Richard Plepler & Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, May 2012
|Born||1960 (age 57–58)|
|Known for||Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of HBO|
Plepler was born to a Jewish family, the eldest of two brothers and raised in Manchester, Connecticut. His parents were active in Democratic politics. His father was a trial lawyer. He graduated from Franklin & Marshall College.
Plepler studied government in college and then moved to Washington in 1981 and worked for Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd.
Plepler later moved to New York City in 1984 where he opened a public relations firm and produced a series of interviews for The Atlantic magazine and a documentary on Israel and the Palestinian conflict. In 2007, he was appointed as co-president of HBO with Michael Lombardo during which HBO released Game of Thrones, True Blood, Boardwalk Empire, and The Newsroom and Strike Back.
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