Phil Traill

Phil Traill

Highest Rated: 77% Chalet Girl (2011)

Lowest Rated: 6% All About Steve (2009)

Birthday: Jun 6, 1973

Birthplace: New Jersey, USA

Although writer and director Phil Traill was born in New Jersey, he spent most of his youth in London. After graduating from Newcastle University in northeast England in 1995, he began working in television in London. While gaining experience in TV, Traill was also writing and directing a number of short films. From 1998 to 2003, he created four short films, which were well received and elevated him to the status of an emerging filmmaker in England. This led to his feature film debut, when he directed the 2009 zany comedy "All About Steve," which starred Sandra Bullock, Bradley Cooper, and Thomas Haden Church. Although the movie was quite unpopular with critics, it performed decently at the box office. Traill was also getting immersed in American television, directing episodes of sitcoms "My Boys," "Cougar Town," and "10 Things I Hate About You." In 2011, Traill directed his second film feature, the British teen romantic comedy "Chalet Girl," with Felicity Jones and Ed Westwick. Although a smaller release than "All About Steve," "Chalet Girl" had a better critical reaction, scoring generally positive reviews. Traill also was busy in television in 2011, directing multiple episodes of both the dysfunctional family comedy "Raising Hope" and the Ray Romano midlife crisis drama "Men of a Certain Age," in addition to single episodes of other TV series.



No Score Yet 58% No Sleep 'Til Christmas Director,
Executive Producer
- 2018
77% 53% Chalet Girl Director $1.2K 2011
6% 30% All About Steve Director $33.9M 2009
69% 64% Opal Dream Writer $13.8K 2005


96% 83% Single Drunk Female Executive Producer 2022
100% 51% American Auto Director 2022
86% 75% Good Girls Director 2019-2020
94% 79% Fresh Off the Boat Director 2015-2017 2019
31% 69% I Feel Bad Director 2018
93% 79% Superstore Director 2018
No Score Yet 88% The Middle Director 2012-2018
40% 77% Alex, Inc. Director 2018
No Score Yet 83% American Housewife Director 2017
No Score Yet 78% Speechless Director 2016
30% 47% Uncle Buck Director 2016
No Score Yet 86% Life in Pieces Director 2015-2016
67% 89% The Real O'Neals Director 2016
85% 89% Modern Family Director 2016
92% 55% black-ish Director 2015
59% 77% Selfie Director 2014
87% 86% Enlisted Director 2014
17% 33% How to Live With Your Parents (For the Rest of Your Life) Director 2013
91% 90% Suburgatory Director 2012-2013
94% 100% Men of a Certain Age Director 2009-2011
89% 81% Cougar Town Director 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet My Boys Director 2009
68% No Score Yet Worst Week Director 2009