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Michael Showalter is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer American born on 17 june 1970 at Princeton (USA)

Michael Showalter

Michael Showalter
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Nationality USA
Birth 17 june 1970 (52 years) at Princeton (USA)

Michael Showalter (born June 17, 1970) is an American comedian, actor, producer, writer, and director. He is a member of the sketch comedy trio Stella. Showalter first came to recognition as a cast member on MTV's The State, which aired from 1993 to 1995. He co-wrote (with David Wain) and starred in Wet Hot American Summer (2001) and he wrote, directed, and starred in The Baxter (2005), with Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux and Elizabeth Banks. Both of these movies featured many of his co-stars from The State, and so do several of his other projects.

Biography

Showalter was married to Anne Kalin Ellis on January 16, 2011, in New York.
In June of 2011, he welcomed twin boys with his wife.

Best films

The Big Sick (2017)
(Director)

Usually with

David Wain
David Wain
(6 films)
Ken Marino
Ken Marino
(6 films)
Paul Rudd
Paul Rudd
(6 films)
Zak Orth
Zak Orth
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Michael Showalter (14 films)

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Actor

Two Night Stand, 1h26
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Miles Teller, Analeigh Tipton, Jessica Szohr, Leven Rambin, Kid Cudi, Michael Showalter
Roles Rick Raines
Rating63% 3.1514553.1514553.1514553.1514553.151455
Megan is unemployed and single, and one day she joins a dating website. Her roommates, who just want her to move out, invite her to a party at a club. After a bouncer refuses to let her into the club on the grounds that she looks too young and she is without ID, she sees her ex, Chris, and later decides to have a one-night stand with one of the men she saw on the website, Alec. The next morning, they are less than cordial to each other, but Megan can't leave because of a blizzard. Forced to spend more time together, the two end up telling each other what they did wrong the previous night, convinced that they will never see each other again, and Megan suggests that they "try again". Afterwards, Megan discovers a closet full of women's clothes, and pictures of Alec with a girl. She finds out that Alec's girlfriend, Daisy, had written a note to him, saying that she wanted to break up, but hadn't given it to him, but he had found it accidentally. Alec wanted to have something to rub in her face when she broke up with him, and so he had joined the dating website. Angry, Megan leaves.
Wanderlust
Wanderlust (2012)
, 1h38
Directed by David Wain
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Actors Paul Rudd, Jennifer Aniston, Justin Theroux, Alan Alda, Malin Åkerman, Lauren Ambrose
Roles Himself
Rating55% 2.799532.799532.799532.799532.79953
George and Linda Gergenblatt are an urban married couple who purchase a micro-loft in New York after much hesitation. George is expecting a promotion while Linda is trying to sell a documentary to HBO. Soon after purchasing their home, George learns that his company has folded, overnight, while HBO rejects Linda's documentary. With both out of work, they are forced to sell their apartment and drive to Atlanta to live with George's arrogant brother Rick and his wife Marisa after Rick offers George a job.
Reno 911!: Miami, 1h24
Directed by Robert Ben Garant
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Films about music and musicians, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Musical films, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Carlos Alazraqui, Mary Birdsong, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Niecy Nash, Robert Ben Garant, Cedric Yarbrough
Roles Paul
Rating58% 2.9496252.9496252.9496252.9496252.949625
The movie opens outside of a building where terrorists are holding hostages and a nuclear bomb. The Reno Sheriff's Department arrives in a helicopter, called in as experts. As the group prepare to deal with the situation, Deputy Travis Junior (Robert Ben Garant) wakes up and realizes it was a dream; he was sleeping at the wheel and the vehicle he and Lt. Dangle are in crashes.
The Ten
The Ten (2007)
, 1h33
Directed by David Wain
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Actors Jessica Alba, Winona Ryder, Paul Rudd, Famke Janssen, Adam Brody, Gretchen Mol
Roles Police Lt. Flarn Bairn
Rating49% 2.45082.45082.45082.45082.4508
1 "Thou Shalt Worship No God Before Me" A guy (Adam Brody) becomes a celebrity after falling out of a plane and becoming permanently embedded in the ground thanks to superstar agent (Ron Silver). After a swift rise to stardom, he becomes prideful and arrogant, referring to himself as a god. His career falls apart and he loses everything. His fiancée (Winona Ryder) leaves him for a TV anchor man.
Griffin & Phoenix, 1h42
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Dermot Mulroney, Amanda Peet, Sarah Paulson, Blair Brown, Alison Elliott, Lois Smith
Rating69% 3.4513753.4513753.4513753.4513753.451375
The film starts with Henry Griffin (Dermot Mulroney) learning from his oncologist that his cancer has spread and that he only has one year, two at most, left to live. This discovery starts him on a journey of self-reflection which includes starting a novel and taking a psychology class at New York University. In this class, he meets Sarah Phoenix (Amanda Peet). He asks her on a date and after hesitation she comes. Then the two of them goof around and eventually stay up all night together watching the sunrise. Griffin believes they are close but Phoenix doesn't show as much interest. Although Phoenix sends Griffin the occasional mixed signals, the two team up for a whirlwind of adventurous and almost childlike activities. However Phoenix doesn't want to hurt Griffin or her self by falling in love because she's too weak to deal with it as she too has cancer and is also short of time. One day while at Griffin's house after their adventure, while cleaning she comes across his books on dying and "living life to the fullest" and comes to the conclusion that Griffin knows she's ill and is being nice only out of sympathy. She storms out and after their confrontation Griffin explains that the books belong to him and he too has cancer. This causes the two to fall ever more deeply for one another, and their relationship deepens. Together, they strive to make the most of their last days of life. However while exploring and making the most of their last days, Griffin explains how when he gets seriously ill he will just leave and he wishes for her to not come looking for him because it's something he feels he must do himself. But Phoenix is first to get sick and uses Griffin's same words against him. This deeply hurts Griffin and causes him to overact. Later, however, after realizing he was wrong, he decides he wants to spend the last moments of Phoenix's life with her anyhow. The movie ends with Griffin making 'Christmas' for Phoenix, as it is her favorite season and it would be their last holiday together.
