The Most Exciting (TV) Authors

by vaga52 | created - 14 Sep 2017 | updated - 1 month ago | Public

1. David Simon

Writer | The Wire

David Simon was born on May 13, 1960 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA as David Judah Simon. He is a writer and producer, known for The Wire (2002), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and The Corner (2000). He has been married to Laura Lippman since October 3, 2006. They have one child.

The Wire

2. Noah Hawley

Writer | Fargo

Noah Hawley is an author, screenwriter, and producer. He has published four novels: A Conspiracy of Tall Men, Other People's Weddings, The Punch and The Good Father. He penned the script for the 2006 feature film Lies and Alibis and in television, Hawley created, executive produced, and served as ...

Fargo, Legion

3. David Benioff

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), The Kite Runner (2007) and 25th Hour (2002). He has been married to Amanda Peet since September 30, 2006. They have three children.

Game of Thrones

4. Jonathan Nolan

Writer | The Prestige

Attended Loyola Academy in Wilmette, Illinois, graduating in 1994.

Graduated from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. in 1999. Majored in English.

Shortly after graduating from Georgetown University, Jonathan Nolan served as a production assistant on Memento (2000).

Wrote the short story, "...

Person of Interest

5. Jenji Kohan

Writer | Orange Is the New Black

Jenji Kohan was born on July 5, 1969 in Los Angeles, California, USA as Jenji Leslie Kohan. She is a writer and producer, known for Orange Is the New Black (2013), Weeds (2005) and Tracey Takes On... (1996). She has been married to Christopher Noxon since 1997. They have three children.

Orange is the New Black

6. Michelle King

Writer | The Good Wife

Michelle King is a writer and producer, known for The Good Wife (2009), BrainDead (2016) and The Good Fight (2017). She is married to Robert King.

The Good Wife, The Good Fight

7. Sharon Horgan

Actress | Catastrophe

Sharon Horgan was born on July 13, 1970 in Hackney, London, England. She is an actress and producer, known for Catastrophe (2015), Imagine Me & You (2005) and Pulling (2006). She has been married to Jeremy Rainbird since October 16, 2006. They have two children.

Catastrophe

8. Matt Duffer

Writer | Stranger Things

Matt Duffer was born as Matthew C. Duffer. He is a writer and producer, known for Stranger Things (2016), We All Fall Down (2005) and Wayward Pines (2015).

Stranger Things

9. Ray McKinnon

Writer | Rectify

Ray McKinnon is a writer, actor, director and producer. He served from 2012 through 2016 as creator, showrunner, writer and director of the Peabody Award winning, Sundance TV series, "Rectify."

As an actor, McKinnon has created a canon of unforgettable, offbeat and richly textured characters. In a ...

Rectify

10. Steven Moffat

Writer | Sherlock

Steven Moffat was born on November 18, 1961 in Paisley, Scotland as Steven William Moffat. He is a writer and producer, known for Sherlock (2010), Doctor Who (2005) and The Adventures of Tintin (2011). He has been married to Sue Vertue since 1999. They have two children. He was previously married ...

Sherlock

11. Charlie Brooker

Writer | Black Mirror

Charlie Brooker was born on March 3, 1971 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Black Mirror (2011), Black Mirror: Bandersnatch (2018) and Dead Set (2008). He has been married to Konnie Huq since July 26, 2010. They have two children.

Black Mirror

12. Beau Willimon

Writer | The Ides of March

Beau Willimon is a writer and producer, known for The Ides of March (2011), House of Cards (2013) and The First (2018).

House of Cards

13. Mike Judge

Writer | Beavis and Butt-Head Do America

Mike Judge was born on October 17, 1962 in Guayaquil, Ecuador as Michael Craig Judge. He is a writer and producer, known for Beavis and Butt-Head Do America (1996), Office Space (1999) and Beavis and Butt-Head (1993).

Silicon Valley

14. Nic Pizzolatto

Writer | True Detective

An award-winning novelist and short-story writer, he is the author of the collection 'Between Here and the Yellow Sea' and the novel 'Galveston.' He is originally from Southwest Louisiana, and taught literature at several universities, including the University of Chicago, before going into ...

True Detective

15. David E. Kelley

Writer | The Practice

David Kelley might be described as living the American Dream, 1990s' style: write a screenplay, move to Hollywood, make millions and marry a movie star. A former Boston lawyer, in the last decade, he switched careers to become a successful television producer whose shows are recognized for their ...

Big Little Lies

16. Lilly Wachowski

Writer | The Matrix

Director, writer and producer Lilly Wachowski was born in 1967 in Chicago as Andrew Wachowski, the son of Lynne, a nurse and painter and Ron, a businessman. Lilly was educated at Kellogg Elementary School in Chicago, before moving on to Whitney Young High School. After graduating from high school, ...

