Dan Abrams

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Dan Abrams is an improviser, coach, and screenwriter in New York City. Daniel Joseph Fleming Abrams was born, May 31, 1985 in Englewood, NJ. He grew up in Closter and Alpine, NJ, and attended the Elisabeth Morrow School and Dwight Englewood School.

He has studied at UCB, PIT and Magnet.


Dan was born into a large and industrious family, with several members who were notable or newsworthy in their field, for good reasons and bad. His great grandfather, Samuel Abrams, was the founder of the once popular chain of New York City bakeries, Victoria Baking Company. His great uncle is Toy Hall of Fame inductee Jerry Fryer. He has two french cousins who are celebrities in france, his cousin Christopher Thompson is a well-known actor and screenwriter and his cousin Caroline Thompson is a TV psychologist. His aunt is the painter Elizabeth Thompson. His first cousins are the socialites Antonia and Victoria Thompson. He is somehow distantly related to Mets great Art Shamsky.

Dan's mother is controversial trial attorney Cathy Fleming, who despite her long democratic party affiliations and presidency of the National Association of Women Lawyers, the oldest feminist organization in the US, played an instrumental role in the confirmation of Samuel Alito.

Dan was runover by a schoolbus a few days before his seventh birthday and it nearly killed him, permanently shaping his views on life.