George R.R. Martin



George R. R. Martin
  • Birth Name: George Raymond Martin
  • Birth Place: Bayonne, New Jersey, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 09/20/1948, Virgo
  • Profession: Author; screenwriter
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George R.R. Martin Fast Facts:
  • Was valedictorian of his high-school class.
  • As a graduate student, sold his first fiction story (The Hero) to Galaxy Science Fiction magazine.
  • After graduate school, was a VISTA volunteer for two years and then taught journalism at Clarke University in Iowa.
  • Appeared on the Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world in 2011.
  • Writes one script per season for the TV series Game of Thrones, which is based on his fantasy-book series A Song of Ice and Fire.
  • Collects toy knights and other medieval miniatures.
  • Supports the Wild Spirit Wolf Sanctuary in New Mexico.   
  • George R.R. Martin Relationships:
  • Margaret Brady Martin - Mother
  • Parris McBride - Wife
  • Gale Burnick - Ex-wife
  • Darleen Martin Lapinski - Sister
  • Raymond Collins Martin - Father
  • Janet Martin Patten - Sister
  • George R.R. Martin Awards:
  • 2011 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1989 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 2013 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • 1988 Emmy: Outstanding Drama Series - Nominee
  • College:
  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism, Evanston, Illinois, United States (BS, 1970; MS, 1971)

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