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MIKE MYERS (Shrek) is one of the most multifaceted performers of his generation, and has brought an astonishing array of memorable characters to life in film and television. As a writer, producer and actor, Myers is best known as the creative force behind the "Austin Powers” films and for lending his voice to all four of the "Shrek” films. He most recently appeared in "Inglourious Basterds.”

Born and raised in Toronto, Canada, Myers began his professional career the day he graduated from high school. Mike took his final exams at nine o'clock in the morning, auditioned for Toronto's famed Second City comedy troupe at noon, and was hired at three in the afternoon. This ultimately led to Myers joining Chicago's Second City Troupe, an association that would change his life forever. "Saturday Night Live” producer Lorne Michaels' discovery of Myers at Second City led to his debut as a featured performer and writer on the show in 1989.

For his groundbreaking work on "Saturday Night Live,” Myers was nominated for an Emmy for "Best Performance in a Comedy or Variety Show” and won an Emmy for "Best Writing for a Comedy or Variety Show.” Among the characters Myers made popular performing on "SNL” are: German talk show host, Dieter; Linda Richman in "Coffee Talk;” the hyperactive-hypoglycemic Phillip; Simon, the boy in the bathtub; and his legendary impersonation of rock icon Mick Jagger.

Myers successfully brought his popular "SNL” character, Wayne Campbell, to the big screen in "Wayne's World,” which he also wrote. The film broke box office records and grossed over $200 million. In 1993, he reprised the role of Wayne Campbell in the hit sequel "Wayne's World 2,” which Myers also wrote. In between "Wayne's World” releases, Myers starred in "So I Married an Axe Murderer,” a romantic comedy (in which he also played his own father). In 1998, he appeared in Miramax's ensemble drama "54” starring Ryan Phillippe, Salma Hayek, Neve Campbell and Sela Ward, earning critical acclaim for his portrayal of nightclub owner Steve Rubell.

In 1997, Myers created, wrote, produced and starred in the smash hit "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery.” Myers' portrayal of Austin Powers, a fashion photographer/swinger/spy cryogenically frozen in the 1960s, who is thawed in the ‘90s in order to reclaim his "mojo” and capture his diabolical nemesis "Dr. Evil” (also played by Myers), had an enormous impact on popular culture, spawning two sequels. "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” (1999) introduced Mini-me to the world. In its first weekend of release, the film made more money than the original "Austin Powers” made in its entire domestic theatrical run. The movie has garnered numerous awards, including several MTV Movie Awards, a People's Choice Award, a Blockbuster Entertainment Award and a Grammy. Myers himself earned an American Comedy Award for Funniest Actor in a Movie for his work in the film. With worldwide box office receipts of nearly $300 million, "Austin Powers in Goldmember” out-grossed its two predecessors making it the only third installment of a comedy to ever do so. The "Austin Powers” franchise has grossed nearly $1 billion, making it one of the highest grossing comedy franchises of all time.

Myers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in July 2002 for his impressive body of work. He was also honored with the Jack Benny Award by the student body of the University of California, as well as the 2003 AFI Star Award at U.S. Comedy Arts Festival. He also has a star on Canada's Walk of Fame.


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