AUSTIN POWERS IN GOLDMEMBER
JAY ROACH made
his directorial debut in 1997 with the wildly successful "Austin Powers:
International Man of Mystery," and immediately followed up with a sequel
and even bigger hit, "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me." Most
recently he directed "Meet the Parents" starring Robert De Niro, Ben
Stiller, Blythe Danner and Teri Polo. Roach also helmed writer/producer David E.
Kelley's "Mystery, Alaska" whose ensemble cast included Russell
Crowe, Mary McCormack, Hank Azaria, Burt Reynolds, Ron Eldard and Lolita
Roach also wrote and
was the associate producer on "Blown Away" starring Jeff Bridges and
Tommy Lee Jones.
For television he
co-produced, co-wrote and acted as second unit director on the telefilm "Lifepod,"
a science fiction adaptation of Alfred Hitchcock's "Lifeboat" which
starred Ron Silver and Robert Loggia.
A graduate of Stanford
University, Roach went on to earn a master's degree in film production from
the University of Southern California. While at USC, his short subject film,
"Asleep at the Wheel," was nominated for a student academy award.
Roach was born and
raised in New Mexico. His wife, Susanna Hoffs, is the lead singer of the rock
and roll group The Bangles. She appears in the film as part of the musical group
Ming Tea along with Mike Myers, Matthew Sweet, Stuart Johnson and Chris Ward.
Hoffs also sings the "Austin Powers" version of Burt Bacharach's hit
song "What's It All About, Alfie?"
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