Lynn Mamet

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Lynn Mamet
Occupation Theatre director, playwright, screenwriter, and television producer
Nationality United States
Notable works Law & Order
The Unit

Lynn Mamet (Lynn Mamet Weisberg) is an American theatre director, playwright, screenwriter, and television producer. Her latest and most notable work is as a producer and writer for Law & Order and The Unit. In addition to her work on television, she has also written and directed her own plays, including The Walking Wounded, The Fathers, The Job, The Divorce, and The Lost Years at Playwright's Kitchen Ensemble and the Sanford Meisner Theatres.


Mamet has written screenplays, fiction, teleplays and short stories.[1][2][3] She sold her first screenplay using her married name, Lynn Weisberg; the studio only learned her maiden name after purchasing it.[4] In 1996 the Los Angeles Times described Mamet as "one of the busiest screenwriters in Hollywood."[5]


Made for TV movies[edit]

  • All Lies End in Murder[6][7]

Short films[edit]

  • On Hope (1994) written by Mamet, directed by JoBeth Williams[8][9] Mamet won an 1994 Academy Award nomination for the play.[10]


She is the sister of David Mamet.


  1. ^ Weisberg, Lynn Mamet (8 February 1993). "The Downside to Having a Famous Hollywood Relative". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  2. ^ Perkins, Ken Parish (19 January 1997). "Straight shooter Brash writer Lynn Mamet doesn't use a silencer when talking about her life". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 
  3. ^ "Weisberg will write a TV pilot". The American Israelite. 25 October 1990. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  4. ^ Kogan, Rick (14 March 1993). "It's Mamet, as in sister Lynn". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  5. ^ a b c McCulloh, T.H. (28 March 1996). "Plays". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  6. ^ Garmel, Marion (18 January 1997). "`All Lies End in Murder' is a fine tale of police corruption and responsibility (review)". Indianapolis Star. Retrieved 9 February 2017. 
  7. ^ Bobbin, Jay (19 January 1997). "Wife's Happiness Threatened in "Lies" (film review)". Palm Beach Post. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  8. ^ a b Kelleher, Terry (2 October 1994). "Diversity Is the Name of the Game". Newsday. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 
  9. ^ Archerd, Army (22 February 1995). "'Hope' gets Williams more respect, offers". Variety. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  10. ^ Miller, Daryl (10 August 1997). "In This Kitchen, They Hang on Every Word". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 13 February 2017. 
  11. ^ Everett, Todd (10 October 1994). "Review: 'Directed by Leslie's Folly'". Variety. Retrieved 10 February 2017. 

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