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Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black was born on June 10, 1974 in Sacramento, California, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for Milk (2008), J. Edgar (2011) and My Life with Count Dracula (2003). He has been married to Tom Daley since May 6, 2017. See full bio »

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Milk Writer
J. Edgar
J. Edgar Writer
When We Rise
When We Rise Writer


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  When We Rise (TV Mini-Series) (created by - 4 episodes, 2017) (written by - 2 episodes, 2017) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2017)
- Night III: Parts IV and V (2017) ... (creator)
- Night II: Parts II and III (2017) ... (creator) / (teleplay by - Part II)
- Night IV: Part VI and VII (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Night I: Part I (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2015 The Text (Short)
 2012 8 (Video)
 2011 J. Edgar (written by)
 2010 Virginia (written by)
  Big Love (TV Series) (executive story editor - 12 episodes, 2007) (staff writer - 8 episodes, 2006) (written by - 4 episodes, 2006 - 2007) (story - 1 episode, 2009) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2009)
- Empire (2009) ... (story) / (teleplay)
- Oh, Pioneers (2007) ... (executive story editor) / (written by)
- Take Me as I Am (2007) ... (executive story editor)
- The Happiest Girl (2007) ... (executive story editor)
- Circle the Wagons (2007) ... (executive story editor)
 2008/I Milk (written by)
 2008 Pedro (screenplay) / (story)
 2000 Something Close to Heaven (Short)
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Other Works:

He acted in his play, "8," in an American Contemporary Theatre production in San Francisco, California with Luke MacFarlane, Holland Taylor, Patricia Wettig, Neil Giuliano, Cleve Jones, Jonathan Moscone, and John A. Perez in the cast. See more »

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Alternate Names:

L. Black | Lance Black

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Personal Quote:

[on J. Edgar (2011)] I try not to consider casting when I'm writing - especially a biopic like this, when I don't have the opportunity to meet the real guy. It's enough work to try and figure out who he was and get a handle on how he might've been, how he might've talked, the things he might have been thinking, his behavior - you know, all that's tough enough.


Longtime best friend of Drew Kuhse. See more »

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