Marc Lawrence

Screenwriter, Producer
After selling a script to "Family Ties" creator Gary David Goldberg in 1984, Marc Lawrence joined the staff of the beloved sitcom as a writer and later as a producer. Also the creator of the short-lived series "Pride & ... Read more »
Born: 10/22/1959 in Brooklyn, New York, USA

Filmography

Writer (12)

The Rewrite 2015 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

(from characters) (Source Material)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Miss Congeniality 2000 (Movie)

(From Story)

Miss Congeniality 2000 (Movie)

(Story By)

Miss Congeniality 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Forces of Nature 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Out-Of-Towners 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Life With Mikey 1993 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Producer (6)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

(Producer)

Miss Congeniality 2000 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Pride & Joy 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Life With Mikey 1993 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)

Family Ties Vacation (TV Show)

Co-Producer

Monty (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Director (4)

The Rewrite 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Did You Hear About the Morgans? 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Music and Lyrics 2007 (Movie)

(Director)

Two Weeks Notice 2002 (Movie)

(Director)
Music (1)

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous 2005 (Movie)

("Miss United States") (Song)

Biography

After selling a script to "Family Ties" creator Gary David Goldberg in 1984, Marc Lawrence joined the staff of the beloved sitcom as a writer and later as a producer. Also the creator of the short-lived series "Pride & Joy" (NBC) and "Monty" (Fox), the screenwriter entered into features with the 1993 comedy "Life with Mikey", starring fellow "Family Ties" alumnus Michael J. Fox. An amiable but largely unsuccessful offering, "Life With Mikey" did not serve to break Lawrence into the big screen big time. Six years later, his screenwriting career took off, with three high-profile features released in 1999. "Force of Nature", a romantic comedy starring Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock was a more unconventional offering by the screenwriter. With Bullock as the embodiment of Mother Nature, and Affleck as a husband-to-be caught in her storm, Lawrence's supernatural spin on standard themes was an interesting twist on the romantic comedy genre. With "The Out-of Towners", Lawrence already had a successful story, culled from Neil Simon's original, a comedy classic starring Jack Lemmon and Sandy Dennis. His challenge was to stay true to the spirit and theme of the film, while updating and adapting it enough that it would warrant an audience's reviewing. With a cast including Steve Martin, Goldie Hawn and John Cleese, Lawrence's script took a zanier comic approach. "Mickey Blue Eyes" was a gangster comedy featuring the unlikely screen pairing of Hugh Grant and James Caan. Set in New York City, the film featured Grant as a stuffy Manhattan art dealer who finds that his fiancee (Jeanne Tripplehorn) is the daughter of a Mafia boss (Caan). With a plot featuring schemes to launder money through Grant's art business, FBI agents on their trail and the inevitable clash between Grant and Caan's business associates, the film was largely well reviewed, critics noting Grant's strong performance and ease with the writer's words. Lawrence next hoped to serve as both executive producer and screenwriter on "Miss Congeniality", a thriller about an FBI agent who goes undercover as a beauty pageant contestant which has been in development for a number of years.

Relationships

Gracie Lawrence

Daughter
Mother, Linda Lawrence

Linda Lawrence

Wife

Clyde Lawrence

Son
Born c. 1993 mother, Linda Lawrence

EDUCATION

State University of New York at Binghamton

Binghamton , New York 1981

Milestones

2009

Wrote and directed the comedy, "Did You Hear About the Morgans?"

2007

Directed, wrote and produced the romantic comedy, "Music & Lyrics"

2005

Wrote and produced the sequel, "Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous"

2002

Made feature directing debut with "Two Weeks Notice," again starring Sandra Bullock

2000

Re-teamed with Sandra Bullock for the comedy, "Miss Congeniality"

1999

Wrote a remake of the Neil Simon's script, "The Out-of-Towners," starring Steve Martin and Goldie Hawn

1999

Scripted the gangster comedy, "Mickey Blue Eyes," starring Hugh Grant and James Caan

1999

Wrote the screenplay for the romantic comedy, "Forces of Nature," starring Ben Affleck and Sandra Bullock

1995

Created and executive produced the short-lived NBC sitcom, "Pride & Joy"

1994

Created the short-lived FOX series, "Monty," starring Henry Winkler

1993

Wrote the screenplay for the comedy feature, "Life With Mikey," starring Michael J. Fox

1985

Started out as a writer and producer for the NBC sitcom, "Family Ties"

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