Evan Goldberg (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian screenwriter, film producer, and director. He has collaborated with his childhood friend Seth Rogen in several films, including Superbad (2007) (which they first conceived as teenagers), Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013) (their directorial debut), and The Interview (2014).
Goldberg at the 2016 San Diego Comic-Con International
|Occupation||Screenwriter, film producer, film director|
Goldberg was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Jewish family. He was raised in Marpole. He attended Point Grey Secondary School (where he met Rogen) and McGill University, and is married to Lisa (Yadavaia) Goldberg.
Goldberg started his writing career joining the staff of Da Ali G Show for its 2004 season, along with his childhood friend and comedy partner Seth Rogen. They collaborated on the films, Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Funny People, and The Green Hornet with their production company Point Grey Pictures, named after Point Grey Secondary School.
Goldberg and Rogen are both "obsessed" fans of The Simpsons. After learning that The Simpsons executive producer James L. Brooks was a fan of Superbad, they decided to ask the producers of the show if they could write an episode. They were invited to The Simpsons writers room, where they pitched several episode ideas. One was accepted, and they wrote an outline with the help of some feedback from the regular writers. It became the episode "Homer the Whopper", which was the season premiere of season twenty-one.
|Jay and Seth vs. The Apocalypse||No||Yes||No||Short film|
|2011||The Green Hornet||No||Yes||executive|
|2013||This Is the End||Yes||Yes||Yes||Co-directed with Seth Rogen|
|2015||The Night Before||No||Yes||Yes|
|Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||No||Yes||Yes|
|2017||Bananas Town||Yes||No||No||Co-directed with Seth Rogen;|
- 50/50 (2011)
- The Guilt Trip (2012)
- Neighbors (2014)
- The Disaster Artist (2017)
- Blockers (2018)
- Long Shot (2019)
- Good Boys (2019)
Executive producer only
|2004||Da Ali G Show||No||Yes||No||6 episodes|
|2009||The Simpsons||No||Yes||No||Episode "Homer the Whopper"|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2005||Emmy Award||Outstanding Writing for a Variety||Da Ali G Show||Nominated||Shared with writing staff|
|2008||Canadian Comedy Award||Best Writing – Film||Superbad||Won||Shared with Seth Rogen|
|2012||Golden Globe Award||Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical||50/50||Nominated||Shared with Seth Rogen and Ben Karlin|
|Independent Spirit Award||Best Feature Film||50/50||Nominated||Shared with Seth Rogen and Ben Karlin|
|2013||Genie Award||Best Screenplay||Goon||Nominated||Shared with Jay Baruchel|
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- "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg: Friends Till 'The End'". Jefferson Public Radio. December 26, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
- Rachel Fox, Goon Writer Evan Goldberg talks Vancouver, Hockey and his Bar Mitzvah, Heeb, March 30, 2012.
- "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
- "Lisa Yadavaia Goldberg - Newhouse School - Syracuse University - Syracuse University". Newhouse School - Syracuse University. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
- Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Interviews – Superbad Movie Video – About.com Archived November 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
- Keveney, Bill (September 23, 2009). "Rogen gets a dream gig: 'Simpsons' writer, voice". USA Today. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
- Wagner, Curt (September 25, 2009). "Seth Rogen kicks off 21st season of 'The Simpsons'". Chicago Now. Retrieved September 27, 2009.
- Liam Burke (April 30, 2008). "From Superbad To Superheroes – Evan Goldberg on Hornet and The Boys". Empire. Retrieved April 30, 2008.
- Vlessing, Etan (September 30, 2013). "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg to Direct 'The Interview' in Vancouver". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "IMDb - D'oh". Retrieved July 30, 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
- Siegel, Tatiana (September 24, 2013). "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Sell Sony on Raunchy Animated Film 'Sausage Party'". The Hollywood Reporter.
- "Golden Globe Awards". IMDb. Retrieved June 4, 2014.