Mike White

Birth Day June 28th, 1970
Birth Place Pasadena, California
Age 53 Years Old

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About Mike White

Mike White is a multi-talented creative force in the entertainment industry. He has made a name for himself as a writer, actor, producer, and director for both television and film. His talents have been recognized with several awards, including the Independent Spirit John Cassavetes Award for his work on the film "Chuck & Buck". White has also written and directed numerous films, such as "Brad's Status" and "School of Rock", which have become popular among audiences. Mike is currently dating his boyfriend, Josh.

In addition to his work in film, White is also known for his appearances on reality television shows. He has competed on two seasons of "The Amazing Race" and finished as a runner-up on "Survivor: David vs. Goliath." His latest project is the creation, writing, and directing of the ongoing HBO satire comedy anthology series "The White Lotus", which has garnered positive reviews and critical acclaim. He will write two animated films for Universal Pictures and Illumination: Migration, set to release on June 30, 2023, and the fourth Despicable Me installment, set to release on July 23, 2024. 

Mike White Early Life & Family Background

Mike White, whose birth name is Michael Christopher White, was born on June 28, 1970, in Pasadena, California. As of 2022, he is 52 years old. His parents are Lyla Lee, a fundraising executive, and James Melville White, a former speechwriter, and ghostwriter who later became an activist after coming out as gay in 1994. White grew up in a modest household in a conservative Christian community due to his father's religious background. He has a sister named Erinn White. Mike White is of American nationality, and his ethnicity is American-White. 

Mike White attended the Polytechnic School, a private college preparatory school in Pasadena. He went on to study at Wesleyan University, where he graduated with a degree in film studies. During his time at Wesleyan, he was a member of the Eclectic Society, a student group that focused on music and art. 

Mike White Career Timeline

  • Mike White began his career as a writer for television shows such as "Dawson's Creek" and "Freaks and Geeks". He later wrote and acted in several successful films including "Chuck & Buck", "The Good Girl", "Orange County", "School of Rock", and "Nacho Libre". His performance in Chuck & Buck was praised by Jeff Bridges, who called it "the performance of the decade." 
  • White often collaborates with actor-writer Jack Black and together they formed the production company "Black and White", which closed in 2006. 
  • He made his directorial debut with "Year of the Dog" in 2007, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. In 2011, he collaborated with actress Laura Dern on the HBO series "Enlightened". The show, which was partly inspired by White's own experience with meditation, earned him critical acclaim for his writing and direction. 
  • White also wrote the script for the animated film "The Emoji Movie", for which he received a Golden Raspberry Award. He wrote and directed the film "Brad's Status" in 2017, and in 2021, he created, wrote, and directed the satirical limited series "The White Lotus" for HBO. 
  • It was announced in February 2022 that White had been tasked with writing two animated films for Universal Pictures and Illumination. The first is a new comedy titled "Migration", which is scheduled to be released on June 30, 2023. The second is the fourth installment in the popular "Despicable Me" franchise, which is set to hit theaters on July 23, 2024.
  • Besides this, Mike White and his father Mel participated in the fourteenth season of The Amazing Race. After completing seven legs, they were eliminated in Phuket, Thailand, finishing in sixth place. The father-son duo returned to compete in The Amazing Race: Unfinished Business, but unfortunately, they were the second team to be eliminated in Japan due to both of them developing hypothermia.
  • White also competed on "Survivor: David vs. Goliath" as a member of the Goliath tribe, and finished in second place on Day 39, receiving three jury votes. As a fan of the show, White had developed a friendship with host Jeff Probst and provided suggestions for improving the show. Despite failing to be selected for previous seasons, he eventually made it onto the show without any further communication with Probst until after the game had ended.

Mike White Awards and nominations

  • Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Awards (Critics Choice Award) for Best Song: School of Rock
  • Deauville Film Festival (Acting Prize): Chuck & Buck
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature - Under $500,000: Chuck & Buck
  • Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay: The Good Girl
  • Las Vegas Film Critics Society Awards (Sierra Award) for Best Song: School of Rock
  • Nominated – Golden Satellite Award for Best Screenplay, Original: The Good Girl
  • Seattle International Film Festival (New American Cinema Award) for Best Writer: Chuck & Buck
  • Golden Raspberry Award (Razzie Award for Worst Screenplay): The Emoji Movie
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: The White Lotus
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special: The White Lotus
  • Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series: The White Lotus

 Mike White Net Worth

Mike White is a highly successful American screenwriter, actor, director, and producer in the film and television industry. With a massive net worth of $10 million as of 2023, Mike has established himself as a prominent figure in the industry. He has written, produced, directed, and acted in several movies over the years, which have contributed to his success. Although his salary is currently under review, he is estimated to make $4 million annually through his diverse career options. In addition to his impressive career, Mike has received accolades for his work, including the Independent Spirit Award for Best Feature Under $500,000 for his work on Chuck & Buck. He has also formed a production company called Black and White with Jack Black, which significantly adds to his wealth. Apart from his successful career, Mike is also known for his impressive car collection, which includes a Maclaren GT worth $270,000, a Chevrolet Camaro worth $70,000, a Nissan Versa S worth $20,600, and a Ford Raptor worth $150,000. He is living a lavish lifestyle right now. 

Mike White Boyfriend & Sexuality

Mike White is a contented individual in a relationship with his boyfriend, Josh, and the two share a home in Santa Monica. While not married yet, the couple is currently enjoying their relationship and planning for the future. As an openly bisexual individual, Mike is comfortable with his sexual orientation and living his life on his terms. Despite not being married yet, Mike and Josh are happy with their present situation and are looking forward to tying the knot in the future. They are committed to each other and have a strong bond, which is evident in their daily lives. With their shared goals and love for each other, Mike and Josh are undoubtedly looking forward to a bright future together. 

Mike White Height & Weight

Mike stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 8 inches and has a body weight of 80 kg. He has a slim body type with a healthy physique, which is evident from his charming smile and glowing face. Mike's blonde hair and green eyes add to his overall appearance, making him an attractive individual. In addition to his physical attributes, Mike also maintains a healthy lifestyle, which contributes to his overall well-being. His commitment to fitness and well-being is reflected in his glowing complexion and slim physique. Overall, Mike's charming smile, green eyes, and healthy body make him an attractive individual both inside and out.

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