Dmitry Lipkin was born in Moscow but moved to Louisiana at the age of ten as a Russian refugee. Not knowing a word of English, he was tossed butt-ignorant into the world of southern American jewry where he promptly experienced flag football, Hebrew school and crawfish. He learned English by turning into a young, friendless couch potato and watching American TV. After an extraordinarily brief period in college where he planned to major in diplomacy and International Relations, Dmitry luckily discovered writing.
Prior to Hung, Dmitry was the creator and executive producer of FX's The Riches starring Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver. Before that, he was a playwright living in New York City, where he founded The Playwrights' Collective and produced a lot of big plays in small rooms. His work includes "Cranes" (The New Group), "Baton Rouge" (Ensemble Studio Theater), "Moscow Nights" (A Contemporary Theater), and "The Wanderer" (O'Neill Theater Center, The Flea). He's an alumnus of New Dramatists, a Manhattan Theater Club fellow, and holds an MFA from NYU. Dmitry lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Colette, his daughter, Tennessee, and his son Wolf.