David Simon

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Birthday
9, 1960
Birthplace
Washington, DC
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
9, 1960 (age 58)
Birthplace
Washington, DC

About

Screenwriter best known for creating the critically-acclaimed HBO series The Wire. He also created the HBO series Treme and wrote the HBO miniseries Generation Kill and Show Me a Hero.

Before Fame

He wrote for University of Maryland's publication, The Diamondback, while in college.

Trivia

He worked as a crime reporter for The Baltimore Sun for over a decade, where he started acquiring many of the stories that he would later use in The Wire.

Family Life

He was married to Kayle Tucker from 1991 to 1998 and in 2008, he married Laura Lippman. He has a son named Ethan and a daughter named Georgia.

Associated With

His cast on The Wire included Dominic West, Idris Elba, Sonja Sohn and Michael Kenneth Williams.