Steven Conrad

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Steven Conrad
Born 1976 (age 39–40)
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Residence Chicago, Illinois
Nationality American
Alma mater Florida State University
Northwestern University
Known for Screenwriter, Director, film producer

Steven Conrad (born 1969)[citation needed] is an American screenwriter, film producer and director.

Born in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Conrad briefly attended Florida State University before transferring to Northwestern University, where he majored in English. His mother was a beloved teacher, and taught at St. Gregory the Great Catholic School. Shortly after attending Northwestern, at age 19 he sold his first screenplay, Wrestling Ernest Hemingway, adapted from a short story he had written for a creative writing class. Eleven years passed before he tackled his next project, Lawrence Melm, which he scripted and directed. He followed this with The Weather Man (which he also produced) and The Pursuit of Happyness. He wrote, directed, and edited, The Promotion, which premiered at South by Southwest in March 2008 and was released by Dimension Films later that year. His projects include an adaptation of the Chang-Rae Lee novel Aloft for Scott Rudin; Chad Schmidt, about a talented actor with a slight resemblance to Brad Pitt and The Expanding Mailman with Jack Black.[1]

His most recent work is the adaptation of the James Thurber short story for the 2013 film The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, directed by and starring Ben Stiller.

Conrad is the brother of actor Chris Conrad. He lives in Chicago.



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