Matthew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American movie director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the Austin Powers movies and Meet the Parents. He also directed the comedy movie Dinner for Schmucks (2010), the HBO political dramas Recount (2008) and Game Change (2012), and the political comedy The Campaign (2012). His twelfth movie, the biographical drama Trumbo, was released on November 6, 2015 to positive reviews. He won two Emmy Awards (2008, 2012).
Roach at the 2013 Peabody Awards
Matthew Jay Roach
June 14, 1957
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
|Other names||M. Jay Roach|
|Alma mater||Stanford University|
University of Southern California
|Occupation||Film director, film producer and screenwriter|
(1993–present; 2 children)
- Stanford Magazine, July/Aug 2007
- Lazarus, Catie (June 5, 2013). "Talking to Jay Roach About 'Austin Powers', 'Meet the Parents', and Directing Big-Budget Comedies". splitsider.com. Retrieved September 25, 2014.