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John Hamburg

writer/director Along Came Polly, I Love You, Man, Why Him? (2016); co-writer Zoolander, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers
John Hamburg was born and raised in New York City. He began making short films while still in high school, and later at Brown University, then New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts.

After writing and directing the cult comedy “Safe Men,” which debuted at the Sundance Film Festival, he co-wrote the screenplays for the popular comedies “Meet The Parents,” “Meet
The Fockers,” “LIttle Fockers" and “Zoolander.”

He wrote and directed the Ben Stiller/Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy “Along Came Polly” and co-wrote, produced and directed “I Love You, Man” starring Paul Rudd and Jason Segel.
Hamburg most recently wrapped production on his new movie “Why Him?” for Fox. The comedy, which he co-wrote and directed stars Bryan Cranston, James Franco, Keegan-Michael Key, Megan Mullally and Zoey Deutch and will be released this Christmas.