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Alan Ball (I)


Alan Ball was born on May 13, 1957 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA as Alan E. Ball. He is a producer and writer, known for American Beauty (1999), Six Feet Under (2001) and True Blood (2008). See full bio »

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Won 1 Oscar. Another 16 wins & 33 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

American Beauty
American Beauty Producer
(1999)
Six Feet Under
Six Feet Under Producer
(2001-2005)
True Blood
True Blood Producer
(2008-2014)
Towelhead
Towelhead Producer
(2007)

Filmography

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 2018 Here and Now (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes) (pre-production)
- Episode #1.10 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.9 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2013-2015 Banshee (TV Series) (executive producer - 20 episodes)
- The Fire Trials (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Homecoming (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Evil for Evil (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Ways to Bury a Man (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Armies of One (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2015 Virtuoso (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2008-2014 True Blood (TV Series) (executive producer - 80 episodes)
- Thank You (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Love Is to Die (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Almost Home (2014) ... (executive producer)
- May Be the Last Time (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Karma (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2010 All Signs of Death (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 True Blood: Webisodes (TV Series short) (executive producer)
 2007 Towelhead (producer)
 2001-2005 Six Feet Under (TV Series) (executive producer - 63 episodes)
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Static (2005) ... (executive producer)
- All Alone (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Ecotone (2005) ... (executive producer)
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... (executive producer)
 2001 The Parlor (Short) (executive producer)
 1999 Oh, Grow Up (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Duckboy Flies Again (1999) ... (executive producer)
- The Parent Trap: Part 2 (1999) ... (executive producer)
- The Parent Trap: Part 1 (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Himbo (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Hunter's Metamorphosis (1999) ... (executive producer)
 1999 American Beauty (co-producer)
  Cybill (TV Series) (co-executive producer - 24 episodes, 1997 - 1998) (co-producer - 24 episodes, 1995 - 1996) (supervising producer - 17 episodes, 1996 - 1997)
- Ka-Boom! (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
- Cybill in the Morning (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
- Don Gianni (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
- Daddy (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
- Farewell, My Sweet (1998) ... (co-executive producer)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 4 Interviews | 3 Articles | See more »

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

On his early TV career: "The shows I were on were all about serving the star's egos. I had this free-floating rage... It's factory work. I had no emotional connection with what I was writing." See more »

Trivia:

He had an older sister who died in a car accident the year he was 13. See more »

Trademark:

Characters often deal with themes of death

Star Sign:

Taurus

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