Known for movies

Short Info

Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1962
SpouseLaurie Karon
MarkAfter _Bridesmaids (2011)_ his work largely consists of female-driven comedies, usually featuring Melissa McCarthy.
FactThe title of his memoir "Superstud" is based on a line from the Freaks and Geeks (1999) episode "Looks and Books".

Paul Feig is an American actor, director, and producer. He is best known for his work on the television series Freaks and Geeks and the film Bridesmaids.

Feig was born in Mount Clemens, Michigan, on September 17, 1962. His parents, Elaine (née McVicker) and Sanford William Feig, owned a furniture store. He has three sisters: Lisa, Jan, and Laurie. Feig was raised in a Jewish family.

He attended Wayne State University, where he studied English literature. He later transferred to the University of Southern California, where he graduated with a degree in broadcast journalism.

Feig began his career as an actor, appearing in several television shows and films throughout the 1980s and 1990s. He gained recognition for his work on the television series Freaks and Geeks, which aired for one season on NBC in 1999. The show has since developed a cult following.

Feig made his directorial debut with the film Bridesmaids, which was released in 2011. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $288 million worldwide.

In addition to his work as a director, Feig has also produced several films, including The Heat (2013) and Spy (2015). He has also directed episodes of the television series The Office, Parks and Recreation, and 30 Rock.

Feig’s net worth is estimated to be $30 million. He has been married to Laurie Feig since 1994. They have two children together.

General Info

Full NamePaul Feig
Date Of BirthSeptember 17, 1962
Height1.83 m
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Film producer, Author, Film director, Actor, Television Director
EducationUSC School of Cinematic Arts, Wayne State University


SpouseLaurie Karon
ParentsElaine Elizabeth Feig, Sanford William Feig


AwardsDirectors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Comedy Series, Shorty Award for Director
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series, Danny Thomas Producer of the Year Award in Episodic Television - Comedy
MoviesGhostbusters, The Peanuts Movie, Spy, The Heat, Bad Teacher, Bridesmaids, Knocked Up, Unaccompanied Minors, I Am David, Stealing Harvard, That Thing You Do!, Heavyweights, Ski Patrol, Three O'Clock High, Zombie High, Sick in the Head, Untitled Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy Comedy
TV ShowsSabrina the Teenage Witch, Freaks and Geeks, The Louie Show, The Edge, The Jackie Thomas Show, It's Garry Shandling's Show, Dirty Dancing, Other Space, Good Sports

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#Marks / Signs
1After _Bridesmaids (2011)_ his work largely consists of female-driven comedies, usually featuring Melissa McCarthy.
2Always wears a suit and tie when he directs.


1[Twitter reply on Sep 24 2015] You've been ranting at me and my cast [of Ghostbusters (2016)] for months with misogyny and insults. So go fuck yourself. Goodnight. #enough
2To me, comedy is drama.
3[re Take the Money and Run (1969)] I had never seen comedy like that. It was subversive and smart, and yet so silly at the same time. I wanted to be an actor at that point in my life [9 years old] and when I realized that [Woody] Allen wrote and directed and starred in this film, that really kind of set the course for what I thought my life was going to be.
4The mockumentary is a perfect form for comedy, because it allows it to be behavioral and real and feel in the moment. Since things are supposed to be happening in the real world and captured in the moment by handheld cameras that are surprised by the unexpected actions of the characters, it allows you to create looser situations that play funnier if they're done right. I've used this form on The Office (2005) and Arrested Development (2003), and the tone is great. Plus it allows you to work with no budget.
5When I was an actor, I was in this horrendous movie called Ski Patrol (1990). And I have so many young people come up to me and say it's their favorite movie. I guess it just depends when you watched it and what your relationship was to it at the age you saw it. Time seems to be the great equalizer.
6I think TV is better than movies these days. It has finally embraced serializations, so basically what you are getting is a never-ending movie on television. I am obsessed with trying to figure out what's a great serialized comedy, and how to do it.
7When I was a kid, I used to hate watching kids on TV who were smart or snappy. I liked watching adults being stupid. That's why I liked Monty Python, because these were adults acting insane, whereas when a kid came on, hey, he knew everything, and I was like, 'I don't wanna see that, because I don't know everything, and I don't wanna see a kid who's more together than me.'
8The director is the only person on the set who has seen the film. Your job as a director is to show up every day and know where everything will fit into the film.
9What's great about the geek spirit is that life never seems to stop us, and they never seem to kill our enthusiasm, our optimism and our hunger to experience the world. We keep our sense of humor, we protect our dignity, we talk to our friends about the experience and then we start again fresh the very next day.
10At the end of the day the question comes, what are you doing for the world? You have to try to do something that's going to add something positive.
11Every director should take an acting class.


