David Mamet is an American playwright, film director, screenwriter, and author who has worked in entertainment since 1976 to date. He initially started his career in writing theatre plays. Likewise, he is mainly known for his sports like ‘Sexual Perversity in Chicago,’ ‘American Buffalo,’ ‘Glengarry Glen Ross,’ and many more. He is also famous for his witty and clever writing, dialogue. David is also the recipient of the prestigious award Pulitzer Prize.

Moreover, he has also directed and wrote various films like ‘Heist’ in 2001, ‘The Untouchables’ in 1987, ‘Hannibal’ in 2001, and many more. He also published his first writing, named ‘Writing in Restaurants’, in 1986. This book is a collection of essays. Overall, David has received various nominations and awards for writing in theatre plays, film, and television.

Quick Info
Full NameDavid Alan Mamet
ProfessionPlaywright, film director, screenwriter, and author
Birth DateNovember 30, 1947
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, United States
Parents NameBernard Morris Mamet
Lenore June
Spouse Lindsay Crouse (1977–1990)
Rebecca Pidgeon (1991-Present)
Net Worth 2021$20 million
Height5 feet and 6 inches (168cm/1.68m)
Weight56 kg (123lbs)
Star SignSagittarius

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David Alan Mamet was born on November 30, 1947, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He was born to a Jewish household family, to his father Bernard Morris Mamet, an attorney, and to his mother, Lenore June, a teacher. He is currently 73 years old with a Sagittarius star sign.


David Mamet completed his schooling at Francis W. Parker School in 1963. He then graduated from Goddard College in Plainfield.


David Mamet holds an American nationality, and as per her ethnicity, he is White. He follows Reform Jew (Judaism) as his religious view.

Physical Stats

Besides this, she stands 5 feet and 6 inches (168cm/1.68m) and weighs around 56 kg (123lbs). He has an average body type. Moreover, he has a pair of brown-colored eyes and a salt and pepper hair color.

Personal Life 

David Mamet has married twice in his lifetime to date. He first married actress Lindsay Crouse in 1977. They gave birth to two daughters, Willa, a photographer and singer, and Zosia, an actress. This couple divorced in 1990. He then hitched actress and singer Rebecca Pidgeon in 1991.

This couple parent two children Clara and Noah. David currently lives in Santa Monica, California, with his family. Moreover, David Mamet does not have any official social media accounts.

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David Mamet initially started his career in this entertainment field as a playwright. He first wrote a semi-autobiographical play named ‘Lakeboar’ in 1970. Likewise, he then appeared as a writer in different plays like ‘The Duck Variations’ in 1972, ‘Sexual Perversity in Chicago’ and ‘Squirrels’ in 1974, ‘American Buffalo’ in 1975, and ‘The Water Engine’ in 1976. He is also the writer for ‘A Life in the Theatre,’ ‘The Woods’ in 1977, and ‘Mr. Happiness’ in 1978. Mamet again wrote the revision version of ‘Lakeboat’ in 1980. In 1982, he also wrote the play called ‘Edmond’ and ‘The Frog Prince,’ ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ in 1983. During this time, he also worked in the movies as well. His last three 1980s plays were ‘The Shawl’ in 1985, ‘peed-the-Plow’ in 1988, and ‘Bobby Gould in Hell’ in 1989.

Talking more about his plays, in the 1990s, he is celebrated for his writing in ‘Oleanna’ in 1992, ‘The Cryptogram’ in 1994, ‘The Old Neighborhood’ in 1997, and ‘Boston Marriage’ in 1999. After this, he directly appeared in ‘Faustus’ in 2004. This play was also directed by himself. Similarly, he also wrote two plays, ‘Romance’ and ‘The Voysey Inheritance’ in 2005. David then became a writer of ‘November’ in 2007, ‘Race’ in 2009, ‘The Anarchist’ in 2012, and ‘China Doll’ in 2015. His latest work in plays is ‘The Penitent’ in 2017 and ‘Bitter Wheat’ in 2019.


David Mamet started working in the movies in 1981 and in television in 1987. His debut film scripting is ‘The Postman Always Rings Twice’ that released in 1981. The following year, he again wrote ‘The Verdict,’ which is an adaptation of the novel. Likewise, he then wrote for ‘About Last Night…’ in 1986. David then debuted his directional film ‘House of Games’ in 1987. The same year, he also wrote the crime film ‘The Untouchables’ starring Kevin Costner, Charles Martin Smith, Andy García, Sean Connery, and Robert De Niro. Talking more, he then became a director for movies such as ‘Things Change’ in 1988, ‘Homicide’ in 1991, ‘Oleanna’ in 1994, ‘The Spanish Prisoner’ in 1997, and ‘The Winslow Boy in 1999.

Meanwhile, he also produced the biographical crime film ‘Hoffa’ in 1992. He also wrote the scripts for ‘We’re No Angels’ in 1989, starring Robert De Niro, Sean Penn, and Demi Moore. Moreover, he also wrote ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ in 1992, ‘Vanya on 42nd Street’ in 1994, ‘The Edge’ in 1997, and ‘Ronin’ in 1998. Some of his other film writings were ‘Lakeboat’ in 2000, ‘Hannibal’ in 2001, and ‘Edmond’ in 2005. David’s recent movie work includes ‘Spartan’ in 2004, ‘Redbelt’ in 2008, and ‘Phil Spector’ where he served as director.

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David Mamet has won the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for his role in ‘American Buffalo’ in 1977. He is also the Pulitzer Prize winner and the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ in 1984.

Net Worth of David Mamet

David Mamet earns from his acting career. He has gained massive popularity as well as made a good amount of money. Moreover, he has an estimated net worth of $20 million as of 2021.