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Biography #2 (for Mean Girls)Mark Waters graduated from the directing program at AFI in 1994 and first gained Hollywood's attention by adapting the screenplay and directing the 1997 Sundance favorite, The House of Yes, starring Parker Posey.
Waters went on to direct the comedy Head Over Heels, starring Freddie Prinze Jr. and Monica Potter. In 2001, he helmed the VHl Original Movie Warning: Parental Advisory. Last year, he directed Jamie Lee Curtis (Golden Globe nominee) and Lindsay Lohan in the critical and commercial success Freaky Friday.
Biography #3After receiving his M.FA. in directing from the American Film Institute in 1994, Mark Waters made his directorial debut with Miramax Films' The House of Yes. Adapted from the stage play and starring Parker Posey and Freddie Prinze Jr., The House of Yes was an award- winning film at the 1997 Sundance Film Festival. Waters and producer Bob Simonds met in 1988 through writers Larry Karaszewski and Scott Alexander, and Head Over Heels is their first collaboration. Upcoming projects include Genes, based on a Michael Crichton screenplay, at Warner Bros. and Domestic Partners at Dreamworks. Waters, a native of South Bend, Indiana, graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania in 1986. He was a theatre actor and director in San Francisco before attending the A.F.I.