If you are a fan of blockbuster movies, the name Judd Apatow ought to ring a bell. He is one of Hollywood’s prominent movie producers and screenwriters. He is best known for the production of the mega-hit movie; Bridesmaid for which he won an AFI Award with. The Primetime Emmy Award winner also has a career in movie directing and comedy, as he has directed a good number of blockbuster movies like Knocked Up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
As the owner of Apatow production (a movie and television production company), he has been able to mastermind the production of all these movies. More so, he has written and authored numerous books, such as I Found This Funny: My Favorite Piece of Humor and Some That May Not Be Funny at All. As a result of his prestigious works and projects, he has received several accolades; his wins include Primetime Emmy Awards, a Hollywood Comedy Award, and a Creative Arts Emmy Award. This explains why he is making a lot of headlines in Hollywood. Read on to find out more amazing facts that you need to know about the prominent film maker’s early life, career, and personal life.
The executive producer of Ben Stiller Show was born into the Jewish family of Maury and Tamara Apatow on December 6, 1967, in Flushing, Queens, New York, United States but was brought up in the city of Syosset, New York. Apatow’s mother Tami, in addition to being an actress, was the manager of Bob Shad; his father’s music record label. His father, on the other hand, was a real estate developer.
The New York-born has two siblings; an older brother named Robert and Mia, his younger sister. At the age of 12, his parents got separated and this led to him staying with his dad and visiting his mom only on weekends. Regarding his education, he attended Syosset High School before enrolling into the University of Southern California where he studied Screenwriting.
While still in college, the talented comedian organized series of on-campus Saturday Night comedy shows which partly ushered him into the spotlight. Soon after that, in 1991, Judd Apatow was handed an opportunity to display his innate abilities as he was given the job of a writer by Garry Shandling, for the 1991 Grammy Award. A few years down the line from that, he landed another job where he co-wrote the script of the movie Heavyweights with Steve Brill and produced it. By 1999, the notable producer had started making giant strides as he was made the executive producer of Fox Broadcast award-winning series; Freaks and Geeks.
Since then, Judd Apatow has landed recurring jobs in screenwriting and directing; a whole lot of which he also produced. Hence, his movie credits include: Forgetting Sarah Marshall, The Cable Guy, Trainwreck, Bridesmaid, Super Bad, Funny People, This is 40, and others. Some of his TV Shows are The Ben Stiller Show, Love, Funny or Die Presents and Inside Comedy. As a renowned director, Apatow has worked with many notable actors in Hollywood on multiple occasions such as Steve Carell, Will Ferrel, Paul Rudd, and many others.
The Hollywood film maker’s extraordinary display and brilliant productions have been highly acclaimed. As a matter of fact, they have received multiple public recognition through numerous nominations and awards including Golden Globe Awards, Grammy Awards, and Academy Awards nominations respectively, eventually winning a Primetime Emmy Awards among others.
Judd Apatow’s Family – His Wife and Kids
The stand-up comedian got acquainted with actress Leslie Mann on the set of Cable Guy which he produced. As a notable actress, Leslie has starred on several of Judd Apatow’s movie projects like This is 40, Knocked up and The 40-Year-Old Virgin.
Soon after they met, the two bonded and later solemnized their union in Los Angeles, on 9th June 1997. As of now, they have two daughters namely; Maude and Iris. Interestingly, these two were also featured alongside their mom in multiple movies produced by their dad like Knocked up, for which Maude got a nomination for Best Performance in a Feature Film-Supporting Young actress at the 34th Young Artist Awards.
It’s evident that Judd Apatow has a great passion for success as he has made a name for himself in Hollywood. From his film and television production company and other endeavors, the skillful director has an estimated net worth of about $90 million.
Although Judd Apatow may not be among the tallest persons in the world for sure, he is more than an average in height standing at about 5 feet 10.2 inches (178m). The founder of Apatow production also has a body weight of about 85kg (188lbs) and a shoe size of 11 (US).