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Ben Stiller and Noah Baumbach attend the "Greenberg" premiere in Los Angeles
Ben Stiller (L), a cast member in the motion picture comedy "Greenberg", and director Noah Baumbach attend the premiere of the film in Los Angeles on March 18, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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Noah Baumbach (born September 3, 1969) is an American writer, director and independent filmmaker.

Baumbach was born in Brooklyn, New York City, the son of novelist/film critic Jonathan Baumbach and Village Voice critic Georgia Brown. He graduated from Brooklyn's Midwood High School in 1987 and received his BA in English from Vassar College in 1991. Noah is the third out of four siblings. His father is Jewish and his mother is Protestant.

Baumbach made his writing and directing debut at the age of 26 with Kicking and Screaming (1995), a comedy about four young men who graduate from college and refuse to move on with their lives. The film starred Josh Hamilton, Chris Eigeman, and Carlos Jacott and premiered in 1995 at the New York Film Festival. Baumbach was chosen as one of Newsweek's "Ten New Faces of 1996".

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