John Hamburg

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John Hamburg
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Born (1970-05-26) May 26, 1970 (age 45)
New York, New York
Spouse(s) Christina Kirk (m. 2005)

John Hamburg (born May 26, 1970) is an American screenwriter and film director.

Personal life[edit]

Hamburg was born in Manhattan, to a Jewish family.[1] His parents are New York City Radio personality Joan Hamburg and Morton I. Hamburg.[2] He graduated from Brown University in 1992 with a degree in history. He then attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University.[3]

Hamburg is married to actress Christina Kirk.[2]


After screening his 1996 short film Tick at the Sundance Film Festival, Hamburg wrote and directed the 1998 film Safe Men. Hamburg then found greater success co-writing Meet the Parents and Zoolander, and returned to the director's chair with Along Came Polly, which he also wrote. He also co-wrote the sequel Meet the Fockers. In 2009, Hamburg wrote and directed the hit comedy I Love You, Man. He wrote the second sequel to Meet the Parents, entitled Little Fockers.[2]

On November 18, 2014, it was revealed that Hamburg was co-writing a comedy film Why Him? for 20th Century Fox, which he would also direct.[4]


  1. ^ "Meet the "Parents" of Little Fockers". 
  2. ^ a b c "Christina Kirk, John Hamburg". The New York Times. September 25, 2005. p. 23. Retrieved November 24, 2013. 
  3. ^ "John Hamburg Director Bio". 
  4. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (November 18, 2014). "John Hamburg Launches Production Company, Inks Overall Deal With 20th TV". Retrieved August 26, 2015. 

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