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Paul Haggis

Paul HaggisAKA Paul Edward Haggis

Born: 10-Mar-1953
Birthplace: London, Ontario, Canada

Gender: Male
Religion: See Note [1]
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Screenwriter, Film/TV Producer, Film Director

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Crash

Co-creator of Walker: Texas Ranger, for decades Haggis was a writer of forgettable television shows -- Love Boat, L.A. Law, Family Law, etc. He suddenly became a hot-shot screenwriter in 2004 with Crash, and follow-ups Million Dollar Baby and Casino Royale.


[1] Longtime Scientologist, but resigned and renounced the church in 2009 over its support for an anti-gay political initiative in California.

Father: Edward H. Haggis
Mother: Mary Yvonne Metcalf
Wife: Diane Christine Gettas (three daughters, m. 9-Apr-1977, div. 1994)
Daughter: Alissa Sullivan
Daughter: Lauren Kilvington
Daughter: Katy Elizabeth
Wife: Deborah Rennard (actress, m. 21-Jun-1997)

    High School: HB Beal Secondary School, London, Ontario
    University: Fanshawe College, London, Ontario

    American Civil Liberties Union
    Amnesty International
    Artists For Peace and Justice Founder
    BrandAid Foundation Co-Founder
    Center For The Advancement of Non-Violence Board Member
    Christic Institute Board Member (former)
    Citizens Commission on Human Rights
    Death Penalty Focus
    Dean for America
    Defenders of Wildlife President's Council
    Earth Communication Office Founding Board Member
    Environmental Media Association Working Board Member (former)
    Equality For All
    For The Arts, For Every Child Board Member (former)
    John Kerry for President
    Kucinich for President
    Office of The Americas Board Member
    Religious Freedom Trust Board of Trustees (former)
    Emmy 1988 for thirtysomething
    Oscar for Best Picture 2006 for Crash
    Heart Attack

    TELEVISION
    The Black Donnellys Writer, Executive Producer (2007)
    Family Law Writer (1999-2001)
    Due South Writer, Executive Producer (1997-98)
    Michael Hayes Executive Producer (1997-98)
    EZ Streets Writer, Executive Producer (1996-97)
    Walker, Texas Ranger Writer (1993-2001)
    Thirtysomething Supervising Producer (1987-88)
    Diff'rent Strokes Story Editor (1983)
    The Facts of Life Writer, Producer (1982-86)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS DIRECTOR
    Third Person (9-Sep-2013)
    The Next Three Days (17-Nov-2010)
    In the Valley of Elah (1-Sep-2007)
    Crash (10-Sep-2004)
    EZ Streets (27-Oct-1996)

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Miss Representation (20-Jan-2011) · Himself


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