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Alan Ball is an American writer, director and producer who is known for writing the acclaimed film American Beauty and creating the HBO series True Blood starring Anna Paquin. He also wrote the films Towelhead and Uncle Frank. He also created Here and Now, Six Feet Under and Banshee. He won awards for American Beauty and True Blood. See full bio »

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American Beauty Producer
(1999)
Six Feet Under Producer
(2001-2005)
True Blood Producer
(2008-2014)
Uncle Frank Producer
(2020)

Filmography

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 2020 Uncle Frank (producer)
 2018 Here and Now (TV Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- It's Here (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Dream Logic (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Yes (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Wake (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Fight, Death (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2017 The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2015 Virtuoso (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)
 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)
 2012 The American Tetralogy (Video short) (producer)
 2010 All Signs of Death (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2010 True Blood: Webisodes (TV Series short) (executive producer)
 2007 Towelhead (producer)
  Six Feet Under (TV Series) (executive producer - 63 episodes, 2001 - 2005) (producer - 63 episodes, 2001 - 2005)
- Everyone's Waiting (2005) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- Static (2005) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- All Alone (2005) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- Ecotone (2005) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
- Singing for Our Lives (2005) ... (executive producer) / (producer - showrunner)
 2001 The Parlor (Short) (executive producer)
 1999 Oh, Grow Up (TV Series) (executive producer - 13 episodes)
- Goodwill Hunter (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Baby It's Cold Outside (1999) ... (executive producer)
- Duckboy Flies Again (1999) ... (executive producer)
- The Parent Trap: Part 2 (1999) ... (executive producer)
- The Parent Trap: Part 1 (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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Personal Details

Other Works:

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Publicity Listings:

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

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Parents:

Mary Ball | Frank Ball

Relatives:

Mary Ann Ball (sibling)
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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:

Wrote a play called "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress." It is about bridesmaids avoiding a wedding reception in Knoxville, Tennessee. See more »

Trademark:

Characters often deal with themes of death See more »

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