The Baxter
The Baxter (2005)
, 1h31
Directed by Michael Showalter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux, Zak Orth, Sarah Drew
Roles Elliot Sherman
Rating64% 3.248523.248523.248523.248523.24852
Eliot is a dependable and reliable—though thoroughly average—young man with a streak of bad luck. It seems that he is terminally typecast as a nice guy in a life that mimics the clichés of typical romantic comedies. In High School he was stood up by his date on Prom night when her ex-boyfriend, the most popular kid in school, swept her off her feet while he was getting drinks. In college, his next serious girlfriend was wooed back by her ex-boyfriend during a pep rally when he announced that he would abandon the Lacrosse team in favor of attending her music audition to Juilliard. Later, during business school, the same thing happens when he and his then-girlfriend are intercepted by one of her ex-boyfriends with a puppy. Having lost three girlfriends to their ex-boyfriends has made Eliot defensive at the proposition of being abandoned (yet again) and having his heart broken.
Hair High
Hair High (2004)
, 1h18
Directed by Bill Plympton
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Horror comedy, Horror, Animation
Themes Films about education, Comedy horror films
Actors Ed Begley Jr., Craig Bierko, David Carradine, Keith Carradine, Beverly D'Angelo, Matt Groening
Roles Wally (voice)
Rating66% 3.346463.346463.346463.346463.34646
A gothic high-school comedy with a Carrie-like story. Cherri (Sarah Silverman) and Rod (Dermot Mulroney) are the high-school king and queen and they justifiably rule their domain. Spud (Eric Gilliland), the new kid in town, accidentally offends both Cherri and Rod and so is forced to become Cherri's slave. Naturally, they immediately hate each other, but later fall in love. Cherri and Spud secretly decide to go to the prom together, and on prom night a rejected Rod forces their car off the road and into the lake. In true 50's ballad style, their car sinks to the bottom of the lake as they share one last kiss. While the bodies of Cherri and Spud lie in a timeless embrace, Rod is successful in thwarting any investigation and is able to get away with murder. On the night of the following year's prom, the car magically comes to life and slowly drives out of the lake with Cherri and Spud, as if nothing had happened, only this time their bodies are in an advanced state of decomposition. Their rusty and water-logged car drives to the prom and just as Rod is about to crown himself new king of the prom, Cherri and Spud enter the ballroom - the spotlight follows them as they cross the dance floor, with all the attendees in shock. As they approach the stage, spiders, bugs, snakes, lizards and fish ooze from their sagging skin and skeletal bodies, and the prom attendees freak as they mount the stairs to the stage. Spud takes the crown and places it on Cherri as the animals attack and devour Rod.
Signs
Signs (2002)
, 1h46
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Horror
Themes Films about religion, Films set in the future, Films about extraterrestrial life, Films about extraterrestrial life, Alien invasions in films, Disaster films
Actors Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin, Abigail Breslin, Cherry Jones, M. Night Shyamalan
Roles Lionel Prichard
Rating67% 3.3990753.3990753.3990753.3990753.399075
The Hess family lives on an isolated farm in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Graham Hess (Mel Gibson) is a former priest whose wife, Colleen, died in a horrific traffic accident caused by a town local, Ray Reddy (Shyamalan). No longer practicing religiously, Graham lives with his asthmatic son, Morgan (Rory Culkin), daughter Bo (Abigail Breslin), who leaves water glasses all over the house because of various reasons, and Graham's younger brother, Merrill (Joaquin Phoenix), a former minor league baseball star who never made it to the major leagues because he swung too hard and struck out too often. Graham discovers a huge crop circle in his field, reports of violent animal behavior have spread across town, and one of the Hess' dogs tries to attack Bo and Morgan, forcing them to kill it.
Kissing Jessica Stein, 1h37
Directed by Charles Herman-Wurmfeld
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Théâtre, Bisexuality-related films, LGBT-related films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Films based on plays, Children's films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Scott Cohen, Jennifer Westfeldt, Jackie Hoffman, Heather Juergensen, Tovah Feldshuh, Brian Stepanek
Roles Stephen
Rating65% 3.2973453.2973453.2973453.2973453.297345
Twenty-eight-year-old Jessica Stein, a copyeditor living and working in New York City, is plagued by failed blind dates with men, and decides to answer a newspaper's personal advertisement containing a quote from Rilke that she had read and admired earlier. The advertisement has been placed by Helen Cooper, a thirtysomething bisexual art gallerist who is seeking a lesbian relationship to replace her unsatisfying and meaningless sex with men.
Wet Hot American Summer, 1h37
Directed by David Wain
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy
Themes Films about religion, Films about sexuality, Transport films, Erotic films, LGBT-related films, Films about Jews and Judaism, Road movies, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Janeane Garofalo, David Hyde Pierce, Molly Shannon, Paul Rudd, Christopher Meloni, Ken Marino
Roles Coop / Alan Shemper
Rating64% 3.2487853.2487853.2487853.2487853.248785
In 1981, Camp Firewood, a summer camp located near Waterville, Maine, is preparing for its last day of camp. Counselors have one last chance to have a romantic encounter with another person at Camp Firewood. The summer culminates in a talent show.
Safe Men
Safe Men (1998)
, 1h28
Directed by John Hamburg
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Crime
Themes Buddy films
Actors Sam Rockwell, Steve Zahn, Michael Lerner, Paul Giamatti, Mark Ruffalo, Josh Pais
Roles Larry
Rating58% 2.9001052.9001052.9001052.9001052.900105
Deux artistes ratés se font involontairement enrôler en tant que pilleurs de coffres professionnels par un mafieux local. Tandis qu'ils essayent de cacher leur incompétence, l'un d'eux tombe amoureux de la fille d'un "client" qu'ils sont censés cambrioler.

