Stephen Adly Guirgis

Stephen Adly Guirgis

Highest Rated: 68% Jack Goes Boating (2010)

Lowest Rated: 17% Jailbait (2004)

Birthday: Not Available

Birthplace: New York, New York, USA

Perhaps best known for his work at the LAByrinth Theater Company in New York with Philip Seymour Hoffman, playwright and director Stephen Adly Guirgis was born in New York in 1965. He attended the University at Albany, SUNY before joining the New York theater scene, where he was recruited into the LAByrinth theater by both Hoffman and John Ortiz in 1994, becoming the theater's co-artistic director in 1998. Meanwhile, Guirgis continued writing, premiering "Behind the Counter with Mussolini" at the New York Theatre in 2000. He would also experiment with other avenues in theater, directing Liza Colón-Zayas' play "Sistah Supreme" for Danny Hoch's Hip Hop Theater Festival. His 2000 play "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train" won him immense acclaim, and he followed it up with 2003's "Our Lady of 121st Street," directed by Hoffman. His 2008 endeavor "The Little Flower of East Orange" was also directed by Hoffman at the LAByrinth, with actor Ellen Burstyn in the lead role. That same year found Guirgis indulging in another of his favorite artistic pursuits: acting. He made a small but memorable appearance in Charlie Kaufman's film "Synecdoche, New York" (2008), working again with Hoffman, his longtime collaborator. Guirgis moved steadily up the ladder of acclaim with his 2011 play "The Mother----er With the Hat," which opened on Broadway. But an even greater achievement was yet to come, when his 2014 play "Between Riverside and Crazy" premiered Off-Broadway at the Atlantic Theater Company and won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Having reached what some would call the uppermost echelon of theatrical achievement, Guirgis shifted gears for his next project, writing and executive producing the Netflix series "The Get Down" (Netflix, 2016-).

Highest rated movies

Jack Goes Boating




No Score Yet No Score Yet Seneca Steven (Character) - 2019
65% 60% Vice George Tenet (Character) $47.8M 2018
68% 48% Jack Goes Boating MTA Worker (Character) $538.8K 2010
No Score Yet 34% Trainwreck: My Life as an Idiot Captain Al (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet Blackbird Mercato (Character) - 2007
17% 52% Jailbait Jake (Character) - 2004
43% 69% Palindromes Joe/Earl/Bob (Character) $553.4K 2004


No Score Yet 55% New Amsterdam Chaplain Alpert (Guest Star) 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Theater Talk Guest 2011 2015 2017
81% 88% The Get Down Executive Producer 2016-2017
83% 83% NYPD Blue Writer 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Big Apple Writer 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Legacy Project Guest