NOVELIST, TV AND FILM WRITER/DIRECTOR
Noah Hawley (born c. 1967) is an American film and television producer, screenwriter, composer, and author, known for creating and writing the FX anthology television series Fargo. Hawley was a writer and producer on the first three seasons of the television series Bones (2005–2008) and also created The Unusuals (2009) and My Generation(2010). He wrote the screenplay for the film The Alibi (2006).
Hawley was born and raised in New York City, New York. His mother, Louise Armstrong, was a non-fiction writer and activist, and his maternal grandmother was a playwright. His father, Tom Hawley, was a business man. He has a twin brother, Alexi, who is a writer for the television show, "The Following," and the creator of "State of Affairs."
Hawley graduated from Sarah Lawrence College with a degree in political science in 1989. He worked for Legal Aid Society in New York City, dealing with cases involving child abuse and neglect. He later moved to San Franciscoand did computer programming work at law firms and worked as a paralegal.
He has published five novels: A Conspiracy of Tall Men (1998), Other People's Weddings (2004), The Punch (2008),The Good Father (2012), and Before the Fall (2016).
Hawley is the creator and showrunner for the television series Fargo (2014), based on the Coen brothers' 1996 film of the same name. On August 25, 2014, Fargowon the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Miniseries, along with 17 additional nominations at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. In total, the series has been nominated for 113 awards since its premiere, winning 32 of them.
Season 3 of Fargo is expected to premiere in the spring of 2017.
In December 2015, Hawley extended his production deal with FX. He will write the pilot and serve as executive producer for Legion, an FX television series based on the Marvel comic book character. Hawley will also write and executive produce a limited series adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle for FX. He will executive produce, but not write for, two additional adaptations for FX: Hellhound On His Trail, based on the novel of the same name, and The Hot Rock, also based on a book.
In September 2014, Hawley signed a deal with Universal Pictures to script an untitled project for their classic monster franchise.
Sony Pictures has acquired the rights to Hawley's latest novel, Before the Fall. Hawley has been tapped to write the screenplay.
Hawley is set to make his feature film directorial debut with Man Alive, from a sci-fi spec script by first-time screenwriter Joe Greenberg.
Hawley resides in Austin, Texas and Los Angeles, California with his wife, Kyle Hawley, and their two children.