Sense8

17. Melissa Rosenberg

Producer | Jessica Jones

Melissa Rosenberg was born on August 28, 1962 in Marin County, California, USA as Melissa Anne Rosenberg. She is a producer and writer, known for Jessica Jones (2015), Dexter (2006) and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 (2011). She has been married to Lev L. Spiro since 1995.

Jessica Jones

18. Jill Soloway

Producer | Transparent

Jill Soloway was born on September 26, 1965 in Chicago, Illinois, USA. She is a producer and writer, known for Transparent (2014), Six Feet Under (2001) and Afternoon Delight (2013). She was previously married to Bruce Gilbert.

Transparent

19. Darren Star

Writer | Sex and the City

Darren Star was born on July 25, 1961 in Potomac, Maryland, USA as Darren Bennett Star. He is a writer and producer, known for Sex and the City (1998), Younger (2015) and Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990).

Younger, Sex and the City

20. Steve Conrad

Writer | Patriot

Steve Conrad was born in 1968 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA. He is a writer and director, known for Patriot (2015), Wonder (2017) and The Secret Life of Walter Mitty (2013).

Patriot

21. Shonda Rhimes

Writer | Grey's Anatomy

Shonda Rhimes was born on January 13, 1970 in Chicago, Illinois, USA as Shonda Lynn Rhimes. She is a writer and producer, known for Grey's Anatomy (2005), Scandal (2012) and Crossroads (2002).

Grey's Anatomy

22. Daniel J. Goor

Writer | Parks and Recreation

Daniel J. Goor was born on April 28, 1975 in Washington, District of Columbia, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Parks and Recreation (2009), Brooklyn Nine-Nine (2013) and Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993).

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

23. Marta Kauffman

Writer | Friends

Marta Kauffman was born on September 21, 1956 as Marta Fran Kauffman. She is a writer and producer, known for Friends (1994), Dream On (1990) and Grace and Frankie (2015). She has been married to Michael Skloff since 1984. They have three children.

Grace and Frankie, Friends

24. Sally Wainwright

Writer | Happy Valley

Sally Wainwright was born in 1964 in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England. She is a writer and producer, known for Happy Valley (2014), Last Tango in Halifax (2012) and Scott & Bailey (2011).

Happy Valley, Last Tango in Halifax, Scott and Bailey

25. Bruno Heller

Writer | Rome

Bruno Heller was born in 1960 in London, England. He is a writer and producer, known for Rome (2005), The Mentalist (2008) and Gotham (2014).

Rome

26. Adam Price

Writer | Herrens veje

Adam Price is a Danish screenwriter, playwright, and co-owner and executive-producer at SAM Productions ApS (http://samproductions.dk/).

Adam Price has been acknowledged with several international awards for his work, most recently as creator of the Danish drama series Borgen (2010) (2008-2012) for ...

Borgen

27. Joseph Weisberg

Writer | The Americans

Joseph Weisberg is a writer and producer, known for The Americans (2013), Falling Skies (2011) and Damages (2007).

The Americans

28. Peter Morgan

Writer | Frost/Nixon

Peter Morgan was born on April 10, 1963 in London, England as Peter Julian Robin Morgan. He is a writer and producer, known for Frost/Nixon (2008), The Last King of Scotland (2006) and The Queen (2006).

The Crown

29. Luca Guadagnino

Director | Call Me by Your Name

Luca Guadagnino was born in 1971 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy. He is a director and producer, known for Call Me by Your Name (2017), Suspiria (2018) and I Am Love (2009).

Call Me By Your Name

30. Greta Gerwig

Writer | Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig is an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and director. She has collaborated with Noah Baumbach on several films, including Greenberg (2010), Frances Ha (2012), for which she earned a Golden Globe nomination, and Mistress America (2015). Gerwig made her solo directorial debut ...

Lady Bird

31. Taylor Sheridan

Actor | Hell or High Water

Taylor Sheridan is an American actor, screenwriter, and director. He is best known for wrote the screenplay for Sicario (2015), and Hell or High Water (2016), for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay.

He also starred in FX television series Sons of Anarchy, and ...

Writer: Hell or High Water, Sicario

32. Kenneth Lonergan

Writer | You Can Count on Me

Kenneth Lonergan is a playwright, screenwriter and director. His film, You Can Count on Me (2000), which he wrote and directed, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Screenplay, won the Sundance 2000 Grand Jury Prize and the Waldo Salt Screenwriting Award, the NY Film Critics Circle, LA Film ...

