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Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening (born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, screenwriter, and producer. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as well as two successful television series, The Simpsons and Futurama. Groening made his first professional cartoon sale of Life in Hell to the avant-garde Wet magazine in 1978. The cartoon is still carried in 250 weekly newspapers. Life in Hell caught the attention of James L. Brooks. In 1985, Brooks contacted Groening with the proposition of working in animation for the Fox variety show The Tracey Ullman Show. Originally, Brooks wanted Groening to adapt his Life in Hell characters for the show. Fearing the loss of ownership rights, Groening decided to create something new and came up with a cartoon family, The Simpsons, and named the members after his own parents and sisters — while Bart was an anagram of the word brat. The shorts would be spun off into their own series: The Simpsons, which has since aired over 480 episodes

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Matt Groening

Born 1954-02-15 (70 years ago) in Portland, Oregon, U.S..

Awards
Award Ceremony Year Awarded for
Writers Guild of America Award - Animation Writers Caucus Animation Writing Award Writers Guild of America Awards 2012 2013
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (Futurama) 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 Futurama
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 58th Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 The Simpsons
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 55th Primetime Emmy Awards 2003 The Simpsons
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (Futurama) 54th Primetime Emmy Awards 2002 Futurama
Reuben Award for Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year 2002
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 53rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2001 The Simpsons
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 50th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 1998 The Simpsons
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 49th Primetime Emmy Awards 1997 The Simpsons
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 47th Primetime Emmy Awards 1995 The Simpsons
Nominated for awards
Award Ceremony Year Nominated for
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (Futurama) 64th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 Futurama
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 64th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards 2012 The Simpsons
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 The Simpsons
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (Futurama) 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards 2011 Futurama
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 61st Primetime Emmy Awards 2009 The Simpsons
PGA Producer of the Year Award in Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures (The Simpsons Movie) Producers Guild of America Awards 2007 2008 Simpsons - Filmen
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 The Simpsons
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 58th Primetime Emmy Awards 2006 The Simpsons
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program (for Programming Less Than One Hour) (The Simpsons) 57th Primetime Emmy Awards 2005 The Simpsons
Relationships
Name From To Relationship type
Agustina Picasso(Gifta: 2011–) 2011 Gifta
Deborah Caplan(Gifta: 1986–1999) 1986 1999 Gifta
Children

Homer Groening, Abe Groening, Nathaniel Philip Picasso Groening

Parents

Homer Groening, Margaret Groening

Siblings

Lisa Groening, Mark Groening, Maggie Groening, Patty Groening

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Matthew Abram "Matt" Groening (born February 15, 1954) is an American cartoonist, screenwriter, and producer. He is the creator of the comic strip Life in Hell as well as two successful television series, The Simpsons and Futurama.

Groening made his first professional cartoon sale of Life in Hell to the avant-garde Wet magazine in 1978. The cartoon is still carried in 250 weekly newspapers. Life in Hell caught the attention of James L. Brooks. In 1985, Brooks contacted Groening with the proposition of working in animation for the Fox variety show The Tracey Ullman Show. Originally, Brooks wanted Groening to adapt his Life in Hell characters for the show. Fearing the loss of ownership rights, Groening decided to create something new and came up with a cartoon family, The Simpsons, and named the members after his own parents and sisters â?? while Bart was an anagram of the word brat. The shorts would be spun off into their own series: The Simpsons, which has since aired over 480 episodes. In 1997, Groening, along with former Simpsons writer David X. Cohen, developed Futurama, an animated series about life in the year 3000, which premiered in 1999. After four years on the air, the show was canceled by Fox in 2003, but Comedy Central commissioned 16 new episodes from four direct-to-DVD movies in 2008. Then, in June 2009, Comedy Central ordered 26 new episodes of Futurama, to be aired over two seasons.

Groening has won 11 Primetime Emmy Awards, ten for The Simpsons and one for Futurama as well as a British Comedy Award for "outstanding contribution to comedy" in 2004. In 2002, he won the National Cartoonist Society Reuben Award for his work on Life in Hell.

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