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Judd Apatow is an American producer, writer, director, actor, and comedian. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, through which he produced and developed the cult television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared and directed and produced The 40-Year-Old Virgin , Knocked Up , Funny People , This Is 40 , and Trainwreck .

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Apatow at the 2012 Tribeca Film Festival
Born (1967-12-06) December 6, 1967 (age 49)
Flushing, Queens, New York, U.S.
Education Syosset High School
Alma mater University of Southern California
Occupation Producer, writer, director, actor, comedian
Years active 1985–present
Spouse(s) Leslie Mann (m. 1997)
Children Maude Apatow
Iris Apatow

Judd Apatow (/ˈæpət/; born December 6, 1967) is an American producer, writer, director, actor, and comedian. He is the founder of Apatow Productions, through which he produced and developed the cult television series Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared and directed and produced The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Funny People (2009), This Is 40 (2012), and Trainwreck (2015).

Apatow's work has won numerous awards including a Primetime Emmy Award (for The Ben Stiller Show), a Hollywood Comedy Award, and an AFI Award for Bridesmaids (2011). His films have also been nominated for Grammy Awards, PGA Awards, Golden Globe Awards, and Academy Awards. In 2007, he was ranked No. 1 on Entertainment Weekly's The 50 Smartest People in Hollywood. He is considered a pioneer of the modern film genre bromantic comedy.