Mamet is the author of numerous plays, including Sexual Perversity in Chicago, American Buffalo, Edmond, The Cryptogram, A Life in the Theatre, The Water Engine, Speed-the-Plow, The Old Neighborhood, Boston Marriage and Prarie du Chien. Mamet's latest work, Romance, is currently enjoying an extended run at Off-Broadway's Atlantic Theatre Company. His most famous work, Glengarry Glen Ross, will open on Broadway later this spring.
Additionally, Mamet has written and directed such films as "House of Games," "Things Change," "Homicide" and "The Spanish Prisoner."
He and four other nominees will share a prize of $250,000 at an April 23 ceremony.