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Nic Pizzolatto


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 screenwriting in 2010. His fiction has been translated ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

True Detective
(2014-2019)
The Magnificent Seven
(2016)
The Killing
The Killing Writer
(2011)
Galveston
Galveston Writer
(2018)

Filmography

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  True Detective (TV Series) (written by - 24 episodes, 2014 - 2019) (created by - 17 episodes, 2014 - 2019) (creator - 7 episodes, 2014)
- Episode #3.8 (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #3.7 (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #3.5 (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #3.6 (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Episode #3.3 (2019) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2018 Galveston (novel)
 2016 The Magnificent Seven (screenplay)
 2011 The Killing (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Orpheus Descending (2011) ... (written by)
- What You Have Left (2011) ... (written by)
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 2014-2015 True Detective (TV Series) (executive producer - 16 episodes)
- Omega Station (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Black Maps and Motel Rooms (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Church in Ruins (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Other Lives (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Down Will Come (2015) ... (executive producer)
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 2014 True Detective (TV Series)
Bartender
- Who Goes There (2014) ... Bartender
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 2017 Cinéma by... Albert Dupontel (TV Movie documentary)
 2014 The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (TV Special)
Himself - Nominee
 2013 Making True Detective (TV Movie documentary)
Himself - Executive Producer / Writer
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Personal Details

Official Sites:

Official Site

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'd already been reading Emil Cioran for years and consider him one of my all-time favorite and, oddly, most nourishing writers. As an aphorist, Cioran has no rivals other than perhaps Nietzsche, and many of his philosophies are echoed by Ligotti. But Ligotti is far more disturbing than Cioran, who is actually very funny. In exploring these philosophies, nobody I've read has expressed the idea of... See more »

Trivia:

His parents are attorney Nick Pizzolatto Jr. (Jennings, LA) and Sheila Sierra Pizzolatto (Sulphur, LA). See more »

Star Sign:

Libra

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