Judd Apatow
Mark Seliger
United States

Apatow Productions


Film Director

Apatow has been the big-brother figure for a generation of today’s comedy talents, from Seth Rogen, James Franco and Jonah Hill (TV’s fondly remembered “Freaks and Geeks”) to Lena Dunham (“Girls”), working as a writer, director and producer on a steady stream of projects that have masterfully managed to be heartfelt while pushing the boundaries of taste. This summer, he expanded the family to include Pete Davidson, producing and directing the headline-grabbing “SNL” star’s semi-autographical Paramount feature, “Staten Island,” from a script they co-wrote. It was also announced that he teamed with Nick Stoller to co-write the latter’s next directorial effort, a romantic comedy for Universal co-starring Emmy nom Billy Eichner. He has been married to actress Leslie Mann (“This Is 40”) since 1997.


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  • University of Southern California (CA, USA)

Variety Honors

  • 2017 Variety500 Honoree
  • 2018 Variety500 Honoree
  • Comedy Impact
  • Showrunners Impact
  • TV Producers Impact
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Pete Davidson, Judd Apatow's 'King of Staten Island' to Open SXSW Film Festival

Pete Davidson, Judd Apatow's 'King of Staten Island' to Open SXSW Film Festival

Live from Austin, Texas, it's Pete Davidson.The "Saturday Night Live" comedian will be opening this year's SXSW Film Festival. The annual gathering in Austin will kick off this year with "King of Staten Island," the much-anticipated autobiographical comedy based on Davidson's upbringing in the New York borough. Judd Apatow, who is no stranger to SXSW, where he's debuted many of his hit comedies in prior years, directed the film."King of Staten Island," which was written by Apatow, Davidson and former...


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