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Roger Kumble

Roger Kumble is a graduate of Northwestern University. He began his career as a playwright and director in 1993 with the Hollywood satire Pay or Play, which garnered him the LA Weekly Award for Best Comic Writing. His second play, 1997's d girl, starring David Schwimmer, earned him four Dramalogue Awards. In 2003, Kumble completed his Hollywood trilogy with the critically acclaimed Turnaround, again starring David Schwimmer, which sold out its entire run in Los Angeles.

Kumble made his feature-film directorial debut with 1999's Sony Pictures box-office hit, Cruel Intentions, starring Sarah Michelle Gellar, Ryan Phillippe, Reese Witherspoon and Selma Blair, which he adapted from Choderlos De Laclos' Les Liasons Dangereuses. He followed this in 2002 with Sony Picture's The Sweetest Thing, starring Cameron Diaz and Christina Applegate. In 2005, he directed New Line Cinema's Just Friends starring Ryan Reynolds, Anna Ferris, and Amy Smart. In addition, he created the television series Manchester Prep and directed an episode of Showtime's Out of Order.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2008.
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Roger Kumble Facts

BirthdayMay 28, 1966 (57)
BirthplaceHarrison, New York, USA

Selected Filmography

Not available.