Birth Name: Aaron Sorkin
Birth Place: Scarsdale, New York, USA
Born June 9, 1961 in Manhattan, Sorkin was reared in Scarsdale, NY by a school teacher mom and lawyer dad. He went to Scarsdale High School, where he got interested in acting and became vice president of the drama club. Because it offered a degree in musical theater, Sorkin attended Syracuse University, where he played Young Scrooge in "A Christmas Carol" and was the top pyramid acrobat for a performance of "Carnival." After graduation, he struggled to find work as an actor in New York, sporadically doing children's theater while tending bar and sleeping on friends' floors. But fortune smiled when a friend asked him to housesit for a few days: Sorkin found a typewriter among the domestic acc...
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