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Matthew Jay Roach (born June 14, 1957) is an American film director and producer, best known for directing the Austin Powers films and Meet the Parents.

Roach was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where his father was a military worker. He graduated in 1975 from Eldorado High School in Albuquerque, then received his BA degree from Stanford University in Economics. He earned an MFA in film production from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts in 1986. He directed the 2010 film Dinner For Schmucks, the American remake of Le Dîner de Cons, featuring Steve Carell and Paul Rudd. He did not return to direct Little Fockers, the third installment in the Meet the Parents series, taking a producing role only.

Roach is married to Susanna Hoffs of The Bangles.

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