Mark Waters

Mark Stephen Waters (born June 30, 1964) is an American screenwriter, director, and film producer. He is best known for directing comedy films such as Freaky Friday,[1] Mean Girls,[2][3][4] Ghosts of Girlfriends Past,[5] Mr. Popper's Penguins,[6] and Vampire Academy.[7]

Mark Waters
Mark Stephen Waters

(1964-06-30) June 30, 1964 (age 56)
Alma materAFI Conservatory
OccupationScreenwriter, film director, producer
Years active1997–present
(m. 2000)
RelativesDaniel Waters (brother)



Year Title Director Executive
1997 The House of Yes Yes No Yes
2001 Head over Heels Yes No No
2003 Freaky Friday Yes No No
2004 Mean Girls Yes No No
2005 Sorry, Haters No Yes No
Just Like Heaven Yes No No
2008 The Spiderwick Chronicles Yes No No
2009 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Yes Yes No
2011 Mr. Popper's Penguins Yes Yes No
2014 Vampire Academy Yes No No
2016 Bad Santa 2 Yes Yes No
2020 Magic Camp Yes No No



Year Title Director Executive
2002 Warning: Parental Advisory Yes No
2012 Made in Jersey Yes Yes
2013 Witches of East End Yes Yes
2019 Looking for Alaska No Yes


  1. ^ GradeSaver. "Director's Influence on Mean Girls". GradeSaver. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  2. ^ Lybarger, Dan (May 21, 2003). "Mean Girls - Interview with Mark Waters - Nitrate Online Feature". Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  3. ^ "Mean Girls Director Mark Waters Spills 10 Juicy Stories, 10 Years Later". Vulture. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  4. ^ Blair, Olivia (2019-04-30). "The director of Mean Girls explains what would be different if the movie was made now". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  5. ^ "Ghosts Of Girlfriends Past Mark Waters". Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  6. ^ "Jim Carrey and Director Mark Waters Confirmed for Mr. Popper's Penguins". /Film. 2010-08-20. Retrieved 2021-02-04.
  7. ^ Brissey, Breia. "'Vampire Academy': 5 movie photos with director Mark Waters' notes". Retrieved 2021-02-04.

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