Biography for Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z!

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STEVE MARTIN is a celebrated writer, actor, and performer. His film credits includeThe Jerk, Father of the Bride, and The Spanish Prisoner, as well asRoxanne, L.A. Story, and Bowfinger, for which he also wrote the screenplays. He is the author of the playPicasso at the Lapin Agile and of the bestselling collection of comic pieces Pure Drivel,as well as the bestselling novellas The Pleasure of My Company and Shopgirl, which was made into a popular movie. His work appears frequently inThe New Yorker and the New York Times. He lives in Los Angeles.

ROZ CHAST's cartoons have been appearing in The New Yorker since 1978. Her work also has appeared in many publications, includingScientific American, Travel & Leisure, the Harvard Business Review as well as many others. She has also published several cartoon collections, illustrated children's books, and designed CD covers, book jackets, and theater posters. Her most recent book is Theories of Everything (Bloomsbury, 2006). She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and currently resides in Connecticut.