Tom Perrotta

Novelist, Screenwriter, English professor
The novels of author Tom Perrotta were rich with honest, insightful, and very funny examinations of life in suburban America. These same qualities made his work a natural destination for independent filmmakers, who have ... Read more »
Born: 08/12/1961 in Garwood, New Jersey, USA

Filmography

Writer (5)

Little Children 2006 (Movie)

(from novel: "Little Children") (Source Material)

Little Children 2006 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Election 1999 (Movie)

("Election") (Source Material (from novel))

The Abstinence Teacher (Movie)

(Book Author)

The Abstinence Teacher (Movie)

(Screenwriter)
Producer (1)

The Leftovers 2014 - 2015 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Actor (1)

Little Children 2006 (Movie)

Small Man (Actor)

Biography

The novels of author Tom Perrotta were rich with honest, insightful, and very funny examinations of life in suburban America. These same qualities made his work a natural destination for independent filmmakers, who have made acclaimed features based on his work - 1999's dark comedy "Election" and 2006's "Little Children" - for which Perrotta co-wrote the script and received a Golden Globe nomination that same year.

Relationships

Mary Granfield

Wife
married September 1991

Nina Perrotta

Daughter
born in 1994 mother, Mary Granfield

Luke Perrotta

Son
born in 1997 mother, Mary Granfield

EDUCATION

Syracuse University

New York

Yale University

Connecticut

Syracuse University

New York

Milestones

2006

With director Todd Field, adapted his novel "Little Children" into a feature film starring Kate Winslet and Patrick Wilson; received Golden Globe and Oscar nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay

2004

Published Little Children a novel, which explores the psychological depths beneath the surface of suburbia

2000

Penned the novel Joe College a comic journey into the dark side of higher education, love, and food service

1999

"Election" was adapted by Alexander Payne into a popular feature film starring Matthew Broderick and Reese Witherspoon

1997

Published The Wishbones a comic novel about a New Jersey wedding band

1996

Wrote the novel Election, which was optioned by Bona Fide Productions and MTV films; published in 1998

1994

Published a collection of shorts stories titled Bad Haircut: Stories of the Seventies

Taught at Yale and Harvard University

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