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Terence Patrick Winter (born October 2, 1960) is an American writer, TV and film producer. He produced numerous episodes of The Sopranos, as well as creating and writing another HBO crime drama series, Boardwalk Empire. He also wrote the screenplay for Martin Scorsese's The Wolf of Wall Street.


Winter was born to a working-class family in New York in 1960, growing up in Marine Park, Brooklyn. He received a bachelor's degree in New York University, and later attended St. John's University School of Law, becoming a member of the bars of New York State and Connecticut. He moved to Los Angeles in 1991 after 2 years of law practicing to pursue a screenwriting career, during which time, he also performed as a stand-up comedian. Winter eventually won a spot in the Warner Bros. Sitcom Writers Workshop, and later joined the writing staff of the Fox series The Great Defender, starring Michael Rispoli, who would later go on to have a role in The Sopranos as Jackie Aprile.

Winter wrote or co-wrote 25 episodes of The Sopranos, and also directed the season 6 episode "Walk Like a Man". Awards for the series include the Writers Guild Award in 2001 for writing the season 3 episode "Pine Barrens", two Emmy Awards in 2004 for the season 5 episode "Long Term Parking", one as Executive Producer for The Sopranos for Outstanding Drama Series, and another for Best Writing in a Drama Series, and another writing Emmy in 2006 for the season 6 premiere, "Members Only".

Winter went on to create the drama series Boardwalk Empire (for which he also won numerous awards) and wrote the script for the 2013 film The Wolf of Wall Street.





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