David Mamet is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. His Broadway successes include his debut American Buffalo (Belasco Theatre), China Doll and A Life in the Theatre (Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre), Race and November (Ethel Barrymore Theatre), Oleanna and Glengarry Glen Ross (John Golden Theatre), The Old Neighborhood (Booth Theatre), The Water Engine/Mr. Happiness (Plymouth Theatre), and Speed-the-Plow (Royale Theatre).
He wrote the play and subsequent screenplays for Edmond, Lakeboat, American Buffalo, and Glengarry Glen Ross.
Screenwriting credits include Phil Spector, Come Back to Sorrento, The Prince of Providence, Hannibal, Lansky, The Edge, Wag the Dog, Vanya on 42nd Street, We're No Angels, The Untouchables, About Last Night...,The Verdict, and The Postman Always Rings Twice.
His awards include the Pulitzer Prize, a Tony Award, an Academy Award, two OBIE Awards, two NYDCC Awards, and Outer Circle, Society of West End Theatre, and Dramatists Guild Hall-Warriner Awards.