Prior to Sex Tape, JASON SEGEL (Jay) and Cameron Diaz
previously starred together in director Jake Kasdan's Bad Teacher, which made
over $200 million worldwide.
Segel recently wrapped production on James Ponsoldt's dramatic biopic The End of
the Tour, in which he stars as writer David Foster Wallace opposite Jesse
Eisenberg. The film recounts magazine reporter David Lipsky's (Eisenberg's)
travels and conversations with Wallace during a promotional book tour.
Segel landed his first major leading role as Peter in Nicholas Stoller's
Forgetting Sarah Marshall which he also wrote. The film was released in 2008 by
Universal Pictures and made over $100 million worldwide. Segel wrote a Dracula
musical performed by puppets, which was a personal idea and passion he
incorporated into the film, emboldening him to pitch his concept for a Muppets
movie. He, along with Stoller, signed on with Disney to write and for Segel to
star in The Muppets, which made over $150 million worldwide. Additionally, the
film won an Academy Award in 2012 for Best Original Song for "Man or Muppet,"
written by Bret McKenzie and performed by Segel.
Segel also collaborated with Stoller in 2010 to write and co-produce the film
Get Him to the Greek, where Jonah Hill and Russell Brand reunited as co-stars in
a spin-off of Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The film grossed over $90 million
worldwide and won the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Comedy.
Segel recently starred in Judd Apatow's This Is 40 starring opposite Paul Rudd
and Leslie Mann for Universal Pictures. The film is an original comedy that
expands on the story of Pete (Rudd) and Debbie (Mann) from Knocked Up, as we see
firsthand how they are dealing with their current state of life. Knocked Up
grossed over $300 million worldwide and was recognized by the People's Choice
Award for Favorite Movie Comedy, was nominated for a Critics' Choice Award for
Best Comedy Movie and was named one of AFI's Top Ten Films of the Year.
Additionally, This Is 40 was nominated for a 2013 Critics' Choice Award for Best
Segel's other film credits include The Five-Year Engagement, I Love You, Man,
Jeff Who Lives at Home, Gulliver's Travels, Despicable Me, Slackers, The New
Jersey Turnpikes, S.L.C. Punk, Can't Hardly Wait, and Dead Man on Campus, among
On television, Segel starred as Marshall opposite Alyson Hannigan, Josh Radnor,
Cobie Smulders and Neil Patrick Harris on the CBS hit comedy series "How I Met
Your Mother." During the show's nine season run, it was nominated for an Emmy
for Outstanding Comedy Series, a People's Choice Award for Favorite TV Comedy
and a Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Show: Comedy. He also starred in Judd
Apatow's Emmy nominated television series "Freaks and Geeks" for NBC as well as
Apatow's "Undeclared" for FOX.
In addition to his work in television and film, Segel will make his debut as an
author with his young-adult trilogy Nightmares!, published by Random House and
co-written by Kirsten Miller. The first installment of the series will be
released on September 9th.
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