Director

The Big Sick, 2h4
Directed by Michael Showalter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Kumail Nanjiani, Ray Romano, Holly Hunter, Zoe Kazan, Aidy Bryant, Bo Burnham
Rating74% 3.7487553.7487553.7487553.7487553.748755
Après une aventure d'un soir, le comique de stand-up new-yorkais Kumail et Emily sont fous amoureux. Seul problème: Kumail cache l'existence de son amie à ses parents pakistanais très traditionnels. Ils préféreraient voir leur fils épouser une jeune fille pakistanaise. Lorsqu'Emily s'en rend compte, elle jure de ne plus jamais revoir Kumail. Mais Emily tombe soudainement malade et se retrouve dans le coma. Tandis que les médecins cherchent une solution, Kumail ne la quitte pas un seul instant, au grand désespoir des parents excentriques d'Emily. Progressivement, un lien se crée entre Kumail et les parents d'Emily, qui va totalement changer leur vie.
Hello, My Name Is Doris
Directed by Michael Showalter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Stephen Root, Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Reaser, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Rating65% 3.297943.297943.297943.297943.29794
Une femme qui a la soixantaine a une relation amoureuse avec un jeune salarié de l'entreprise où elle travaille.
The Baxter
The Baxter (2005)
, 1h31
Directed by Michael Showalter
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Actors Michael Showalter, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Williams, Justin Theroux, Zak Orth, Sarah Drew
Rating64% 3.248523.248523.248523.248523.24852
Eliot is a dependable and reliable—though thoroughly average—young man with a streak of bad luck. It seems that he is terminally typecast as a nice guy in a life that mimics the clichés of typical romantic comedies. In High School he was stood up by his date on Prom night when her ex-boyfriend, the most popular kid in school, swept her off her feet while he was getting drinks. In college, his next serious girlfriend was wooed back by her ex-boyfriend during a pep rally when he announced that he would abandon the Lacrosse team in favor of attending her music audition to Juilliard. Later, during business school, the same thing happens when he and his then-girlfriend are intercepted by one of her ex-boyfriends with a puppy. Having lost three girlfriends to their ex-boyfriends has made Eliot defensive at the proposition of being abandoned (yet again) and having his heart broken.

Scriptwriter

Hello, My Name Is Doris
Directed by Michael Showalter
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Actors Sally Field, Max Greenfield, Stephen Root, Natasha Lyonne, Elizabeth Reaser, Wendi McLendon-Covey
Roles Writer
Rating65% 3.297943.297943.297943.297943.29794
Une femme qui a la soixantaine a une relation amoureuse avec un jeune salarié de l'entreprise où elle travaille.