Nicholas Stoller is a British director who is known for helming movies such as Neighbours series,
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
. He was born on 19 March 1976 in London. He was raised in Miami. His mother Phyllis worked as a tour operator whereas his father Eric worked in banking services. Raised Jewish, he attended high school at a boarding school named St. Paul is which is based in New Hampshire. Further, he continued his education at Harvard College in the form of undergraduate course. He actively participated in college drama related activities and wrote for The Harvard Lampoon, a college publication.
Stoller started out as a writer for TV show Undeclared that did not succeed. He collaborated with
to write “Fun with Dick and Jane” which released in 2005. The Jim Carrey starred comedy-drama was a commercial success despite being mixed reviews. In 2008, he directed Forgetting Sarah Marshall, which starred prominent actors like
. Reviewers found it fresh, praising the rom-com for its uniqueness. In 2010, Stoller released his new project Get Him to the Greek, serving as a spin-off to his 2008 hit Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
and Jonah Hill as protagonists, “Get Him to the Greek” managed to impress cinema lovers with its slapstick and raunchy humour. For the 2011 animated film
, Stoller became involved in the process of writing the script. After the film’s success, Stoller wrote its sequel “
Muppets Most Wanted
” which released in 2013. In 2012, he presented “The Five-Year Engagement” which is based on issues related to engagement. In 2014, he joined hands with
, a Canadian actor to direct “The Neighbours” which also featured Zac Efron.
It was a blockbuster and earned $270 million at the Box-Office. The film’s success paved the way for its 2016 sequel “Neighbours 2: Sorority Rising” which could not replicate its prequel’s achievements and mustered up $108 million only. Later, he and Doug Sweetland directed Storks, a 3-D animated friend comedy motion picture. Produced by Warner Animation Group and RatPac-Dune, the flick was mixed reviews.
He has been associated with flicks with Zoolander 2,
, Turbo, and The Lego Batman Movie being the notable ones in the list. He married Francesca Delbanco in a Jewish ceremony. Stoller lives with his wife and two daughters. The couple has created “Friends from College” which is going to air on Netflix in 2017. Directed by Stoller himself, the eight-episode comedy series will star
of “How I Met Your Mother” fame and Seth Rogen will reportedly make a guest appearance.