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Edwin Sherin
Born January 15, 1930 (1930-01-15) (age 80)
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Years active 1971 - present
Spouse(s) Jane Alexander (1975-)

Edwin Sherin (born January 15, 1930) is an American theatre and television director and producer and husband of award-winning actress Jane Alexander.



Born in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Sherin began his theatrical career as an actor, playing small roles on Broadway in A Desert Incident, Face of a Hero, and Romulus. He met Alexander while serving as the resident director at Washington, DC's Arena Stage, where he cast her and James Earl Jones in The Great White Hope. In 1968, he brought the play and its two stars to New York City, and the production marked the start not only of his Broadway directorial career, but a long professional and personal relationship with Alexander, whom he married in 1975, as well.

Sherin won the 1969 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Director (The Great White Hope) and was nominated for a 1974 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Play (Find Your Way Home).

In 1974, Sherin directed a revival of A Streetcar Named Desire at London's Piccadilly Theatre with Claire Bloom, Martin Shaw, Joss Ackland, and Morag Hood.

Sherin executive-produced 163 episodes of the popular NBC drama Law & Order between 1993 and 2000. His television directing credits include all three editions of the current L&O franchise, Hill Street Blues, L.A. Law, Doogie Howser, M.D., Homicide: Life on the Street, and Medium.

Sherin and Alexander live in the suburbs north of New York City. They have four children - Alexander's son Jace, a television director who frequently worked for him during his reign with L&O, and his three sons, Tony, Geoffrey, and Jon, from a previous marriage.

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