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DANNY McBRIDE (Dwayne) is currently filming HBO's third season of "Eastbound and Down,” which he co-created, writes and executive produces with longtime friends and collaborators, Jody Hill and David Gordon Green. The show premiered on the network in February, 2010 and has since gained an enormous cult following.

McBride first gained industry awareness with his starring role in David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls, winner of the 2003 Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. However, it was when he returned in 2006 to the Festival with the smash hit comedy The Foot Fist Way that he became a known name in Hollywood and desired by its top producers and directors. McBride, who starred and co-wrote the film with his fellow college classmates Hill (Observe and Report) and Ben Best (Superbad, season one of "Eastbound and Down”), caught the attention of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's Gary Sanchez Productions. The film was released in May 2009 by Paramount Vantage.

In 2008, McBride found continued success by starring opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco in Pineapple Express. The film, which was directed by Green and co-written by Rogen & Evan Goldberg (Superbad) from a story by Judd Apatow and Rogen & Goldberg, centers on two buddies who get mixed up with a drug gang. McBride was nominated for Best Newcomer for his role as Red by the members of the Detroit Film Critics Society. Columbia Pictures released the film, which opened #1 in the box office reaching $100 million worldwide.

Immediately following the success of Pineapple, McBride was back on top of the box office a week later with the Paramount release of Tropic Thunder. Directed and written by Ben Stiller, the film was #1 for two weeks in a row and earned over $100 million domestically. McBride was joined by a star-studded cast including Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey.

Most recently, McBride was seen in the Academy Award®-nominated Up in the Air opposite George Clooney and Melanie Lynsky, and voiced Fred McDade in the 2010 animated summer blockbuster Despicable Me, which grossed over $540 million worldwide. McBride has also starred in such comedies as Hot Rod, The Heartbreak Kid, Drillbit Taylor, and Observe and Report.

He was most recently seen in Due Date, starring Robert Downey Jr. and Zach Galifianakis, and in Your Highness, which he co-wrote, produced, and starred in alongside James Franco, Natalie Portman and Zooey Deschanel.

Born in Statesboro, Georgia, McBride grew up in Virginia. He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he received a BFA in filmmaking. McBride currently resides in Los Angeles.

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