Judd Apatow is an actor, producer, comedian and director from the American film industry. He was born on December 6th, 1987 in Flushing, a part of Queens and brought up in New York. His father, Maury Apatow worked as a real estate manager while his mother, Tamara worked as a record label manager. His family was of Jewish ancestry. When Apatow was twelve years of age, his parents got divorced. He then lived with his maternal grandparents and visited his mother only on weekends. His mother worked for a comedy club, and it was here that Judd got his first chance to perform as a comedian.

As a child, he loved comedy, and his favourite heroes were Marx Brothers and Steve Martin. He started his career as a comedian while attending Syosset High School and hosted Comedy Club, a program which gained immense fame and paved the way for Judd to meet famous humorists. He worked as an editor for Laugh Factory Magazine in 1985. He then moved to Los Angeles and registered for the screenwriting program at the University of Southern California. During his life at the University, he hosted and also performed in many comedy nights.

In the second year of the University, he dropped out and moved into with Adam Sandler, a famous comedian. Apatow got hired as a writer for Grammy Awards which Garry Shandling hosted that year. In the year 1992, he appeared in Young Comedians Special. He joined the Larry Sanders show in 1993 as a producer and writer. Shandling was his mentor who inspired Judd to write character-driven comedy. During this period, he also worked for The Critic. Judd wrote Heavyweights and The Cable Guy in 1995.

During the production of the film The Cable Guy, he met his future wife, Leslie Mann, an actress. He next wrote the script for Making Amends, The Wedding Singer, and Happy Gilmore. He then produced Freak and Greeks and Undeclared, two sitcom series. He also worked for several films like Crossing The Bridge, Fun With Dick and Jane, Pineapple Express, Knocked Up, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, and You Don’t Mess With The Zohan. Some of his TV shows include The Ben Stiller Show, Funny or Die Presents, America in Primetime, and Lady Dynamite.

Apatow married Leslie Mann in 1996, and they got married in 1997 in Los Angeles. He currently lives with his family in Pacific Palisades, a suburban area of Los Angeles, California. He is a recipient of Esteemed Visionary Filmmaker Award at the San Diego Film Festival.

Joshua Safran English Actor

Joshua Safran

Joshua Safran is an American producer and screenwriter. He primarily works on television series but has also tried his luck in movies. He has a Bachelor degree of Fine Arts in play writing. He graduated from NYU Tisch. He identifies himself as Jewish. He has worked with leading American networks like CW, ABC, and NBC. He was also involved in the remake of the 1981 blockbuster film ‘Endless Love’ which was then released in the year 2014. Apart from his work on Television and movies, he is developing a reboot of ‘Fame’ for ‘Lifetime’. Joshua came into limelight with the popularity and fame garnered by his show ‘Gossip Girl’. He was the writer and executive producer of this television series. The show used to be tele casted on the renowned CW network and was one of the highest grossing series amongst the other soap operas and dramas of the network. It was a teen drama based television series inspired by a book series under the same name. The Gossip Girl books were written by Cecily von Ziegesar, and the show was created by Stephanie Savage and Josh Schwartz. It was launched on 19th September 2007 and ran for six seasons until 17th December 2012. The narrator of the show was Kristen Bell and the leads were Blake Lively, Leighton Meester, Ed Westwick, Chace Crawford, Penn Badgley among others. The story revolved around the controversial lives of the residents of Manhattan city’s Upper East Side. The show won eighteen Teen Choice Awards. The show was distributed by Warner Bros. Joshua Safran started his journey on the show as a writer and consulting producer. He later also became the co-executive producer followed by acquiring the designation of the executive producer. Joshua has also worked on the NBC’s popular Television series ‘Smash’ for its second season. He was the show runner as well as the executive producer. He started working on the series in the year 2012. Smash was an American musical series, and has received the ‘Primetime Emmy Award’ for Outstanding Choreography. It was also nominated for the Grammy and Golden Globe awards. In the year 2015, Safran started working on the new ABC’s series Quantico which stars the ‘Bollywood Diva’, Priyanka Chopra. The first two seasons of the show have received tremendous success. It is a drama embedded in the innovative genre of Terrorism and Conspiracy thriller. The show is written and created by Joshua Safran. In Hollywood’s show business, Joshua Safran was also involved in the writing of the screenplay of 1981 remake ‘Endless Love’. He shared the credits with Shana Feste who is also the writer of the flick.

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Julie Yorn

Julie Yorn is a producer. She was born in the year 1969. Her father Mel Silverman was a New York Artist. She is a graduate of Tulane University where she met her ex-husband, Kevin. Kevin had received his Law degree from the same college. Julie Yorn got married to Kevin Brett Yorn on 4th July 1996. She was the sister-in-law of popular musician Pete Yorn. She has worked for a management company named Addis aka. Wechsler. She was also the co-owner of Artists Management Group with Michael Ovitz. She took this position in the year 2000. She currently works at The Firm which is owned by Jeff Kwatinetz. In the year 2007, she briefly worked for the companies of her then brother-in-law, Rick Yorn. She has been nominated for ‘Producer’s Guild Award’ for Best Theatrical Motion Picture (America). One of the early and notable works of Julie is ‘Unstoppable’. The movie was released in 2010. It was a disaster thriller which was directed by Tony Scott. This was his final film as director as he died the following year. Its plot was vaguely based on the CSX 8888 incident which tells the tale of a runaway freight train along with the two men who were trying to stop it. The flick received positive views from critics and large audiences in the theatres. In the year 2011, Julie produced multiple flicks. ‘Red Riding Hood’ was a popular movie that released under her name that year. It was produced by Julie, Yorn and Leonardo DiCaprio. The lead role was played by Amanda Seyfried, and the screenplay was penned by David Leslie Johnson. Julie also produced a memoir of the 2008 film ‘We Bought a Zoo’. It was scripted and directed by the renowned director Cameron Crowe. It stars Matt Damon, Scarlett Johansson, and many other A-list stars. In the year 2014, she produced ‘The Other Woman’ which was a movie about three women taking revenge with a man who has been cheating them all,at the same time. It was directed by Nick Cassavetes. The latest work of Julie Yorn is the collaboration in the film ‘Hell or High Water’ which was released on the 26th of August in the year 2016. It comes under the crime-drama genre and was directed by David Mackenzie and stars Dale Dickey, Ben Foster, and Chris Pine.

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Julie Yorn English Actress