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Biography

Mike White Biography

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Mike White's facts

Date of Birth 1970-06-28
Nationality American
Profession writer, director, actor, and producer
Ethnicity White
Marital Status Married
Married to Justin Long
Education at Wesleyan University
Name on Birth Michael Christopher White
Height 5'9"
Place of Birth Pasadena, California, United States

Michael Christopher White, professionally known as ‘Mike White’ is well-known American writer, actor, director and producer. This multi-talented opened his eyes for the first time on earth on June 28, 1970 in Pasadena, California, United States. Mike is popular of his award winning performance in ‘Chuck & Buck’. Besides this, he also became famous from his phenomenal acting performance in the HBO series ‘Enlightened’. White was born to a former speechwriter and ghostwriter, Dr. Mel White. His father admitted openly that he is gay in the year 1994. Mike’s mother, Lyla Lee separated from Mel after she came to know that he is bisexual. Lyla started working as an executive director of historic performing arts venue after her separation with her husband. Mike completed his schooling from Polytechnic School and later studied at Wesleyan University for the graduation.

Let’s take some glance at his career evolution as a renowned movie personality, he worked as a writer and producer on teen drama series ‘Dawson’s Creek’ and ‘Freaks and Geeks’. Following this, he became a writer and actor in the movies like ‘Chuck & Buck’, ‘The Good Girl’, ‘School of Rock’, ‘Orange County’ and ‘Nacho Libre’. White was much more appreciated his exceptional performance in the movie ‘Chuck & Buck’ than other movies. In fact, his performance was called as the performance of the decade by Jeff Bridges while giving an interview. With his incredible acting, the movie grabbed the title of best movie of 2000 by the Entertainment Weekly. Apart from his extraordinary performance in the movies, he also tried his luck as a director. He was seen as a director for the first time in the movie ‘Year of the Dog’. He even received an award from the animal rights group “PETA’ for his contribution as animal rights supporter through the movie. White also earned nomination for the movie in the category of Best Screenplay at Independent Film Awards. White became a member of US Dramatic Jury at 2009 Sundance Film Festival.

Later in 2011, he was approached for the HBO series ‘Enlightened’ by Laura Dern. He accepted to act in the series which was premiered on October 10, 2011. He became more popular with his involvement in the series. After that, he made his appearance on fourteenth season of the reality game show ‘The Amazing Race’ with his father, Mel. Unfortunately, he was eliminated in the seven legs finishing in sixth place. Mike again with his father participated in ‘The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business’ which led them to finish at tenth place and became second team to eliminate in Tokyo, Japan.

Mike’s personal relationship status is not much known to the public. But he seems to have more interest in boys rather than girls. His relation with the actor, Justin Long is not hidden to all his fans and media. As he showed his interest in boys, he became the part of media attraction when he seems hanging out his boyfriend Justin Long. Mike got more attention when the news came of their marriage. Now, the gay couples have legal permission to get married. It seems no problem between these two gay couples as they are living their professional life in happy manner as they were living earlier.

The phenomenal actor, writer and director, Mike is undoubtedly blessed with an exceptional talent. His contribution to the American movie industry is really vast. With his true dedication, he has gained both fame and fortune in his career. He might have gathered huge net worth and might be earning considerable amount of salary. But his exact money figure is not made available in the public. More interesting information about this multi-talented personality can be obtained from the wiki and other internet sites. His inspirational bio is also available on IMDb.