Judd Apatow


Judd Apatow is an American film producer, writer, director, and actor. He is best known for his work in comedy, particularly as the producer and writer of the TV series Freaks and Geeks and as the director and producer of several successful comedy films, including The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), and This Is 40 (2012).

Judd Apatow began his career as a stand-up comedian, performing at clubs and colleges across the United States. In the early 1990s, he began working as a writer on the TV series The Larry Sanders Show. In addition, he served as a producer and writer on the short-lived but critically acclaimed TV series Freaks and Geeks.

After that, Apatow made his directorial debut with the film. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), which he also produced and co-wrote. The film was a commercial and critical success, establishing Apatow as a significant force in comedy filmmaking. He then went on to direct, produce and co-write several other successful comedy films, including, Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), This Is 40 (2012), The Five-Year Engagement (2012), Trainwreck (2015), and more.

Apart from directing and producing feature films, Apatow has made several other movies and TV shows, including the popular HBO series Girls, which he co-created with Lena Dunham. Additionally, Apatow has appeared in a few of the films he directed as an actor.