Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian (born January 30, 1953) is an American screenwriter, director, film editor, and producer. He won an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award and a BAFTA Award for his screenplay Schindler's List (1993) and has earned Oscar nominations for the films Awakenings, Gangs of New York, Moneyball and The Irishman. He was presented with the Distinguished Screenwriter Award at the 2009 Austin Film Festival and the Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement from the Writers Guild of America in 2011. Zaillian is the founder of Film Rites, a film production company. In 2016, he created, wrote and directed the HBO limited series The Night Of.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth Zaillian and their two children, Nicholas and Charles Zaillian.
Steven Zaillian was born in Fresno, California, the son of Jim Zaillian, a radio news reporter. Zaillian is of Armenian descent. He attended Sonoma State University, graduated from San Francisco State University in 1975 with a degree in Cinema.
Based on 4.95 Million movie and tv ratings over time
1953-01-30 (69 years old)
Place of birth
Fresno, United States of America
United States of America
Los Angeles, United States of America
Also known as
Steven Ernest Bernard Zaillian
Laurel Award for Screenwriting Achievement, USC Scripter Award, Austin Film Festival, Writers Guild of America Award, Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, Academy Award for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, British Academy Film Awards, Golden Globe Award