British author, screenwriter and producer, Jesse David Armstrong was born December 13, 1970 in Oswestry, Shropshire in England.
Prior to studying American Studies at the University of Manchester and spending a year abroad in Mass achusetts, he attended a comprehensive school in Oswestry.
He started working as a researcher for Labour MP Doug Henderson in 1995, originally for free. He also provided political advice to Rory Bremner's producing firm at the same time. Later, he employed himself as a painter and decorator.
Armstrong lived with Sam Bain during his last year at the University of Manchester, where they first met. After graduating and having both moved to London, they started writing together.
Armstrong and Bain began their writing careers by contributing to the children's programs The Queen's Nose and My Parents Are Aliens as well as the sketch show Smack the Pony on Channel 4.
Later, they went on to write and produce Peep Show, The Old Guys on BBC One, Fresh Meat on Channel 4, and Babylon on Channel 4.
Additionally, they contributed to That Mitchell and Webb Sound on BBC Radio 4 and That Mitchell and Webb Look on BBC Two, both of which starred David Mitchell and Robert Webb, the two principal characters of Peep Show.
Several writing honors have been bestowed upon Peep Show, including a BAFTA for Best Situation Comedy in 2008. Armstrong and Bain have collaborated on the writing of two movies to date: the comedy Magicians from 2007 and the 2010 satire Four Lions about terrorism with Chris Morris.
At the 2010 British Comedy Awards, Armstrong and Bain were presented with the Writers' Guild of Great Britain Award. Armstrong and Bain were both listed on the ‘Hot 100' list of the most prominent figures in UK television in 2012, published by the TV industry publication Broadcast.
Armstrong and Bain co-created the comedy series Bad Sugar for Channel 4 in 2012, which stars Olivia Colman, Julia Davis, and Sharon Horgan and is a parody of Dynasty-style soap operas.
Babylon, a comedy-drama on Channel 4 that Armstrong co-created with Danny Boyle, Robert Jones, and Sam Bain, was released in 2014. Armstrong co-authored the pilot with Sam Bain and penned the first and last of the first six episodes.
Armstrong co-wrote the first three seasons of the BAFTA-winning BBC Four comedy The Thick of It and its 2009 feature spinoff In the Loop with Armando Iannucci, Simon Blackwell, and Tony Roche.
In The Loop won Best British Screenplay at the 2009 Evening Standard British Film Awards and was nominated for the 2009 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay.
Armstrong co-wrote an episode of the HBO comedy series Veep, which is set in the vice-president's office in the United States, with the writers of The Thick of It.
Armstrong published a column in The Guardian titled “Malcolm Tucker's election briefing – as dictated to Jesse Armstrong” prior to the 2010 UK general election.
With Chris Henchy and Adam McKay, Armstrong was reportedly working on a biopic of Republican Party strategist Lee Atwater in 2010.
It was announced in October 2011 that Michael Winterbottom would be helming Armstrong's film adaptation of Richard DiLello's book The Longest Cocktail Party, which chronicles the establishment of The Beatles' record label Apple Records and the making of their final album Let It Be.
It was revealed in February 2016 that Winterbottom had left the project, making the movie's future questionable.
Armstrong penned the episode “The Entire History of You” of Charlie Brooker's anthology television show Black Mirror. Since then, Robert Downey Jr. has acquired the rights to adapt the script for a future movie.
Succession, an American drama series created by Armstrong and executive-produced by Adam McKay and Will Ferrell, was picked up by HBO for a full season in 2017.
Jesse Armstrong Net Worth: How Much Jesse Armstrong Worth?
Armstrong has an estimated net worth to be about $16 million.