Adam Rapp wore many hats within the creative world: he was a writer of young adult literature, a film director, a TV writer, a playwright, a teacher, and a guitarist. Rapp was born on June 15, 1968 in Chicago, IL. He attended high school at St. John's Military Academy and attended Clarke College in Iowa, where he captained the varsity basketball team. He moved to New York City after college, where he worked in the publishing world and began writing fiction and plays. He later attended Juilliard as a playwriting fellow. In 1996, he had his first young adult novel, <i>Missing The Piano</i>, published. By the early 2000s, his plays began receiving attention from theater companies across the United States. He wrote and directed the dark comedy film "Winter Passing" (2005), which starred Zooey Deschanel, Ed Harris, and Will Ferrell. After the mild success of this film, Rapp continued to work in Hollywood. He served as a creative consultant on the lesbian-themed drama "The L Word" (Showtime 2004-09). He also wrote for the psychological drama "In Treatment" (HBO 2008-2010) during its last season. He next directed "Loitering With Intent" (2014), a comedy starring Marisa Tomei and Sam Rockwell, which debuted to mixed reviews at the Tribeca Film Festival.