Playwright, television writerwd:Q7360840
Rolin Jones (born c. 1972/1973) is a playwright and television writer. His plays include The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, for which he was a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist, and Sovereignty. His work in television include Showtime's Weeds and United States of Tara, NBC drama Friday Night Lights and HBO's Boardwalk Empire.Jones joined the crew of Friday Night Lights as a writer and supervising producer for the series fourth season in 2009 and wrote the episodes "The Son" and "Laboring". He was nominated for two Writers Guild of America Award for Best Drama Series for his work on the series and received a 2010 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the episode "The Son".Jones grew up in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, California,
and graduated from El Camino Real High School in 1990. He studied filmmaking and English at Cal State Northridge and graduated from the Yale School of Drama in 2004.
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