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JASON BATEMAN (Judd Altman) 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 Actors Guild Award nominations for his irreverent portrayal of Michael Bluth in the Mitch Hurwitzcreated, multi-award-winning comedy series "Arrested Development." Since then, the actor, producer and director has attained leading-man status in front and behind the camera.

Since "Arrested Development" ended in 2006, Bateman has secured one major film role after another. In 2007, he starred in Peter Berg's action thriller "The Kingdom" and, prior to this, in writer/director Zach Helm's family fantasy "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," with Dustin Hoffman and Natalie Portman. 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. "Juno" received Best Film nominations by most major film critics' groups, as well as the Hollywood Foreign Press and Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

In 2010, Bateman starred with Jennifer Aniston in the romantic comedy "The Switch." He shined in a supporting role opposite George Clooney in the Golden Globe- and Academy Award-nominated "Up in the Air," for director Jason Reitman, and starred alongside Vince Vaughn and Kristen Bell in Jon Favreau's "Couples Retreat." In 2009, Bateman headlined Mike Judge's "Extract," which he also produced through his F+A Productions 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."

In March 2011, Bateman starred in Greg Mottola's comedy "Paul," written by and starring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg. He also starred in back-to-back leading roles, opposite Ryan Reynolds in David Dobkin's comedy "The Change-Up" and the box-office hit "Horrible Bosses," in which Bateman re-teamed with director Seth Gordon.

In February 2013, Bateman starred with Melissa McCarthy in "Identity Thief," directed by Seth Gordon and, in April 2013, starred in Henry Alex Rubin's thriller "Disconnect." Bateman most recently starred in "Bad Words," a dark comedy that also marked his feature film directorial debut. "Bad Words" premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival in September and opened in theaters on March 14, 2014. On November 26th, Bateman will reprise his starring role alongside Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Jennifer Aniston, Kevin Spacey, Chris Pine and Christoph Waltz in "Horrible Bosses 2."

Bateman is currently in production on his second directorial effort in which he will also star opposite Nicole Kidman in "The Family Fang," based on the Kevin Wilson bestseller.

Bateman's other film credits include the comedy "The Ex"; "The Break-Up," with Vince Vaughn and Jennifer Aniston; "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, "with Vaughn and Ben Stiller; "Starsky & Hutch," opposite Stiller, Owen Wilson and Vaughn; and the romantic comedy "The Sweetest Thing."

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 re-teamed with "Arrested Development" creator Mitchell Hurwitz to voice a character in the Fox animated comedy series "Sit Down, Shut Up" in April 2009. In the summer of 2009, he directed and produced the FX pilot "The Merger." In May 2013, Netflix premiered the return of cult favorite "Arrested Development" for 14 episodes, for which Bateman revived his role as Michael Bluth and earned a 2013 Emmy, as well as 2014 SAG and Golden Globe nominations.

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," retitled "Valerie's Family" and then "The Hogan Family," from 1986 through 1991. Prior to that, he 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 Will Arnett, his longtime friend and "Arrested Development" co- star, created the digital-driven production company DumbDumb Productions, to produce commercials, shorts and original content for distribution on the Internet and for the film industry. Following this, Bateman established the production banner Aggregate Films with a first-look, two-year partnership with Universal Pictures and Universal Television. On February 25, 2014, NBC premiered the comedy "Growing Up Fisher," produced by Aggregate Films and Universal Television, on which Bateman served as an executive producer.


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