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Michael Showalter is a director, writer, and producer who most recently directed the 2017 hit The Big Sick. Previously he directed and co-wrote the 2016 film Hello, My Name Is Doris starring Sally Field. Michael's first film was the The Baxter (2005) starring Michelle Williams and Justin Theroux. Michael is a co-creator of the critically acclaimed... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 7 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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The Big Sick Director
(2017)
The State Writer
(1993-1995)
Stella Writer
(2005)

Filmography

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  Search Party (TV Series) (created by - 50 episodes, 2016 - 2022) (written by - 1 episode, 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2016)
- Revelation (2022) ... (creator)
- Book of the Wars of the Lord (2022) ... (creator)
- The Gospel of Judas (2022) ... (creator)
- Acts of the Apostles (2022) ... (creator)
- Leviticus (2022) ... (creator)
  Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (TV Mini Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2017) (written by - 4 episodes, 2017)
- End Summer Night's Dream (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Dance (2017) ... (creator)
- Rain (2017) ... (creator) / (written by)
- King of Camp (2017) ... (creator)
- Lunch (2017) ... (creator)
 2016 Giles Vanderhoot (TV Movie)
 2013-2016 Childrens Hospital (TV Series) (written by - 4 episodes)
- Hump Cola (2016) ... (written by)
- Old Fashioned Day (2013) ... (written by)
- Triangles (2013) ... (written by)
 2016 The Second Sound Barrier (Short) (written by)
  Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (TV Mini Series) (created by - 8 episodes, 2015) (written by - 8 episodes, 2015)
- Day Is Done (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Staff Party (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Electro/City (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Dinner (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Auditions (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2015 Hello, My Name Is Doris (screenplay)
 2013-2014 Newsreaders (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- America's Unknown President; Reporter on House Arrest (2014) ... (written by - segment "America's Unknown President")
- Gay Camp (2013) ... (written by)
 2013-2014 Super Fun Night (TV Series) (written by - 2 episodes)
- Lucindervention (2014) ... (written by)
- The Set Up (2013) ... (written by)
 2014 They Came Together (written by)
 2010 Michael Showalter's the Making of... (TV Series) (creator - 4 episodes)
- The Subway Commercials (2010) ... (creator)
- The Intel Choir Commercial (2010) ... (creator)
 2009 Stella: Live in Boston (Video documentary) (writer)
  Michael & Michael Have Issues (TV Series) (creator - 7 episodes, 2009) (story by - 2 episodes, 2009) (teleplay by - 2 episodes, 2009) (writer - 2 episodes, 2009)
- Frogbox (2009) ... (creator)
- Sh... Bag House (2009) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- College (2009) ... (creator) / (story by) / (teleplay by)
- Pulling Your Weight (2009) ... (creator)
- Matchmakers (2009) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2009 Risk! (TV Series) (story - 2010)
 2008/II Birthday (Short) (writer)
 2007-2008 The Michael Showalter Showalter (TV Series) (creator - 10 episodes)
- Michael Ian Black (2008) ... (creator)
- Mike Birbiglia (2008) ... (creator)
- Michael Cera (2008) ... (creator)
- Jack McBrayer (2008) ... (creator)
- Andy Samberg (2007) ... (creator)
  Comedy Central Presents (TV Series documentary) (series originated - 1 episode, 2008) (writer - 1 episode, 2004)
- My First Time (2008) ... (series originated)
- Stella (2004) ... (writer)
  Stella (TV Series) (creator - 10 episodes, 2005) (writer - 10 episodes, 2005)
- Amusement Park (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Vegetables (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Novel (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Camping (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Meeting Girls (2005) ... (creator) / (writer)
 2005 The Baxter (written by)
 2004 The Wrong Coast (TV Series)
 2002 Stella Shorts 1998-2002 (Video)
 2001 Wet Hot American Summer (written by)
 1999 Random Play (TV Series) (additional writer - 3 episodes)
- Episode #1.2 (1999) ... (additional writer)
- Pilot (1999) ... (additional writer)
- Episode #1.4 (1999) ... (additional writer)
 1999 1999 MTV Movie Awards (TV Special)
  The State (TV Series) (creator - 27 episodes, 1993 - 1995) (writer - 27 episodes, 1993 - 1995)
- Episode #4.3 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #4.2 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #4.1 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #3.6 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
- Episode #3.5 (1995) ... (creator) / (writer)
 1992 You Wrote It, You Watch It (TV Series)
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Show Show Director (21 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (4 credits)
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Show Show Self (37 credits)

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Official Sites:

Official Site | Twitter

Alternate Names:

Stella

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Kalin Ellis Showalter  (2 children)


Relatives:

Vinca LaFleur (sibling)
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Personal Quote:

With a movie, you can make a more streamlined, focused statement. You have a very contained time-frame to really make an impact, and you can really punch someone in the gut in a two-hour movie. In television, you're exploring an idea and living within an idea in a way that has multiple impacts but that may not have the level of lasting impact that you get with a movie. Both are really challenging... See more »

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