American novelist, screenwriter, and TV producer who most notably co-created the hit HBO show Game of Thrones.
He changed his name from Friedman to Benioff.
He wrote Troy (2009) and the screenplay for The Kite Runner (2007).
He married actress Amanda Peet in 2006. The couple had three children: Frances, Molly and Henry.
He wrote for the show Game of Thrones, which starred actor Peter Dinklage.