born on June 9, 1961, in New York City, New York, United States. He was raised in a Jewish family. His father was a copyright lawyer and his mother was a teacher. His older siblings have followed his father’s footsteps, they are lawyers. At an early age, Aaron had interest in acting. Aaron attended Syracuse University. He graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Musical Theatre in the year 1983.
In 1996, Aaron Sorkin married Julia Bingham but they divorced in 2005. Julia cited workaholic habits and drug abuse as some of the reasons for the divorce. They have a daughter named Roxy. He used to depend on cocaine a lot until he was arrested in 2001. He then received treatment and that helped him to stop using it. He later dated Kristin Chenoweth.
After graduating, he moved to New York to pursue his dream as an actor. He took up several odd jobs relating to acting such as sharing flyers to promote shows. he found a typewriter at a friend’s place and he started typing. According to him, he felt something magical and an inexplicable joy.
He later put his first play, “Removing all Doubt” together. His theatre teacher, Arthur Storch was impressed with his play. The play was staged by the drama students of Syracuse University, his Alma mater. After that, he wrote, “Hidden in This Picture”. This play was later written into a full movie. He later wrote “A Few Good Men”.
Aaron Sorkin wrote the scripts for “Malice” and “The American President”. He also wrote “Excess Baggage”. He also got an idea of writing a feature film about sports. He wrote the sports comedy series called “Sports Night”. The show was canceled after two seasons due to low ratings. He wrote a political drama titled “The West Wing”.
In its debut season, the series won nine Primetime Emmy Awards. In 2006, he released “Studio 60”, a series that had a premise similar to that of “Saturday Night Live”. The series did not perform so well.
He also wrote a film based on Isaacson’s adaptation of Steve Jobs’ biography. He also worked on “Molly’s Game”, “Life at the Marmot”, “The Newsroom”, “The Social Network”, and “Moneyball”.
How much is Aaron Sorkin Net Worth in 2017
Aaron Sorkin has written a number of series and films that have won many awards. He sold the rights of “A Few Good Men” to producer David Brown. It was reported that he received a six-figure amount for the deal. Although his salary is not known, his net worth is an estimated $85 million US dollars as of 2017.
According to Aaron, he wants to write a story that is good enough for people to sit through as long as he asks them to. He is a public figure who is very much into politics. He has won Academy Awards, British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe awards and several others for his works.