Mark Waters

Mark Waters

Highest Rated: 88% Freaky Friday (2003)

Lowest Rated: 10% Head Over Heels (2001)

Birthday: Jun 30, 1964

Birthplace: Wyandotte, Michigan, USA

Though he earned his place atop the Hollywood food chain directing mainstream comedies with teenybopper Lindsay Lohan in the leads, director Mark S. Waters started his career with "House of Yes" (1997), a dark comedy about incest and obsession. While a movie that pokes fun at incest might not be the surest path to fame and glory, "House of Yes" did earn Waters plenty of critical kudos and recognition at film festivals, particularly Sundance, where star Parker Posey won the 1997 Best Acting Award. Waters soon learned, however, that art and commerce stand in stark opposition, existing outside and sometimes despite each other, a realization that led him to make standard Hollywood fare before dipping his t back into darker waters.




30% 23% He's All That Director - 2021
38% 45% Magic Camp Director - 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Puppy Swap: Love Unleashed Unknown (Character) - 2017
23% 34% Bad Santa 2 Director,
Executive Producer
$17.7M 2016
16% 55% Vampire Academy Director,
Executive Producer
$7.8M 2014
47% 53% Mr. Popper's Penguins Director,
Executive Producer
$68.2M 2011
86% 84% (500) Days of Summer Producer $32.4M 2009
28% 40% Ghosts of Girlfriends Past Director,
Executive Producer
$52.2M 2009
81% 63% The Spiderwick Chronicles Director $71.1M 2008
37% 47% Sorry, Haters Executive Producer $6.4K 2005
55% 75% Just Like Heaven Director $48.3M 2005
84% 66% Mean Girls Director $86.1M 2004
88% 57% Freaky Friday Director $110.2M 2003
No Score Yet No Score Yet Warning: Parental Advisory Director - 2002
10% 56% Head Over Heels Director $10.4M 2001
62% 77% The House of Yes Director $636.2K 1997


91% 92% Looking for Alaska Executive Producer 2019
33% 0% Made in Jersey Executive Producer,
No Score Yet No Score Yet On the Lot Judge 2007