Manchester by the Sea

33. Amy Sherman-Palladino

Writer | The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

An only child, Amy Sherman-Palladino is daughter to comedian Don Sherman & dancer Maybin Hewes.

Originally a dancer herself, Palladino had initially received a callback to the musical Cats, while also having a possible writing position on the staff of Roseanne in rotation. When she and writing ...

Writer: Gilmor Girls, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

34. Nadine Labaki

Actress | Et maintenant on va où?

Nadine Labaki was born on February 18, 1974 in Beirut, Lebanon. She is an actress and writer, known for Where Do We Go Now? (2011), Caramel (2007) and Capernaum (2018). She has been married to Khaled Mouzanar since October 2007.

Kapernaum

35. Patty Jenkins

Director | Wonder Woman

Patty Jenkins is a writer/director best known for directing Wonder Woman, the Warner Bros./DC Comics blockbuster of 2017, and her debut feature Monster. Patty also works in television where she is best known for the pilot and finale episode of AMC's hit show The Killing.

Patty began her career as a ...

Wander Woman

Sex Education

37. Lisa McGee

Writer | Derry Girls

Lisa McGee is a writer and producer, known for Derry Girls (2018), Being Human (2008) and Indian Summers (2015).

Derry Girls

38. Paolo Sorrentino

Writer | Youth

Paolo Sorrentino was born on May 31, 1970 in Naples, Campania, Italy. He is a writer and director, known for Youth (2015), The Great Beauty (2013) and This Must Be the Place (2011). He is married to Daniela D'Antonio. They have two children.

Grande Bellezza

39. Pawel Pawlikowski

Director | Zimna wojna

A literature and philosophy graduate, with extensive post-graduate work at Oxford on German literature, Polish-born Pawel Pawlikowski started as a documentary filmmaker in British television.

His second feature, Last Resort (2000), earned him international critical acclaim at numerous festivals, ...

Ida, Cold War

40. Asghar Farhadi

Writer | Darbareye Elly

Asghar Farhadi was born in 1972 in Iran. He became interested in cinema in his teenage years and started his filmmaking education by joining the Youth Cinema Society of Esfahan in 1986 where he made 8mm and 16mm short films. He received his Bachelors in Theater from University of Tehran's School of...

A Separatiaon, All About Elli

41. Kar-Wai Wong

Writer | Yi dai zong shi

Wong Kar-wai (born 17 July 1956) is a Hong Kong Second Wave filmmaker, internationally renowned as an auteur for his visually unique, highly stylised, emotionally resonant work, including Ah fei zing zyun (1990), Dung che sai duk (1994), Chung Hing sam lam (1994), Do lok tin si (1995), Chun gwong ...

In The Mood For Love

42. Denis Villeneuve

Director | Blade Runner 2049

Denis Villeneuve is a French Canadian film director and writer. He was born in 1967, in Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He started his career as a filmmaker at the National Film Board of Canada. He is best known for his feature films Arrival (2016), Sicario (2015), Prisoners (2013), Enemy (2013), ...

Arrival, Incendies

43. Pif

Director | La mafia uccide solo d'estate

Pif was born on June 4, 1972 in Palermo, Sicily, Italy as Pierfrancesco Diliberto. He is a director and actor, known for The Mafia Kills Only in Summer (2013), At War with Love (2016) and La mafia uccide solo d'estate (2016).

In Guerra per Amore, The Mafia Kills only in Summer

44. Juan José Campanella

Writer | El secreto de sus ojos

Juan José Campanella was born on July 19, 1959 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a writer and actor, known for The Secret in Their Eyes (2009), The Man of Your Dreams (2011) and El mismo amor, la misma lluvia (1999).

The Secret in Their Eyes

45. Damián Szifron

Writer | Relatos salvajes

Damián Szifron was born on July 9, 1975 in Ramos Mejía, Buenos Aires, Argentina. He is a writer and director, known for Wild Tales (2014), Pretenders (2002) and On Probation (2005).

Wild Tales

46. Fabián Bielinsky

Writer | Nueve reinas

He graduated from ENERC (Escuela Nacional de Experimentación y Realización Cinematográfica), the most prestigious film school in Argentina, including Lucrecia Martel among its alumni and Anahí Berneri among its lecturers. He worked in several films as Assistant Director or co-writer, until his ...

Nueve Reinas, Son of the Bride

47. Cesc Gay

Writer | Truman

Cesc Gay was born in 1967 in Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain as Francesc Gay i Puig. He is a writer and director, known for Truman (2015), Nico and Dani (2000) and In the City (2003).

A Gun In Each Hand



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