Dan Fogelman


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Dan Fogelman was born on February 19, 1976 in River Vale, Bergen County, New Jersey, USA. He is a writer and producer, known for This Is Us (2016), Life Itself (2018) and Tangled (2010). He has been married to Caitlin Thompson since June 13, 2015. They have one child. See full bio »

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Nominated for 5 Primetime Emmys. Another 5 wins & 12 nominations. See more awards »

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This Is Us Writer
(2016-2022)
Life Itself Writer
(2018)
Tangled Writer
(2010)
Cars Writer
(2006)

Filmography

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  Honeymoon with Harry (screenplay) (announced)
  This Is Us (TV Series) (created by - 106 episodes, 2016 - 2022) (written by - 20 episodes, 2016 - 2022)
- Us (2022) ... (creator) / (written by)
- The Train (2022) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Family Meeting (2022) ... (creator)
- Miguel (2022) ... (creator)
- The Night Before the Wedding (2022) ... (creator)
  Je te promets (TV Series) (creator: This Is Us - 25 episodes, 2021 - 2022) (writer - 25 episodes, 2021 - 2022)
- Le Mariage: Allons de l'Avant (2022) ... (creator) / (writer: This Is Us)
- Imparfaite Perfection (2022) ... (creator) / (writer: This Is Us)
- Fiesta Time (2022) ... (creator) / (writer: This Is Us)
- Voiture Familiale (2022) ... (creator) / (writer: This Is Us)
- Thérapie Familiale (2022) ... (creator) / (writer: This Is Us)
 2019 Bir Aile Hikayesi (TV Series) (created and devised by - 18 episodes)
- Veda... (2019) ... (created and devised by)
- Yolculuk... (2019) ... (created and devised by)
- Vazgeçme... (2019) ... (created and devised by)
- Elbet Birgün Bulusacagiz... (2019) ... (created and devised by)
- Asure Günü (2019) ... (created and devised by)
 2018 Life Itself (written by)
  Pitch (TV Series) (created by - 10 episodes, 2016) (written by - 3 episodes, 2016)
- Don't Say It (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Scratched (2016) ... (creator)
- San Francisco (2016) ... (creator)
- Wear It (2016) ... (creator)
  Grandfathered (TV Series) (teleplay by - 1 episode, 2016) (story by - 1 episode, 2016)
- The Memorial (2016) ... (teleplay by)
- Jimmy's 50th, Again (2016) ... (story by)
  Galavant (TV Series) (created by - 18 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (written by - 4 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- The One True King (To Unite Them All) (2016) ... (creator)
- Battle of the Three Armies (2016) ... (creator)
- Do the D'DEW (2016) ... (creator)
- Love and Death (2016) ... (creator)
- About Last Knight (2016) ... (creator)
 2015 The King of 7B (TV Movie)
 2015 Danny Collins (written by)
  The Neighbors (TV Series) (created by - 44 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (written by - 7 episodes, 2012 - 2014) (story - 1 episode, 2012)
- There Goes the Neighbors' Hood (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- All That Jazzy Jeff (2014) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Close Encounters of the Bird Kind (2014) ... (creator)
- Uncle Benjamin (2014) ... (creator)
 2013 Last Vegas (written by)
 2012 The Guilt Trip (written by)
 2011 Crazy, Stupid, Love. (written by)
 2011 Cars 2 (original story by)
 2010 Tangled (screenplay by)
 2008 Bolt (screenplay by)
 2007 Lipshitz Saves the World (TV Movie)
 2007 Fred Claus (screenplay) / (story)
 2006 The 12th Man (TV Movie)
 2006 Cars (screenplay by)
  Like Family (TV Series) (created by - 23 episodes, 2003 - 2004) (written by - 2 episodes, 2003)
- We're Gonna Need More Peanut M&M's (2004) ... (creator)
- Danica's Rival (2004) ... (creator)
- Roger Returns (2004) ... (creator)
- Brother's Keeper (2004) ... (creator)
- Sex Ed (2004) ... (creator)
 2003/II Shit Happens (Short)
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Spouse:

Caitlin Thompson  (1 child)

Parents:

Fogelman, Marty | Fogelman, Joyce
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[on writing 'The Guilt Trip'] It's a movie about a mom and her son, and it's meant to be relatable. The guilt stereotype is not what you assume it is. It's actually the reality that you're always on a hair-trigger with your parents. You're always quicker to snap than you should be, and then you go up to your room and feel like shit about yourself because you treated them so badly. My mom used to ... See more »

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Frequently writes ensemble stories with vignette storylines where the twist is that many of the characters are related to each other.

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