Dustin Lance Black

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Date of Birth June 10, 1974
Place of Birth Sacramento, California
Age 46 years old
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Dustin Lance Black

Dustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter, director, film and television producer, and LGBT rights activist. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the biopic Milk. Black is a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights and writer of 8, a staged reenactment of the federal trial that led to a federal court's overturn of California's Proposition 8.

Born: June 10, 1974, Sacramento County, California, US
Citizenship: United States
Alma mater: UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television 1996
Occupation: Screenwriter, film director, film producer
Years active: 2000–present
Notable work: Big Love (2006–09), Milk (2008), 8 (2011), When We Rise (2017)
Board member of: American Foundation for Equal Rights
Children: 1
Awards: Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, 2008 Milk
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About Dustin Lance Black

Screenwriter who won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 2008 film Milk starring Sean Penn. He also wrote the script for the 2011 film J. Edgar and the 2010 film Virginia, which he also directed.

Dustin Lance Black Before Fame

He grew up in a Mormon household and attended film school at UCLA.

Achievement of Dustin Lance Black

He wrote and co-produced five episodes of the HBO series Big Love.

Dustin Lance Black Family Life

He started dating Olympic diver Tom Daley in 2013; they tied the knot in May of 2017. In March 2018, they revealed they were expecting a baby boy via surrogacy. They welcomed a son named Robert in June 2018.

Associations of Dustin Lance Black

Director Gus Van Sant took on his screenplay for the 2008 film Milk.

Information related to Dustin Lance Black

  • LGBT Latter Day Saints
  • Writers from Sacramento, California
  • Writers from San Antonio
  • Best Original Screenplay Academy Award winners
  • Film directors from Texas
  • Independent Spirit Award winners
  • Former Latter Day Saints
  • American expatriates in England
  • UCLA Film School alumni
  • LGBT dramatists and playwrights
  • Writers Guild of America Award winners
  • Television producers from California
  • Film producers from California
  • LGBT people from California
  • American film editors
  • Film directors from California
Latest information about Dustin Lance Black updated on April 17, 2021.

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