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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1970New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameDavid Friedman
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David Benioff was born in 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 two children.

Spouse (1)

Amanda Peet (30 September 2006 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (11)

Former day job: Club bouncer
Attended Dartmouth College and graduated in 1992. He majored in English and wrote an honor's thesis.
Engaged to Amanda Peet [July 22, 2005].
His father is Stephen Friedman, a Sr. partner and Chairman of Goldman Sachs, the current Chairman of the President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board, and former Director of the National Economic Council (2002-2005), personally appointed by President Bush.
His real name is David Friedman. "Benioff" comes from his maternal grandfather, Shim Benioff.
David and Amanda were married at Amanda's alma mater, Friends Seminary high school, in New York City.
David and Amanda became the parents of their first child, a girl named Frances Pen, on February 20, 2007. Frances weighed in at 6 lbs, 10 oz.
His novel, "City of Thieves" (2008), is set during the Siege of Leningrad.
One of 105 people invited to join AMPAS in 2008.
David and Amanda became the parents of another girl, Molly June Benioff, on April 22, 2010 in New York City.
Has several projects at various stages of development, including his own script "Alpha" at DreamWorks and several adaptations. Marc Forster, currently working off Benioff's script "Stay", is developing "Alpha" to direct. [September 2003]

Personal Quotes (1)

[on the 'Game of Thrones' series] Wiser network heads might have said 'You can't kill Sean Bean nine episodes into your show'. Guess what? The lead dies. That's why HBO is HBO. They break all the rules.

Salary (3)

25th Hour (2002) $62,000
Stay (2005) $1,800,000
Gemini Man $2,000,000

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