Terence Winter

Terence Winter

Date of Birth

Birthday: October 2
Birthplace: New York City, New York

Terence Winter is the co-creator, head writer and executive producer of HBO’s drama series Vinyl. Prior to Vinyl, Winter created, wrote and executive produced HBO's award winning Boardwalk Empire. Prior to that, he was a writer and executive producer of HBO’s The Sopranos, for which he was honored with four Emmy awards, as well as three Writers Guild Awards.

Terence Winter is the co-creator, head writer and executive producer of HBO’s drama series Vinyl. Prior to Vinyl, Winter created, wrote and executive produced HBO's award winning Boardwalk Empire. Prior to that, he was a writer and executive producer of HBO’s The Sopranos, for which he was honored with four Emmy awards, as well as three Writers Guild Awards.

Before joining The Sopranos, Winter had written and produced an eclectic group of television series, including The Great Defender, Xena: Warrior Princess, Sister, Sister and Eddie Murphy’s The PJs. In 2014, he was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay for The Wolf of Wall Street, directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Leonardo DiCaprio.

A native of Brooklyn, Winter received a B.A. from New York University in 1984 and a J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 1988.

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Awards & Nominations

14 Nominations | 4 Emmys
Outstanding Drama Series - 2012
  • Nominee
  • Terence Winter
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • HBO
  • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Drama Series - 2011
  • Nominee
  • Terence Winter, Executive Producer
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • HBO
  • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - 2007
  • Nominee
  • Terence Winter, Writer
  • The Sopranos
  • "The Second Coming"
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Drama Series - 2007
  • Winner
  • Terence Winter, Executive Producer
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - 2006
  • Winner
  • Terence Winter, Written by
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Drama Series - 2006
  • Nominee
  • Terence Winter, Executive Producer
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Drama Series - 2004
  • Winner
  • Terence Winter, Executive Producer
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - 2004
  • Winner
  • Terence Winter, Writer
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - 2004
  • Nominee
  • Terence Winter, Writer
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Drama Series - 2003
  • Nominee
  • Terence Winter, Co-Executive Producer
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - 2003
  • Nominee
  • Terence Winter, Writer
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series - 2001
  • Nominee
  • Terence Winter, Teleplay/Story
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Drama Series - 2001
  • Nominee
  • Terence Winter, Supervising Producer
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
Outstanding Drama Series - 2000
  • Nominee
  • Terence Winter
  • The Sopranos
  • HBO
  • Chase Films and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment
2017 Writers Nominee Reception
Television Academy governor Terence Winter at Story TV: Adventures in Hollywood, presented Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.
Television Academy governors Terence Winter, Alison Binder, and Sharon Lieblein at the Writers nominee reception September 17, 2015, at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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2017 Writers Nominee Reception
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Television Academy Governor Terence Winter speaks at the 2017 Writers Nominee Reception presented by the Television Academy on Monday, Sept. 11, 2017 at the Saban Media Center in the NoHo Arts District in Los Angeles.

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Television Academy governor Terence Winter at Story TV: Adventures in Hollywood, presented Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.
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Television Academy governor Terence Winter at Story TV: Adventures in Hollywood, presented Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at the Television Academy's Wolf Theatre at the Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, California.

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Television Academy governors Terence Winter, Alison Binder, and Sharon Lieblein at the Writers nominee reception September 17, 2015, at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.
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Television Academy governors Terence Winter, Alison Binder, and Sharon Lieblein at the Writers nominee reception September 17, 2015, at the Montage in Beverly Hills, California.

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