Created the HBO drama series "The Newsroom," about the inner workings of a cable news channel
Penned the film adaptation of Michael Lewis' "Moneyball"
Wrote the screenplay for the David Fincher directed "The Social Network," about the founding of the social networking website Facebook
Adapted "60 Minutes" producer George Crile's nonfiction novel Charlie Wilson's War for the big screen; earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay for a Motion Picture
Returned to the theater to adapt his screenplay "The Farnsworth Invention," which premiered at La Jolla Playhouse; also opened on Broadway later that year
Created the NBC series "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip," about the backstage drama at a late night sketch comedy show
Adapted his play "A Few Good Men" for London's West End
Signed a reported $16 million, four-year development deal with Warner Bros. Television
Created, wrote and executive produced the NBC drama series "The West Wing"; left show at the end of its fourth season
Created, wrote episodes and executive produced the ABC series "Sports Night," about the behind-the-scenes happenings on a sports show
Re-teamed with Reiner to write the romantic comedy "The American President"
Scripted the thriller "Malice"
Made screenwriting debut with "A Few Good Men"; film directed by Rob Reiner
First off-Broadway production, "Making Movies"
Made Broadway debut with the production "A Few Good Men"
Sold film rights to "A Few Good Men" to producer David Brown
Penned second play, a comedy called "Hidden in this Picture"
First produced play, "Removing Doubt"
In 1987, Sorkin started experimenting with marijuana and cocaine. In 1995, he checked into rehab at the Hazelden Institute in Minnesota on the advice of his then-girlfriend Julia Bingham.
In the late 1990s, Sorkin was involved in writing the libretto for a stage musical based on the 1955 Oscar-winning Best Picture "Marty." After the success of "The West Wing," he dropped out of the project and was replaced by Rupert Holmes.
In 2001, Sorkin along with colleagues John Spencer and Martin Sheen received the Phoenix Rising Award for their personal victories over substance abuse. Two months later, Sorkin relapsed.
On April 15, 2001, Sorkin was arrested when guards at a security checkpoint at the Burbank Airport found hallucinogenic mushrooms, marijuana, and crack cocaine in his carry-on bag when a metal crack pipe set off the gate’s metal detector. Sorkin was allowed to enter a drug rehabilitation center in lieu of jail time or a felony conviction.