|Who is it?||Writer, Director, Actor|
|Birth Day||July 06, 1962|
|Birth Place||Des Moines, Iowa, United States|
|Age||58 YEARS OLD|
|Occupation||Novelist, playwright, screenwriter, film director|
|Alma mater||North Carolina School of the Arts|
|Notable works||What's Eating Gilbert Grape (novel, 1991) Dan in Real Life (film, 2007)|
|Spouse||Susan Bruce Titman (m. 1993)|
|Children||2, including Lucas Hedges|
In 2002, he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay for About a Boy. In the same year, he wrote and directed Pieces of April, starring Katie Holmes, which he dedicated to his mother.
In 2007, he co-wrote and directed Dan in Real Life.
His latest novel The Heights was published March 4, 2010 by Dutton.
He wrote and directed The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012), a film conceived by Ahmet Zappa, produced by Zappa and Scott Sanders, and released by Walt Disney Pictures.