Judd Apatow is an American writer, comedian, producer, director and actor who has an estimated net worth of around $95 million. Apatow is best known as the founder of Apatow Productions.
Apatow has produced and developed television series such as Undeclared, Love, Freaks and Geeks, Girls and Crashing. He has also directed films such as Knocked Up; This is 40, The-40-Year-Old-Virgin, Funny People as well as Trainwreck.
Biography & Wiki
Judd Apatow was born in 1967 on 6th December to Tamara and Maury Apatow. His birthplace was Flushing, Queens, but he grew up in Syosset, New York. Bob Shad is his maternal grandfather who is a music producer founded record labels. That is where her mother works. On the other hand, his father was a real estate developer.
He is the middle child of his family. Robert is his older brother. Apatow also has a younger sister named Mia. Molly who is his paternal grandmother played the role of Paul Rudd in his film. The film is This is 40.
At the age of twelve, Judd’s parents divorced. Mia stayed with their mother, but Robert went to live with his mother’s parents. He lived with his father although he would visit his mother during the weekends.
Apatow attended Syosset High School. He later joined the University of South California.
Apatow married Leslie Mann in 1997 on 9th June. Their wedding was held in Los, Angeles. She is an actress. The two met when Apatow was the producer, and she was playing the role of Matthew Broderick’s characters girlfriend during the set of the film The Cable Guy of 1996.
The couple has two daughters namely Iris and Maude. The family resides in Pacific Palisades, Los Angeles, California. Members of his family have appeared in various films.
At the age of seventeen, in the senior year of high school, Apatow started performing stand-up comedy. He was listed as an Associate Editor of the Laugh Factory Magazine issue that was released in September 1985.
Manager Jimmy Miller introduced Juda to Garry Shandling. Apatow was then hired as a writer of the Grammy Awards. Shandling hosted it. In 1993, he appeared on 15th Annual Young Comedians Special on HBO. His next task was with the Fox. He was one of the creators and the executive producer of The Ben Stiller show.
The following year, he became the consulting producer and writer of The Larry Sanders Show. In 1998, during the show’s final season, he was one of the executive producer as well as the director of one of its episodes.
Together with Steve Brill wrote a film called Heavyweights in 1995. It was at the same time when he was also hired to re-write and produce the script of The Cable Guy. The movie was released in 1996 and received mixed reactions. He also re-wrote Liar and Liar and Bruce Almighty.
Apatow wrote Making Amends next. Other writes are for The Wedding Singer and Happy Gilmore.
In 1999, he created the pilot of Sick in the Head which Fox did not pick. That same year, a show he has served as an executive producer premiered. It was titled Greeks and Geeks. In addition to that, he wrote and directed some of its episodes. As soon as the show was canceled, Apatow became the creator and executive producer of Undeclared.
He wrote Julie in 2001. In 2002, he together with Brent Forrester wrote life on Parole. Also, he produced Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as well as Anchorman 2. The Legend continues in 2004 and 2013, respectively.
His first role as a director was in 2005 where he directed The 40-year-old Virgin. He and Steve Carell also wrote the film. In 2007, he produced knocked UP, Pineapple Express and Superbad.
Together with director Jake Kasdan, they wrote Walk Hard. He was its producer. In 2008, he produced Forgetting Search Marshall and You Don’t Mess with the Zohan. The following year he produced Funny People and wrote Year One.
Others of its work are Fun With Dick and Jana, The TV Set, Get Him to the Greek, Begin Again, and the Five-Year Engagement. Also, Zookeeper, Wanderlust, Sander Wexler and The Disaster Artist.
Awards & Achievements
Apatow received the Hollywood company award in 2012 during the 16th Annual Hollywood Films Awards. Hollywood Films Festival presented it to him. In 2013, he won an award from Broadcast Film Critics Association and The San Diego Film Festival. He has also been nominated on many other occasions as well.
Net Worth of Judd Apatow
Judd Apatow’s estimated net worth is around $95 million as of 2017-2018. He has various sources of income. They include producing, writing and recording films. For instance, his film The 40- year- Old Virgin made a total revenue of £175 million. He has either produced, written, recorded or done all the various films and television series.
Judd Apatow is an award-winning director and producer. In addition to that, he is a writer, actor, and comedian. Apatow is best known as the founder of Apatow Productions. His great work has earned him several awards. He has produced television series such as Freaks and Geeks, Girls and Undeclared. His awards include a Hollywood Comedy Award, a Primetime Emmy Award as well as AFI Award.