Scott Green performed his first magic show in 1998, when he was 14, and became a full-time magician in 2009. Since then, tens of thousands of Chicago-area children have enjoyed his performances at parties, libraries, schools and festivals.

Scott credits his success to his emphasis on writing. From 2007-09 he wrote a humor column syndicated to outlets including the Washington Post and, for which he was named one of the top 100 young journalists in America. His passion for writing and re-writing his routines keeps his shows sharp and tight.

Presently Scott is preparing a lecture tour, to share his methods with other magicians, which will run concurrent with the release of his first book about performing magic.

In addition to his experience entertaining children, Scott earned his J.D. and bachelor's in political science from the University of Illinois. (Although a bar-certified attorney, Scott has never practiced.) After seven years studying politics and the law, Scott mastered the art of deception.

In 2010, Scott married the girl he'd had a crush on when he was 13. (They'd been out of touch for years before reconnecting in 2008.) Michelle and Scott have a two-year-old son, Harrison, and a newborn daughter, Jordan.

A lifelong trivia buff, Scott was a two-term president of the University of Illinois scholastic bowl team, which took second at College Bowl nationals during his tenure. In 2012 Scott put those skills to use on national television, appearing on "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?"

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