51 People You Should Know About But Probably Don't

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“ The man who is behind the some of the best 22 minutes of television that you can witness ” - patrickbates7
 
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“ The writer of the best movie of 2011 ” - patrickbates7
 
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Will Reiser
Producer, 50/50
 
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“ The creator of the best show currently on TV, if it's not cancelled ” - patrickbates7
 
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Joel McHale
Writer, The Soup
Joel Edward McHale was born in Rome, Italy, to a Canadian-born mother, Laurie (Jackson), and an American-born father, Jack McHale. His father, from Chicago, is of Irish descent, and his mother, from Vancouver, has Norwegian, Finnish, and English ancestry. Joel was raised in Seattle, Washington, and graduated from Mercer Island High School...
 
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“ The stand-up comic who writes for the hilarious SNL character Stefon. ” - patrickbates7
 
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Adam Scott
Adam Scott was born in Santa Cruz, California, the son of Anne and Douglas Scott. He has two older siblings, Shannon and David. Scott has said that his brother David "looks like me but is far more cerebral and inherited the intellect of our parents," both of whom are retired teachers. He graduated from Harbor High School and he is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles...
 
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Paul Scheer
Actor, The League
Scheer is an American actor, comedian, writer, director, and producer. Scheer was born in Huntington, New York and graduated from New York University where he majored in Communication and Education. He stars on the FX series The League, the ABC sitcom Fresh Off the Boat, and Hulu comedy series The Hotwives of Orlando...
 
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Eliza Coupe
Actress, Happy Endings
Eliza grew up in Plymouth, New Hampshire and graduated from Plymouth Regional High School. She has suffered from dyslexia since childhood. In 2003, she toured France playing a soldier in an all-female version of King Lear. She married Randall Whittinghill an Acting Coach in L.A. She performed as...
 
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“ He's really only written one thing, but it has got to be one of my favorite movies of all time and I just saw it a few days ago. I can't wait for his next movie. ” - patrickbates7
 
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Neil Flynn
Actor, The Middle
Neil Richard Flynn is an American actor and comedian, known for his role as "The Janitor", in the medical comedy-drama, Scrubs. He currently portrays "Mike Heck" in the ABC sitcom, The Middle. Neil was born in the south-side of Chicago. He is of Irish descent and was raised Catholic. He moved to Waukegan...
“ Ah, The Janitor... ” - patrickbates7
 
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Matt Tarses
Producer, Scrubs
 
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Jeff Schaffer
Writer, EuroTrip
Jeff Schaffer was raised in Warren, Ohio. He attended Western Reserve Academy and later Harvard University. After college, he wrote for television and later the big screen. He worked on Seinfeld first as a writer and later as a producer. Learning greatly from Larry David, Schaffer eventually worked with him later on Curb Your Enthusiasm...
 
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Annie Mumolo
Actress, This Is 40
Currently a member of the famed comedy troupe The Groundlings. Annie performed her first comedy act in the seventh grade. She graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a degree in history. She received theater training at South Coast Repertory in Costa Mesa, California before moving to Los Angeles. Daughter of a dentist and a homemaker.
 
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Jennifer Westfeldt
Jennifer is an American actress and filmmaker, who is perhaps best known for writing and starring in the indie hits, Kissing Jessica Stein and Friends with Kids. A graduate from Yale University, Jennifer started her career as a New York-based theater actor, starring in over 25 off-Broadway and regional productions...
 
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David Wain
Writer, Role Models
David Wain was born and raised in Shaker Heights, Ohio. He met the other members of the comedy troupe The State while a film student at NYU, where he graduated from in 1991. As part of The State, he co-created and co-starred on their self-titled MTV sketch comedy show in the mid 90's. He then continued to work with his State partners on many other projects...
 
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Donald Glover
Actor, Community
Donald McKinley Glover was born at the Edwards Air Force Base, California, and was raised in Stone Mountain, Georgia. His mother, Beverly (Smith), ran a daycare center, and his father, Donald Glover, was a postal worker. He is, despite rumors, not related to actor Danny Glover. Donald graduated from New York University with a degree in Dramatic Writing in 2006...
“ Not only is he great as Troy Barnes on Community, he also wrote for 30 Rock and is an extremely talented rapper in his alter ego, "Childish Gambino" ” - patrickbates7
 
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Dave Eggers
When Dave Eggers was 21 and living in Lake Forest, Illinois, both his parents died of cancer five weeks apart, leaving Eggers to raise his 8-year-old brother, Christopher. He moved to California and, though he tried to continue his life as a cool young San Francisco bohemian, he was also leading a not-so-secret double life as a single "dad" raising a son in Berkeley...
 
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Jonathan Safran Foer
His mother, Esther Safran Foer, a child of Holocaust survivors, is the Director & CEO of the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, DC. His father, Albert Foer, is a lawyer and President of the American Antitrust Institute. After graduating from Princeton, Foer attended briefly the Mount Sinai School of Medicine before dropping out to pursue his writing career...
“ Extremely Talented and Incredibly Smart writer ” - patrickbates7
 
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Damon Wayans Jr.
Actor, Big Hero 6
Damon Wayans Jr. was born at his grandmother's home in Vermont, in November 1982, and was raised in Los Angeles. He is the son of Lisa Thorner and actor Damon Wayans. He made his film debut at age 11 in the 1994 film "Blank Man" playing the role of young Kevin. Later, Damon pursued his early passion...
 
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Jim Gaffigan
Indiana native Jim Gaffigan arrived in New York City in 1990 at the age of 24. Officially, he had relocated to work in advertising, but his real fascination with New York had a lot more to do with pursuing his dream of making people laugh as an actor and stand-up comic, a dream he would eventually realize through hard work and ample talent...
 
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Diablo Cody
Writer, Juno
Diablo Cody is originally from Chicago, Illinois, and moved to Minnesota to live with her Internet boyfriend, Jonny who later became her husband. While there, she decided on a whim to take up stripping as a hobby of sorts. She was working at an ad agency and got a promotion. The job wore her ragged and was something she did not particularly care for...
 
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Evan Goldberg
Producer, This Is the End
Evan Goldberg is a Canadian director, screenwriter and producer. Goldberg is known for his work on Superbad, Knocked Up, Pineapple Express, Funny People, The Green Hornet, 50/50, Goon, The Watch, This is the End, Neighbors, The Interview and The Night Before. Goldberg works alongside longtime partner...
 
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Pete Docter
Writer, Up
 
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Trey Parker
Trey was born in Conifer, Colorado, on October 19, 1969 to Randy Parker ,a geologist, and Sharon Parker, an insurance broker. He has an older sister, Shelley Parker. He met Matt Stone (co-creator of South Park) while attending the University of Colorado in Boulder, where he had a double major of music and Japanese...
 
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Nicholas Stoller
Writer, Yes Man
Nicholas Stoller is an English-American screenwriter and director. He is known best for directing the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and writing/directing its 2010 spin-off/sequel, Get Him to the Greek. He also wrote The Muppets and directed the Seth Rogen comedy, Neighbors. He is a frequent creative partner of Jason Segel.
 
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Paul Feig
Actor, Spy
“ The mastermind behind Freaks and Geeks. Also might be known as the director of Bridesmaids. ” - patrickbates7
 
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John Francis Daley
Actor, Bones
John Francis Daley began acting in the national and international tour of The Who's Tommy, playing young Tommy - and coming to national prominence in the critically acclaimed, cult classic series, Freaks and Geeks. Formerly a regular on the Fox hit, Bones, John can also be seen in the Lions Gate comedy...
 
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“ Director of Horrible Bosses and creator of Breaking In ” - patrickbates7