David Simon Biography, Net Worth, Age, Height, Weight, Girlfriend, Family, Fact, and More

David Simon

American novelist, journalist, screenwriter, and producer David Judah Simon is best recognized for his work on The Wire (2002–08). He spent twelve years working for The Baltimore Sun City Desk, co-authored The Corner: A Year in the Life of an Inner-City Neighborhood with Ed Burns, and penned Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets.

David Simon’s Biography And Net Worth

Net Worth                       $15 million
Full Name                        David Judah Simon
Birth Date                        February 9, 1960
Age                                    62 years
Birthplace                        Washington, D.C, U.S.
Profession                       Author, journalist, screenwriter, producer
Spouses                            Kayle Tucker (div), Laura Lippman ​
David Simon

David Simon Early Life

Simon was born on February 9, 1960, in Washington, D.C and he is the son of Bernard Simon, a former journalist and public relations director, and Dorothy Simon. His father worked at the school newspaper, “The Tattler,” at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Maryland, where Simon attended. He later enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park, where he wrote for the student newspaper “The Diamondback” and later served as its editor.

David Simon Career Beginnings

Simon joined “The Baltimore Sun” as a police reporter after finishing college. The article he wrote on a University of Maryland scandal involving Lefty Driesell, who allegedly threatened a girl who accused one of his players of sexual misbehavior, caught the attention of the newspaper. The newspaper hired Simon to cover the city’s crime beat after being impressed with the article. Simon served as the writer’s union’s captain; a post he held throughout a strike that occurred in 1987 as a result of benefits reductions. After the strike was finished, Simon remained dissatisfied and started looking for an excuse to take a leave of absence.

David Simon Success

The book “Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets,” which was published in 1991, was ultimately the consequence of this period of his hiatus. The book was lauded by The Associated Press and magazines like “Newsday” and won the 1992 Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime Book. The award-winning television series “Homicide: Life on the Street,” which ran from 1993 to 1999, was produced by Barry Levinson because he was interested in the topic. Throughout the course of the show’s existence, it garnered numerous prizes, and Simon received numerous WGA Awards for his writing. Then, in 2000, Simon co-wrote and produced a six-hour HBO television miniseries based on “The Corner.”

The debut of “The Wire’s” first season took place on June 2, 2002, and reviews from critics were mainly favorable. For their work on the fifth and final season of the program, Simon and the writing team were nominated for the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Dramatic Series. Additionally, he contributed to “The Plot Against America” in 2020 and “We Own This City,” a miniseries that chronicles the growth and fall of the Gun Trace Task Force of the Baltimore Police Department.

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David Simon Wife

Simon wed graphic designer Kayle Tucker in 1991 and they had a son together, but their marriage failed. Simon wed Laura Lipman, a best-selling author from Baltimore and a former reporter for “The Baltimore Sun,” in 2006, and in 2010, they had a daughter together.

David Simon’s Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $15 million as of 2022 earned from his bright Career.

David Simon Height & Weight

Height                       5’10”
Weight                        67kg
Eye Color                    Blue
Hair Color                   Bald


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