Born: June 14, 1957
Birthplace: Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
Matthew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American film director, producer and screenwriter, best known for directing the Austin Powers films and Meet the Parents. He also directed the comedy film Dinner for Schmucks (2010), the HBO political dramas Recount (2008), Game Change (2012) and All the Way (2016), and the political comedy The Campaign (2012). His twelfth film, the biographical drama Trumbo, was released on November 6, 2015. He produced these films under his Everyman Pictures banner.Roach was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where his father was a military worker. He graduated from Eldorado High School in 1975. He received a BA in economics from Stanford University in 1980 and later earned an M.F.A. in film production from the University of Southern California in 1986.
His directing credits include the Emmy-winning HBO film Recount, which earned Roach two Emmy Awards, for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special and Outstanding Made for Television Movie in addition to a DGA Award. He also directed the HBO film Game Change about the 2008 McCain/Palin campaign, which premiered March 2012 as one of the most watched films in HBO history. The film also gave him his third and fourth win Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special & Outstanding Miniseries or Movie, as well as a Golden Globe and Peabody Award. His other directing credits include Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me, Austin Powers in Goldmember, Meet the Parents, Meet the Fockers and Mystery, Alaska.
Roach is married to musician/actress Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles, with whom he has two sons. Roach was raised a Southern Baptist, and converted to Judaism before marrying Hoffs.
|1994||Blown Away||Written by (credited as M. Jay Roach)|
|1997||Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery|
|1999||Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me|
|2000||Meet the Parents|
|2002||Austin Powers in Goldmember|
|2004||Meet the Fockers|
|50 First Dates|
|2005||The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy|
|2010||Dinner for Schmucks|
|2015||The Brink||Director, Episode: "Pilot"|
|2016||All the Way|
|2017||Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House|
|TBA||Fair and Balanced|