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Biography

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Overview (4)

Born in Princeton, New Jersey, USA
Birth NameMichael English Showalter
Nicknames Show
Mike
Height 6' (1.83 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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 television show Search Party on TBS. He also co-created the TV mini-series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later on Netflix.

As a writer and producer, Michael's other film credits include Wet Hot American Summer and They Came Together. Michael is a founding member of the comedy groups The State and Stella. He's also written two books: Mr. Funny Pants and Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Family (3)

Spouse Kalin Ellis Showalter (16 January 2011 - present)  (2 children)
Parents English Showalter
Elaine Showalter
Relatives Vinca LaFleur (sibling)

Trivia (10)

Graduate of Brown University.
Loves chess and basketball.
Born and raised in Princeton, New Jersey, but has been living in Brooklyn for more than a decade. [2005].
Founding member of New York-based alternative comedy troupe Stella along with Michael Ian Black and David Wain. (1997-present).
Lost a great deal of weight to portray the teenaged Coop in the film Wet Hot American Summer (2001).
Son of English Showalter & Elaine Showalter. English is a retired French professor at Rutgers and Elaine is a retired English professor from Princeton known for critical theory in Feminism.
Brother of Vinca LaFleur.
Has eight cats. Their names include Lester, Tim, Sally, Louise, & Billie. Wrote a book called "Guys Can Be Cat Ladies Too".
Directed 1 actress to an Oscar winning performance: Jessica Chastain, who won for The Eyes of Tammy Faye (2021).
For six years he taught screenwriting in the graduate program at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.

Personal Quotes (1)

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 and really fun to make.

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