March 9, 1954 |
Chappaqua, New York, United States
|Occupation||Screenwriter, television producer|
|Years active||1960—present 2000—present 2010—present|
Before his writing career took off, Wade acted in two films for Mark Rappaport, including The Scenic Route (1978). He wrote the play Key Exchange, which was produced off-Broadway in 1981 and released as a film in 1985. Seven years later he received his first screen credit for Working Girl, which earned him nominations for the Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay and the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay. Additional film credits include True Colors, Mr. Baseball, Junior, Meet Joe Black, and Maid in Manhattan.
Wade's most recent project was the short-lived ABC drama series Cashmere Mafia which he created and executive produced. He also wrote the seven episodes that were broadcast by the network before the show was canceled.
He was married to Polly Draper (1983–1990; divorced).