Kenneth Lonergan Biography

Gender: Male

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.

Kenneth Lonergan Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2016 - Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play
Kenneth Lonergan, Hold On to Me Darling
Drama League Awards - 2015 - Outstanding Revival of a Broadway or Off-Broadway Play
Kenneth Lonergan, This is Our Youth
Olivier Awards - 2003 - Best New Comedy
Kenneth LonerganLobby Hero
Drama Desk Awards - 2001 - Outstanding Play
Kenneth Lonergan, Lobby Hero
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2001 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
Kenneth Lonergan, Lobby Hero
The Pulitzer Prize - 2001 - The Pulitzer Prize for Drama
Kenneth Lonergan, The Waverly Gallery
Kenneth Lonergan, The Waverly Gallery
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2000 - John Gassner Playwriting Award
Kenneth Lonergan, The Waverly Gallery