Seth Rogen
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Knocked Up
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Adam Sandler
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This Is 40
Kevin Hart (actor)
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Judd Apatow

Knowledge Identifier: +Judd_Apatow


Judd Apatow

American film producer, director, and screenwriter add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1967.

Countries: United States (81%), (9%), United Kingdom (3%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Seth Rogen, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Linked to: Syosset High School, University of Southern California, Apatow Productions, Sony Pictures Entertainment




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Judd Apatow was born in 1967 add something


After graduating from high school in 1985, he moved to Los Angeles and enrolled in the screenwriting program at University of Southern California add something


In the September 1985 issue of "Laugh Factory Magazine", he is listed as an Associate Editor add something


Scott Essman - In 1987, Essman's camera teacher was future director Jay Roach and in 1988, before graduating, he performed standup comedy in a show at USC's Cafe '84 hosted by future writer-director Judd Apatow and featured actor Mark Christopher Lawrence


He competed in the Johnnie Walker Comedy Search in 1989 add something


Apatow had met Stiller outside of an Elvis Costello show in 1990, and they became friends add something


Although the show was critically acclaimed and earned Apatow and the rest of the writing staff an Emmy award, Fox canceled the show in 1993 add something


In 1995, Apatow co-wrote the feature film "Heavyweights" add something


Heavyweights - "'Heavyweights"' is a 1995 comedy film directed by Steven Brill and co-written by Brill with Judd Apatow


Around the same time, Apatow was hired to re-write the script for the movie "The Cable Guy", which was released in 1996 to mixed reviews add something


Apatow did an uncredited rewrite of the 1998 Adam Sandler comedy film "The Wedding Singer" and was featured in four tracks on Sandler's 1996 comedy album "What the Hell Happened to Me- add something


Apatow Productions - "'Apatow Productions"' is an American film and television production company founded by Judd Apatow in 1999


A concept Rogen and Goldberg had created as teens, Apatow convinced Rogen to write the film as a vehicle for himself in 2000 add something


Kayla Ewell - Ewell first appeared on the television series "Freaks and Geeks" in 2000, playing Maureen Sampson in the episode "Carded and Discarded", directed by Judd Apatow


Nicholas Stoller - From 2000 to 2001, Stoller wrote for Judd Apatow's short-lived Fox television series "Undeclared" and later co-wrote, again with Apatow, the 2005 comedy "Fun with Dick and Jane"


He reunited with Jason Segel and Amy Poehler for the 2001 Fox sitcom pilot, "North Hollywood" add something


In 2001, Apatow created "North Hollywood", a pilot about struggling actors that featured Jason Segel, Kevin Hart, Seth Rogen, Phil Hendrie, and Judge Reinhold add something


Kevin Hart (actor) - Kevin started his career by winning several amateur comedy competitions at clubs throughout the New England area, and he got his first real break in 2001 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series "Undeclared"


Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy - "'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"', or simply "'Anchorman"', is a 2004 comedy film directed by Adam McKay, produced by Judd Apatow, starring Will Ferrell, and written by McKay and Ferrell


Frat Pack - In 2005, "Details Magazine" called Judd Apatow, Adam_McKay, and Todd Phillips "The Frat Packagers"


Todd Phillips - In 2005, "Details Magazine" cited Judd Apatow, Adam_McKay and Phillips as "The Frat Pack"


Catherine Keener - In 2005, she starred in the political thriller "The Interpreter", "The Ballad of Jack and Rose", opposite Daniel Day-Lewis, and was cast as the love interest of Steve Carell in Judd Apatow's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin"


Bridesmaids (2011 film) - The basic premise for the film originated in 2006, shortly after Wiig was cast in the supporting role of a passive-aggressive cable television executive in producer Judd Apatow's comedy film "Knocked Up"


His film "Knocked Up" was released in June 2007 to wide critical acclaim add something


In August 2007, Apatow produced the film "Superbad", which was written by Seth Rogen and his writing partner Evan Goldberg add something


Terence Trent D'Arby - In 2007, three songs appeared on Judd Apatow's movie "Knocked Up" and on these movies:


Kristen Bell - Shortly after the cancellation of "Veronica Mars" in early 2007, Bell filmed on location in Hawaii for her starring role as the title character in the Judd Apatow comedy "Forgetting Sarah Marshall"


Knocked Up - "'Knocked Up"' is a 2007 American romantic comedy-drama film co-produced, written, and directed by Judd Apatow


Anne Hathaway (actress) - Writer/director Judd Apatow stated in a May 2007 issue of "The New York Times Magazine" that this happened because "she didn't want to allow us to use real footage of a woman giving birth to create the illusion that she is giving birth"


For the rest of 2008, Apatow produced the comedy films "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" starring Jason Segel and Kristen_Bell; "Step Brothers", which reunites "Talladega Nights" co-stars Will Ferrell and John C._Reilly; and "Pineapple Express" starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, both of whom originally starred on "Freaks and Geeks" add something


In 2008, he served as producer for "Drillbit Taylor" starring Owen Wilson and his wife Leslie Mann and written by Seth Rogen, which opened in March and earned negative reviews add something


It was announced in the summer of 2008 that Apatow is producing a yet-untitled comedy based around Sherlock Holmes and his partner Watson, which was written by Etan Cohen add something


Mila Kunis - Kunis starred as Rachel Jansen in the 2008 comedy film, "Forgetting Sarah Marshall", co-produced by Judd Apatow


