Alan Ball

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  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Writer, Producer, Director
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Fast Facts

  • Was greatly affected by witnessing the death of his sister in a car accident when he was 13.
  • Founding member of both the General Nonsense Theater Company in Florida and the Alarm Dog Repertory Theater Company in New York City.
  • Received his first writing job for television after a Hollywood executive saw a production of his play Five Women Wearing the Same Dress.
  • Openly negative about his time writing for the shows Grace Under Fire and Cybill, admitting that his anger from working on the two sitcoms fed his inspiration while writing the Oscar-winning screenplay for American Beauty.

Awards

  • 2003, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2005, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Golden Globe — Best Screenplay - Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2002, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2006, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1999, Oscar — Best Writing (Original Screenplay): Winner
  • 2000, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2000, Writers Guild Awards — Original Screenplay: Winner
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Television Movie: Nominee
  • 2000, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Original Screenplay: Winner

Relationships

  • Mary Ann Ball — Sister
  • Frank Ball — Father
  • Mary Ball — Mother

College

  • Attended Universtiy of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, United States; attended Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida, United States

Details

  • Birth Place: Atlanta, Georgia, United States
  • Profession: Writer, Producer, Director

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