McG's feature film directorial debut, "Charlie's Angels," boasts the biggest opening ever for a first-time director. The film debuted at number one in the United States with over $40 million at the box-office. It opened number one in 31 territories internationally with total grosses over $250 million worldwide. McG also directed the much anticipated sequel, "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle," which opened June 27, 2003.
Since the unprecedented success of his debut, McG has formed a production company, Wonderland, with producing partner Stephanie Savage. Wonderland has a first-look film deal with Columbia Pictures and a television deal with Warner Bros. Currently, Wonderland is developing "Hot Wheels" for McG to direct for Columbia. In addition to THE O.C., Wonderland produced the television series "Fastlane" in the 2002-2003 season.
To date, McG has directed almost 50 music videos featuring a diverse group of artists, such as Mase, Barenaked Ladies, Korn, Everclear, The Offspring, Wyclef Jean, Fastball, Spacehog, Sublime, Cypress Hill, Smashmouth and Sugar Ray. In addition, he has directed commercials for The Gap, Ikea and The Coca-Cola Company.
Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, McG grew up in Newport Beach, California. He attended the University of California, Irvine, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology. He currently lives in Los Angeles.
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