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Glen Mazzara
Glen Mazzara is currently Executive Producer/Writer for the fifth season of the 2003 Golden Globe winner for Best Television Drama, THE SHIELD. He has been a member of the core writing staff of the ground-breaking police drama since its first season.

Mazzara was born I Manhattan and raised in Queens, New York. He developed an interest in writing at an early age, and went on to attend NYU, where he earned both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in English. His first success as a writer came in 1994, when his one act play, My Father Hates the Rain, was performed at Brown University's George Houston Bass Play-Rites Festival.

Before beginning his career in Hollywood, Mazzara spent 13 years as a hospital administrator in New York City. He capped that period of his career at the prestigious NYU Medial Center, where he managed the Emergency Room and several ICUs and coordinated hospital expansion projects.

In 1998, Mazzara decided that it was time to follow his lifelong dream. He left the hospital for a friend's couch in Los Angeles, determined to become a film and television writer. He soon sold freelance scripts to the syndicated series Big Wolf on Campus and to CBS's Nash Bridges, which led to two years on staff at that show.

In addition to writing on THE SHIELD, Mazzara is currently writing the feature film Quiet Soldier for Mission Pictures and developing new shows for 20th Century Fox Television. He lives in Los Angels with his wife and three sons.
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