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Alan Ball is an Academy Award-winning screenwriter, director, producer and occasional actor, who is best known for writing the screenplay for the Oscar-winning film “American Beauty”, and for creating the HBO original drama series “Six Feet Under”.
Ball started out by writing for the TV show Cybill, starring Cybill Shepherd. Ball has also written scripts for stage plays such as “Five Women Wearing the Same Dress”, “Bachelor Holiday”, “Power Lunch” and “Your Mother’s Butt”.