Noah Hawley

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Noah Hawley
Born New York City, New York, U.S.[1]
Occupation Author, screenwriter, producer, composer
Nationality American
Alma mater Sarah Lawrence College
Notable works
  • Fargo
Spouse Kyle Hawley
Children 2

Noah Hawley is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, composer, and author. Hawley was a writer and producer on the television series Bones (2005–present) [2] and also created The Unusuals (2009) and My Generation (2010).[3] He wrote the screenplay for the film Lies and Alibis (2006) starring Steve Coogan and Rebecca Romijn.[4]

Early life[edit]

Hawley was born and raised in New York City, New York.[1][5] His mother, Louise Armstrong,[6] was a non-fiction writer and activist, and his maternal grandmother was a playwright. His father, Tom Hawley, was a businessman.[6] He has a twin brother, Alexi, who is a writer for the television show The Following and the creator of State of Affairs.[5][6]

Hawley graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in political science in 1989.[7][8] He worked for Legal Aid Society in New York City, dealing cases involving child abuse and neglect.[8][9] He later moved to San Francisco and did computer programming work at law firms[8] and worked as a paralegal.[5]



He is the author of four novels: A Conspiracy of Tall Men, Other People's Weddings, The Punch, and The Good Father.[10]


Hawley is the creator and currently the main writer for the television series Fargo (2014), based on the Coen brothers 1996 film of the same name. On June 10, 2014, he was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special for the first episode "The Crocodile's Dilemma" among the show's 18 nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Personal life[edit]

Hawley resides in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, California with his wife, Kyle Hawley, and their two children.[5]

Published works[edit]


  1. ^ a b Stanford, Peter (March 28, 2012). "Noah Hawley: 'It’s the parents who create killers’". The Telegraph. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  2. ^ Elks, Jennifer , The Skinny, accessed June 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "Development Update:Wednesday, January 20", The Futon Critic, accessed June 21, 2011.
  4. ^ Elks, Jennifer "Lies and Alibis", Coming Soon, accessed June 21, 2011.
  5. ^ a b c d "'Fargo' Creator Noah Hawley: How I Made It in Hollywood". The Hollywood Reporter. April 15, 2014. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  6. ^ a b c "Louise Armstrong". The Guardian. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  7. ^ "News and Announcements from Alums", Sarah Lawrence College website, accessed May 30, 2013.
  8. ^ a b c Ganahl, Jane (August 31, 1998). "Success stalks thriller writer". Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ "News and Announcements from Alums". Sarah Lawrence College. Retrieved December 10, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Noah Hawley", Curtis Brown Literary Agency, accessed June 21, 2011.

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