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JAY ROACH (Director/Producer) has garnered a reputation as a filmmaker with a magic comedic touch, having helmed a string of very funny and successful hits.

Roach made his directorial debut in 1997 with "Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” starring Mike Myers, and followed with the sequels "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me” and "Austin Powers in Goldmember.” Roach also directed and produced "Meet the Parents” and the follow-up "Meet the Fockers,” starring Ben Stiller, Robert De Niro, Barbra Streisand, and Dustin Hoffman. Previously, he directed the wry and touching "Mystery, Alaska,” starring an ensemble cast headed by Russell Crowe.

Most recently, Roach directed and executive produced the HBO film "Game Change,” based on Mark Halperin and John Heilemann's book about the 2008 presidential election, starring Julianne Moore, Woody Harrelson, Ed Harris and Sarah Paulson. "Game Change” received an impressive 12 Emmy Award nominations in July 2012, including Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, and an Outstanding Directing nomination for Roach.

The comedy "Dinner for Schmucks” which Roach directed and produced was released in the summer of 2010. Inspired by the French film "Le diner de cons” the film starred Steve Carell, Paul Rudd and Stephanie Szosta.

Roach won two Emmy Awards for both directing and producing the star-studded HBO film "Recount.” Starring Kevin Spacey, Laura Dern and Tom Wilkinson, among many others, the film follows the Florida recount from Election Day in November 2000 through the Supreme Court's ruling in favor of George W. Bush over Al Gore five weeks later.

His additional producing credits include "Little Fockers,” directed by Paul Weitz; Sacha Baron Cohen's "Brüno,” and "Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan,” which received an Academy Award® nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay; Jon Poll's "Charlie Bartlett”; and Garth Jennings' "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.”

A graduate of Stanford University, Roach earned his 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 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He is married to Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles.


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