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PAUL FEIG
Representing Agent: Debi Allen
Roles: Actor, Writer
BIOGRAPHY:
Paul Feig is a multi-talented creator, working successfully as a filmmaker, writer, director, and author. Feig’s most recent film the all-female 2016 remake of Ghostbusters, which he wrote and directed, gained huge commercial and critical success and took over $217 million worldwide. The supernatural action-comedy had a cast including Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones and Kate McKinnon who formed the ghost busting crew. Feig had previously written and directed another Melissa McCarthy led hit film with 2015’s Spy. Spy starred Jason Statham and Jude Law and was nominated for two Golden Globes including Best Motion Picture.

Feig’s previous films include the 2013 buddy cop comedy The Heat starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy which was #1 at the box office opening weekend, and the hit comedy Bridesmaids starring Kristen Wiig, Rose Byrne, Maya Rudolph, Melissa McCarthy and Jon Hamm, opened in May 2011 to rave reviews and has grossed over $283 million worldwide. It also garnered Academy Award nominations for Best Supporting Actress and Best Original Screenplay.

Feig is a three-time EMMY nominated writer/director and DGA Award winner, best known for creating the beloved and critically acclaimed series Freaks and Geeks and serving as director and co-executive producer of The Office. He was named one of Esquire's Best Dressed Men of 2012 and as 'The Best Dressed Man in Hollywood' in Esquire’s Winter 2012 Black Book edition.

Freaks and Geeks, launched the careers of Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jason Segel and Time proclaimed it one of the 100 Greatest Shows of All Time. For his work on the show, Feig was nominated for two comedy writing Emmy Awards, one for the pilot episode and one for the series finale, which he also directed.

Feig went on to write and direct the film I Am David, based on the Danish book of the same name by Anne Holm, and is the uplifting story about an 11-year-old boy who escapes from a Bulgarian labor camp. Feig’s third feature was the 2006 Warner Bros. family-comedy Unaccompanied Minors, which was based on an episode of Ira Glass’ This American Life.

Feig has directed multiple episodes of the television series Arrested Development, The Office,Nurse Jackie,Bored to Death,Weeds,30 Rock and Mad Men. He has served as a co-executive producer on both The Office and Nurse Jackie. In 2008, his work on The Office earned him an EMMY nomination for Outstanding Direction in a Comedy Series for the hour long episode Goodbye, Toby and in January of 2009, he won the DGA award for Direction in a Comedy Series for the episode Dinner Party. In 2011 Feig directed The Officeepisode Goodbye, Michael, Steve Carell’s last episode.

Feig’s early stand-up career soon led to a successful career as a character actor, appearing as a series regular on the television series Dirty Dancing, Good Sports, The Jackie Thomas Show, The Louie Show and Sabrina the Teenage Witch. He also appeared in such films as Paul Maslansky’s Ski Patrol, Disney’s Heavyweights, and Tom Hanks’ That Thing You Do. After leaving the series Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Feig wrote, produced and directed his first independent feature film, Life Sold Separately.

In addition to his film and television work, Feig is the author of two comedic memoirs released by Random House, Kick Me – Adventures in Adolescence and Superstud, Or How I Became a 24 Year Old Virgin, the latter becoming a New York Times and Los Angeles Times best seller. He is also the author of two young-adult science fiction novels, Ignatius MacFarland: Frequenaut! and Ignatius MacFarland: Frequency Freak Out!, both published by Little Brown Books for Young Readers. Feig’s short story, My Parents Give My Bedroom to a Biker, is in the young adult humor collection Guys Read: Funny Business from Walden Pond Press.

A graduate of the University of Southern California Film School, Feig was a winner of the school’s Jack Oakie Award for Comedy in Film. After USC, Feig worked as a script reader for Taxi Driver producer Michael Phillips until he went on The $25,000 Pyramid and won $29,000. “I always was an over-achiever,” he jokes.
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