Alan e. Ball

Alan e. Ball is a screenwriter, director and producer of American television and film. His works among the indent of American Beauty and having created, produced, written and directed the television series Six Feet Under and True Blood.

Biography

Alan Ball was born on May 13, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, son of frank and Mary Ball, an inspector aircraft and a housewife. He attended school in Marietta, Georgia and attended the Georgia University and State University of Florida where she graduated in Theatre in 1980. After college, began working as a screenwriter in the theatre company General Nonsense of Sarasota, Florida.

Alan Ball is openly gay and is considered an important character in the American gay community.

Filmography

Television

Year       Series    Episode                Notes

2008       True Blood          “You’ll be the Death of me”         1 Season, episode 12; Director

“Mine”                 1 Season, episode 3; writer

“The First Taste”               1 Season, episode 2; writer

“Strange Love” 1 Season, episode 1; writer/director

2005       Six Feet Under “Everyone’s Waiting”     5 Season, episode 12; writer/director

2004       “Untitled”           4 Season, episode 12; Director

“Why can’t I Come Up Now?”     4 Season, Episode 4; writer

2003       “I m Sorry, I m Lost”        3 Season, Episode 13; Director

“Nobody Sleeps”             3 Season, Episode 4; writer (with Rick Cleveland)

“Perfect Circles”               3 Season, episode 1; writer

2002       “The Last Time”                2 Season, Episode 13; Director

“Someone else’s Eyes” 2 Season, Episode 9; writer

“In The Game” 2 Season, episode 1; writer

2001       “Knock, Knock”                 1 Season, Episode 13; writer/director

“An Open Book”               1 Season, episode 5; writer

“Pilot”   1 Season, episode 1; writer/director

Movies

Year       Film        Paper

2008       Towelhead         writer/director

1999       American Beauty             writer

Awards and nominations

Awards

* 2000 Oscar for best original screenplay – American Beauty

* 2000 Gold for best screenplay film – American Beauty balloon

* 2000 Award for best original screenplay – American Beauty American writers

* 2002 Directors Guild of America for outstanding directorial achievement by – Six Feet Under award

* 2002 Emmy Award for best directing in a drama series – Six Feet Under

* 2004 Producers of America the best dramatic series – award Six Feet Under

Nominations

* 2000 BAFTA Film award – American Beauty

* 2004 Directors Guild of America for outstanding directorial achievement by – Six Feet Under award

* 2006 Emmy Award for best directing in a drama series – Six Feet Under

* 2006 Emmy Award for outstanding writing in a dramatic series – Six Feet Under