Beau Willimon Wiki Biography
Born Pack Beauregard Willimon on the 26th October 1977, in Alexandria, Virginia USA, Beau is an award-winning screenwriter and playwright, best known to the world for creating the TV drama series “House of Cards” (2013-2017), and has served as total controller for the four seasons, among other endeavors.
Have you ever wondered how rich Beau Willimon is, as of mid- 2017? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Willimon’s net worth is as high as $10 million, an amount earned through his successful career, which started in the early 2000s.
Beau Willimon Net Worth $10 Million
Beau is the son of Henry Pack Willimon and his wife Nancy. His father served in the US Navy as a captain, which meant frequent moves and young Beau lived in San Francisco, California, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and Hawaii, before the Willimon family settled in St. Louis Missouri, when his father retired from Navy and started working as a lawyer.
Beau went to John Burroughs School where he was taught by Jon Hamm at drama classes. He matriculated in 1995, and then enrolled at Columbia Universit, graduating with a BA degree in visual arts in 1999. A year prior, he was a volunteer under Charles Schumer and his Senate campaign, and continued with Hillary Clinton’s 2000 Senate Campaign, then Bill Bradley’s 2000 presidential campaign, and eventually worked for Howard Dean during his 2004 presidential campaign.
Following his college graduation, he was in Tallinn, Estonia, working for the ministry of the interior for the Estonian government. After his stint there ended, he moved to Vietnam and worked for a local cultural magazine and got inspiration for his first screenplay based upon the life of Tomas Vu, a visual art professor at Columbia but whose childhood years were spent in Vietnam, while the Vietnam War was at its height.
Beau returned to the USA and enrolled at Columbia’s School of the Arts, studying under Eduardo Machado, among other playwrights. He thought of himself as the worst in his group, but he learned fast and in 2003 received his MFA in Playwriting. After that he held several odd jobs, such as being a painter’s assistant and set builder, meantime continuing his education in the Julliard School’s Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program, and received the Lila Acheson Wallace Juilliard Playwriting Fellowship and the Lincoln Center Le Compte du Nuoy Award.
His first professional work was created at Julliard; a play entitled “Farragut North”, for which he got inspiration while being a volunteer for Dean’s 2004 presidential campaign. His play hadits premier in 2008 at the Atlantic Theater Company, with John Gallagher, Jr., Olivia Thirlby, and Chis Noth in the lead roles, then other productions, most notable with Chris Pine in the lead role, for which Beau received a nomination for the John Gassner Award by the Outer Critics Circle. His net worth was now well established.
He continued to write plays and in 2008 had two more premiers – “Lower Ninth” and Zusammenburch”, then in 2010 “Spirit Control”, in 2013 “The Parisian Woman”, and his most recent play “Breathing Time” in 2014.
Aside from plays, Beau started writing films, and television series, and in 2011 adapted “The Ides of March”, which starred George Clooney, Paul Giamatti and Philip Seymour Hoffman, for which Beau received an Academy Award nomination in the category Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay, with his helpers, George Clooney and Grant Heslov. The trio was also nominated for the Golden Globe Award in the category Best Screenplay – Motion Picture.
Then in 2012 he adapted the BBC series “House of Cards” for Netflix, and since 2013 has been on air, with stars Robin Wright, Corey Stoll, Kate Mara and others. Also, he received four Primetime Emmy Award nominations and has won a WGA Award. These certainly helped increase further Beau’s net worth.
Most recently, he has been working on developing a series about the first mission to Mars, produced by Hulu and scheduled for release in 2018.
Regarding his personal life, Beau tends to keep his most intimate details, including marital status and number of children, hidden from the public eye; therefore, there is no information about this side of the famous playwright and screenwriter.
