|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, singer-songwriter|
|Spouse(s)||Joan (?–2007; her death)|
Chris Gerolmo is a Golden Globe nominated screenwriter, director, and singer-songwriter best known for writing the screenplay for the multi-Academy Award nominated film Mississippi Burning and the less successful Miles from Home starring Richard Gere.
He has also written a book about the death of his wife, Joan, from cancer in 2007. This is titled Death for Beginners, published by Patcheny Press in 2011. He lives in Brentwood, California with his three children and stepson.
Early life and education
He was born to Frank Gero (1929–2014), a former theater actor and stage manager who later became a producer, and Woji Gero who worked alongside her husband in the production business in the mid-1950s. He attended Harvard University in the early 1970s graduating with a BA in Writing & Film-making.
In 1995 Gerolmo wrote and directed the acclaimed made-for-TV movie Citizen X, about the Ukrainian serial killer Andrei Chikatilo. Gerolmo's screenplay for Citizen X — based on the book The Killer Department by Robert Cullen — earned him an Emmy nomination, a Writers Guild of America Award, and an Edgar Award.
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