Netflix’s original romantic comedy series Love created by Judd Apatow and real-life married couple Paul Rust and Lesley Arfin is a down-to-earth look at the tricky details of modern dating.
It explores male and female perspectives on romantic relationships and co-stars Gillian Jacobs and Paul Rust as Mickey Dobbs & Gus Cruikshan respectively. A 12-episode second season will premiere in 2017.
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- Paul Rust
Paul Rust is an actor, writer, and comedian who is a co-creator and executive producer of Netflix’s Love along with Judd Apatow and Lesley Arfin. He also co-stars in the show. Other television appearances include Parks and Recreation, Super Fun Night and Comedy Bang! Bang! He’s written for Arrested Development, Comedy Bang! Bang! and co-wrote Netflix’s Pee Wee’s Big Holiday. He frequently performs improv and sketch comedy at the Upright Citizens Brigade in Los Angeles.
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- Gillian Jacobs
Gillian Jacobs stars opposite Paul Rust on Love playing ‘Mickey’ (Jacobs). She will soon be seen in the CBS Films’ Dean. It won ‘Best Narrative Feature’ at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival. Ms. Jacobs is in production on the Walt Disney film, Magic Camp, opposite Adam DeVine and Jeffrey Tambor. Recently she wrapped production on Life of the Party, opposite Melissa McCarthy and also co-starred in the Critics’ Choice nominated dramatic Comedy, Don't Think Twice.
Ms. Jacobs co-starred in the fourth season of HBO’ s hit series Girls as fan-favorite ‘Mimi Rose Howard,’ the multimedia artist. She made her directorial debut with The Queen of Code, a documentary short film about Grace Hopper, the computer scientist and high-ranking naval officer and previously starred in the critically acclaimed comedy Community for which she was nominated for a Broadcast Television Journalists Association Award as "Best Comedy Supporting Actress." Other film credits include Brother Nature, Visions, Hot Tub Time Machine 2, Black or White, Life Partners, No Way Jose, The Lookalike, Walk of Shame, The Big Ask, Bad Milo!, The Incredible Burt Wonderstone, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Helena from The Wedding, The Box, Choke, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won a Special Jury Prize for "Best Ensemble Cast" and Gardens of the Night. Additional credits include the Yahoo! web series Tiny Commando and Tim and Eric’s Bedtime Stories.
Jacobs received her Bachelor of Fine Arts at The Julliard School.
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- Judd Apatow
One of the most sought-after comedy minds in the business Judd Apatow’s latest project has been producing the HBO series Crashing, about a New York comedian whose wife leaves him for an Italian boxer. He’s also co-executive producer of HBO’s Girls, a series that garnered him two Emmys and fifteen nominations over five seasons and is also the co-executive producer of Netflix’s Love.
Apatow produced The Big Sick, which premiered at Sundance. Other credits include Netflix TV movie, Pee-wee’s Big Holiday as well as serving as executive producer on Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping. He directed and produced Trainwreck, which grossed over $100 million worldwide. He recently became a New York Times bestselling author with Sick in the Head: Conversations About Life and Comedy. Additional films include the sequel to Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Anchorman 2: The Legend Continue. He wrote, directed and produced This Is 40, the official ‘sort of sequel’ to the hit comedy Knocked Up which has gone on to make over $88 million worldwide. He also produced The Five-Year Engagement as well as Wanderlust.
Credited with producing the most successful R-rated female comedy of all time, Bridesmaids, it received Oscar® nominations for Best Supporting Actress (Melissa McCarthy) and Best Original Screenplay (Annie Mumolo & Kristen Wiig), as well as two Golden Globe Award nominations and two Screen Actors Guild Award nominations. It also won a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Comedy Movie and a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Movie, and was named one of AFI’s Movies of the Year.
Apatow made his feature directorial debut in 2005 with the comedy hit The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which he also co-wrote with the film’s star, Steve Carell. The film opened at No. 1 and grossed more than $177 million worldwide and garnered numerous awards and nominations. It earned Apatow a nomination for Best Original Screenplay from the WGA.
Knocked Up, his directorial follow-up to The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which he also wrote and produced. grossed more than $219 million worldwide, was named one of AFI’s Movies of the Year and was nominated for Best Original Screenplay by the WGA. Immediately following, Apatow produced the hit comedy Superbad, starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera. Major successes followed with Forgetting Sarah Marshall, the action-comedy Pineapple Express and the comedy smash You Don’t Mess With the Zohan. He wrote, directed and produced Funny People, and produced the hit comedy Get Him to the Greek. Other film credits include producing The Cable Guy, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and Year One; Executive producing Kicking & Screaming; co-writing Fun with Dick and Jane; and producing and co-writing Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story, which was nominated for two Golden Globes.
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- Vanessa Bayer
Vanessa Bayer is currently on her seventh season of Saturday Night Live.
Bayer burst onto the scene during her debut season with her impression of Miley Cyrus in the wildly popular sketch "The Miley Cyrus Show." She has continued to wow audiences with her impressions as well as her recurring characters Jacob the Bar Mitzvah Boy and the ditzy porn star-turned-aspiring-pitchwoman Becky.
Bayer came to the cast of SNL from iO Chicago, the Annoyance and the Second City. She starred in the acerbic puppet show Felt and the improv team "Revolver" at iO Chicago, wrote and performed in the Annoyance Theatre's Swear Jar and performed stand-up at Zanies.
Originally from Cleveland, Bayer received her degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 2004. While in college, she interned at Sesame Street and Late Night with Conan O'Brien and was a member of Bloomers, a storied all-female comedy troupe.
Bayer lent her voice to Universal Pictures' animated feature Despicable Me 2 and stars in the web series Sound Advice with Janessa Slater that she co-created with her brother Jonah for Broadway Video's Above Average. She recently starred in the box office hit, Trainwreck alongside Amy Schumer. Bayer will next be seen in Susan Johnson’s independent feature, Carrie Pilby, as well as the Dreamworks feature Office Christmas Party. Bayer recently wrapped production on the indie film The Polka King.
Bayer currently resides in New York City.
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