Rolin Jones

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Rolin Jones
Bornc. 1972/1973 (age 45–46)[1]
EducationCalifornia State University, Northridge (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Occupationplaywright, television writer

Rolin Jones (born c. 1972/1973)[1] is a playwright and television writer. His plays include The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, for which he was a 2006 Pulitzer Prize finalist,[2] and Sovereignty.[3] His work in television include Showtime's Weeds and United States of Tara, NBC drama Friday Night Lights and HBO's Boardwalk Empire.[4]

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[5] and received a 2010 Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series for the episode "The Son".[6]

Jones grew up in the Woodland Hills area of Los Angeles, California,[1] and graduated from El Camino Real High School in 1990.[6] He studied filmmaking and English at Cal State Northridge[7] and graduated from the Yale School of Drama in 2004.[1][8]


  1. ^ a b c d Schillinger, Liesl (September 18, 2005). "The Accidental Design of Rolin Jones's Career". New York Times.
  2. ^ "Drama: Past Winners and Finalists". The Pulitzer Prizes. Retrieved January 22, 2012.
  3. ^ Rolin Jones - complete guide to the Playwright and Plays
  4. ^ Rolin Jones on IMDb
  5. ^ Gregg Mitchell & Sherry Goldman (2009). "2010 Writers Guild Awards Television, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominees Announced". Writers Guild of America. Archived from the original on 2012-05-25. Retrieved April 30, 2010.
  6. ^ a b Lowman, Rob (October 20, 2011). "Playwright Rolin Jones finds inspiration in San Fernando Valley life". Los Angeles Daily News.
  7. ^ Boehm, Mike (May 4, 2003). "A fanciful slice-of-life story". Los Angeles Times.
  8. ^ "Yale Rep's next offering is a 'techno-comedy' by an alumnus". Yale Bulletin & Calendar. Yale University. October 15, 2004.