Fun facts about Paul Feig (Source: Wikipedia)
Feig was born in and raised in Mount Clemens, Michigan. His mother, Elaine Elizabeth (née Artingstall), was a telephone operator, and his father, Sanford William Feig, owned Ark Surplus on Gratiot Avenue. Feig's father was born Jewish and converted to Christianity; Feig's parents met at a church social, and Feig was raised in Christian Science.
After a year at Wayne State University, Feig moved to Los Angeles, California and transferred to the University of Southern California. He also worked as a tour guide at Universal Studios Hollywood, embarked on a stand-up comedy act, and landed minor roles on various television shows. Feig also appeared in several films, including a role alongside good friend Ben Stiller in the 1995 film Heavyweights, in which he played camp counselor Tim. On the first season of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, Feig portrayed Mr. Eugene Pool, Sabrina's science teacher.
Feig created the short-lived dramedy series Freaks and Geeks, inspired by his experiences at Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township, Michigan. The show aired on NBC during the 1999–2000 television season. Eighteen episodes were completed, but the series was canceled after only twelve had aired. Despite the short run, Freaks and Geeks has since maintained a devoted cult following. The show was named in Time magazine's 100 Greatest Shows of All Time, and in summer 2008, Entertainment Weekly ranked Freaks and Geeks as the 13th best show of the past 25 years. Feig was nominated for two Emmys for writing the show's pilot and the season finale.
In June 2013 it was announced that Feig will be developing a female spy comedy movie titled Susan Cooper later retitled Spy for 20th Century Fox, which he'll write and direct.
On March 17, 2014, It was announced that Feig would produce the upcoming animated feature, Peanuts for Blue Sky Studios, based on the Peanuts comic strip and characters created by Charles M. Schulz.
On June 24th, 2014, it was announced that Feig will also be directing a film with Melissa McCarthy called Just Do It. The film is about a wife determined to repair her and her husband's marriage via 100 days of continuous sex. The film will be written by McCarthy and her husband Ben Falcone.
Feig will be directing the third installment of the Ghostbusters franchise.
Feig has been married to Laurie Karon since 1994.
Episodes of ‘Other Space' are available now at Yahoo Screen.
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