Sam Esmail

Sam Esmail

Highest Rated: 80% Risk (2016)

Lowest Rated: 44% Comet (2014)

Birthday: Sep 17, 1977

Birthplace: Hoboken, New Jersey, USA

Writer-producer Sam Esmail created the cyberpunk thriller series "Mr. Robot" (USA Network, 2015- ), which won over critics and audiences alike with its paranoid tone and prescient depiction of an underground society of hackers with access to private, government and corporate secrets. Born September 17, 1977 in Hoboken, New Jersey, Esmail studied at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts before earning his master's degree from the American Film Institute Conservatory. He relocated to Hollywood in the late 2000s and worked in post-production, most notably for "HBO First Look" (1992- ) while writing screenplays. Two of these scripts - "Sequels, Remakes & Adaptations" and "Norm the Movie" - were included on the Black List, which compiled unproduced screenplays that caught the attention of production companies and financiers. Esmail made his feature film debut as writer and director on "Comet" (2014), an offbeat look at a lengthy relationship between two mismatched individuals. The following year, Esmail ventured into television with "Mr. Robot," a critically acclaimed psychological drama-thriller about an mentally unstable young man who joins a group of anarchist computer hackers. "Mr. Robot" was so well received by critics during early previews that USA renewed the series for a second season before its first season had aired on television.




80% 52% Risk Executive Producer $197.6K 2016
44% 53% Comet Director,
- 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Deep Down in Florida Director - 2004


89% 71% Gaslit Executive Producer 2022
87% 67% Angelyne Executive Producer 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet SYFY @ The 'Con Executive Producer 2020
79% 64% Homecoming Executive Producer,
2018 2020
79% 86% Briarpatch Director 2020
94% 93% Mr. Robot Executive Producer 2015-2017 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2016 2019
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018