D.B. Weiss

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  • Birth Name: Daniel Brett Weiss
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Screenwriter
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Fast Facts

  • Met his Game of Thrones writing partner David Benioff while they were both pursuing master's degrees in Irish literature at Trinity College in Dublin.
  • Worked for National Geographic Films after graduate school.
  • Published a fantasy novel titled Lucky Wander Boy in 2003.
  • Made his directorial debut in 2014 during the fourth season of Game of Thrones.

Awards

  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Winner
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2017, Writers Guild Awards — Episodic Drama: Nominee
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Episodic Drama: Nominee
  • 2017, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee
  • 2018, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Leo — Son
  • Hugo — Son
  • Andrea — Wife
  • Laurie Weiss — Mother
  • Michael Weiss — Father

College

  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, United States (1993); Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (MPhil in Irish Literature); The University of Iowa, Writers' Workshop, Iowa City, Iowa, United States (MFA in Fiction Writing)

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  • Birth Name: Daniel Brett Weiss
  • Birth Place: Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Profession: Screenwriter

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