Alan Yang is a writer, director, and producer. He is the co-creator, executive producer, and director of the Netflix series MASTER OF NONE, for which he received the 2016 Emmy Award for Best Writing in a Comedy Series, becoming the first Asian-American recipient in the award’s history. The show has been nominated for twelve Emmys and three Golden Globes and was the recipient of a Peabody Award, two AFI Awards, and the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy.
Yang is also the director, writer, and producer of TIGERTAIL, an intergenerational Taiwanese-American family drama inspired by his own family’s story. He serves as an executive producer of the critically-acclaimed Apple TV+ anthology series LITTLE AMERICA and co-created the WGA-nominated Amazon Prime Video series FOREVER, starring Maya Rudolph, Fred Armisen, and Catherine Keener. Yang also directed the music video for Jay-Z’s MOONLIGHT, starring Lakeith Stanfield, Tessa Thompson, Tiffany Haddish, Jerrod Carmichael, and Issa Rae.
Previously, Yang was a writer, co-executive producer, and director for PARKS AND RECREATION, for which he was nominated for an Emmy in 2015. He can also be seen on-screen in episodes of PARKS AND RECREATION playing bass in Mouse Rat, the rock band fronted by Andy Dwyer (Chris Pratt).