Warren Leming

Warren Leming



Warren Leming is an American actor, director, and playwright. He is best known for his work on the award-winning documentary, “An Accidental Soldier” and his plays, “Fates Worse Than Death” and “The Last Honest Man.”

Born in Chicago, Leming studied theater and film at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and graduated with a degree in theater in 1977. After college, he moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He was quickly cast in productions like "Knots Landing" and "The A-Team," as well as several television commercials.

In the late 1980s, Leming left Los Angeles and returned to Chicago, where he began writing and directing his own plays. His first play, “Fates Worse Than Death,” was produced in 1989 and received critical acclaim. He followed it up with the play, “The Last Honest Man” in 1992.

In 1995, Leming started work on his documentary, “An Accidental Soldier,” which focused on the experiences of three American Vietnam veterans. The film went on to win several awards, including the Audience Award at the Sundance Film Festival.

In the 2000s, Leming continued to write and direct plays, as well as a feature film, “The Last Honest Man.” He also wrote and directed the short film, “The American Dreamer,” which was nominated for a Golden Globe.

Throughout his career, Leming has also been active in the Chicago theater community, teaching at the Second City Training Center and the University of Chicago. He is currently a professor in the Theatre Department at Columbia College Chicago, where he teaches classes on playwriting and directing.

Leming’s work has been praised by critics and audiences alike. He has been called a master storyteller and his films and plays have been praised for their thought-provoking themes and compelling characters.

Warren Leming is a talented actor, director, and playwright who has been creating captivating stories for decades. His work has won numerous awards and continues to inspire audiences around the world.

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