|Dustin Lance Black Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 10 in|
|Date of Birth||June 10, 1974|
Dustin Lance Black is an American screenwriter, director, and producer known for having written the screenplays for popular films like J. Edgar and Milk. He is also an LGBT rights activist and has done extensive activism work for organizations like The Trevor Project. He has a huge social media fan base with more than 300k followers on Instagram, more than 100k followers on Twitter, and more than 200k followers on Facebook.
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Dustin Lance Black
Sacramento, California, United States
He divides his time between Los Angeles and London.
Dustin Lance Black went to the North Salinas High School. After graduating from the high school, he got enrolled at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Theater, Film, and Television (UCLA) and graduated from the university with honors in 1996.
Screenwriter, Film Director, Film Producer, LGBT Rights Activist
- Father – His biological father left his polio-stricken mother when Dustin was a kid.
- Mother – Roseanna Bisch
- Siblings – Marcus Black (Brother), Todd Black (Brother)
- Others – Merrill Durant Black (Stepfather)
5 ft 10 in or 178 cm
68 kg or 150 lbs
Boyfriend / Spouse
Dustin Lance Black has dated –
- Tom Daley (2013-Present) – The reports of Lance dating British Olympic diver Tom Daley started circulating at the end of 2013 summer. They were even spotted together by the American tabloids in October 2013. They eventually made their relationship public and got married in a lavish ceremony held at Bovey Castle in Devon in May 2017. In February 2018, they revealed that they were expecting their first child. On June 27, 2018, the couple had their first child, son Robert Ray Black-Daley. In April 2023, they announced that they had welcomed another son named Phoenix Rose.
Race / Ethnicity
- Blue eyes
- Chiseled jawline
Dustin Lance Black has done endorsement work for the following brands –
- Anti-Bullying Pro
- Great Western Railway
- Gay Times
He was raised in a Mormon household.
However, his religious views as an adult aren’t known.
Best Known For
- Having written the screenplay of the critically acclaimed biographical drama, J. Edgar, which was based on the life of the iconic FBI director J. Edgar Hoover.
- Having written the screenplay of another biographical drama Milk, which was based on the life of the politician and gay rights activist Harvey Milk. He won an Academy Award for his work.
In 1999, he made his theatrical film debut in the comedy-drama movie, Gypsy Boys. But his appearance in the movie wasn’t credited.
His first credited appearance in a theatrical film came in the romantic drama flick, The Singing Forest, which was released in October 2003.
First TV Show
In February 2009, Dustin Lance Black made his first TV show appearance on the popular talk show series, The Oprah Winfrey Show.
Dustin Lance Black Facts
- In 2010, he was made a member of the Board of Directors of The Trevor Project, which is a non-profit organization that aims to prevent suicide and assists young LGBT people in dealing with familial rejection.
- In 2009, he was caught up in a controversy when his s*x tape was released by his former scorned lover. He had to issue a public apology.
- The Advocate magazine included Dustin Lance in their special edition featuring Forty Under 40. He was placed on the top in the list for openly gay influential people.
- He is the founding member of the Los Angeles-based American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is a non-profit organization that was established in 2009 to support plaintiffs in the legal battle against Proposition 8.
- While growing up, he often struggled to come to terms with his sexuality. Because of his religious upbringing, he felt that he would go to hell because of his sexual orientation. He eventually came out as gay in the senior year at UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television.
- In October 2009, he participated in the National Equality March. He even delivered a speech to the crowd of about 200,000 LGBT rights activists in front of the United States Capitol.
- In 2014, he was going to be one of the potential commencement speakers at the Pasadena City College. However, after the college officials learned that his s*x tape was leaked 5 years ago, they claimed that he wasn’t officially invited and the unofficial invitation was an honest error. His attorneys and Pasadena City College attorneys held talks after the fiasco after which the college board of trustees apologized and decided to formally invite him.
- In September 2022, Dustin revealed that almost a month ago, he had suffered a head injury.
- In April 2023, it was revealed that Dustin had been accused of allegedly assaulting a BBC host. However, he pled ‘not guilty’ to the charge and had to go to trial. According to the courtroom conversation, Dustin allegedly threw a drink at BBC host Teddy Edwardes. Teddy revealed that she had reciprocated by giving him “a little tap on the head”. It was claimed that the assault charges were reportedly related to his head injury in 2022.
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