|Full Name||Beau Willimon|
|Net Worth||$10 Million|
|Date Of Birth||October 26, 1977|
|Place Of Birth||Alexandria, Virginia USA|
|Parents||Henry Pack Willimon, Nancy Willimon|
|Awards||Writers Guild of America Award for Television: New Series, AACTA International Award for Best Screenplay|
|Nominations||Academy Award for Best Writing Adapted Screenplay, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Dramatic Series, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Drama, Primetime Emmy…|
|Movies||House of Cards, The Ides of March|
|TV Shows||House of Cards|
|1||The creative act is fundamentally a selfish one. We all have our biases, our prejudices, our political views, our agendas as people, but I don’t think that’s why you get up in the morning to bang your head against the wall all day long to try to figure out the irrationality of the human soul.|
|2||Starting out, you have this sophomoric idea that you’re trying to reach people, and what you actually discover is that you’re talking to yourself. The things you are trying to explore are things that you need to explore. To the degree that other people find it entertaining, enlightening, provocative, what have you, that’s a happy byproduct.|
|3||A lot of bad writing focuses on causality. It’s this Freudian psychoanalytical bullshit: ‘What is the A that led to the B?’ And more often than not, the reasons are never explained, or they don’t have identifiable points of origin.|
|Mary Queen of Scots||screenplay pre-production|
|House of Cards||TV Series created for television by – 65 episodes, 2013 – 2017 written by – 23 episodes, 2013 – 2016|
|The Ides of March||2011||play “Farragut North” / screenplay|
|Westerly||2016||Documentary producer post-production|
|House of Cards||2013-2016||TV Series executive producer – 52 episodes|
|Johnny Cash: American Rebel||2015||Documentary executive producer|
|Curt||2015||Documentary short executive producer|
|The Walk Around the World||2015||Documentary executive producer|
|A Master Builder||2013||executive producer|
|The Ides of March||2011||co-producer|
|The Roosevelts: An Intimate History||2014||TV Series documentary advisor – 7 episodes|
|Close Up with the Hollywood Reporter||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|House of Cards: Backstage Politics on the Set of House of Cards||2015||TV Short||Himself|
|On Story||2014-2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Ain’t It Cool with Harry Knowles||2015||TV Series||Himself|
|Lennon or McCartney||2014||Documentary short||Himself|
|The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards||2014||TV Special||Himself – Nominee|
|House of Cards: Line of Succession||2014||Video short||Himself|
|House of Cards: The Direct Address||2014||Video short||Himself|
|House of Cards: Two Houses||2014||Video short||Himself|
|The Writers’ Room||2014||TV Series||Himself|
|The Colbert Report||2014||TV Series||Himself – Guest|
|Charlie Rose||2014||TV Series||Himself – Guest|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||2014||TV Series||Himself – Guest|
|Samsung AACTA Awards||2012||TV Special||Himself – Writer|
|MSN Exclusives||2012||TV Series||Himself|
|2014||WGA Award (TV)||Writers Guild of America, USA||New Series||House of Cards (2013)|
|2013||Gold Derby TV Award||Gold Derby Awards||Drama Episode of the Year||House of Cards (2013)|
|2012||AACTA International Award||AACTA International Awards||Best Screenplay||The Ides of March (2011)|
|2017||PGA Award||PGA Awards||Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama||House of Cards (2013)|
|2016||Primetime Emmy||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Drama Series||House of Cards (2013)|
|2016||PGA Award||PGA Awards||Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama||House of Cards (2013)|
|2015||Primetime Emmy||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Drama Series||House of Cards (2013)|
|2015||PGA Award||PGA Awards||Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama||House of Cards (2013)|
|2015||WGA Award (TV)||Writers Guild of America, USA||Drama Series||House of Cards (2013)|
|2014||Primetime Emmy||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series||House of Cards (2013)|
|2014||Primetime Emmy||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Drama Series||House of Cards (2013)|
|2014||OFTA Television Award||Online Film & Television Association||Best Writing in a Drama Series||House of Cards (2013)|
|2014||PGA Award||PGA Awards||Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama||House of Cards (2013)|
|2014||Screenplay Competition||Screenwriters Choice Awards, Online||Best Television Drama||House of Cards (2013)|
|2014||WGA Award (TV)||Writers Guild of America, USA||Drama Series||House of Cards (2013)|
|2014||WGA Award (TV)||Writers Guild of America, USA||Episodic Drama||House of Cards (2013)|
|2013||Primetime Emmy||Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Drama Series||House of Cards (2013)|
|2012||Oscar||Academy Awards, USA||Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay||The Ides of March (2011)|
|2012||Golden Globe||Golden Globes, USA||Best Screenplay – Motion Picture||The Ides of March (2011)|
|2012||BAFTA Film Award||BAFTA Awards||Best Adapted Screenplay||The Ides of March (2011)|
|2012||COFCA Award||Central Ohio Film Critics Association||Best Adapted Screenplay||The Ides of March (2011)|
|2012||IOMA||Italian Online Movie Awards (IOMA)||Best Adapted Screenplay (Miglior sceneggiatura non originale)||The Ides of March (2011)|