1Thinks movies should open with a big, showy scene.
2Grew up next door to a family of 8 with six children.
3Feig used to do stand-up and says he puts his movies together like he used to do his shows. He screens them multiple times, keeping the jokes that get big laughs and reworking those that don't.
4Describes himself as the world's biggest Mystery Science Theater geek.
5Paul's father was of Ashkenazi Jewish descent (from Hungary and Romania). Paul's mother had British ancestry.
6Saw Woody Allen's Take the Money and Run (1969) when he was 9 years old and was so enthralled by it, he still remembers how "It came on and it was like a religious experience".
7Has directed 1 actress to an Oscar nomination: Melissa McCarthy (Best Supporting Actress, Bridesmaids (2011)).
8His last name is pronounced Feeg.
9The title of his memoir "Superstud" is based on a line from the Freaks and Geeks (1999) episode "Looks and Books".
10In his television series Freaks and Geeks (1999), the fictitious town of Chippewa was loosely based on the area surrounding Mt. Clemens, Michigan, where he grew up.
11In 1985 he won $29,000 on The $10,000 Pyramid (1973) game show (renamed at that time as "The $25,000 Pyaramid") and used the money to finance a run at stand-up comedy.
12Raised in Mt. Clemens, Michigan.
13Graduated Chippewa Valley High School Class of 1980.
14Once worked as a tour guide at Universal Studios in Hollywood.
15Graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television (1984).




Ski Patrol1990Stanley
Thirtysomething1990TV SeriesFocus Group Member
Dirty Dancing1988-1989TV SeriesNorman Bryant
The Unnaturals1989TV SeriesReoccurring characters
Newhart1988TV SeriesBruce
Three O'Clock High1987Hall Monitor
Zombie High1987Emerson
The Facts of Life1986TV SeriesRon
Song of Back and Neck2017post-production
Spy2015Drunken Guest at Paris Hotel (uncredited)
Maron2014TV SeriesWarren
The Heat2013/IDoctor (uncredited)
The Office2013TV SeriesThe Animal Trainer
NTSF:SD:SUV2012TV SeriesOCD Detective
Bad Teacher2011Dad at Carwash
Bridesmaids2011/IWedding Guest (uncredited)
Nurse Jackie2010TV SeriesMr. Spagnolo
Vote Garner!2009Video shortDr. Elias Bezelle
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story2007Different DJ (uncredited)
Knocked Up2007Fantasy Baseball Guy
Arrested Development2005TV SeriesMagician
I Am David2003American Man
Stealing Harvard2002Electrician
Bad Dog2000ShortMessenger
Freaks and Geeks1999TV SeriesAlex the Guitarist
The Drew Carey Show1998TV SeriesWorker #1
Life Sold Separately1997Clark
Statical Planets1997Renfester
Ellen1997TV SeriesPeterson
Men Behaving Badly1997TV SeriesNelson
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch1996-1997TV SeriesMr. Eugene Pool
My Fellow Americans1996Reporter #2
That Thing You Do!1996KMPC D.J.
The Louie Show1996TV SeriesDr. Jake Reinhardt
The TV Wheel1995TV MovieVarious
Heavy Weights1995Tim
Hardball1994TV SeriesAgent #1
Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult1994Oscar Audience Member
The Good Life1994TV SeriesWaiter / Video Clerk
Roseanne1993TV SeriesPete
The Jackie Thomas Show1992-1993TV SeriesBobby Wynn
The Edge1992-1993TV SeriesVarious Characters
Deep Dish TV1992TV Movie
Get a Life1991TV SeriesMark
Good Sports1991TV SeriesLeash
Zoo Radio1990Chester Drawer (as Skylar Billing)
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1990TV SeriesChester Bass


Untitled Mother-Daughter/Action Comedy Project2017producer post-production
The Heat 2producer announced
Ghostbusters2016executive producer
The Peanuts Movie2015producer
Other Space2015TV Series executive producer - 8 episodes
It's Better in Italian2015Documentary short executive producer
The Heat2013/Iexecutive producer
Ronna & Beverly2012TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Bridesmaids2011/Iexecutive producer
Nurse Jackie2010TV Series co-executive producer - 12 episodes
The Office2008-2009TV Series co-executive producer - 26 episodes
Freaks and GeeksTV Series co-executive producer - 10 episodes, 2000 supervising producer - 8 episodes, 1999 - 2000


