Dustin Lance Black Biography

Dustin Lance Black

Quick Facts About Dustin Lance Black

Celebrated Name Dustin Lance Black
Age 47 Years
Nick Name Dustin Lance Black
Birth Name Dustin Lance Garrison
Birth Date 1974-06-10
Gender Male
Profession Screenwriter
Place Of Birth Sacramento County, California
Birth Nation United States
Nationality American
Famous For Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director
Father Raul Garrison
Mother Roseanna
Siblings 2
Brothers Marcus Raul and Todd Bryant
Ethnicity White
Horoscope Gemini
Religion Not Known
Home Town San Antonio, Texas
High School North Salinas High School
University University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theater, Film, and Television (UCLA)
Education Bachelor's Degree
Awards Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay
Marital Status Married
Husband Tom Daley
Married Date May 2017
Children 1
Son Robert "Robbie" Ray Black-Daley (born via surrogacy)
Sexual Orientation Gay
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Weight 150 lbs (68 kg)
Body Type Slim
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Dark Brown
Source of Wealth Screenwriting, producing, and directing
Net Worth $6 million

Dustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter, director, film, and television producer. Black is best known for his work in the 2008 biopic, Milk which won him the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He is also known as the writer of 8. He is an LGBT rights activist and is a founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights. Besides his writing career, he also advocates for equal rights for gay people. He is the founding board member of the American Foundation for Equal Rights. 

What is Dustin Lance Black Famous For?

  • Academy Award-winning screenwriter and director. 

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Where is Dustin Lance Black From?

Dustin Lance Black was born on 10 June 1974. His birth name is Dustin Lance Garrison. His birth place is in Sacramento County, California in the United States. He holds an American nationality. He was born to his father Raul Garrison and his mother, Roseanna. He has two brothers, Marcus Raul and Todd Bryant. He belongs to the white ethnicity. His zodiac sign is Gemini. His father left the family when he was a young boy. His mother later married Merrill Durant Black. His home town is a Mormon household, first in San Antonio, Texas. The family later moved to Salinas, California. He grew up surrounded by Mormon culture and military bases. His brother died of cancer in 2012. 

Regarding his educational background, he attended North Salinas High School. After graduating from high school, he attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theater, Film, and Television (UCLA). He graduated from UCLA in 1996. 

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Dustin Lance Black Career

  • Dustin Lance Black was already into the theater while in high school. 
  • He worked at The Western Stage in Salinas. 
  • He worked on productions including Bare at Hollywood's Hudson Main stage Theater. 
  • While attending university, he worked with stage directors and worked on theater lighting crews. 
  • He also had minor acting jobs at the time. 
  • He wrote and directed the 2000 gay romance film, The Journey of Jared Price. 
  • He also wrote and directed a gay coming-of-age short film, Something Close to Heaven. 
  • In 2001, he directed and was a subject in the documentary On the Bus about a Nevada road trip and adventure at Burning Man taken by six gay men.
  • He was then hired as a writer on the HBO drama series, Big Love. The series is about a polygamous family. He worked as a staff writer, executive story editor, and co-producer of the drama series. 
  • He wrote the screenplay for the 2008 biopic film, Milk. The film is based on the life of gay rights activist and politician, Harvey Milk. 
  • For his work in the film, Milk, he won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 2009. 
  • He wrote the 2008 film, Pedro which is about an openly gay, Cuban-American AIDS educator and tv personality. 
  • He won the Cinema for Peace Award for Most Valuable Movie of the Year in 2009. 
  • He directed his own script Virginia in 2010. 
  • He narrated 8: The Mormon Proposition, a documentary about the involvement of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) in California's Proposition 8 in 2010. It won him the best documentary award at the GLAAD Media Awards in 2010.
  • He wrote the screenplay for Leonardo DiCaprio-starring the 2011 biographical drama film, J. Edgar.
  • He wrote the play 8. The play is the staged reenactment of the federal trial that led to a federal court's overturn of California's Proposition 8. The play was created in response to the federal court's refusal to allow release of video recordings from the trial. 
  • He appeared in the 2011 documentary film, Hollywood to Dollywood. 
  • He published his autobiography, Mama's Boy: A Story From Our Americas in 2019. 
  • He wrote the screenplay for A Life Like Mine. 
  • He wrote the film adaptation of Tom Wolfe's book, The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. 

Who is Tom Daley?

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Who is Dustin Lance Married To?

Dustin Lance is a married man. He is married to British Olympic champion Tom Daley. The two started dating in 2013. The couple got engaged in 2015. They eventually got married in May 2017. Their first child Robert "Robbie" Ray Black-Daley was born via surrogacy in June 2018. 

His sexual orientation is gay. He found himself attracted to a boy in his neighborhood at the age of six or seven. his sexuality made him dark and shy. He was also suicidal several times. He came out in his senior year of college. 

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How Tall is Dustin Lance Black?

Dustin Lance Black stands at a height of 1.78 m i.e. 5 feet and 10 inches tall. He has a body weight of around 150 lbs i.e. 68 kg. He has a slim body build. His eye color is blue and his hair color is dark brown. 

What is Dustin Lance Black Net Worth?

Dustin Lance Black earns from his career in the entertainment industry. He is one of the popular screenwriters. He is also a director and producer. He is known for writing screenplay for the 2008 Biopic film, Milk which won him Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. He has either written, directed, or produced several movies and tv shows to date. He has also done promotional work for several brands or organizations. At present, his net worth is estimated at around $6 million.

Did You Know?

  • He is the only Mormon writer.
  • He wore a White Knot as a symbol of solidarity with the marriage equality movement while attending the 81st Academy Awards.
  • Black marched in the National Equality March and delivered a speech in front of the United States Capitol to an estimated crowd of 200,000 LGBT rights activists in 2009.
  • The Advocate named Black in the list of openly gay influential people in the June/July 2009 issue of "Forty under 40".
  • He was one of the Official Grand Marshals in the 2009 NYC LGBT Pride March.
  • His mother suffered from polio.
  • His nude pictures were stolen and leaked online in 2009.
  • He was awarded Bonham Centre Award in 2011 for his contribution to awareness and education around issues of sexual diversity.
  • He was awarded the Human Rights Campaign, Visibility Award in September 2012.
  • He was awarded The Barry Goldwater Human Rights Individual Award in 2013.
  • He won the Writers Guild of America West Valentine Davies Award for Civil and Human Rights Efforts in 2018.