John Patrick Shanley
Date of Birth
Jan 01, 1950
Birth Place:
New York City, NY


Bronx native John Patrick Shanley studied educational theater at N.Y.U. before making a name for himself as a writer with his first published play Danny and the Deep Blue Sea. His big breakthrough came in 1987 with the screenplay for the romantic comedy Moonstruck. Boasting an all-star cast and several Academy awards, the film won Shanley his first Oscar for Best Original Screenplay. His other...