Roger Kumble biography
Date of Birth: May 28, 1996
Hailing from the Big Apple, Kumble started his career writing for the stage.
His first play, the critically acclaimed Pay or Play, garnered the
LA Weekly Award for Best Comic Writing.
His second venture, d-girl,
picked up where his first play left off, and earned him four Dramalogue Awards.
During his success on stage, Kumble was trying to break into film.
first attempts saw him help write scripts for films like Dumb & Dumber
(1994), Kingpin (1996), and Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1995),
but he remained uncredited for his work.
Other films like National
Lampoon's Senior Trip (1995) and Provocateur (1996), both of
which he wrote, were credited to his name, but neither earned him much of
a reputation in film.
In 1999 that was about to change.
Kumble wrote and directed the feature film
Cruel Intentions. The film, which cast up-and-comers like Ryan Phillippe,
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Reese Witherspoon, was a modern teen version of
Les Liaisons Dangereuses. Faring well at the box office, it provided a
springboard for the young stars who earned numerous awards from the more
junior ceremonies such as the Blockbuster awards, MTV Movie Awards and Teen
Kumble followed up the film with a telefilm of the sequel in 2001, and directed his second feature film, The Sweetest Thing in 2002. His third film, Just Friends, starred Ryan Reynolds and his fourth film, College Road Trip, starred Martin Lawrence and Raven Symone.
His latest film, Furry Vengeance, stars Brendan Fraser.
He and his wife Mary have two children.
Roger Kumble Filmography