David Benioff Biography
David Benioff (born David Friedman but changed his name to take his mother's
maiden name) was born and raised in New York City and attended Dartmouth College
and the University of California at Irvine. His father, Stephen Friedman, is a
former chairman of Goldman Sachs and current Chairman of the United States
President's Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board.
Before the publication of his first novel The 25th Hour, Benioff worked
as a club bouncer and high school English teacher, until his adaptation of
The 25th Hour into a feature film directed by Spike Lee led to a new new
career as a screenwriter, including the screenplays for "The Kite Runner".
Stories from his critically acclaimed collection When the Nines Roll Over
appeared in Best New American Voices and The Best Nonrequired American
Reading. His latest novel is City of Thieves. He lives in Los Angeles
with his wife, Amanda Peet, and daughter.
This biography was last updated on 08/26/2011.
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