|Born||October 30, 1959 (age 55)
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film director|
LaGravenese was born in Brooklyn, New York, the son of a taxi driver. He is of Italian descent. He graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1980 with a bachelor of fine arts degree in acting.
In New York City during the early 1980s, billed as "The Double R" comedy duo, in collaboration with playwright Richard O’Donnell, LaGravenese co-penned and consecutively performed in several Off-Off-Broadway productions including Spare Parts, Blood-brothers" at The 78th Street Theatre Lab, The Lion Theatre, and West Bank Cafe.
He is the creator of The Divide and wrote all but one episode.
- In 2009, Showtime was developing an hour-long TV drama series written by LaGravenese about an open marriage.
- "Richard Lagravenese Biography (1959?-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 2013-12-12.
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Outstanding Writing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special ... Richard LaGravenese ’80 (BFA, Acting)Check date values in:
- "The 64th Academy Awards (1992) Nominees and Winners". Oscars.org. Retrieved 2011-08-02.
- Austin Film Festival.com, Past Award Recipients (accessdate 20014-08-14)
- Frankel, Daniel (January 6, 2009). "Showtime in bed with LaGravenese". Variety.