Scott Moore (screenwriter)

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Scott Moore
BornHonolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
OccupationScreenwriter, Film director
Alma materUniversity of Colorado
Notable worksThe Hangover (2009)
Bad Moms (2016)

Scott Moore is an American screenwriter and film director.

Early life[edit]

Scott Moore was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii and is an alumnus of Punahou School and the University of Colorado, Boulder.[1]


Moore is one of the writers of The Hangover, one of the highest grossing R-rated comedies of all-time.[2] He works with longtime writing partner Jon Lucas.[3] They were nominated for Best Original Screenplay in 2009 by both the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA)[4] and the Writers Guild of America (WGA).

With Jon Lucas, Moore wrote and directed the comedy film 21 & Over, which was their directorial debut.[5]

In October 2012, they sold to ABC a pilot for a new comedy show named Mixology, which follows five guys and five girls "trying to find love at a trendy Manhattan bar," all over the course of a single night. The show ran for 13 episodes.[6]

In 2016 they wrote and directed Bad Moms, which became a surprise hit, grossing over $180 million dollars worldwide and winning the People's Choice Award for Best Comedy. It was successful enough to spawn a sequel, A Bad Moms Christmas, which was also financially successful.


Year Film Director Writer Notes
2005 Chicken Little No Yes Uncredited rewrite[further explanation needed]
Wedding Crashers No Yes Uncredited rewrite[7]
2005 Rebound No Yes
2007 Full of It No Yes
2008 Four Christmases No Yes
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past No Yes
The Hangover No Yes Nominated- BAFTA Award for Best Original Screenplay[8]
2011 The Hangover Part II No Yes Original characters
Flypaper No Yes
The Change-Up No Yes
2013 21 & Over Yes Yes Directorial Debut
The Hangover Part III No Yes Original characters
2016 Bad Moms Yes Yes People's Choice Award for Best Comedy
Office Christmas Party No Story
2017 A Bad Moms Christmas Yes Yes
2019 Lexi Yes Yes


  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ "The Hangover Is the Top-Grossing R-Rated Comedy of All Time!". MovieWeb. 2009-07-21. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  3. ^ D'Alessandro, Anthony (2009-07-20). "Scott Moore & Jon Lucas". Variety.
  4. ^ "An Education, Avatar Lead BAFTA Nominations". Vulture. 2010-01-21. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  5. ^ Fernandez, Jay A. "WGA awards 'Locker,' 'Up in the Air'". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on February 24, 2010.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (2012-10-23). "Comedy From 'Hangover' Writers Jon Lucas And Scott Moore Lands At ABC As Put Pilot". Deadline. Retrieved 2017-09-24.
  7. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-02-15. Retrieved 2013-01-09.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  8. ^ Wenn (January 12, 2010). "Avatar, Hangover And Hurt Locker Lead Wga Awards Nominations". Entertainment Daily. Retrieved 13 March 2010.

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