Daniel Futterman (born June 8, 1967) is an American Academy Award-nominated actor and screenwriter. Although he is known for several high-profile acting roles, including Val Goldman in the film The Birdcage and Vincent Gray on the CBS television series Judging Amy, he is also a screenwriter. In 2005, he wrote the screenplay for the film Capote for which he received an Academy Award nomination and an Independent Spirit Award, Boston Society of Film Critics award, and Los Angeles Film Critics Association award.
Futterman, one of four siblings, was born in Brooklyn, New York, to a lawyer father and a psychoanalyst mother. He was raised in Conservative Judaism and grew up in an "intellectual family". Futterman grew up in Larchmont, New York, and graduated from Mamaroneck High School in 1985 and Columbia University in 1989. Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m).
Futterman is married to television writer Anya Epstein (sister of Boston Red Sox General Manager and Executive Vice President Theo Epstein), with whom he has two daughters: Sylvie (b. 2001) and Eve (b. 2005).
In 1991, Futterman landed his first stage role in the WPA production Club Soda. He also succeeded Joe Mantello as the voluble Louis