the Uruguayan actor Daniel Hendler Daniel Handler (born February 28, 1970) is an American writer and musician. He is best known for his children's series A Series of Unfortunate Events and All the Wrong Questions, published under the pseudonym Lemony Snicket. The former was adapted into a Nickelodeon film in 2004, and a Netflix series from 2017 onwards. Handler has also published adult novels and a stage play under his real name, and other children's books under the Snicket pseudonym. His first book The Basic Eight was rejected by many publishers for its dark subject matter. Handler has also played the accordion in several bands.