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Vince Gilligan


Breaking Bad - Creator / Executive Producer / Writer / Director - Vince Gilligan was born in Richmond, VA, and raised in Farmville and Chesterfield County. He received the Virginia Governor's Screenwriting Award in 1989 for his screenplay Home Fries, which was later turned into a film starring Drew Barrymore and Luke Wilson.


As a writer and executive producer on The X-Files, Gilligan shared Golden Globe® Awards in 1995, 1997 and 1998 for Best Dramatic Series.  His other credits include the Fox Television series The Lone Gunmen, which he co-created, and the features HANCOCK, starring Will Smith and Charlize Theron, and WILDER NAPALM, starring Debra Winger and Dennis Quaid.


After writing and directing the Breaking Bad pilot, Gilligan received the 2008 Writers Guild Award for Episodic Drama and accepted a Peabody Award honoring the show's first season.  In 2012, the Writers Guild honored the show once more with both Episodic Drama and Drama Series Awards, and in 2013 awarded the showwith the Drama Series Award once again. Breaking Bad earned Emmy® Award nominations in 2008, 2010 and 2012 for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series and in 2009, 2010 and 2012 for Outstanding Drama Series, was named one of the Top 10 Programs of the Year in 2008, 2010, 2011 and 2012 by the American Film Institute, and hailed in 2009 as "the best of the 21st century" by Stephen King.


He lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend, Holly.


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