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Fast Facts

  • Was inspired to write by his second-grade teacher, the mother of playwright-actor Sam Shepard.
  • Won an Independent Spirit Award in 2002 for his Good Girl screenplay.
  • Wrote the screenplay for 2003's School of Rock with his friend and former neighbor Jack Black in mind for the lead.
  • Made his directorial debut in the 2007 comedy Year of the Dog.
  • Is a fan of reality TV and was a contestant on The Amazing Race alongside his father in 2009 and 2011.


  • 2001, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature under $500,000: Winner
  • 2008, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee


  • Lyla White — Mother
  • Erinn White — Sister
  • Mel White — Father


  • Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (1992)


  • Birth Name: Michael White
  • Birth Place: Pasadena, CA
  • Birthday: June 28, 1970, Cancer
  • Profession: Screenwriter, Actor, Reality-show contestant, Director
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