In 1989, Vince Gilligan's script for Home Fries won the Virginia Governor's Screenwriting Competition.
Along with co-writers John Shiban and Frank Spotnitz, Vince Gilligan was nominated for a 1997 Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing in a Drama Series for the "Memento Mori" episode of The X-Files.
The 1998 film Home Fries was originally written by Vince Gilligan for his film class at New York University.
Vince Gilligan received a B.F.A. in film production from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts.
Includes frequent references to his girlfriend, Holly, in his scripts.