Tony Kushner

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Anthony Robert Kushner
  • Birth Place: New York, NY
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/16/1956, Cancer
  • Profession: Playwright; screenwriter
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Tony Kushner Fast Facts:
  • Family moved from New York to Louisiana when he was a child, to create a better environment to care for his sister, who was born deaf.
  • Attended his Louisiana high school during its period of racial integration in the '60s.
  • Excelled in high-school debate, and began college with an interest in directing.
  • Worked as a switchboard operator at the United Nations Plaza Hotel to support himself during graduate school.
  • Has won several prestigious awards for his plays, including a Pulitzer Prize and a Kennedy Center Award for Angels in America.
  • Has been a source of controversy in the Zionist community for some of his statements about Israel and Palestine.
  • Has received many awards for his social and cultural contributions, such as the Spirit of Justice Award from the Gay and Lesbian Advocates and Defenders, and the Cultural Achievement Award from the National Foundation for Jewish Culture.
  • Tony Kushner Relationships:
  • Lesley Kushner - Sister
  • Sylvia Kushner - Mother
  • William Kushner - Father
  • Mark Bronnenberg - Ex-significant Other
  • Mark Harris - Husband
  • Eric Kushner - Brother
  • Tony Kushner Awards:
  • 2006 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2005 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special - Winner
  • 2004 Tony: Score (Music and/or Lyrics) - Nominee
  • 2004 Tony: Book of a Musical - Nominee
  • 1994 Tony: Play - Winner
  • 1993 Tony: Play - Winner
  • 2013 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2012 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Nominee
  • 2012 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Nominee
  • College:
  • Columbia College, New York, NY (BA in English Literature, 1978); New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, NY (MFA, 1984)

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