Sean Gullette is a writer, actor, and filmmaker.
He was born in Boston and attended public schools and Harvard, where he
acted in theater and films and directed plays. His professional work
in film began in 1996, when he co-wrote and played the lead role in the
award-winning PI, directed by longtime collaborator Darren Aronofsky. He
has since played principal and supporting roles in some twenty films including Brad Anderson's HAPPY ACCIDENTS (w/
Vincent D'Onofrio and Marisa Tomei) and Darren Aronofsky's REQUIEM FOR A
DREAM (w/ Jennifer Connelly), the German film TOSKANA KARRUSSEL (w/ Susanna Lothar) and
as a guest actor on network TV dramas. His occasional theater work has included the lead in the New
York premiere of Susan Sandler's IF I WERE A TRAIN.
In 2008, Sean worked as an actor on features in Virginia and Morocco. He is in talks to play the lead role in TULA STATION, directed by Sergio Maroquin, from the award-winning novel by David Toscana, and the principal role in LILITH, a thriller from french director Fabien Martorell, produced by
Hector Films and Universal/Paramount France.
He is currently developing his first film as a writer-director, THE AMERICAN.
His feature film screenwriting projects have included OUT, CONVICTION,
MONOPOLIS and KILROY. He has consulted on screenplays for Warner
Brothers, Paramount, and independent productions. He wrote and
is a producer of THANKSGIVING, starring Yolonda Ross, James Urbaniak and
Seymour Cassel. He wrote "New York Stories" for Donna Karan's DKNY, and
directed the "Von Hummer the 1st" series of promotional spots for VH-1,
starring James Urbaniak. He wrote and directed a trio of short films now
in postproduction, and produced Nicole Zaray's film JOE'S DAY, featuring Deborah Harry.
Sean's essays, journalism and fiction have
been published in magazines including Brill's Content, Gear (where he
was the resident film critic), Entertainment Weekly, The Face, Spy,
Slate and KGB magazine (which he founded as editor and publisher in
1991.) His essay "Mile High" appears in the NYU Press' book 110
Stories: New York Writes After September 11, and his piece "Notes"
appears in the Springer-Verlag anthology Art, Technology, and Cinema.
Gullette lives in Tangier, Morocco, and is
the founder of the 212 Society,
a US non-profit which supports cultural and educational projects in
Morocco, including The Cinematheque de Tanger and Darna. The 212 Society and takes its name from the 212 telephone codes of its home
city and adoptive country.
Gullette is represented by Craig Cohen, of Chemistry; the William
Morris Agency, for voiceover; Paradigm, for commercial work; and CO-OP
[New York] for commercial and music video direction. His agent for acting in Europe is Juanita Fallag of Artistes de Cinema et Theatre, Paris.
Gullette and photographer Yto Barrada have a baby daughter, Vega Violet.