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Evan Goldberg

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Evan Goldberg
Born (1982-05-11) May 11, 1982 (age 38)
OccupationScreenwriter, film producer, film director, actor, comedian, television producer, television director, voice actor
Years active2004–present
Spouse(s)Lisa Yadavaia

Evan Goldberg (born May 11, 1982) is a Canadian screenwriter, film and television producer, comedian and television and film director. He has collaborated with his childhood friend Seth Rogen on several films, including Superbad (2007) (which they first conceived as teenagers), Pineapple Express (2008), This Is the End (2013) (their directorial debut), The Interview (2014), and Good Boys (2019).

Personal life

Goldberg was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to a Jewish family.[1][2] He was raised in Marpole.[3] He attended Point Grey Secondary School (where he met and befriended Rogen) and McGill University, and is married to Lisa (Yadavaia) Goldberg.[4][5]


Goldberg started his writing career joining the staff of Da Ali G Show for its 2004 season, along with his childhood friend and comedy partner Seth Rogen. They collaborated on the films, Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Funny People, and The Green Hornet with their production company Point Grey Pictures, named after Point Grey Secondary School.[6]

In a strategy to garner interest and funding, Goldberg created a pre-production trailer for Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse, which was later made as This Is the End, and was released in June 2013.

Goldberg and Rogen are both "obsessed" fans of The Simpsons. After learning that The Simpsons executive producer James L. Brooks was a fan of Superbad, they decided to ask the producers of the show if they could write an episode.[7][8] They were invited to The Simpsons writers room, where they pitched several episode ideas. One was accepted, and they wrote an outline with the help of some feedback from the regular writers.[9] It became the episode "Homer the Whopper", which was the season premiere of season twenty-one.



Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2007 Superbad No Yes executive
Jay and Seth versus the Apocalypse No Yes No Short film
2008 Pineapple Express No Yes executive
2011 The Green Hornet No Yes executive
Goon No Yes No
2012 The Watch No Yes No
2013 This Is the End Yes Yes Yes Co-directed with Seth Rogen
2014 The Interview[10] Yes Story Yes
2015 The Night Before[11] No Yes Yes
2016 Sausage Party[12] No Yes Yes
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising No Yes Yes
2017 Bananas Town Yes No No Co-directed with Seth Rogen;
Short film

Producer only

Executive producer only


Year Title Director Writer Producer Notes
2004 Da Ali G Show No Yes No 6 episodes
2009 The Simpsons No Yes No Episode "Homer the Whopper"
2016–2019 Preacher Yes Yes executive Also developer
2017 Future Man Yes No executive
2019 The Boys No No executive

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Film Result Notes
2005 Emmy Award Outstanding Writing for a Variety Da Ali G Show Nominated Shared with writing staff
2008 Canadian Comedy Award Best Writing – Film Superbad Won Shared with Seth Rogen
2012 Golden Globe Award Best Motion Picture – Comedy/Musical 50/50 Nominated[14] Shared with Seth Rogen and Ben Karlin
Independent Spirit Award Best Feature Film 50/50 Nominated[14] Shared with Seth Rogen and Ben Karlin
2013 Genie Award Best Screenplay Goon Nominated Shared with Jay Baruchel


  1. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (June 26, 2013). "Evan Goldberg and Seth Rogen: Friends for the end of the world". Jewish Journal. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  2. ^ "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg: Friends Till 'The End'". Jefferson Public Radio. December 26, 2013. Retrieved April 26, 2018.
  3. ^ Rachel Fox, Goon Writer Evan Goldberg talks Vancouver, Hockey and his Bar Mitzvah, Heeb, March 30, 2012.
  4. ^ "Twitter". mobile.twitter.com. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  5. ^ "Lisa Yadavaia Goldberg - Newhouse School - Syracuse University - Syracuse University". Newhouse School - Syracuse University. Retrieved July 30, 2018.
  6. ^ Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg Interviews – Superbad Movie Video – About.com Archived November 28, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  7. ^ Keveney, Bill (September 23, 2009). "Rogen gets a dream gig: 'Simpsons' writer, voice". USA Today. Retrieved September 24, 2009.
  8. ^ Wagner, Curt (September 25, 2009). "Seth Rogen kicks off 21st season of 'The Simpsons'". Chicago Now. Retrieved September 27, 2009.
  9. ^ Liam Burke (April 30, 2008). "From Superbad To Superheroes – Evan Goldberg on Hornet and The Boys". Empire. Retrieved April 30, 2008.
  10. ^ Vlessing, Etan (September 30, 2013). "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg to Direct 'The Interview' in Vancouver". The Hollywood Reporter.
  11. ^ "IMDb - D'oh". Retrieved July 30, 2018 – via www.imdb.com.
  12. ^ Siegel, Tatiana (September 24, 2013). "Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg Sell Sony on Raunchy Animated Film 'Sausage Party'". The Hollywood Reporter.
  13. ^ Sneider, Jeff (May 29, 2013). "Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg to 'Sell Out' for Sony (Exclusive)". TheWrap. Retrieved September 27, 2018.
  14. ^ a b "Golden Globe Awards". IMDb. Retrieved June 4, 2014.
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