Matthew Weiner

  • Birth Place: Baltimore, Mayland, United States
  • Profession: Writer, Producer
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Fast Facts

  • Dabbled in stand-up comedy while at Wesleyan University.
  • Studied philosophy, literature and history in college.
  • Wrote the pilot for Mad Men while writing for the sitcom Becker.
  • Served as an executive producer and writer on The Sopranos.
  • His pilot for Mad Men was rejected by both HBO and Showtime; eventually AMC picked up the show as their first scripted drama series.

Awards

  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Episodic Drama: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2004, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2011, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Winner
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2007, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2019, Producers Guild Awards — David L. Wolper Award for Outstanding Producer of Long-Form Television: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Writers Guild Awards — Episodic Drama: Nominee

Relationships

  • Arlo Weiner — Son
  • Marten Holden Weiner — Son
  • Ellis Weiner — Son
  • Linda Brettler — Wife
  • Charles Weiner — Son
  • Allison Hope Weiner — Sister

College

  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, Connecticut, United States (BA, 1987); University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States (MFA)

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