Mike Mills was born in Berkeley, California in 1966. He graduated from Cooper Union in 1989. Mills works as a filmmaker, graphic designer, and artist. Mills is best known for his independent films 20th Century Women (2016), Beginners (2011), and Thumbsucker (2005) as well as his exhibitions at the Alleged Gallery, which were documented in the book, exhibition and film Beautiful Losers. His latest film, C’mon C’mon, starring Joaquin Phoenix, Gaby Hoffman and Woody Norman, is out November 24 through A24 Films.