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Hi I'm Cinco

I'm married with three kids and live in southern California. I'm a screenwriter. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a screenwriter, a husband, a father, a pianist, a composer, and an optimist. I graduated from Yale University, and then received an MFA in screenwriting from USC. I've written the movies Despicable Me, Despicable Me 2, Horton Hears a Who, The Lorax, among others.

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was eighteen. I had been partially raised in the Mormon religion, but my dad was not a fan, and I was not allowed to be baptized until I was sixteen. But when I was sixteen, religion was not high on my list of priorities. When I was eighteen, however, and leaving home for college, I realized it was time to figure out what I really believed, and I finally got down on my knees and really prayed to find out if I should join the church. I got my answer, and it has been an incredibly positive influence on my life.

How I live my faith

I believe that everyone on the planet has a responsibility to spread love and kindness and make it a better place. I'm very involved in my church, playing piano for the choir and children's class, as well as working with the youth. I also volunteer with the teens at our local high school, coaching the improv comedy team.