Macon Blair is an actor, screenwriter, and director from Alexandria, Virginia.
Nominated in 2014 for the Gotham Awards Best Breakthrough Performance for his lead role in Jeremy Saulnier’s Blue Ruin, Macon has also appeared in Saulnier’s other films Green Room and Murder Party. Additional screen credits include Stephen Gaghan’s GOLD, Evan Katz’s Small Crimes (which Macon co-wrote) and Sean Baker’s The Florida Project. He’ll be seen next in Steven Soderbergh’s Logan Lucky.
Macon wrote the screenplay adaptation of William Giraldi’s Hold The Dark which Saulnier will direct as his fourth film. Other writing credits include the upcoming AMC/Fede Alvarez series Furniss, the television adaption of James Robert Baker’s cult novel “Boy Wonder”, and an original horror-noir series, Beholder, currently in development with Studio 8.
In 2016 he wrote and directed his feature debut, I Don’t Feel At Home In This World Anymore, starring Melanie Lynskey and Elijah Wood, and is developing his very elegant and classy second feature, The Shitheads.
He lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife and son.