The handsome and charming, Paul Rudd born on 6th April 1969, is an American actor, writer, producer and comedian. He was born in New Jersey to Michael Rudd, who was the former Vice President of Trans World Airline, later on, died of cancer and his mother Gloria Rudd, a sales manager at a television station in Kansas City. He studied in Broadmoor Junior High and later on in Shawnee Mission West High school. He did his major in theater at the University of Kansas. After his graduation, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles. He also did a three-month course of Jacobean Drama at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, UK. Before his career in films began, he was a Bar Mitzvah Disc Jockey. Regarding his film career, there is an array of good movies worth mentioning.
His debut was in the 1992 television drama “
Sisters”, where he played the role of Kirby Quimby Philby. Later on, in 1995 he left Sisters to act in the comedy film “Clueless”. In 1998, he featured in the picture “The Cider House Rules” which gave him and the cast of the movie an SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He also appeared in a film like the Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, The Locusts, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, The Object of My Affection, 200 Cigarettes, and Overnight Delivery. In the 2000 Hong Kong action film, Gen-Y-Cops he played an FBI agent. In 2002, he acted as Mike Hannigan on the sitcom Friends. In 2006, he appeared in several episodes of the hit television show Reno 911! Where he played "Guy Gerricault" and then cast as a drug lord in the “Reno 911! Miami”.
He guest-starred as a has-been rock star of the 1990’s named Desmond Fellows, on the hit television series
Veronica Mars, in one episode called "Debasement Tapes" which aired in 2007. He began his acting venture in 2004 with the movie Anchorman:
The Legend of Ron Burgundy and later on in 2005 with the picture The 40 Year Old Virgin. His other flicks include Knocked Up in 2007, a drug-addicted surfing instructor in
Forgetting Sarah Marshall, produced the movie
Wanderlust in 2012, a comedy film called This Is 40 and in the sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues. In 2009, Rudd appeared in ‘I Love You Man’ where he plays a character who has an immense love for the rock band Rush. In 2009, Paul Rudd co-created the hit TV series Party Down. He voiced the computer-animated hit movie Monsters vs. Aliens by the DreamWorks.
In 2012, he had a supporting role in the popular hit teen drama ‘
The Perks of Being a Wallflower,’ where he played Mr. Anderson. In 2011, he starred in the hit comedy film ‘
Our Idiot Brother.’ His memorable roles are in the movies Over Her Dead Body and
Role Models. He acted in four episodes of Parks and Recreation where he played Bobby Newport, for which he bagged the Critics' Choice Television Award for the Best Guest Performer in a hit Comedy Series. His film Ant-Man is still under production.
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Paul Rudd is an actor, writer and comedian from America. He was born on 6 April 1969 in Passaic, New Jersey to Michael and Gloria Rudd. Both his parents were Jewish and came from London. The family shifted to Kansas when Paul was 10.
He attended the University of Kansas and majored in theatre. He was in Los Angeles at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West. He spent three months at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford.
His acting career started in 1992 when he starred in the television series Sisters. He worked for six episodes in Wild Oats (1994). He appeared in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Clueless (1996), The Locusts (1997), Overnight Delivery (1998), The Object of my Affection (1998), 200 Cigarettes (1999), The Cider House Rules (1999), Gen-X Cops 2: Metal Mayhem (2000), Reaching Normal (2001).
He played the role of Mike Hannigan on the popular TV sitcom Friends. Later, he collaborated with
Judd Apatow on some projects, starting with Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) followed by The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) and Knocked Up (2007). He starred in The Ex (2006), Night at the Museum (2006), Reno 911!: Miami (2007). In the film “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”, he appeared as John Lennon. He had a voice-over in Monsters vs. Aliens (2009). In 2010, he starred in “Dinner for Schmucks” and “
How Do You Know”. He had cameos in
Year One (2009) and Bridesmaids (2011). In 2012, he starred in “Wanderlust”, “The Perks of being a Wallflower” and “This is 40”. He starred in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) in his role of Brian Fantana. He appeared in “
This Is The End” (2013) as himself. In 2015, he starred as the lead character in Ant-Man.
Paul Rudd is known for his deadpan humour. He often collaborates with
Jason Segel and Judd Apatow.