- 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 Debut Performance: Nominee
- 2008, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee
- 2003, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Winner
- 2001, Independent Spirit Awards — Best First Feature under $500,000: Winner
- 2001, 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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