He is close to achieving his lifetime wish of becoming a Distinguished Director. He is at level 8 in the Directing track of the Film career, which is Script Writing. His girlfriend, Emmy, who is more famous than he is, works for him as an actress.
He starts off with 2 points in Piano skill, and 5 skill points in Writing. In order to get a promotion, Alan must improve his writing skill to the required level, 8 points. He also is one of the few sims with the hidden pyromaniac trait.
He has a likeness to Hollywood Actor/Director Woody Allen.