- Date of Birth:
- January 1, 1981
Graham Moore (born in Chicago, Illinois in 1981) is an American screenwriter. In 2010, he wrote a New York Times best-selling novel called The Sherlockian. He wrote the screenplay for the film The Imitation Game, which earned him the 2014 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Best Known For:
Graham Moore is best known for adapting The Imitation Game to the big screen.
Moore’s mother, Susan Sher, is formerly Michelle Obama‘s Chief of Staff. Moore attended Columbia University and has a degree in religious history. Though he was on track to be writer after receiving his degree at Columbia, Moore decided to focus on music after graduation. He played in rock bands and worked as a sound engineer on projects including a number of Garnier shampoo commercials. He then began drafting scripts, and would wear a coat and tie even when writing in his own apartment. He always loved mystery stories when growing up, and since he was young, Moore has considered Alan Turing— The Imitation Game‘s subject– to be his hero. At the 2015 Academy Awards, Moore revealed during his acceptance speech that he had attempted suicide when he was sixteen years old. In his speech, he encouraged young people with similar feelings to “stay strange” and “stay different”.