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David Benioff  

Executive Producer & Writer, Game of Thrones

David Benioff was born on September 25, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as David Friedman. He is a writer and producer, known for Game of Thrones (2011), 25th Hour (2002) and Troy (2004). He has been married to Amanda Peet since September 30, 2006. They have three children.

DAVID BENIOFF is a writer, producer and showrunner for the hit HBO series Game of Thrones. Along with D.B. Weiss, David co-created this sweeping, medieval fantasy series that interweaves several plotlines during the end of a decade long summer as an impending winter looms. The show has garnered multiple awards including Emmys and Golden Globes and has gained a global cult-like following that continues to grow with each season. Prior to being the co-showrunner for Game of Thrones, David established himself as a highly creative and sought after novelist-turned-screenwriter in Hollywood.

David’s first screenplay, 25th Hour, is based on his novel by the same name. Directed by Spike Lee, it tells the story of a man’s last 24 hours of freedom before going to prison for dealing drugs. Becoming an immediate creative sensation, David continued to write for major Hollywood films including Troy starring Brad Pitt, Marc Forster’s The Kite Runner and X-Men Origins: Wolverine starring Hugh Jackman. Other novels include When the Nines Roll Over and City of Thieves, both published by Viking Books.

Currently, David continues to write and produce Game of Thrones while adding directorial duties in the third season. When he’s not filming, he splits his time between New York City and Los Angeles

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