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Patrik-Ian Polk
Born 29 July 1973 (1973-07-29) (age 36)
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA
Occupation Actor, director, screenwriter

Patrik-Ian Polk (born 29 July 1973, Hattiesburg, Mississippi) American film director, producer, screenwriter, singer, and actor.

Polk, who is gay, is noted for his films that explore the LGBT experience and relationships.[1]

Polk made his feature film directorial debut with Punks, an independent feature that he also wrote and produced. Often described as a male Waiting to Exhale, Punks had its world premiere in January 2000 as the Sundance Film Festival, as part of its American Spectrum series.[2] The film won several awards at festivals around the world and was released theatrically in November 2001.[3]

He is the creator of the TV series Noah's Arc, which has made its debut on the Logo television network in October 2005. Patrick Ian Polk directed a feature film version of "Noah's Arc", titled Noah's Arc: Jumping the Broom, which was given a limited release in October 2008, and performed well at the box office on a per-screen basis.[4]

Polk attended Brandeis University, where he was the arts editor of the school newspaper.

References

  1. ^ Shapiro, Gregg (October 25, 2005). "Interview with Noah's Arc Creator Patrik-Ian Polk". AfterElton.com. http://www.afterelton.com/archive/elton/TV/2005/10/polk.html. Retrieved 2008-03-19.  
  2. ^ Kevin Thomas (2001-11-16). "Witty "Punks" takes romantic comedy into new territory". The Los Angeles Times. http://www.calendarlive.com/movies/reviews/cl-movie000091439nov16,0,2046526.story. Retrieved 2008-01-22.  
  3. ^ "Punks - 2001". Variety. http://www.variety.com/profiles/Film/main/30057/Punks.html?dataSet=1. Retrieved 2008-11-30.  
  4. ^ Richard Lieby (2008-10-31). "Noah's Arc Fills Theaters Two by Two". The Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/10/30/AR2008103004472.html. Retrieved 2008-01-22.  

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