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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

Spouse (1)

Kalin Ellis Showalter (16 January 2011 - present) ( 2 children)

Trivia (8)

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].
Is a 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".

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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