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Birth Name: Judd Apatow

Birth Place: Syosset, NY

Birthday: December 6, 1967, Sagittarius

Profession: Director, Producer, Screenwriter, Actor

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Fast Facts

  • Interviewed comedians such as Jerry Seinfeld, Martin Short, John Candy and Jay Leno while hosting the "Club Comedy" radio show at Syosset High School.
  • Started his professional career as a stand-up comic in the late 1980s, making his TV debut on Fox's short-lived Comic Strip Live.
  • Shared an apartment with Adam Sandler after dropping out of USC's screenwriting program.
  • Worked as a joke writer for Roseanne Barr, Jim Carrey and Tom Arnold in the early '90s.
  • Met his wife, actor Leslie Mann, when he produced dark comedy The Cable Guy (1996), in which she co-starred with Jim Carrey.
  • Created the cult NBC shows Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared; wrote and produced for several other acclaimed comedy series, including The Larry Sanders Show and The Ben Stiller Show.
  • Made his feature directing debut in 2005 with the surprise hit comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin.


  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1997, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1996, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1998, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1994, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 1993, Emmy — Outstanding Individual Achievement in Writing in a Variety or Music Program: Winner
  • 2008, Golden Globe — Best Original Song - Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Robert Apatow — Brother
  • Mia Apatow — Sister
  • Iris Apatow — Daughter
  • Maude Apatow — Daughter
  • Leslie Mann — Wife


  • Attended University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA