Mark Waters

Director, Actor, Writer
Though he earned his place atop the Hollywood food chain directing mainstream comedies with teenybopper Lindsay Lohan in the leads, director Mark S. Waters started his career with "House of Yes" (1997), a dark comedy ... Read more »
Born: 06/29/1964 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Filmography

Director (12)

Vampire Academy 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Witches of East End 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Made In Jersey 2012 (TV Show)

Director

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

The Spiderwick Chronicles 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Just Like Heaven 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

Mean Girls 2004 (Movie)

(Director)

Freaky Friday 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Head Over Heels 2001 (Movie)

(Director)

House of Yes 1997 (Movie)

(Director)

Warning: Parental Advisory (TV Show)

Director
Producer (5)

Vampire Academy 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Mr. Popper's Penguins 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

(500) Days of Summer 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Ghosts of Girlfriends Past 2009 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Sorry, Haters 2006 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Actor (3)

Hannibal 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

E! True Hollywood Story: Lindsay Lohan 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2004 MTV Movie Awards 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor
Writer (2)

House of Yes 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Moondance 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Other (2)

Crime and Punishment in Suburbia 2000 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

johns 1997 (Movie)

(Special Thanks)

Biography

Though he earned his place atop the Hollywood food chain directing mainstream comedies with teenybopper Lindsay Lohan in the leads, director Mark S. Waters started his career with "House of Yes" (1997), a dark comedy about incest and obsession. While a movie that pokes fun at incest might not be the surest path to fame and glory, "House of Yes" did earn Waters plenty of critical kudos and recognition at film festivals, particularly Sundance, where star Parker Posey won the 1997 Best Acting Award. Waters soon learned, however, that art and commerce stand in stark opposition, existing outside and sometimes despite each other, a realization that led him to make standard Hollywood fare before dipping his t back into darker waters.

Relationships

Dina Waters Actor

Wife
Married in November 2000

Daniel Waters Actor

Brother
Wrote the teen comedy "Heathers" (1989) and "Batman Returns" (1992)

EDUCATION

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia , Pennsylvania 1986

AFI Conservatory

Los Angeles , California 1994

Center For Advanced Film Studies, American Film Institute

1992

Milestones

2011

Directed Jim Carrey in the live-action comedy, "Mr. Popper's Penguins"

2009

Directed the romantic comedy, "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past"

2009

Produced the romantic comedy, "500 Days of Summer"

2008

Helmed the fantasy film, "The Spiderwick Chronicles" based on the series of children's books by Holly Black

2005

Directed the romantic comedy "Just Like Heaven" starring Reese Witherspoon and Mark Ruffalo

2004

Re-teamed with Lindsay Lohan for the comedy "Mean Girls"; scripted by SNL alumni Tina Fey (also co-starred)

2003

Returned to the big screen to direct the remake of Disney's "Freaky Friday" starring Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan

2001

Second directorial attempt, "Head Over Heels," again starring Freddie Prinze Jr.

2000

First foray into TV with "Warning: Parental Advisory" (VH1) starring Jason Priestly and Mariel Hemingway; about the 1985 Senatorial hearings on indecency in music

1997

Directorial debut, "The House of Yes" starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Parker Posey; also adapted the screenplay

Worked as an actor and theater director in San Francisco after college

Returned to school to work towards his MFA in directing

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