| Greg Mottola|
| Sarah Allentuch|
| Gregory J. Mottola|
July 11, 1964 (age 51) (1964-07-11) Dix Hills, New York
Carnegie Mellon University
Filmmaker, screenwriter, television director
Keeping Up with the Joneses
Columbia University, Carnegie Mellon University
BFCA Critics' Choice Award for Best Comedy
Paul, Superbad, Adventureland, Clear History, The Daytrippers
Nick Frost, Bill Hader, Simon Pegg, Michael Cera, Christopher Mintz‑Plasse
Greg Mottola Wikipedia
Gregory J. "Greg" Mottola (born July 11, 1964) is an American film director, screenwriter, and television director. Mottola wrote and directed the 1996 independent film The Daytrippers, then concentrated for several years on directing in television for series such as Undeclared and Arrested Development. More recently, he has directed the feature films Superbad, Adventureland, and Paul.
Mottola grew up in Dix Hills, New York, in a Catholic family of Irish and Italian descent. He received his BFA in art from Carnegie Mellon University and MFA in film from Columbia University.
Mottola directed Adventureland, set in the 1980s, a "first love" story about a group of college-age kids working at an amusement park. The protagonist's plans go awry when circumstances cause him to miss out on a backpacking trip to Europe with his friends. It premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival and received critical praise.
Mottola's 2011 science fiction/comedy film Paul is about two comic book nerds (played by the film's screenwriters Simon Pegg and Nick Frost) who meet an alien named Paul while vacationing in the US.
As of 2011 Mottola is writing a screenplay based on Leanne Shapton's Important Artifacts and Personal Property From the Collection of Lenore Doolan and Harold Morris, Including Books, Street Fashion and Jewelry, to be produced by Natalie Portman and Plan B Entertainment.
Mottola is married to Sarah Allentuch and has three children.