Apatow is not committed to any specific studio, but his projects are typically set up at Universal and Sony, and in 2009 Variety reported that Universal had signed him to a 3 picture directing deal add something


Adam Sandler - In 2009, Sandler starred in Judd Apatow's third directorial feature "Funny People"


Aziz Ansari - In the summer of 2009, Ansari appeared in the Judd Apatow film "Funny People" with Adam Sandler and Seth Rogen


Funny People - "'Funny People"' is a 2009 American comedy-drama film written, produced and directed by Judd Apatow, and starring Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, and Leslie Mann


In 2010 "TV Guide" stated that Apatow was working to produce another Pee-wee Herman film add something


In 2010, Apatow served as producer on the "Forgetting Sarah Marshall" spin-off "Get Him to the Greek" with Russell Brand reprising his role and Jonah Hill returning from the original film, albeit as a different character add something


Forgetting Sarah Marshall - A spin-off released June 4, 2010 reuniting director Stoller and producer Judd Apatow with stars Russell Brand and Jonah Hill


Ryan Adams - On October 29, 2010, Adams played his first live show since stepping down from the Cardinals in March 2009, at a benefit hosted by Judd Apatow


In 2011, Apatow produced the most successful R-rated female comedy of all time, "Bridesmaids", which received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay , as well as two Golden Globe award nominations and two Screen Actors Guild award nominations add something


Bridesmaids (2011 film) - "'Bridesmaids"' is a 2011 American romantic comedy film directed by Paul Feig, written by Annie Mumolo and Kristen Wiig, and produced by Judd Apatow, Barry Mendel, and Clayton Townsend


Apatow told "Access Hollywood" in 2012 that he is open to doing a "Bridesmaids" sequel if the idea is fantastic add something


"Anchorman" was announced as having a sequel in 2012 and production is slated to begin in March 2013 add something


In October 2012, VANITY FAIR announced that Apatow would be guest-editing their Comedy Issue, the first person to ever do so add something


Apatow's next directorial effort, the "Knocked Up" spin-off "This Is 40", has been set by Universal Pictures for a December 21, 2012 release add something


Kevin Hart (actor) - Kevin hosted the 2012 VMA *awards, sponsored by MTV. His long time friend Judd Apatow, who was the director that gave him his first big break on-screen with the TV series "Undeclared", was the one who recommended him for the gig


This Is 40 - "'This Is 40"' is a 2012 American comedy-drama film written, co-produced and directed by Judd Apatow


Leslie Mann - In December 2012 Mann appeared opposite Paul Rudd in Judd Apatow's "This Is 40", the 2012 sequel to "Knocked Up"


In the 2013 Critics Choice award Nominations from the Broadcast Film Critics Association, Apatow's film "This Is 40" was nominated for Best Comedy as were Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd for their performances in the film add something


It has been reported that Apatow will guest-write on an episode of The Simpsons that is due sometime in 2013-2014 add something


In a January 2013 interview in Fast Company , Apatow and Dunham discussed the creative process of working on the show, saying that "this type of show is an auteur's vision add something


On January 10, 2013, the Broadcast Film Critics Association awarded Apatow the "Critics' Choice Louis XIII Genius award" named after a cognac add something


On October 3, 2013, The San Diego Film Festival awarded Apatow the esteemed "Visionary Filmmaker award" add something


In November 2013, it was announced that Apatow will be working with Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key on a feature film for Universal Pictures add something


On 27 November 2013, it was announced that Apatow was on board to direct the Amy Schumer comedy, Train Wreck add something


Trainwreck (film) - On November 27, 2013, it was announced that Judd Apatow would direct the film


Apatow will reportedly guest-write an episode of "The Simpsons" that is due sometime in 2014 add something


Netflix - In September 2014, Netflix beat out Amazon Prime and Hulu for the rights to "Love", a new romantic-comedy series from Judd Apatow, Leslie Arfin, and Paul Rust


Apatow guest-wrote an episode for "The Simpsons" that aired Jan 11, 2015 add something


Apatow guest-wrote an episode for "The Simpsons" that aired on January 11, 2015 add something


Trainwreck (film) - "'Trainwreck"' is a 2015 American romantic comedy film directed by Judd Apatow and written by Amy Schumer


Artie Lange - In November 2015, Lange played himself in a pilot comedy series starring Pete Holmes for HBO with producer Judd Apatow


In 2016, he created the Netflix television comedy series "Love", on which he acts as a writer and executive producer add something


In 2017, he produced the romantic comedy "The Big Sick" add something


He starred in his first stand-up special, "Judd Apatow: The Return", in December 2017 add something


Leslie Mann - In 2017, Mann and eldest daughter Maude appeared together in commercials for Jergens Skin Care products


Later in 2018, he directed another $HBO documentary, "The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling", exploring the life and legacy of the then-recently deceased comedian Garry Shandling, one of Apatow's idols and a close friend add something


It aired on $HBO in January 2018 and later won the SXSW Audience award at the SXSW film festival add something


In September 2018, Apatow took home the outstanding documentary or nonfiction special award at the Creative Arts Emmy awards for his work on the documentary add something


Steven Levitan - In June 19, 2018, Levitan, along with Seth MacFarlane and Judd Apatow, announced he was considering leaving 20th Century Fox as protest of Fox News's reporting of Donald Trump's family separation policy which is at odds with Modern Family's programming