Marc Lawrence (filmmaker)

Marc Lawrence (born October 22, 1959) is an American director, screenwriter, and producer.

Marc Lawrence
Born (1959-10-22) October 22, 1959 (age 62)
Alma materBinghamton University
  • Director
  • screenwriter
  • producer
Years active1984–present
Notable work
Two Weeks Notice
Music and Lyrics
Did You Hear About the Morgans?
The Rewrite

Lawrence is best known for his numerous collaborations with Sandra Bullock and Hugh Grant. He wrote the comedy films Forces of Nature (1999), Miss Congeniality (2000), and Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005). He wrote and directed the comedy films Two Weeks Notice (2002), Music and Lyrics (2007), Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009), The Rewrite (2014), and Noelle (2019).

Early lifeEdit

Lawrence was born on October 22, 1959, in Brooklyn. In 1981, he graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in English and attended New York University School of Law for one year.[1]


Lawrence moved to Los Angeles after college and served as a staff writer and then supervising producer on NBC's Family Ties from 1984 to 1989.[1][2]

Lawrence has written films such as Life with Mikey (1993), Forces of Nature (1999), the remake of The Out-of-Towners (1999), Miss Congeniality (2000), and its sequel Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (2005). He has both written and directed Two Weeks Notice (2002), Music and Lyrics (2007), Did You Hear About the Morgans? (2009), The Rewrite (2014), and Noelle (2019).[3]

Personal lifeEdit

Lawrence met his wife, Linda, when he was in college.[1] The couple lives in New York City and has three children: Clyde, Gracie, and Linus.[4] Clyde and Gracie are the frontman and frontwoman of an 8-piece soul-pop band, Lawrence, and are signed to Jon Bellion's record label, Beautiful Mind Records.[5]



Year Title Writer Director Producer Notes
1985 Family Ties Vacation Yes No No Television film
1993 Life with Mikey Yes No Yes
1999 Forces of Nature Yes No No
1999 The Out-of-Towners Yes No No
2000 Miss Congeniality Yes No Executive
2002 Two Weeks Notice Yes Yes No
2005 Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous Yes No Yes
2007 Music and Lyrics Yes Yes No
2009 Did You Hear About the Morgans? Yes Yes No
2014 The Rewrite Yes Yes No
2019 Noelle Yes Yes No


The numbers in credits refer to the number of episodes.

Year Title Writer Director Executive Producer Notes
1984–1989 Family Ties Yes (30) No Supervising (29) Also story editor (31 episodes)
1994 Sweet Valley High No Yes (1) No Episode: "The Curse of Lawrence Manson"
1994 Monty Yes (1) No Yes (13) Creator
1995 Pride & Joy Yes (3) Yes (3) Yes (6) Creator


Year Title Film Notes
2000 "Miss United States" Miss Congeniality Co-writer and producer
2002 "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" Two Weeks Notice Harmonica accompaniment (as Blind Lemon Lipschitz)
2007 "Buddha's Delight" Music and Lyrics Co-writer
"Bad Hot Witch" Co-writer
"Love Autopsy" Writer
"Slam" Co-writer


  1. ^ a b c Kocher, Chris. "'Rewrite' returns director to BU". Pressconnects. Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  2. ^ Ashley Scott Meyers, "Writer/director Marc Lawrence talks about his new film The Rewrite",
  3. ^ Perry, Spencer (September 12, 2017). "Disney Sets Release Dates for Aladdin, Artemis Fowl, & More". Retrieved September 13, 2017.
  4. ^ ""Did You Hear About the Morgans?" PremiereDirector Marc Lawrence, Gracie Lawrence, Linus Lawrence, Clyde Lawrence12-14-2009 / Ziegfeld Theater / New York, NY / Sony Pictures / Photo by Cecelia Post - Image 23840_0046 | Most iconic images of the 20th century | MPTV Images". Retrieved March 24, 2020.
  5. ^ "Review – Jon Bellion Electrified and Improvised at the Fillmore". 303 Magazine. July 23, 2019. Retrieved March 24, 2020.

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