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Known as one of America's most original playwrights, whose plays have been performed in the most distinguished theatres in Europe, New York City native WALLACE SHAWN (Sy) may be best known for his acting work in numerous films, including THE PRINCESS BRIDE, MY DINNER WITH ANDRÉ, VANYA ON 42ND STREET, CLUELESS, TOY STORY 1 & 2 and, more recently, THE INCREDIBLES. He has starred in such Woody Allen pictures as MANHATTAN, RADIO DAYS, SHADOWS AND FOG and THE CURSE OF THE JADE SCORPION.

Educated at Harvard, Shawn then spent a year teaching in India before going to study at Oxford, where he wrote his first play, "Four Meals in May,” for a local dramatic competition. He has written four major plays since 1980, including "Marie and Bruce,” "Aunt Dan and Lemon,” "The Designated Mourner” and "The Fever.” He currently stars opposite Ethan Hawke, Bobby Canavale and Josh Hamilton off- Broadway in David Rabe's "Hurlyburly.”


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