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Actor, writer, comedian, producer and repertory player, BILL HADER (Flint Lockwood)
recently finished production of his eighth and final season as a regular cast member on
NBC's venerable comedy institution "Saturday Night Live." Originally from Tulsa,
Oklahoma, Hader made an early splash on "SNL" in 2005 with his uncanny impressions
including, most notably, Al Pacino and Vincent Price. Heralded by New York magazine
as, "SNL's new secret weapon," Hader boasts impersonations and sarcasm delivered
with eviscerating deftness." In 2012, Hader received an Emmy nomination for
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for his work on the show. He is
currently nominated for a 2013 Emmy in the same category.
Hader had a full slate of film work in the summer of 2007 that began with a role in Judd
Apatow's box-office hit and critically-acclaimed Knocked Up, which grossed over $140
million domestically. Hader immediately followed this up with a performance in another
Apatow release as a wayward policeman opposite Seth Rogen in Superbad for
Columbia Pictures, which grossed over $120 million domestically.
Hader found great success in 2008 with his role as Jason Segel's compassionate and
hilarious step-brother in the box-office surprise hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Hader
also made a memorable cameo role in the summer action/comedy Pineapple Express.
Later that year, Hader appeared in the summer blockbuster comedy Tropic Thunder as
the insecure studio executive Rob Slolom who has to contend with the antics of Tom
Cruise's crazed studio head character, Les Grossman. Nominated Best Comedy for the
BFCA Critics' Choice Awards, the film was directed and written by Ben Stiller, who also
starred in the film. Tropic Thunder opened #1 at the box office for two weeks in a row
and earned over $110 million domestically. Hader was joined by Jack Black, Robert
Downey Jr., Jay Baruchel, Brandon T. Jackson and Matthew McConaughey to earn
Best Ensemble Cast by the 2008 Boston Society of Film Critics Awards.
In 2009, Hader reunited with Ben Stiller for the worldwide hit Night at the Museum:
Battle of the Smithsonian. The film generated over $375 million worldwide. He also
appeared in Miramax's Adventureland, reuniting Hader with his Superbad director, Greg
Mottola and SNL cast mate, Kristin Wiig. Hader also won an Emmy Award in 2009 for
his work as a producer on Comedy Central's "South Park."
Hader released Paul in 2011, another Mottola-directed film in which he appeared
alongside a star-studded cast of Jane Lynch, Simon Pegg, Sigourney Weaver, Jason
Bateman, Kristen Wiig, and Seth Rogen, who voices the title character, an alien named
In 2012, Hader co-starred Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones in Sony Pictures' Men in
Black 3, which has grossed over $624 million worldwide.
Hader has also voiced several animated characters, such as Flint Lockwood in Cloudy
with a Chance of Meatballs, which earned Best Animated Feature nominations for the
Golden Globes, the Annie Awards, the Broadcast Film Critics Association and Satellite
Awards, as well as Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs, Doogal, and Hoodwinked Too!
Hood vs. Evil. Other film credits for Hader include You, Me, and Dupree and Hot Rod.
Currently, Hader can be heard in the DreamWorks animated feature Turbo, alongside
Paul Giamatti and Ryan Reynolds and can be seen in the CBS Films comedy The To Do List, written and directed by his wife, Maggie Carey, and co-starring Andy Samberg,
Rachel Bilson, and Aubrey Plaza. Hader can also be seen opposite Larry David, Jon
Hamm, Danny McBride, Eva Mendes, Kate Hudson and Michael Keaton in Clear
History, which premiered on HBO in August. In 2014 and 2015, Hader will lend his
voice to Pixar's The Good Dinosaur and Inside Out.
A Second City Los Angeles alum, Hader currently lives in Los Angeles with his wife,
filmmaker Maggie Carey and their two daughters.
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