Daniel Zelman is a well-known American multi-talented individual who works as an actor, screenwriter, television producer, and director. Damages, Bloodline, and Fool’s Good are just a few of his cinematic credits.

Early Bio & Education

Daniel, whose full name is Daniel Luke Zelman, was born in Rye, New York, on June 16, 1967, to Jewish American parents. In addition to his brother, Aaron Zelman, who became a writer/producer, he was also the firstborn.

Even though none of his parents worked in the entertainment business, Daniel developed an interest in performing.

He graduated from high school in his hometown and opted to pursue a career in the performing arts. He enrolled at New York City’s Tisch School of the Arts‘ and finished the graduate acting course. Daniel started applying for jobs in cinema and television after graduating from college.

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Body Stats

Daniel is a great guy, standing at 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m or 173 cm). He is 75 kg and weighs 165.35 lbs. Unfortunately, information on his other physical measurements is presently unavailable.

Full NameDaniel Zelman
Date of Birth June 16, 1967
Birth PlaceRye, New York
Age54 (2021)
Father's NameN/A
Mother's NameN/A
Siblings 1
Occupationactor, screenwriter, television producer, and director
Body MeasurementN/A
Height5 feet 11 inches
Weight75 kg
Hair ColorBrown
Eyes ColorGray
Relationship StatusDivorced
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Debra Messing
Net worth 8 million USD

Professional career & Achievements

Zelman made his acting debut in 1993 as “Bruce Abelson” in the “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” episode “Black Tie.” Daniel had to wait two years for his next acting role. He made his cinematic start in the 1995 picture “Let It Be Me,” He played a supporting part. He had a minor part in the film “Milk & Money” the following year.

He made his television debut in 1996 as ‘Dave‘ in two episodes of ‘Ned and Stacey,’ followed by a cameo part in ‘Weird Science‘ and a recurring role in the television film ‘Prison of Secrets.’

He failed to launch his career as an actor, but before retiring, he featured in a tiny role in “What Lies Beneath,” accompanied by a cameo appearance on “The Practice.” He co-produced ‘They Nest,’ a science fiction horror television picture, in 2000. The movie got mixed with negative feedback.

He took a hiatus for a few years before returning to production. He co-created and co-wrote the legal thriller series “Damages” in 2007. The show was a critical and financial triumph right away, lasting five seasons and 59 episodes. The series got nominated for four ‘Emmys,’ as well as a ‘Golden Globe.’ It’s also received several nominations throughout the years.

Daniel got nominated for an Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing of a Drama Series with co-writers Todd A. Kessler and Glenn Kessler for scripting the pilot episode. In addition to conceiving and writing numerous episodes for the series, Daniel also served as the series’ director for two episodes.

Daniel was able to establish himself in the field because of ‘Damages.’ He was the executive producer of the series ‘Bloodline‘ in 2015. He also authored four episodes and directed two. In addition, he worked as a consultant producer on the sitcom “Succession” in 2018.

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Marriage: Debra Messing

In 1990, as a student at New York University‘s Tisch School of the Arts, Daniel Zelman encountered Debra Messing, an actress who was also a student at the time. During the 1990s, the pair dated and married in 2000. In 2004, they welcomed Roman Walker Zelman into the world.

Following 11 years of marriage, the pair announced in December 2011 that they were calling it quits. Debra filed for divorce in June 2012, and it got finalized in March of the following year.

Net worth

Daniel has amassed a sizable fortune as a result of his multi-faceted work. This year, Daniel’s net worth is estimated to be approximately $8 million, close to Andrew Howard’s. In addition, he is a film and television actor, director, screenwriter, and producer.

His profession as a TV producer allows him to make the most money possible. As a result, he has a long list of box office hits under his belt, including Fool’s Gold, Damages, and Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid.

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Social Media Presence

Zelman is not that active on social media platforms except Twitter. However, he occasionally tweets on Twitter.

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