Roger Kumble

Director, Screenwriter, Playwright
Writer-director Roger Kumble got his start as a playwright with 1993's acclaimed "Pay or Play" and made his film directorial debut with "Cruel Intentions" (1999), a modern upscale teen adaptation of "Les Liaisons ... Read more »
Born: 05/27/1966 in Harrison, New York, USA

Filmography

Director (22)

Pretty Little Liars 2012, 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Stitchers 2015 (Tv Show)

Director

Cruel Intentions 2 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Marry Me 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Suits 2013 - 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Surviving Jack 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

The Goldbergs 2014 (Tv Show)

Director

Covert Affairs 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Revenge 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Twisted 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

White Collar 2013 (Tv Show)

Director

Ringer 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Underemployed 2012 (Tv Show)

Director

Entourage 2011 (Tv Show)

Director

Furry Vengeance 2010 (Movie)

(Director)

Kath & Kim 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

Director

College Road Trip 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Just Friends 2005 (Movie)

(Director)

The Sweetest Thing 2002 (Movie)

(Director)

Cruel Intentions 1999 (Movie)

(Director)

Those Who Can't (Tv Show)

Director

UnREAL (Tv Show)

Director
Writer (7)

Cruel Intentions 2 2014 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

View From the Top 2003 (Movie)

(rewrite) (Writer)

Gossip 2000 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Cruel Intentions 1999 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Provocateur 1997 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

National Lampoon's Senior Trip 1995 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Unveiled 1994 (Movie)

(Screenplay)
Music (2)

Furry Vengeance 2010 (Movie)

("The Saddest Song") (Song)

Just Friends 2005 (Movie)

("Forgiveness") (Song)
Producer (1)

Cruel Intentions 2 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Writer-director Roger Kumble got his start as a playwright with 1993's acclaimed "Pay or Play" and made his film directorial debut with "Cruel Intentions" (1999), a modern upscale teen adaptation of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses". Fascinated by and fluent in the dog-eat-dog world of the socially elite, Kumble was best when writing searing exposes of the manipulative duplicity of the young privileged class, using this shrewdly upwardly mobile group to somewhat humorously illustrate the dark side of human nature.

Relationships

Steven Kumble

Father
Born in 1933 divorced from Kumble's mother founding partner of his law firm also chair of Lincolnshire Management, an instutional investment funds management corporation remarried

Barbara Kumble

Mother
Born in 1931 divorced from Kumble's father

Mary Mehagian

Wife
Born c. 1973 married Nobermber 5, 2000 in Scottsdale, AZ

Peggy Vandervoort

Step-Mother
Married to Steven J Kumble

EDUCATION

Northwestern University

Evanston , Illinois 1988

Milestones

2010

Directed Brendan Fraser in the family comedy "Furry Vengeance"

2008

Helmed the father/daughter comedy "College Road Trip" starring Raven-Symoné and Martin Lawrence

2005

Helmed the comedy "Just Friends" starring Ryan Reynolds and Amy Smart

2000

Penned the college campus-set psychothriller "Gossip"

1999

Produced (also wrote and directed) the Cruel Intentions spin-off series, "Manchester Prep" (FOX); never aired on TV, but was released as a direct-to-video prequel

1999

Helmed "Cruel Intentions" the modern update of "Les Liaisons Dangereuses" starring Ryan Phillippe and Sarah Michelle Gellar

1998

Penned the spy thriller "Provocateur"

1997

Had a hit on the Los Angeles stage with "D Girl" starring David Schwimmer

1996

Teamed with the Farrelly brothers as an uncredited contributor to the script for "Kingpin"

1995

Wrote the screenplay for "National Lampoon's Senior Trip"

1994

Contributed to the screenplay of "Dumb & Dumber" (uncredited)

1994

First produced screenplay "Unveiled"

1993

Wrote the stage comedy "Pay or Play" about young Hollywood executives searching for a hit property

1988

Moved to Los Angeles after graduating from Northwestern University

Raised in Harrison, New York

Bonus Trivia

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"Theater was more of a calculated move. I'd be lying if I said it was my great love for the stage. It was more of a way of getting my work seen. The whole point of both plays ['Pay or Play' and 'd girl'] was to lure people in and then midway through, attack them and make them feel really bad. The great thing about theater is that you can be as mean as you want, and it's like a roller-coaster ride that people can't get off." - Kumble to The New York Times, Feb. 28, 1999

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