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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 7 November 1970Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA
Birth NameMorgan Valentine Spurlock
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Morgan Spurlock was born on November 7, 1970 in Parkersburg, West Virginia, USA as Morgan Valentine Spurlock. He is a producer and writer, known for Super Size Me (2004), The Greatest Movie Ever Sold (2011) and Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? (2008).

Spouse (2)

Alexandra Jamieson (3 May 2006 - 2011) (divorced) (1 child)
Mary P. Sommer (? - ?) (divorced)

Trade Mark (2)

His horseshoe moustache
Tongue-in-cheek and witty approach in his documentaries.

Trivia (12)

Was rejected by the film school at USC five times.
Graduated from NYU with a film degree in 1993.
He gained 25 pounds eating nothing but McDonald's for a month for "Super Size Me."
Took him a total of 14 months to lose 24½ pounds he gained from eating McDonalds.
Had done standup comedy briefly in Los Angeles and was, at one point homeless before finding firmer ground as a filmmaker.
[2005] Engaged to longtime girlfriend Alexandra Jamieson.
Member of the ACLU.
He and Alex got married on Tavarua Island in Fiji.
Is a member of Phi Gamma Delta national fraternity (Nu Epsilon chapter
  • New York University.).

Son, Laken James Spurlock, born at home on 9 December 2006.
His favorite films include Scanners (1981), It Happened One Night (1934) and The Shawshank Redemption (1994). His favorite documentary is Brother's Keeper (1992) and his favorite dramatic film is A Face in the Crowd (1957).
Currently lives in New York City, New York.

Personal Quotes (6)

[Commenting on "Super Size Me"] "As one family member told me, it's simply a really good bad idea. I guess our timing was perfect. And that's really exciting."
[Responding to an observation about his light-hearted approach to the search for Osama bin Lauden] Nobody likes to be poked with a stick. But everybody likes to be tickled with a feather.
[on 'POM Presents: The Greatest Movie Ever Sold' which deals with product placement] If he were alive today, who would Jesus have as a corporate sponsor? Jesus would definitely be sponsored by Birkenstock. And let's face it, Birkenstock would fit his image of being a natural Earth-loving son... But of course, I prefer Merrells.
Stuff can make you feel good, but you have to do something deeper to make you feel whole. For me, it's making movies with a great team who feel as fulfilled as I do, and spending time with my family. And for my family it's Mane and Tail Shampoo ..all the way.
My girlfriend [Alexandra] and I have since split up, my work being one of the contributing factors...
There are all these stereotypical views of what 'Comic-Con' is about - like the sweaty, smelly guy who lives in his parents' basement. Well, you still have the guy who lives in his parents' basement, but you're also getting the blossom of geek love because female attendance keeps rising.

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