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Born into a theatrical family, Avram grew up back stage and on sets. His father worked frequently with Elia Kazan and Arthur Miller. His mother, Eulalie Noble, was pregnant with him during the first production of Shakespeare in the Park. On the eve of the first public performance, she fell backwards from the second story of the set onto the stage, but Avram hung in there and waited several years to make his theatrical debut. Avram originated the role of Richard Ashleigh, in the world premiere of Eugene O’Neil’s lost play, NOW I ASK YOU, at the Provincetown Playhouse in Greenwich Village. Avram has produced over a dozen films including the “indie” sensation, SWINGERS, with John Favreau, Vince Vaughn and Heather Graham. He has worked frequently with director Doug Liman. Avram has shot four projects in the Middle East. In 2006, while working on the action movie “Jumper” Avram shot a helicopter shot of the Sphinx. And in 2009, for the movie “Fair Game,” Avram returned to Egypt to film in multiple locations, then filming as well in Jordan then Baghdad while wearing a bullet-proof vest to get authentic shots for the film’s Iraq locations. Avram’s experiences on those two films are basis for the story of SHOOTING THE SPHINX, his debut novel. An avid private pilot and sailor, Avram and his friend Doug Liman rescued four people from the water after their speedboat had been run over by a ship in the middle of the night. Avram received a commendation from the commander of the New York Sector of the Coast Guard. Avram serves on the Board of Directors of the prestigious Actors Studio in New York, the American home of Method Acting, and has helped to run the Playwright/Directors Unit there, working with writers to develop their plays. Avram’s play based on his novel, HOW TO MAKE A TERRORIST is currently being workshopped at the Actors Studio as well as a play adaptation of SHOOTING THE SPHINX.

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