The Heat 2announced
Ghostbusters2016directed by
Other Space2015TV Series
People in New Jersey2013TV Movie
The Heat2013/I
The Office2005-2011TV Series 15 episodes
Nurse Jackie2009-2010TV Series 10 episodes
Bored to Death2009TV Series 2 episodes
Parks and Recreation2009TV Series 1 episode
Ronna & Beverly2009TV Movie
Weeds2005-2007TV Series 3 episodes
Mad Men2007TV Series 1 episode
30 Rock2007TV Series 1 episode
Unaccompanied Minors2006
Arrested Development2004-2005TV Series 7 episodes
Early Bird2005TV Movie
I Am David2003
Undeclared2002TV Series 1 episode
Freaks and Geeks2000TV Series 1 episode
Life Sold Separately1997


The Untouchablesannounced
Ghostbusters2016written by
Other SpaceTV Series 1 episode, 2015 created by - 6 episodes, 2015 creator - 1 episode, 2015 written by - 1 episode, 2015
Spy2015written by
Sick in the Head2003TV Movie creator
I Am David2003screenplay
Freaks and GeeksTV Series created by - 18 episodes, 1999 - 2000 written by - 6 episodes, 1999 - 2000
Life Sold Separately1997
The TV Wheel1995TV Movie


Freaks and GeeksTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 1999 - 2000 writer - 1 episode, 2000
Heavy Weights1995performer: "CAMP HOPE CONCERTO" / producer: "CAMP HOPE CONCERTO" / writer: "CAMP HOPE CONCERTO"

Music Department

It's Garry Shandling's Show.1990TV Series special music by - 1 episode


Videotape2016additional acknowledgments
Public Domain Theatre2011-2014TV Series thanks for inspiration - 34 episodes
Anderson's Cross2010thanks


WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Director
Made in Hollywood2011-2016TV SeriesHimself
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2013-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Today2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
FX Movie Download2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself
Talking Dead2015-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The 4%: Film's Gender Problem2016Documentary shortHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2016TV SeriesHimself
73rd Golden Globe Awards2016TV SpecialHimself - Presenter: Spy
The Soup2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
@midnight2015TV SeriesHimself
Lego Dimensions2015Video GameHimself (voice)
Made in Hollywood: Teen Edition2015TV SeriesHimself
Le grand journal de Canal+2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Janela Indiscreta2013-2015TV SeriesHimself
Reel Junkie2015TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2011-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2015TV SeriesHimself - Director, Spy
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
World Premiere2015TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity P.O.V.2015TV Series documentaryHimself
Hell's Kitchen2014TV SeriesHimself - Restaurant Patron
American Comedy Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cameo
This Is Comedy2014DocumentaryHimself
The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards2014TV SpecialHimself
The Getaway2013TV SeriesHimself
How I Rock It2013TV SeriesHimself
Losing It with John Stamos2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
On Story2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Sidewalks Entertainment2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CQC: Custe o Que Custar2013TV SeriesHimself
The Arrested Development Documentary Project2013DocumentaryHimself
Kevin Pollak's Chat Show2013TV SeriesHimself
The 2012 Comedy Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
E! Live from the Red Carpet2012TV SeriesHimself
17th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
The 38th Annual People's Choice Awards2012TV SpecialHimself
America in Primetime2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Creator, Freak and Greeks
That Is All2011ShortHimself
What's Trending2011TV SeriesHimself
2011 New Now Next Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
A Night of 140 Tweets: A Celebrity Tweet-A-Thon for Haiti2010VideoHimself
Teen spirit: Les ados à Hollywood2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Comic-Con '08 Live2008TV MovieHimself
The Screen Savers2005TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2005TV SeriesHimself
Paramount Comedy Theatre, Vol. 2: Decent Exposures1987Video documentaryHimself

Archive Footage

Extra2016TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2016TV SeriesHimself


Won Awards

2015CinemaCon AwardCinemaCon, USAComedy Filmmaker of the Year
2009DGA AwardDirectors Guild of America, USAOutstanding Directorial Achievement in Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2006CamieCharacter and Morality in Entertainment AwardsI Am David (2003)
2004Queens Spirit AwardQueens Film FestivalBest Feature FilmI Am David (2003)
2003Audience AwardAustin Film FestivalBest Advance ScreeningI Am David (2003)
2003Crystal Heart AwardHeartland Film FestivalI Am David (2003)
2003Festival AwardSan Diego Film FestivalBest Feature FilmI Am David (2003)

Nominated Awards

2016OFTA Film AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Animated PictureThe Peanuts Movie (2015)
2014American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USABest Comedy Director - FilmThe Heat (2013)
2010Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Episode of the YearThe Office (2005)
2010PGA AwardPGA AwardsOutstanding Producer of Episodic Television, ComedyThe Office (2005)
2009Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Directing for a Comedy SeriesThe Office (2005)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Episode of the YearThe Office (2005)
2008Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsComedy Episode of the YearThe Office (2005)
2001Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesFreaks and Geeks (1999)
2000Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Comedy SeriesFreaks and Geeks (1999)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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