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Drew Goddard Biography

Birth Name:
Andrew Brion Hogan Goddard
Birth Place:
Harris, Texas, United States
Writer, director

Fast Facts

  • While penning the script for The Martian, was inspired by growing up in Los Alamos, New Mexico, a largely scientific community and former test site for nuclear weapons
  • Met Joss Whedon while writing for Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, which led to future opportunities and collaborations with him, including Goddard's directorial debut Cabin in the Woods
  • Met his wife, a writer for television shows including Modern Family, at a party for the Writers Guild of America Awards in 2006
  • Was set to direct The Martian, but decided to cede directorial duties to Ridley Scott in order to develop a film for Marvel that was later put on hold


  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Producers Guild Awards-Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: nominated
  • 2016Writers Guild Awards-Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2015National Board of Review-Best Adapted Screenplay: winner
  • 2015Critics' Choice Awards-Best Adapted Screenplay: nominated
  • 2015Oscar-Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay): nominated
  • 2008Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated