Massachusetts author Ben Mezrich was born in 1969 and graduated from Harvard University in 1991. He originally wrote fiction, occasionally under the pseudonym Holden Scott, before switching to nonfiction. Mezrich's bestselling work "Bringing Down the House: The Inside Story of Six M.I.T. Students Who Took Vegas for Millions" was made into the 2008 film "21." He has also penned other titles recounting true stories including "Ugly Americans," "Busting Vegas," "Rigged," and "The Accidental Billionaires: The Founding of Facebook, a Tale of Sex, Money, Genius, and Betrayal." Mezrich appeared on Court TV in the series "High Stakes with Ben Mezrich" and has hosted the "World Series of Blackjack".