Peyton Reed

Peyton Reed could thank fellow filmmaker Edgar Wright for his big break. After a long established deal that would have had Wright-the writer/director behind "Shaun of the Dead" (2004) and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" ... Read more »
Born: 07/03/1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Director (20)

Ant-Man 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

New Girl 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Cashmere Mafia 1991 - 1993, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Grosse Pointe 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Mr. Show 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2000, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Segment Director

The High Life 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 1997, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

The Upright Citizens Brigade (Ucb) 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 2000, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

The Weird Al Show 1991 - 1993, 1996 - 2000, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008 (Tv Show)

Director

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

The Break-Up 2006 (Movie)

(Director)

North Shore 1991 - 1993, 2004 - 2005 (Tv Show)

Director

Down With Love 2003 (Movie)

(Director)

Bring It On 2000 (Movie)

(Director)

Pulp Comics: Dana Gould 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Director

The Love Bug 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Director

Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump 1994 (Movie)

(Director)

Back to the Future 1991 - 1993 (Tv Show)

Segment Director

Mom Knows Best 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Director

The Honeymooners Anniversary Special 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Director
Actor (4)

Titanic: Breaking New Ground 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Voice

Pride & Joy 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Shaggy Dog 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (1)

The Goodwin Games 1991 - 1993, 1995 - 2001, 2004 - 2005, 2007 - 2008, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Executive Producer
Music (1)

Yes Man 2008 (Movie)

("Lazer Gun") (Song)
Art Department (1)

Summer Heat 1987 (Movie)

(Leadman)

Biography

Peyton Reed could thank fellow filmmaker Edgar Wright for his big break. After a long established deal that would have had Wright-the writer/director behind "Shaun of the Dead" (2004) and "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World" (2010)-adapting the <i>Ant-Man</i> comic to screen for Marvel Studios was nullified due to creative differences, Reed was brought in to fill his shoes on the production. Having cut his teeth on studio comedies like "Bring It On" (2000), "The Break-Up" (2006), and "Yes-Man" (2008), Reed was deemed an amenable choice for Marvel and Disney's "Ant-Man" (2015) picture: his first true step toward blockbuster moviemaking. Peyton Reed was born on July 4, 1964, in Raleigh, North Carolina. He'd remain in state throughout his academic tenure, attending University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he worked in UNC Student Television and played deejay for college radio station WXYC. Following graduation, Reed began working a variety of jobs on Hollywood productions, serving in the transportation department for films like "Bull Durham" (1988) and the comedy "Two Idiots in Hollywood" (1988), and in the art department for "Night Life" (1989) and "Easy Wheels" (1989). His first steady directing job came on the short-lived television adaptation of "Back to the Future" (CBS 1991-92), which begat further TV work like "The Weird Al Show" (CBS 1997) and "Upright Citizens Brigade" (Comedy Central 1998-2000). Reed's first feature was "Bring It On" (2000), the cult hit cheerleading comedy that helped kick off the film careers of Kirsten Dunst and Eliza Dushku. His following films did not leave quite the same mark "Bring It On" did on pop culture, though both the Vince Vaughn/Jennifer Aniston rom-com "The Break-Up" (2006) and the Jim Carrey comedy "Yes Man" (2008) did substantially better at the box office than the high school favorite. In 2014, Reed was roped in to replace director Edgar Wright on the developing Marvel Studios movie "Ant-Man" (2015), which opened to solid reviews and impressive box-office.

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Milestones

2015

"Ant-Man," on which Reed replaced Edgar Wright as director, opens to solid reviews and box office performance.

2008

Directed "Yes Man," starring Jim Carrey and Zooey Deschanel, based on the best seller by British humorist Danny Wallace.

2006

Directed romantic comedy "The Break Up," starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn.

2003

Directed the '60s-style romantic comedy "Down With Love," starring Renee Zellweger.

2000

Directed the cult hit "Bring It On."

Bonus Trivia

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Worked in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Student Television, and served as deejay for college radio station WXYC.

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Replaced director Edgar Wright on Marvel Studios' production of "Ant-Man."

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Reed's sudden commitment to "Ant-Man" forced him to drop out of preparations on "The Fifth Beatle," a biography of Beatles manager Brian Epstein.

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