Nicholas Stoller is a British-American director, producer and screenwriter. He is known mainly for directing the 2008 comedy Forgetting Sarah Marshall, its 2010 spin-off/sequel, Get Him to the Greek, Neighbors (2014), its 2016 sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, co-writing and executive producing The Muppets and Muppets Most Wanted, and writing and directing Storks (2016).
|Born||London, England, United Kingdom|
|Occupation||Director, producer, screenwriter|
|Spouse||Francesca Delbanco (m. 2005)|
Stoller was born in London, England, and was raised in Miami, Florida, U.S., with his brother, Matt. His mother, Phyllis, is a travel tour operator, and his father, Eric C. Stoller, is a bank executive. Stoller was raised Jewish. He attended high school at St. Paul's, a New Hampshire boarding school. He went on to attend Harvard College and wrote for the comedy publication The Harvard Lampoon, and played for the improv comedy troupe The Immediate Gratification Players while an undergraduate.
From 2000 to 2001, Stoller wrote for Judd Apatow's short-lived Fox television series Undeclared and later co-wrote, again with Apatow, the 2005 comedy Fun with Dick and Jane. Stoller’s directorial debut, the 2008 film Forgetting Sarah Marshall, is a romantic comedy starring Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, Jonah Hill, Kristen Bell, Bill Hader and Russell Brand. The film was produced by Apatow Productions and was released by Universal on April 18, 2008.
In 2007, he wrote a single-camera comedy about a new teacher taking a job at the boarding school he once attended. He wrote Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey; the film was produced by Richard Zanuck and David Heyman. Stoller next wrote and directed a new film for Universal and Apatow Productions titled Get Him to the Greek. The film reteamed Stoller and Apatow with Forgetting Sarah Marshall co-stars Jonah Hill and Russell Brand. The film premiered on May 25, 2010 and opened in theaters on June 4, 2010.
In 2008, Stoller and Segel co-wrote The Muppets, the latest film incarnation to feature the characters in nearly 12 years. The film was produced by Walt Disney Pictures and released on November 23, 2011. After the film's success, Stoller and the film's director, James Bobin, wrote Muppets Most Wanted, a semi-sequel to the film.
Stoller also directed The Five-Year Engagement (2012), which he co-wrote with Jason Segel, who also starred. Apatow Productions produced the picture, which is about the ups and downs of a couple's five-year engagement. Stoller directed the film Neighbors, its sequel Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising and shared a screenwriting credit on Sex Tape. In 2016, Stoller wrote and directed the animated comedy film Storks for Warner Animation Group. The film was released on September 23, 2016.
Along with his wife Francesca Delbanco, Stoller created the comedy television series Friends from College, which premiered on Netflix in July 2017. Stoller directed all eight episodes of the first season.
Stoller met Francesca Delbanco (daughter of writer Nicholas Delbanco and granddaughter of cellist Bernard Greenhouse) at a playwriting workshop for Harvard graduates in 2001. They married in a Jewish ceremony in September 2005. They have two daughters.
|2005||Fun with Dick and Jane||No||Yes||No|
|2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Yes||No||No|
|2010||Get Him to the Greek||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2012||The Five-Year Engagement||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2014||Muppets Most Wanted||No||Yes||executive|
|Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising||Yes||Yes||No|
|2017||Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie||No||Yes||No||Also soundtrack writer|
|2019||Dora and the Lost City of Gold||No||Yes||No|
|2000||Strangers with Candy||No||Yes||No||Episode "A Price Too High for Riches"|
Also story editor
|2012||Entry Level||Yes||Yes||Yes||TV Movie|
|2015||The Carmichael Show||No||Yes||No|
|2017||Friends from College||Yes||Yes||Yes||Creator;|
Netflix original series
Appeared as himselfEdit
|2010||In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber||Episode: Dennis Quaid/Damon Wayans/Nicholas Stoller|
|2010–2014||Made in Hollywood||Episodes: #5.28 and #9.28|
|2010–2014||Last Call with Carson Daly||Episodes: Episode dated 26 May 2010 and Nicholas Stoller/Theo Von/Cerebral Ballzy|
|2014||IMDb: What to Watch||Episode Neighbors|
|Just Seen It||Episodes Neighbors, Interview with Nicholas Stoller, Devil's Knot, The Amazing Spider-Man 2|
|2007||Blades of Glory||Soundtrack writer |
Song: "Blades of Glory"
|2013||Turbo||Additional screenplay material|
|2016||The Brothers Grimsby||Special thanks|
|2017||The Lego Batman Movie||Creative consultant|
|The Lego Ninjago Movie|
|2019||The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part|
- Lacher, Irene (9 October 2005), "Francesca Delbanco and Nicholas Stoller", The New York Times, retrieved 10 April 2008
- Bloom, Nate (25 November 2011). "Jewish Stars 11/25". Cleveland Jewish News.
- Pfefferman, Naomi (7 April 2008), "Teen angst bring laughs film director won't 'Forget'", JewishJournal.com, retrieved 26 May 2010
- "The Dark Side" WHRB radio interview, 2008
- Siegel, Tatiana (22 April 2008), "Apatow, Stoller speak 'Greek'", Variety, retrieved 26 April 2008
- "Jason Segel and Nick Stoller bring Muppets back". M&C Movie News. 13 March 2008. Archived from the original on 15 March 2008. Retrieved 10 April 2008.
- Vejvoda, Jim (1 March 2012). "No Jason Segel for Muppets Sequel". IGN. Archived from the original on 3 March 2012. Retrieved 1 March 2012.
- Siegel, Tatiana (28 February 2008). "Apatow sets 'Five-Year Engagement'". Variety. Retrieved 10 April 2008.
- "Exclusive photos: Eclectic cast makes Netflix's 'Friends from College'". EW.com. 8 May 2017. Retrieved 8 May 2017.