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NICHOLAS STOLLER (Directed by/Written by) is a director, writer and producer of intelligent, character-driven comedies that sometimes feature wiener.

Most recently, Stoller directed the hit comedy blockbuster Neighbors, which starred Zac Efron, Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne for Universal Pictures and earned over $270 million worldwide.

Stoller's upcoming film projects include Storks, an animated film Stoller wrote, produced and co-directed, and which will be released by Warner Bros. on September 23; and the animated feature adaptation of Captain Underpants for DreamWorks, which Stoller is writing. For television, Stoller co-wrote and is an executive producer working on the second season of The Carmichael Show and is an executive producer on Fox's new hit comedy series The Grinder, which stars Fred Savage and Rob Lowe.

Stoller co-wrote The Five-Year Engagement with collaborator and star Jason Segel, which Universal Pictures released in April 2012. The film, which Stoller produced alongside Rodney Rothman and Apatow Productions, tells the story of the ups and downs of a man's five-year engagement with his fiancee (Emily Blunt).

Stoller previously teamed with Segel to write and executive produce James Bobin's The Muppets for Walt Disney Pictures. The critically acclaimed film, which starred Segel and Amy Adams, received an Academy Award for Best Original Song and won the Critics' Choice Movie Award in the same category. The Muppets grossed more than $165 million at the worldwide box office. He then went on to write and executive produce its sequel, Muppets Most Wanted.

Stoller made his directorial debut with the comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which starred Segel, Mila Kunis, Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader and Russell Brand. The film was produced by Apatow Productions and grossed more than $105 million worldwide. Stoller went on to make Get Him to the Greek, which he wrote, directed and produced. Hill and Brand reprised their Forgetting Sarah Marshall roles, as Hill's character struggles to escort rock star Aldous Snow (Brand) from London to Los Angeles for a comeback tour that begins at the Greek Theatre. Universal Pictures released the film in June 2010.

Additionally, Stoller wrote the smash hit Yes Man, which starred Jim Carrey as a man who turns his life around by saying "yes" to every opportunity, as well as a modern reimagining of Gulliver's Travels, which starred Jack Black and Blunt.

Stoller's first job in the entertainment industry was comedy writing for Judd Apatow's celebrated FOX television series Undeclared. Segel and Stoller met during the show and hit it off upon discovering a shared love for painful, heart-wrenching comedy. Stoller made the transition to screenwriting doing rewrites and co-writing numerous projects with Apatow, including Carrey's vehicle Fun With Dick and Jane.

Stoller, a Harvard alumnus who wrote for The Harvard Lampoon, was born in London, England, and raised in Miami. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, Francesca, and their daughters, Penelope and Frederica.


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