Alan Ball (screenwriter)

American screenwriter, director, and producer

Alan Erwin Ball (born May 13, 1957)[1] is an American writer, movie director and producer. He was born in Atlanta, Georgia and is openly gay.[2]

Alan Ball

Ball wrote American Beauty, for which he won an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award. He created, wrote and produced Six Feet Under (for which he won an Emmy Award) and True Blood.


  1. "Ball, Alan". Current Biography Yearbook 2011. Ipswich, MA: H.W. Wilson. 2011. pp. 36–40. ISBN 9780824211219.
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