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Dan Fogelman Biography

Birth Place:
River Vale, New Jersey, United States
Writer, producer, director

Fast Facts

  • Grew up in a Jewish family
  • Started writing his first screenplay around the age of 25
  • The road trip he took with his mother from New Jersey to Las Vegas inspired his movie The Guilt Trip (2012)
  • The father in the sitcom The Neighbors is named after his father Marty and the daughter is based on his sister
  • The death of his mother and meeting his wife a year later inspired his movie Life Itself (2018)
  • Best known for the television series This Is Us


  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Norman Felton Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Drama: nominated
  • 2017Writers Guild Awards-New Series: nominated
  • 2017Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated


  • Marty -- Father
  • Joyce -- Mother
  • Caitlin Thompson -- Wife