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.
Kessler wrote and produced the second and third seasons of
HBO's , Michael Mann's The Sopranos and the first season of Robbery Homicide Division NBC's . Kessler began his career as a playwright working with Providence 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 along with his older brother, Damages Glenn Kessler, and Daniel Zelman. He also has a small role in [1 ] 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 ]
^ Jewish Weekly: "Celebrity Jews" by Nate Bloom August 7, 2007
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