Chris Terrio (born December 31, 1976) is an American film director and screenwriter based in New York City. He is best known for writing the screenplay for the 2012 film Argo, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Terrio also won the Writers Guild Award for Best Adapted Screenplay of 2012 and was nominated for Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay, a BAFTA nomination and the 2013 Los Angeles Film Critics Award for Best Adapted Screenplay. Terrio wrote the screenplay for the follow-up to Zack Snyder's Man of Steel, entitled Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice from an earlier draft by David S. Goyer.
Chris Terrio was raised in a Catholic family in Staten Island He is of Italian and Irish descent. Terrio graduated in 1997 from Harvard University, where he concentrated in English and American literature and lived in Adams House. Terrio attended University of Cambridge for his PhD, but eventually decided to enroll in film school. He received his master's degree from the USC School of Cinematic Arts in 2002...
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