Born 30 January 1953
Zaillian attended Sonoma State College and graduated from San Francisco State University in 1975 with a degree in Cinema. He was born in Fresno, California, and lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elizabeth and their two children.
He received an Academy Award for his screenplay of Schindler’s List. His work on the film was also recognized by the Writer’s Guild of America and British Academy Awards, and received a Golden Globe and the Humanitas Prize.