Todd A. Kessler

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This article is about the head writer and co-creator of the TV series Damages. For other people, see Todd Kessler (disambiguation).

Todd A. Kessler (born 1972) is an American screenwriter, playwright, television producer and director.

Career[edit]

Kessler wrote and produced the second and third seasons of HBO's The Sopranos, Michael Mann's Robbery Homicide Division and the first season of NBC's Providence. Kessler began his career as a playwright working with David Rabe, moving into film and television when Spike Lee hired him as a screenwriter.

He is the co-creator and head writer of the Golden Globe award-winning FX drama series Damages along with his older brother, Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman.[1] He also has a small role in Damages as Perry the Doorman.

Education[edit]

After graduating from Cranbrook Kingswood School, Kessler graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University with a degree in dramatic literature and playwriting, and has twice been a visiting artist at Harvard, teaching screenwriting seminars.

Awards and nominations[edit]

Kessler has been nominated for several Primetime Emmy Awards. Todd A. Kessler, Glenn Kessler and Daniel Zelman were nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for their work on the Damages pilot episode "Get Me A Lawyer".

Kessler has been nominated for five Emmy Awards and three Golden Globe Awards.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jewish Weekly: "Celebrity Jews" by Nate Bloom August 7, 2007

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