Vince Gilligan

  • Celebrity
  • Birth Name: George Vincent Gilligan Jr.
  • Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: Writer, Director, Producer

Fast Facts

  • Lived with his mother and his brother following his parents' divorce in 1974.
  • Started dabbling with film making in elementary school after his art teacher gave him a Super 8 camera.
  • Made his first film, Space Wreck, when he was 12.
  • Claimed first prize at a film competition at the University of Virginia when he was 13.
  • Earned a scholarship to the Interlochen Arts Academy, a prestigious boarding school in Michigan, and spent eighth grade there.
  • After graduating from NYU, he won the Virginia Governor's Screenwriting Competition for a script titled Home Fries, which later became a full-length film.
  • Became a protégé of Rain Man producer Mark Johnson, who helped Gilligan become a writer for The X-Files.
  • Pitched Breaking Bad to several networks and was continuously rejected before AMC signed it.
  • A certified free-fall skydiver.

Awards

  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Episodic Drama: Winner
  • 2017, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Winner
  • 2009, Writers Guild Awards — Episodic Drama: Winner
  • 2011, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — New Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2011, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Writers Guild Awards — Episodic Drama: Winner
  • 2010, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee
  • 2014, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Winner
  • 2013, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Winner
  • 2012, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Winner
  • 2017, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee
  • 2017, Writers Guild Awards — Episodic Drama: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2010, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner
  • 2009, Writers Guild Awards — New Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Producers Guild Awards — Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: Nominee
  • 2014, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Winner
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, BAFTA Television Awards — Best International: Winner
  • 2013, Directors Guild of America Awards — Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series: Winner
  • 2011, Writers Guild Awards — Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Drama Series: Winner

Relationships

  • George Vincent Gilligan Sr. — Father
  • Patrick Gilligan — Brother
  • Holly Rice — Significant Other
  • Gail Gilligan — Mother

College

  • New York Univeristy, Tisch School of the Arts, New York, New York, United States (1989)

Details

  • Birth Name: George Vincent Gilligan Jr.
  • Birth Place: Richmond, Virginia, United States
  • Profession: Writer, Director, Producer