Warren Leight Biography

Published On Aug 08, 2016
Facts of Warren Leight
Date of Birth: 1957 , January-17
Birth Nation: United States
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Warren is married to love of his life Karen Hauser since a long time. His wife Karen Hauser is the creator of the Internet Broadway Database (IBDB.com). She is also known for being the Research Director for the Broadway League. His nationality is American and he is of Russian ethnicity.

At his young age, Warren had financial troubles as he was raised in the humble background. His father Don Leight was involved in music and he worked with the musicians like Claude Thornhill, Woody Herman and Buddy Rich. Warren was raised in Queens and the Upper West Side of Manhattan. There he completed his high school graduation and then he joined Stanford University. There he majored in communication. He finally earned his Bachelor of Science degree from there in 1977. Initially he dreamed to be a journalist but he began his career as a screenwriter in 1980 by writing the script of an American horror film Mother's Day. In 1982, he wrote Stuck on You!  and Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter. He is also known for being the writer of the movies and TV series like Me and Him, 100 Centre Street, The Night We Never Met and so on. He is also a director; he began his directorial career in 1993 by directing an American romantic comedy film The Night We Never Met. He got his rise in fame as a producer after he produced an American police procedural television drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also worked as its Co-Executive Producer, & Executive Producer/Showrunner. His net worth is high.

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Born in New York City, New York

January 17 , 1957

Tall and talented, Warren Leight was born in the early 1957 in Sunnyside, New York City, New York, United States of America to Timmy Leight and Don Leight. He has one sister named Jody Leight. He is also called as Warren D. Leight.

Graduated from Stanford Universit

1977

Warren was raised in Queens and the Upper West Side of Manhattan. There he completed his high school graduation and then he joined Stanford University. There he majored in communication. He finally earned his Bachelor of Science degree from there in 1977. 

Wrote the script of Mother's Day

1980

Initially he dreamed to be a journalist but he began his career as a screenwriter in 1980 by writing the script of an American horror film Mother's Day. In 1982, he wrote Stuck on You!  and Before the Nickelodeon: The Cinema of Edwin S. Porter.

Began his directorial career

1993

He is also a director; he began his directorial career in 1993 by directing an American romantic comedy film The Night We Never Met. In the mid 1990s, he worked in the comedy movie Dear God. 

Produced Law & Order: Criminal Intent

2003

He got his rise in fame as a producer after he produced an American police procedural television drama series Law & Order: Criminal Intent. He also worked as its Co-Executive Producer, & Executive Producer/Showrunner. He worked in this TV series till 2008. 

Won Writers Guild of America, USA

2006

He has been honored with several prestigious award and honors in his life. In 2006, he got nominated in Writers Guild of America, USA for the first time in his life. He was also crowned with this award that year. 

Nominated in Edgar Allan Poe Awards

2005

He is famous for his work in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. For this work, he got his first nomination in Edgar Allan Poe Awards in 2005. He got nominated in this award that year for Best Television Episode Teleplay.