Sam Esmail - Director & Producer

BY NIHAL BHANDARY Updated on 14 May, 2020

Sam Esmail is an American director, producer and screenwriter

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Birth Name Sam Esmail
Birth Day 09/17/1977
Birth place Hoboken, New Jersey, U.S
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Nationality American
Ethnicity White
Profession Actor, Director, Producer
Husband/Wife Emmy Rossum
College/University New York University, AFI Conservatory
Height 6 feet 4 feet
Eye color Brown
Hair Color Black

Sam Esmail was born on September 17, 1977, in Hoboken, New Jersey, the United States to immigrant parents. Some of his outstanding works include writing and directing Mr. Robot and psychological thriller, Homecoming.

The talented movie director and producer, Sam Esmail's net worth is estimated to be a tremendous amount. Looking at the list of movies he has worked in, one could easily assume that his fortune is quite comfortably six figures.

Sam grew up alongside an older sister and two younger brothers, one of which assisted him in editing work for some movies. Sam Esmail's wife Emmy Rosum tied the knot with him in the year 2017, and the couple has been married ever since.

Net Worth and Source of Income

Looking at his incredibly attractive resume filled with directing, producing, and screenwriting credits, it's no surprise that Sam Esmail's net worth must be a gigantic sum. He must have gathered most of his fortune from his lucrative career in the field of movies and television directing.

Sam Esmail net worth
 

Esmail didn't initially start off as a director to pile his income up. After graduating from New York University with a film and computer science degree, he was keenly interested in hacking ethically. He first worked for an internet start-up company and gathered a good sum. Following that, he founded his own ISP software named Portal Vision. He had raised a whopping $6 million for software, but it quickly became outdated. This did teach Esmail a good deal and sharpened his talent. With the earnings Sam had made, he moved to Los Angeles.

Esmail graduated from the AFI Conservatory with a Master of Fine Arts in Directing. However, he still struggled to find work and tried to work things out by doing odd jobs. He tried to work as an assistant editor for a couple of years and was finally able to establish a career as a post-production supervisor. Even though it was solely for the behind-the-scenes features and television special, it seemed like a big deal to him back then.

All the hard work, money, and sweat had finally paid off. His work included providing assistance to edit episodes of television shows for Lifetime and A&E and stand-up specials for Comedy Central,  HBO's documentary series, Tourgasm, and HBO First Look, and also the making of features of The Fast and the Furious franchise. Not bad for your first directorial job!

Sam Esmail's net worth started to hike up after his amazingly skillful display of directorial talent. Esmail gradually began to receive a career boom, his popularity rose, and his income was gushing over in his bank account.

Film and Television

Esmail's most noteworthy work is in the technological thriller series Mr.Robot as a writer and a producer. He began working on the project in the late 2000s and has stated that the main character in the movie is somewhat relatable to him. This show premiered on the USA Network in June of 2015, and it was a huge hit. His work was critically acclaimed, and Sam Esmail was nominated for two Emmys among numerous other awards.

Sam Esmail work and career

Following the success of his series, he formed his own production company called Esmail Corp and signed an exclusive deal with Universal Content production. This was a massive leap in his career. This production had helped him release two more movies, Homecoming, and Briarpatch. He served as both director and executive producer for the former but only executive producer for the later. Nevertheless, Sam Esmail's movies and tv shows really helped him established himself in the world of directing, producing, and screenwriting.

Awards Won and Future Projects

The amazing work in the television industry has certainly anointed Sam Esmail as one of TV's most in-demand writers. Nonetheless, it doesn't look like Emmy Rossum's husband, Sam Esmail is hitting the wall anytime soon with his career. His most awaited project is Battlestar Galactica. Yes, you heard that right. Esmail is also developing a series for the Battlestar Galactica franchise for NBCU, and we are more than exhilarated. He stated in an interview with THE Hollywood REPORTER:

But the world of Battlestar Galactica is so rich, the mythology is so interesting, that I think there is a lot to pick from and explore.

Some of Esmail's other projects include the production of a movie named Metropolis, based on the 1927 sci-fi classic Metropolis, a movie centered on the Bermuda Triangle. Furthermore, the ensemble comedy False Alarm, written by producers Rob Turbovsky and Matteo Borghese, is also under production.

Sam Esmail earnings

Given Sam Esmail's extraordinary talent and dedication to his career, one can safely conclude that she must have a good amount of awards up his shelve. Some of them are listed below:

Year Ceremony Category
2016 20th Satellite Awards Best Drama Series
2015 25th Gotham Independent Film Awards Breakthrough Series Long Form
2016 73rd Golden Globe Awards Best Television Series Drama
2019 Satellite Awards Best Television Series Drama

A quick glance at the table of Sam Esmail's awards, one can be certain of the talent and potential he is full of. We are sure that all his future projects will broaden Sam's producing platform and help him pile a good amount of fortune.

Wife and Children

Sam Esmail's wife, Emmy Rossum, is a popular actress, director, and song-writer. The couple met on the set of 2014 film Comet  Emmy's husband directed her. Who knew that that would lead to their marriage one day? The adorable pair got engaged after briefly dating for two years. And then in May of 2017, they tied their nuptial knot with sheer joy and happiness.

Sam Esmail wife, kids

The list of guests included Marvel's Ironman, Robert Downey Jr, and Shameless co-stars William H. Macy and Shanola Hampton. Rami Malek, Christian Slater and Carly Chaikin, and Hilary Swank from Mr.Robot were also present to witness the wonderful ceremony.

The adorable couple is living happily, and Sam's Twitter and Instagram is filled with pictures of them. Who knows, maybe they are looking forwarding to welcoming a little kid soon in their family.

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Published on 11 December, 2019

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