Director, Producer & Writer
Jay Roach is the director of “Bombshell,” written by Charles Randolph and starring Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie and John Lithgow. Based on the real scandal, “Bombshell” is a revealing look inside the most powerful and controversial media empire of all time, Fox News, and the explosive story of the women who brought down the infamous man who created it.
Roach, born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, graduated with an economics degree from Stanford University in 1980. He later went on to receive his master’s degree in film production from the University of Southern California in 1986.
The creator and director of the beloved and iconic “Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery,” Roach’s career started in comedy. In addition to the Austin Powers trilogy, he is known for directing beloved movies such as “Meet the Parents” and its sequel “Meet the Fockers, “Dinner for Schmucks” and “The Campaign.”
He most recently directed the Emmy-nominated “All The Way” based on events from the presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson. The HBO original reunited Roach with Bryan Cranston, whom he directed in the 2015 feature film “Trumbo,” which also starred Helen Mirren, Diane Lane and Elle Fanning.
Roach was awarded a total of four Emmys for his directing on the made for television movies “Recount” in 2008 and “Game Change” in 2012.
Along with directing, Roach has spent time as a producer on a number of movies including “50 First Dates,” “The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy,” “Borat,” “Little Fockers” and “Sisters.”