David Benioff

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David Benioff was born on September 25, 1970 in New York City, New York, USA as David Friedman. He is a producer and writer, 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. See full bio »

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Won 6 Primetime Emmys. Another 22 wins & 55 nominations. See more awards »


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Game of Thrones Producer
25th Hour Writer
Gemini Man Writer


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  Untitled Carly Wray/Game of Thrones Spin-Off (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
  Untitled Max Borenstein/Game of Thrones Spin-Off (TV Movie) (executive producer) (announced)
  The Chair (TV Series) (executive producer - 6 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.6 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.4 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.3 ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.2 ... (executive producer)
 2021 Metal Lords (executive producer) (post-production)
 2019 Game of Thrones: The Last Watch (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
  Game of Thrones (TV Series) (executive producer - 73 episodes, 2011 - 2019) (producer - 73 episodes, 2011 - 2019)
- The Iron Throne (2019) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- The Bells (2019) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- The Last of the Starks (2019) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- The Long Night (2019) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms (2019) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
 2017 Three Guys with Similar Leather Jackets (Short) (executive producer)
 2006 When the Nines Roll Over (Short) (executive producer)
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Other Works:

Entertainment Weekly (USA): 'Fantasy Face-Off' (pp. 62-63) -- interview of Michel Faber See more »

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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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[on Game of Thrones (2011)] 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.


David and Amanda became the parents of another girl, Molly June Benioff, on April 22, 2010 in New York City. See more »

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