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JASON BATEMAN (Nick Hendricks) was honored with a Golden Globe Award in 2004 for Best Actor in a Comedy Series and earned an Emmy Award nomination and two Screen Actor's Guild® nominations for his irreverent portrayal of Michael Bluth in the Mitch Hurwitz-created, multi award-winning comedy series "Arrested Development.” Since then, the actor, producer and director has attained leading-man status on the big screen while returning to his television roots by continuing to produce, write and develop projects for the small screen.

Since "Arrested Development” ended in 2006, Bateman has secured one major film role after another. In March 2011 he starred in the comedy "Paul,” directed by Greg Mottola and written by Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. Also in 2011, he will be seen opposite Ryan Reynolds in the comedy "The Change Up,” directed by David Dobkin.

In 2010, Bateman starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy "The Switch.” His recent film work includes a supporting role opposite George Clooney in the Golden Globe and Academy Award®-nominated "Up in the Air,” for director Jason Reitman; starring alongside Vince Vaughn and Kristen Bell in Jon Favreau's "Couples Retreat”; and the headline role in director Mike Judge's "Extract,” which was produced by Bateman through his F+A Production banner. He also had a memorable cameo in the Ricky Gervais comedy "The Invention of Lying,” and delivered an emotionally charged performance in Kevin Macdonald's crime drama "State of Play.”

On the small screen, Bateman secured a first-look production deal for his company, F+A Productions, to develop, direct, and write original content for Fox Television. The deal came to fruition after Bateman directed the network's comedy pilot "Do Not Disturb,” in Fall 2008. He also reteamed with "Arrested Development” creator Mitch Hurwitz to voice a character in Fox's animated comedy series "Sit Down, Shut Up,” in April 2009. In Summer 2009 he directed and produced the FX Network pilot "The Merger.”

In 2008, Bateman starred alongside Will Smith and Charlize Theron in Peter Berg's "Hancock,” one of the top box-office openings worldwide. This came on the heels of one of the biggest success stories in independent filmmaking, Jason Reitman's "Juno,” in which Bateman had a pivotal role as a potential adoptive father. "Juno” received Best Film nominations by most major film critics' groups, as well as the Hollywood Foreign Press and Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

In 2007, Bateman starred in Peter Berg's action thriller "The Kingdom” and, prior to this, in the family fantasy "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium” with Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman, for writer/director Zach Helm. His other recent films include the comedy "The Ex”; "The Break-Up,” with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston; "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story,” with Vince Vaughn and Ben Stiller; and "Starsky & Hutch,” opposite Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn. In 2002, he starred with Cameron Diaz in the romantic comedy "The Sweetest Thing.”

In his adolescent and teen years, Bateman's portrayal of charming schemer Derek Taylor in "Silver Spoons” prompted NBC to create the spin-off "It's Your Move,” starring Bateman. He then starred with Valerie Harper in "Valerie,” "Valerie's Family” and "The Hogan Family” from 1986-1991 and was a regular on the iconic series that has become an American treasure, "Little House on the Prairie,” with Michael Landon.

In January 2010, Bateman and his longtime friend and "Arrested Development” costar Will Arnett created the digital-driven production company DumbDumb Productions, to produce commercials, shorts and original content to be distributed on the internet and for the film industry.

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