Goldberg at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International
May 11, 1982 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film producer, film director|
|Spouse(s)||Lisa (Yadavaia) Goldberg|
Evan Goldberg (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian screenwriter, film producer, and director. He has collaborated with his childhood friend Seth Rogen in several films, including Superbad (2007) (which they first conceived as teenagers), Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013) (their directorial debut), and The Interview (2014).
Goldberg was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Jewish family. He was raised in Marpole. He attended Point Grey Secondary School (where he met Rogen) and McGill University, and is married to Lisa (Yadavaia) Goldberg.
Goldberg started his writing career joining the staff of Da Ali G Show for its 2004 season, along with his childhood friend and comedy partner Seth Rogen. They collaborated on the films, Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Funny People and The Green Hornet. In a strategy to garner interest and funding, Goldberg created a pre-production trailer for Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse, which was later made as This Is the End, and was released in June 2013. Goldberg and Rogen are both "obsessed" fans of The Simpsons. After learning that The Simpsons executive producer James L. Brooks was a fan of Superbad, they decided to ask the producers of the show if they could write an episode. They were invited to The Simpsons writers room, where they pitched several episode ideas. One was accepted, and they wrote an outline with the help of some feedback from the regular writers. It became the episode "Homer the Whopper", which was the season premiere of season twenty-one.
|2007||Knocked Up||Executive producer|
|Superbad||Writer, executive producer|
|Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse||Writer||Short film|
|2008||Pineapple Express||Writer, executive producer|
|2009||Funny People||Executive producer|
|2011||The Green Hornet||Writer, executive producer|
|The Guilt Trip||Producer|
|2013||This Is the End||Co-director, co-writer, producer|
|The Interview||Co-director, producer, story writer|||
|2015||The Night Before||Writer, producer|||
|2016||Sausage Party||Writer, producer|||
|Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Writer, producer|
|2017||The Disaster Artist||Producer||Filming|
|2004||Da Ali G Show||Writer||6 episodes|
|2009||The Simpsons||Writer||Episode: "Homer the Whopper"|
|2016–present||Preacher||Director, developer, and executive producer|
Awards and nominations
|2005||Emmy Award||Outstanding Writing for a Variety||Da Ali G Show||Nominated||Shared with writing staff|
|2008||Canadian Comedy Award||Best Writing – Film||Superbad||Won||Shared with Seth Rogen|
|2012||Golden Globe Award||Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical||50/50||Nominated||Shared with Seth Rogen and Ben Karlin|
|Independent Spirit Award||Best Feature Film||50/50||Nominated||Shared with Seth Rogen and Ben Karlin|
|2013||Genie Award||Best Screenplay||Goon||Nominated||Shared with Jay Baruchel|
- Rachel Fox, Goon Writer Evan Goldberg talks Vancouver, Hockey and his Bar Mitzvah, Heeb, March 30, 2012.
- Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Interviews – Superbad Movie Video – About.com
- Keveney, Bill (2009-09-23). "Rogen gets a dream gig: 'Simpsons' writer, voice". USA Today. Retrieved 2009-09-24.
- Wagner, Curt (2009-09-25). "Seth Rogen kicks off 21st season of 'The Simpsons'". Chicago Now. Retrieved 2009-09-27.
- Liam Burke (2008-04-30). "From Superbad To Superheroes – Evan Goldberg on Hornet and The Boys". Empire. Retrieved 2008-04-30.
- Vlessing, Etan (September 30, 2013). "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg to Direct 'The Interview' in Vancouver". The Hollywood Reporter.
- Siegel, Tatiana (September 24, 2013). "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Sell Sony on Raunchy Animated Film 'Sausage Party'". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "Golden Globe Awards". IMDb. Retrieved 4 June 2014.
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