|Born||Queens, New York, United States|
|Alma mater||Binghamton University|
Steven also wrote the movie Superstar starring Molly Shannon and Will Ferrell. After college, he began his career as an NBC page. Among his duties as a page was working for Saturday Night Live. As a Rockefeller Center tour guide, Koren would hand jokes to David Letterman and Dennis Miller as they passed in the hall, which landed him a writing gig on SNL. He also occasionally acted for the series.
Later, he became a writer for Seinfeld, and wrote the episodes "The Abstinence," "The English Patient," "The Serenity Now," and "The Dealership," and he was one of the contributors to the teleplay for "The Puerto Rican Day". In the episode "The Van Buren Boys," a character named Steve Koren is George Costanza's choice for the first Susan Biddle Ross Scholarship to be granted by the Susan Ross Foundation.
- Writing credits:
- Saturday Night Live (TV) (1991–1998)
- Seinfeld (TV) (1996–1998)
- A Night at the Roxbury (1998) (co-written with Will Ferrell and Chris Kattan)
- Superstar (1999) (written as Steven Wayne Koren)
- Everything But the Girl (TV movie) (2001)
- Bruce Almighty (2003) (co-written with Mark O'Keefe and Steve Oedekerk)
- Click (2006) (co-written with Mark O'Keefe)
- Fishy (short film) (2006)
- Jack and Jill (2011) (co-written with Adam Sandler)
- A Thousand Words (2012)
- Acting credits:
- The Millennium (May 1, 1997) - as the character Steve Koren
The Dealership (January 8, 1998) - as the Cab Driver
The Finale (May 14, 1998) - as a Juror
- Fishy (short film) (2006) - as Dad
Awards and nominations
- Emmy Award nominee (1992, 1993) for Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program; the nomination was shared with other writers for Saturday Night Live
- Emmy Award nominee (1998) for Outstanding Comedy Series; the nomination was shared with other writers for Seinfeld
- Gates, Anita (October 8, 1999). "Superstar (1999) FILM REVIEW; The Things She'll Do For Fame and a Date". The New York Times.
- "They Came From Queens". Queens Tribune. 2005. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- "60 Perspectives - Harpur at 60". Binghamton University. Retrieved September 21, 2012.
- "SNL Archives: Cast: Steve Koren". Saturday Night Live. Retrieved September 20, 2012.