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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. See full bio »

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The Wire Writer
(2002-2008)
(1993-1999)
The Corner Writer
(2000)

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 2022 We Own This City (TV Mini Series) (script writer: ) (pre-production)
  A Dry Run (TV Mini Series) (creator)
  The Plot Against America (TV Mini Series) (created by - 6 episodes, 2020) (teleplay by - 4 episodes, 2020)
- Part 6 (2020) ... (creator) / (teleplay by)
- Part 5 (2020) ... (creator)
- Part 4 (2020) ... (creator) / (teleplay by)
- Part 3 (2020) ... (creator)
- Part 2 (2020) ... (creator) / (teleplay by)
  The Deuce (TV Series) (created by - 25 episodes, 2017 - 2019) (written by - 8 episodes, 2017 - 2019) (story by - 1 episode, 2017)
- Finish It (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- That's a Wrap (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- This Trust Thing (2019) ... (creator)
- You Only Get One (2019) ... (creator)
- They Can Never Go Home (2019) ... (creator)
  Show Me a Hero (TV Mini Series) (written by - 4 episodes, 2015) (story by - 2 episodes, 2015)
- Episode #1.6 (2015) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.5 (2015) ... (written by)
- Episode #1.4 (2015) ... (story by)
- Episode #1.3 (2015) ... (story by)
- Episode #1.2 (2015) ... (written by)
  Treme (TV Series) (1 episode, 2010) (created by - 36 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (story - 12 episodes, 2010 - 2012) (written by - 7 episodes, 2010 - 2013) (teleplay - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012) (creator - 1 episode, 2010)
- ... To Miss New Orleans (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Sunset on Louisianne (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Dippermouth Blues (2013) ... (creator)
- This City (2013) ... (creator)
- Yes We Can Can (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
  Generation Kill (TV Mini Series) (story - 6 episodes, 2008) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2008) (written by - 1 episode, 2008)
- Bomb in the Garden (2008) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Stay Frosty (2008) ... (story)
- A Burning Dog (2008) ... (story)
- Combat Jack (2008) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Screwby (2008) ... (story)
  The Wire (TV Series) (created by - 60 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (head writer - 60 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (story by - 50 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (teleplay by - 20 episodes, 2002 - 2008) (written by - 1 episode, 2002)
- -30- (2008) ... (creator) / (head writer) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Late Editions (2008) ... (creator) / (head writer) / (story by)
- Clarifications (2008) ... (creator) / (head writer) / (story by)
- Took (2008) ... (creator) / (head writer) / (story by)
- The Dickensian Aspect (2008) ... (creator) / (head writer) / (story by)
 2007 The Wire: The Chronicles (TV Series) (characters)
  The Corner (TV Mini Series) (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood" - 6 episodes, 2000) (written by - 5 episodes, 2000)
- Everyman's Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
- Corner Boy Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
- Dope Fiend Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
- Fran's Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood")
- DeAndre's Blues (2000) ... (book "The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood") / (written by)
  Homicide: Life on the Street (TV Series) (based upon the book by - 122 episodes, 1993 - 1999) (teleplay by - 7 episodes, 1994 - 1997) (staff writer - 7 episodes, 1996) (story by - 5 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (written by - 3 episodes, 1998 - 1999)
- Forgive Us Our Trespasses (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- The Why Chromosome (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- Lines of Fire (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- Identity Crisis (1999) ... (based upon the book by)
- Self Defense (1999) ... (based upon the book by) / (story by)
  NYPD Blue (TV Series) (story by - 1 episode, 1996) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 1996)
- Hollie and the Blowfish (1996) ... (story by) / (teleplay by)
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Author of "Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets", published in 1991. The book won the 1992 Edgar award for best true crime book. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 3 Interviews | 2 Articles | See more »

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Spouse:

Laura Lippman  (1 child)
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Personal Quote:

[In July 2020] I thought the mere fact that we had elected an African American president twice indicated that a significant plurality-possibly a majority of the country-had become post-racial. And that while there was certainly a residual racial resentment and racial animus, I thought we were in a far different place. I thought the generation that really was holding on to white supremacy was ... See more »

Trivia:

A Former Baltimore Sun crime reporter, David Simon is the author of the book, "The Corner", and is also the creator of both the Baltimore-based show, The Wire (2002), and the inspiration behind the show, Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). Simon's book, "A Year on the Killing Streets", is what the show was based upon.

Simon was known for his in-depth reporting in covering the drug trade in ... See more »

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Often works with many actors from his previous works such as: Clarke Peters, Chris Bauer, Khandi Alexander, Wendell Pierce, James Ransome, Clayton LeBouef, Chris Coy, Michael Kostroff, Gbenga Akinnagbe, Anwan Glover See more »

Star Sign:

Taurus

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