Paul Feig

  • Birth Place: Royal Oak, Michigan, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Director, Author
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Fast Facts

  • Is an only child.
  • Won the USC  Jack Oakie Award for Comedy in Film in 1984.
  • Created the show Freaks and Geeks, which is in Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Shows of All Time.
  • Wrote two memoirs: Kick Me: Adventures in Adolescence (2002) and Superstud: Or How I Became a 24-Year-Old Virgin (2004).
  • Author of the Ignatius MacFarland science fiction series for kids.
  • Directed Steve Carrell's final episode of The Office, "Goodbye, Michael."


  • 2000, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2008, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2001, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2009, Emmy — Outstanding Comedy Series: Nominee


  • Laurie Gilbert — Wife


  • Attended Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, United States; University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California, United States

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