Ron Nyswaner

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Birth Name: Ron Nyswaner
Born: 10/05/1956
Birth Place: Clarksville, Pennsylvania, USA

Ronald Nyswaner was born on Oct. 5, 1956, in the small Pennsylvania coalmining town of Clarksville. In his memoir Blue Days, Black Nights, he reflected that he was "raised by stoic parents who abhorred self-examination," which may have had something to do with his pursuit of a double major in psychology and writing at the University of Pittsburgh. He further crafted his talent for storytelling and exploring complex characters when he earned a Masters Degree in Film at Columbia University in New York. While he was a graduate student there, he was approached by indie filmmaker Susan Seidelman, of "Desperately Seeking Susan" (1984) fame, who came to the school looking for a writer to hel... Continue Bio >>

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