Paul Feig

Inside Biography


Paul Feig is an American actor, film director, producer, as well as screenwriter. He is best known for directing 2011 American comedy film Bridesmaids, written by Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo

Paul is also well known for directing  2016 3Dsupernatural comedy film Ghostbusters starring Melissa McCarthy, Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Chris Hemsworth and Leslie Jones.

Early life and education

Paul Feig was born as Paul Samuel Feig on September 17, 1962, in Clemens, Michigan, US. He belongs to white ethnicity and holds an American nationality.

Paul is the son of Sanford William Feig and Elaine Elizabeth. He father was the owner of Ark Surplus and mother was a telephone operator.

Paul joined Chippewa Valley High School in Clinton Township, Michigan. Later, he attended Wayne State University and transferred to the University of Southern California. Paul also graduated from USC School of Cinema-Television in 1984.


Paul first worked as a tour guide and got a chance to act in some minor roles on many television shows. After sometimes Feig appeared in films like Ski Patrol and Heavyweights.

Paul Feig played in the first season of Sabrina, The Teenage Witch in which he played the role of Mr. Eugene Pool.

Paul created the drama with the help of Judd Apatow (co-scripter of Heavyweights) which was broadcasted on NBC in 1999 and 2000 and was a huge hit. His show was also named 100 Greatest Shows of All Time in Times magazine.

Paul continued to direct as well as act in several films. In 2003 he directed a movie called I Am David which helped him came in rising in the filming industry. Paul directed and acted in many films like Knocked up, The Heat, and Bridesmaids in 2007, 2011 and 2013 respectively.

Paul was once nominated for not only one but two Emmys award for writing the scripts. He created a huge name in a filming industry by his comedy movie, Spy in 2015.

Paul produced the animated feature called The Peanut Movie which was based on the Peanuts comic strip, and the character was created by Charles M. Schulz. The show was hit and was successful as well profitable.

In 2016, he co-wrote and directed the movie Ghostbusters, the female reboot. He is currently busy in what he does best that is producing films.

Personal life

Paul Feig married to Laurie Karon in 1994. Her wife was a manager and managed Helen Baxendale, Hugh Laurie, and other British actors.

The couple first met when they were producing the show Ron, and Beverly in the U.K. and Hart was a guest. Paul and Lauren don’t have children yet.

Net worth

Paul Feig is a successful actor, director as well as producer and it’s no doubt a person like him earns a huge amount of salary. With his successful career, he has managed to make a considerable net worth of $20 million.

In 2016, he received $10 million to direct the highly-anticipated Ghostbusters’ remake. Feig also earned a percentage of the profits. His most of the directorial ventures earned $100 million at the Box Office. In 2015, his movie Spy grossed $235.7 million in the worldwide. 

by Bchrome, 11 May, 2017

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