David Mamet Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Akinwalere Olaleye
Dec 08, 2023 By Akinwalere Olaleye
Originally Published on May 18, 2022
Discover some fascinating facts about David Mamet, the famous American playwright.
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About David Mamet

David Mamet was born in Chicago, Illinois, on November 30, 1947.
David Mamet, born David Alan Mamet is a renowned author, film director, and playwright who is best known for his plays like 'Speed-The-Plow' and 'Glengarry Glen Ross'. David Mamet has also received the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for his incomparable contribution to the world of theater.
In addition to that, David Mamet has directed and written some acclaimed feature films like 'The Spanish Prisoner', 'Homicide', and 'House Of Games'. However, David got his largest commercial success from the 2001 film 'Heist'. Apart from that, he has also worked as a screenwriter for the films 'Hannibal', 'Wag The Dog', 'The Untouchables', 'Hoffa', 'The Verdict', and 'The Postman Always Rings Twice'. Before becoming famous as a screenwriter and playwright, David Mamet attended Goddard College, which is located in Plainfield.
Let's explore the brief biography of this famous playwright and film director, including his age, height, net worth, annual income, and best works.

David Mamet's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is David Mamet’s net worth?

David Mamet has led a long and exceptionally successful career both as a screenwriter and film director. He has directed some blockbuster movies, has written some acclaimed plays, and has contributed much to the film industry. It is estimated that as of 2022, his net worth is about $20 million.

How much does David Mamet earn per year?

There is no accurate data available on the internet that confirms the annual earnings of David Mamet.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is David Mamet?

It is said that the playwright has a height of 5 ft 5 in (168 cm).

How old is David Mamet?

As is already mentioned, David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947. So, as of 2022, David Mamet, the playwright, is 74 years old.

Childhood And Education

David Mamet was born David Alan Mamet in the city of Chicago in 1947 to Bernard Morris Mamet and Lenore June Mamet. His father, Bernard, was a labor attorney, while his mother, Lenore, was a teacher. David Mamet has one brother Tony Mamet and one sister Lynn Mamet.
As for his educational background, David Mamet went to Francis W. Parker School, a progressive educational institution based in Chicago. Later, David Mamet enrolled at Goddard College, which is located in Vermont.
Mamet started working at an early age. His first job was that of a busboy at The Second City and London House. After that, Mamet joined Oui magazine, where he worked as an editor. Around this time, David Mamet also worked as an actor and cab driver.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is David Mamet's partner?

When it comes to his personal life, David Mamet has been married twice. His first wife was the renowned actress Lindsay Crouse. The couple exchanged vows in 1977 and stayed together till 1990.
After that, David Mamet met Rebecca Pidgeon, a famous singer, and actress. They got married in 1991 and have been happily together ever since. It is believed that the couple is currently living in Santa Monica, California. David Mamet has four children named Zosia Mamet, Clara Mamet, Willa Mamet, and Noah Mamet.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

David Mamet rose to fame as a playwright with the release of his off-Broadway trio plays, including ‘American Buffalo’ and 'The Duck Variations'.
The next play he wrote was 'Glengarry Glen Ross'. It was written and published in 1983 and got its Broadway revival in 2005. In 2009, another play 'Race', by David Mamet, premiered on Broadway. It featured the likes of David Alan Grier, Richard Thomas, Kerry Washington, and James Spader.

What awards has David Mamet won?

David Alan Mamet has received numerous awards for his prolific career over the years. Some of the most prestigious ones are the New York Drama Critic's Circle Award 1977 for Best American Play for 'American Buffalo', the 1984 Pulitzer Prize for 'Glengarry Glen Ross', and the 1984 New York Drama Critics' Circle Award for 'Glengarry Glen Ross'.

Other Interesting David Mamet Facts And Trivia

  • The American playwright has four children, namely Zosia, a famous actress; Willa, a renowned photographer; Noah, and Clara. He has Zosia and Willa with Lindsay Crouse and Noah and Clara with Rebecca Pidgeon.
  • Even though David Mamet was born in Chicago, he completed his college education at Goddard College, located in Plainfield.
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David Mamet Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

David Mamet

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168 cm

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Child Star?



Playwright, Filmmaker, Author


Chicago Public Library Foundation

Net Worth



Rebecca Pidgeon


Lenore June Mamet, Bernard Morris Mamet


Lynn Mamet, Tony Mamet
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Written by Akinwalere Olaleye

Bachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

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Akinwalere OlaleyeBachelor of Arts specializing in English Literature

As a highly motivated, detail-oriented, and energetic individual, Olaleye's expertise lies in administrative and management operations. With extensive knowledge as an Editor and Communications Analyst, Olaleye excels in editing, writing, and media relations. Her commitment to upholding professional ethics and driving organizational growth sets her apart. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from the University of Benin, Edo State. 

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