Daniel Zelman | Executive Producer, Creator, Writer | Damages on FX
Executive Producer / Creator
Daniel Zelman, Co-Creator and Executive Producer of Damages, has co-authored seven screenplays. Zelman’s first collaboration with the Kesslers was on The Inside, a series the brothers created for FOX. After that, the three re-teamed to create Damages for Sony and FX. This year Zelman made his directorial debut on Damages helming the season’s 5th episode.
Before turning to writing, Zelman received his master of fine arts degree from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts Graduate Acting Program. Zelman went on to appear as an actor in film, television and on-stage in New York, where he acted in many Off- Broadway plays and on Broadway in Tony Kushner’s Angels in America.
Zelman has been nominated for three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe. Most recently, Damages received a 2009 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.
He lives in Los Angeles with his wife, actress Debra Messing, and their son.