Jay Roach

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Director, Publisher, Producer

AmericanBorn Mathew Jay Roach

American filmmaker

Born on June 14, 1957 in Albuquerque, New Mexico , United States (66 years)

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Mathew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American filmmaker. He is best known for directing the Austin Powers film series, Meet the Parents, Dinner for Schmucks, The Campaign, Trumbo, and Bombshell.
Roach also earned critical acclaim for directing and producing the political television drama films Recount, Game Change, and All the Way. He produced the films under his Everyman Pictures banner. For his work, he has received four Primetime Emmy Awards from six nominations.
...   Mathew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American filmmaker. He is best known for directing the Austin Powers film series, Meet the Parents, Dinner for Schmucks, The Campaign, Trumbo, and Bombshell.
Roach also earned critical acclaim for directing and producing the political television drama films Recount, Game Change, and All the Way. He produced the films under his Everyman Pictures banner. For his work, he has received four Primetime Emmy Awards from six nominations.


Early life and education
Roach was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S., where his father was a military worker. He graduated from Eldorado High School in 1975. He received a BA in economics from Stanford University in 1980, and later earned a Master of Fine Arts in film production from the University of Southern California in 1986.


Career
Roach's early entrance into film was in music videos. His first job was working as a cameraman on the music video for Eazy-E's "Eazy-er Said Than Dunn", which was directed by his film school friend John Lloyd Miller. Roach made his directorial debut with the 1990 comedy film Zoo Radio. He received recognition for the commercially successful spy comedy film Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997), starring Mike Myers as the title character. He returned to direct the sequels Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999) and Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002).
Roach also directed the sports comedy-drama film Mystery, Alaska, which was released in October 1999. He continued to direct critically and commercially successful comedies, including Meet the Parents (2000) and its sequel Meet the Fockers (2004), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), and The Campaign (2012). Roach expanded into other genres, directing the biographical period drama Trumbo (2015) and the biographical drama Bombshell (2019), which earned multiple Academy Award nominations.
Roach earned critical acclaim for directing multiple HBO political drama films. He directed Recount (2008), which earned him two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special and Outstanding Television Movie, in addition to the Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing – Miniseries or TV Film. He then directed Game Change, about the 2008 McCain/Palin campaign, which premiered March 2012 as one of the most watched films in HBO history. The film earned him additional Primetime Emmy Awards in the same categories as well as the Golden Globe Award for Best Miniseries or Television Film and a Peabody Award. He also directed All the Way, which premiered in May 2016 and earned Roach two more Primetime Emmy Award nominations in the same categories.


Personal life
Roach is married to musician and actress Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, with whom he has two sons. Roach was raised a Southern Baptist, and converted to Judaism before marrying Hoffs.


Filmography


Film

Producer only

The Empty Mirror (1996)
50 First Dates (2004) (Executive producer)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)
Borat (2006)
Charlie Bartlett (2007)
Smother (2008)
Brüno (2009)
Little Fockers (2010)
Sisters (2015)
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House (2017)
Other credits


Television
TV series

TV movies

Other credits


Awards and nominations


Notes


References


External links

Jay Roach at IMDb
Appearances on C-SPAN



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