Nicholas Pileggi (born February 22, 1933) is an American author, producer and screenwriter. He wrote the book Goodfellas. The movie Goodfellas was based on that book.
Pileggi was born in New York City, New York on February 22, 1933. Pileggi was married to Nora Ephron from 1987 until her death in 2012. He has won a BAFTA Award for his screenplay for Goodfellas.