Screenwriter who have won an Academy Honor for Best First Screenplay for the 2008 film Dairy starring Sean Penn. He also had written the script for the 2011 film J. Edgar as well as the 2010 film Virginia, which he also aimed. He was raised inside a Mormon home and went to film college at UCLA. He had written and co-produced five shows from the HBO series Big Like. He began dating Olympic diver Tom Daley in 2013; they finally linked the knot in-may of 2017. Movie director Gus Vehicle Sant got on his screenplay for the 2008 film Dairy.