Mike White (Film-maker) Biography : His Full Name is Michael Christopher White he is an American writer, actor, and also a producer. Mike White’s father’s name is James Melville “Mel” White and mother’s name is Lyla Lee who was a fundraising executive.And his father was a former speechwriter, a ghostwriter for religious right figures such as Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson and later in 1994 his father came out as gay.
Mike White won numerous awards, including the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for the 2000 film Chuck & Buck from which he began writing.In 2003, he wrote screen plays for films such as School of Rock and also directed several films that he wrote, such as the 2017 film Brad’s Status.He was the co-creator, executive producer, writer, director and actor of HBO series Enlightened.
Mike White is also known for his appearances in reality television. She competed for two seasons of two popular reality shows, the first being The Amazing Race, and later became a contestant as runner up on survivor. He create, wrote and directed HBO Satire Comedy Anthology Series The White Lotus in 2021.
Personal information :-
|Full Name||Michael Christopher White|
|Nick Name||Mike White|
|DOB||28 june 1970 (Age-52)|
|Birth Place||Pasadena, California, United States|
|Occupation||Actor, writer, producer & director|
|Net worth||$ 8 Million|
Mike White Family Details :-
|Father’s Name||James Melville “Mel” White|
|Mother’s Name||Lyla Lee|
Physical Details :-
|Height||5 feet 9 inch|
Mike White’s Career
- Mike White was a writer as well as a producer, he wrote on Dawson’s Creek and Freaks and Geeks and acted in the films Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl, Orange County, School of Rockand Nacho Libre. In addition, White also starred in The Stepford Wives in 2004 and the 2008 film Smother. In 2000, the Chuck & Buck film was named Best Film by Entertainment Weekly in which white portrays a child who follows his childhood friend. In an interview of The New York Times, Jeff Bridges said that Chuck & Buck’s film was performed by which the Performance of the decade.
- They constantly collaborated with actor and writer Jack Black, and together they started a production company White and Black which closed in 2006. White was not a fan of classic rock, yet he specifically wrote School of Rock so that black could perform his favorite rock music.
- white made his directorial debut in 2007 as himself penned Year of the Dog at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival. And he became a member of the US Dramatic Jury at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival.
- Laura Dern brought Mike White on with HBO in a project that became the series Enlightened, which premiered on October 10, 2011. Dern’s character, Amy Jellicoe, moves to a Hawaiian retreat after her professional life is publicly frowned upon, and is introduced to meditation.
- Mike White had suffered a slump on the job while running an earlier television series from which he learned much and incorporated elements of that experience, as well as his exploration of Buddhist meditation, into the plot of the new series. White wrote all the episodes of both the first and second seasons of The Pilot.
- As co-writer, White screenplayed the computer animation film The Emoji Movie, for which he received the Golden Raspberry Award. Apart from this, he also wrote and directed the film Brad’s Status in 2017.
- In 2021, The White Lotus was created, written, directed by Mike White which was a satirical limited series for HBO. Apart from this, in February 2022, he also announced the upcoming two films of Universal Pictures and Illumination, the first is the original comedy Migration whose release date is June 30, 2023, and the second Despicable Me whose release date is given as July 23, 2024.
His film career started in 1998 with Dead Man on Campus, after which White did many famous and popular reality shows and films which were super hit. He was given credits for: Chuck & Buck, The Emoji Movie, Despicable Me 4, Pitch Perfect 3, Brad’s Status, Magic Magic,The D Train, Gentlemen Broncos, Year of the Dog, School of Rock, etc.
He is given credit for acting in these films which are: Star Maps, Chuck & Buck, The Good Girl, The Stepford Wives, Gentlemen Broncos, Ride, Zombieland, The One and Only Ivan, Welcome to California etc.
Dawson’s Creek, Freaks and Geeks,Pasadena, Pasadena, Cracking Up, Earth to America, Enlightened, The Boring Life of Jacqueline, Mamma Dallas, School of Rock, The White Lotus etc All of them are also given credit for film making.
Mike White Awards and nominations
Mike White has achieved many awards and achievements in his career.
- Nominated for Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards as Best Song for School of Rock.
- Deauville Film Festival price for Best Acting in Chuck & Buck.
- Independent Spirit Award for Chuck & Buck film Under $500,000.
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay in The Good Girl.
- Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards for Best Song from the School of Rock.
- Nominated Golden Satellite Award for Best Screenplay in The Good Girl.
- New American Cinema Award at the Seattle International Film Festival for Best Writer for Chuck & Buck.
- Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Screenplay of The Emoji Movie.
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