Peyton Tucker Reed
July 3, 1964
|Occupation||Film director, screenwriter, television director|
|Bring It On|
Down with Love
(m. 1998; div. 2006)
(m. 2013, present)
Peyton Tucker Reed (born July 3, 1964) is an American television and film director. He directed the comedy films Bring It On, Down with Love, The Break-Up, and Yes Man, as well as the superhero film Ant-Man and its sequels.
Reed was born in Raleigh, North Carolina and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Reed directed the motion pictures Bring It On, Down with Love, and The Break-Up; all comedy films. He has also acted in small roles in some films including his own and has written a few original songs for his soundtracks. He has also produced a few music videos.
Peyton Reed was originally set to direct the 20th Century Fox production Fantastic Four, before departing the project and being replaced by director Tim Story.
Reed directed the 2008 film Yes Man, starring Jim Carrey. Yes Man is an adaptation of Danny Wallace's autobiography about his decision to say "yes" to whatever offer, invitation, challenge, or opportunity that is presented to him.
Reed replaced Edgar Wright as the director of Ant-Man. Prior to joining the production of Ant-Man, Reed was slated to direct a Brian Epstein biopic, based on the graphic novel The Fifth Beatle. However, his commitment to the superhero film required him to part ways with The Fifth Beatle. Reed then went on to direct Ant-Man and the Wasp, the sequel to Ant-Man. He is set to direct the third Ant-Man film, Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Reed directed two episodes from the second season of the Disney+ series The Mandalorian, part of the Star Wars franchise.
When he was a teenager, Peyton Reed drew his punk band as the Avengers on a flyer, including himself as Ant-Man.
Peyton Reed was a DJ for WXYC, the UNC student radio station, during his time enrolled at the university. He worked as a van driver on the set of Bull Durham in 1987, which was partially filmed in his hometown of Raleigh, North Carolina. He also recorded music under the name manCHILD with UNC classmate Norwood Cheek.
Reed lives in the Los Angeles area with his second wife Sheila Naghshineh and their two sons. He was previously married to Beth LaMure from 1998 to 2006.
|1991||Back to the Future||13 episodes, live-action sequences|
|1995||The Computer Wore Tennis Shoes||N/A|
|1997||The Love Bug||N/A|
|1997||The Weird Al Show||13 episodes|
|1998||Mr. Show with Bob and David||3 episodes|
|2000||Upright Citizens Brigade||4 episodes, 2 segments|
|2008||Cashmere Mafia||Executive producer|
|2011||New Girl||3 episodes|
|2013||The Goodwin Games||Executive producer|
|2019–2021||The Unicorn||Executive producer|
|2020||The Mandalorian||Episodes: "Chapter 10: The Passenger" and "Chapter 16: The Rescue"|
|Film||Rotten Tomatoes||Metacritic||CinemaScore||Budget||Box office|
|Bring It On||63% (117 reviews)||52 (31 reviews)||B+||$28 million||$90.4 million|
|Down with Love||60% (177 reviews)||52 (39 reviews)||C+||$35 million||$39.5 million|
|The Break-Up||34% (192 reviews)||45 (37 reviews)||C+||$52 million||$205 million|
|Yes Man||46% (154 reviews)||46 (30 reviews)||A−||$70 million||$223.2 million|
|Ant-Man||83% (330 reviews)||64 (44 reviews)||A||$130 million||$519.3 million|
|Ant-Man and the Wasp||87% (431 reviews)||70 (56 reviews)||A−||$162 million||$622.3 million|