Writer, director, and actor for his award-winning short story, "Home." He is also an occasional singer, and in 2017 he released a single titled "My Return Address is You."
He matriculated from Yale University, where he was the recipient of the Panavision New Filmmaker Award, a top honor.
Actress Melissa Leo starred in his first short film, Midnight Son, which received much praise.
He was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He is openly gay.
He produced a stage revival of the acclaimed Long Day's Journey Into Night with an all-black cast, starring Alfre Woodard.