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Alan Ball Birthday Highlights

Birth Name
Alan Erwin Ball
Place Of Birth
Marietta, USA
66 years old
Birth Date
May 12 1957

Alan Ball Facts

Child Star?
Writer, Producer, Director
Education & Qualifications
Florida State University
Net Worth
Current Partner
Peter Macdissi
Frank, Mary Ball
Mary Ann

About Alan Ball

Alan Erwin Ball is a television, film, stage writer, and producer from the United States.

The script of 'American Beauty' was written by Alan Ball. Alan Ball got an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay.

Alan Ball also developed the television shows 'Six Feet Under' and 'True Blood'. Alan ball had received an Emmy and prizes from the Writers Guilds of America. He has been awarded by the Directors Guilds of America and Producers Guilds of America. For Cinemax's 'Banshee', Alan Ball has worked as an executive producer. In addition, he directed the picture 'Uncle Frank'. He had written it as well.

Alan Ball's Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Alan Ball's net worth?

Alan Ball has a net worth of $30 million.

How much does Alan Ball earn per year?

Alan Ball earns a handsome amount from his work as an American writer. Ball is also known for working as a story editor and screenwriter for TV series.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Alan Ball?

Alan Ball is 6ft (183 cm) tall.

How old is Alan Ball?

Alan Ball, born May 13, 1957, is 65 years old in 2022. His zodiac sign is Taurus.

Childhood And Education

Alan Ball was born in Marietta, Georgia. His father was Frank, and his mother was Mary Ball. His father was an aircraft inspector, and his mother was a housewife. When Ball was 13, his elder sister died in a car accident. He was on the side seat at the time. Alan Ball went to Marietta High School. Then he attended the University of Georgia and Florida State University for college. Ball earned a bachelor's degree in theater arts from Florida State University in 1980.

Alan Ball began working as a playwright after graduation. He was working with the General Nonsense Theater Company. Though he has never discussed his personal life on social media.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Alan Ball dating?

Alan Ball is openly homophile and a member of the LGBT community. Alan is dating a Lebanese actor named Peter Macdissi.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

Alan Ball began his career as a writer on the situation comedy 'Grace Under Fire' and 'Cybill'. He was also the story editor. Ball has written three films, including 'American Beauty' in 1999, 'Towelhead' in 2007, and 'Uncle Frank' in 2020. He was producer and director for the same. Alan Ball also created, wrote, and produced the HBO drama shows 'Six Feet Under' and 'True Blood'. True Blood's first five seasons were directed by Ball.

In 2010, Alan Ball began work on 'All Signs of Death', a television version of Charlie Huston's execution noir novel 'The Mystic Arts of Erasing All Signs of Death'. HBO canceled production on the project in December, following many pre-production months. Ball also served as an executive producer on the Cinemax series 'Banshee'.

HBO announced in July 2016 that 'Here and Now' had started. This was a work by Ball. The sitcom starred Tim Robbins along with Holly Hunter. Only after 10 episodes was it discontinued in April 2018. Ball was the screenwriter for 'In The Game'.

Charity Work

Alan Ball is a homophile. Ball has been described as a strong voice for the LGBT community. He was included in Out magazine's annual list of the 100 most amazing LGBT men and women in 2008.

What awards has Alan Ball won?

Alan Ball has won critical acclaim and several honors and nominations for his work throughout his career in television and cinema, including an Academy Awards, an Emmy, a Golden Globe, and prizes from the Writers, Director, and Producers Guilds.

In 2000 Ball won Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for 'American Beauty'. The same year he won Golden Globe Award for Best Screenplay-Motion Picture for 'American Beauty'. In 2000 he also won the Writers Guild of America Award for Best Original Screenplay again for 'American Beauty'. In 2002, Ball won the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in a Drama Series for 'Six Feet Under'. The same year, Ball won Emmy Award for Outstanding Director in a Drama Series for 'Six Feet Under'. In 2004 Ball won the Producers Guild of America Award for Dramatic Series as a producer of 'Six Feet Under'.

Other Interesting Alan Ball Facts And Trivia

  • In various interviews, Ball has emphasized his Buddhist faith and how it has inspired his filmmaking.
  • Ball remarked on the plastic bag sequence in American Beauty in an interview with, saying: 'I had a run-in with a plastic bag! And, unlike Ricky, I didn't have a video camera... There is a Buddhist concept of the amazing amid the commonplace, and I believe we live in a culture that discourages us from looking for it'.
  • Ball has also stated how his Buddhist beliefs influenced themes in both 'Six Feet Under' and 'True Blood', to which he has made significant contributions.

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