Ted Tally - Details


Ted Tally wrote the screen adaptation of "The Silence of the Lambs" for which he won an Academy Award, Writer's Guild Award, Chicago Film Critics Award and an Edgar from the Mystery Writers Association. Tally's also wrote screenplays for the Brian DePalma film "Mission to Mars" on which he also served as associate producer, "Before and After," "The Juror" and "White Palace."

For the theater Tally has written "Terra Nova" (Obie and Dramalogue Awards), "Hooters," "Coming Attractions" (Outer Critics Circle Award), "Little Footsteps" and "Silver Lining." His television scripts include "The Comedy Zone," "Hooters" and "The Father Clements Story."

Born in North Carolina, Tally was educated at Yale College and the Yale School of Drama, at each of which he has also taught. His other honors include fellowships from the NEA and the Guggenheim Foundation. He lives with his wife and two children in Pennsylvania.


  • 9th April 1952 - Birth