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Mike White was born Michael Christopher White on June 28, 1970 in Pasadena, California. He is a writer, director and producer, mostly acknowledged for his award-winning HBO series The White Lotus (2021). He wrote and produced the HBO series Enlightened (2011), and wrote and co-produced Year of the Dog (2007) in which he made his directorial debut.... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 10 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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(2003)
Chuck & Buck Writer
(2000)
Orange County Writer
(2002)
(2021-2022)

Filmography

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 2024 Despicable Me 4 (screenplay) / (written by) (announced)
 2023 Migration (announced)
  The White Lotus (TV Series) (created by - 6 episodes, 2021) (written by - 6 episodes, 2021)
- Departures (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Lotus-Eaters (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Recentering (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Mysterious Monkeys (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
- New Day (2021) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2020 The One and Only Ivan (screenplay by)
  School of Rock (TV Series) (based on the movie written by - 45 episodes, 2016 - 2018) (story by - 1 episode, 2016) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016)
- I Love Rock and Roll: Part 2 (2018) ... (based on the movie written by)
- I Love Rock and Roll: Part 1 (2018) ... (based on the movie written by)
- Photograph (2018) ... (based on the movie written by)
- We Gotta Get Out of This Place (2018) ... (based on the movie written by)
- Surprise, Surprise (2018) ... (based on the movie written by)
 2017 Pitch Perfect 3 (screenplay by)
 2017 Brad's Status (written by)
 2017 The Emoji Movie (screenplay by)
 2017 Beatriz at Dinner (written by)
 2016 Mamma Dallas (TV Movie)
  Enlightened (TV Series) (creator - 18 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (written by - 17 episodes, 2011 - 2013) (story - 1 episode, 2011) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2011)
- Agent of Change (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- No Doubt (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- All I Ever Wanted (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Ghost Is Seen (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Follow Me (2013) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2007/I Year of the Dog (written by)
 2006 Nacho Libre (written by)
  Cracking Up (TV Series) (creator - 12 episodes, 2004 - 2006) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2006) (written by - 1 episode, 2004)
- The Fixer (2006) ... (creator) / (teleplay)
- Pilot (2004) ... (creator)
- Daddy's Home (2004) ... (creator)
- Learning Disability (2004) ... (creator)
- Prom Night (2004) ... (creator)
 2005 Earth to America (TV Special) (segment "writer")
 2003 School of Rock (written by)
  Pasadena (TV Series) (created by - 13 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (written by - 6 episodes, 2001 - 2002)
- Don't It Always Seem to Go? (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A Lie Worth Fighting For (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Truth Hurts (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- A River in Egypt (2002) ... (creator)
- Someone to Talk To (2002) ... (creator)
 2002 The Good Girl (written by)
 2002 Orange County (written by)
  Freaks and Geeks (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes, 2000) (story by - 1 episode, 2000)
- The Little Things (2000) ... (story by)
- Kim Kelly Is My Friend (2000) ... (written by)
- We've Got Spirit (2000) ... (written by)
 2000 Chuck & Buck (written by)
  Dawson's Creek (TV Series) (written by - 8 episodes, 1998 - 1999) (teleplay - 1 episode, 1998)
- Rest in Peace (1999) ... (written by)
- A Perfect Wedding (1999) ... (written by)
- Uncharted Waters (1999) ... (written by)
- Sex, She Wrote (1999) ... (written by)
- Tamara's Return (1998) ... (written by)
 1998 Dead Man on Campus (screenplay)
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Alternate Names:

Whitey Michaels | Mike | Michael White

Height:

5' 9" (1.75 m)

Parents:

White, Lyla | Mel White
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Trivia:

Son of Mel White. Until the early 1990s. Mel White was a speech and ghostwriter for such evangelical, far-right Christian figures as Jerry Falwell, Pat Robertson and Billy Graham. When Mel finally accepted his long-repressed homosexuality, he and his wife, Lyla, divorced amicably and Mel started a gay-rights organization called "Soulforce". Mike's mother, Lyla, later became executive director of ... See more »

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