Kenneth Lonergan is the author of the plays The Waverly Gallery (2000), a Pulitzer Prize finalist; Lobby Hero (2001), nominated for Drama Desk, Outer Critics, and Olivier Awards for Best Play; The Starry Messenger (2009); and Medieval Play (2012). His first film as both writer and director, You Can Count On Me (2000), was an Academy Award and Golden Globe nominee for Best Screenplay, and won the Sundance Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award. His second film, Margaret (2011), won the FIPRESCI Award at the Venice Film Festival and received widespread critical acclaim in the United States and abroad. He also co-wrote the screenplays for Analyze This (1999) and Gangs of New York (2002), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award. Kenneth lives in New York City with his wife, J. Smith-Cameron, and their daughter, Nellie.