Paul Rudd facts for kids
Rudd at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con
April 6, 1969
|Residence||Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.|
|Alma mater||University of Kansas|
Julie Yaeger (m. 2003)
Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and film producer. Rudd studied theatre at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, before making his acting debut in 1992 with NBC's drama series Sisters. He is known for his starring roles in the films Clueless (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Role Models (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), This Is 40 (2012), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), Mute (2018), and Ideal Home (2018). Rudd rose to prominence with his role as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
In addition to his film career, Rudd has appeared in numerous television shows, including the NBC sitcom Friends as Mike Hannigan, along with guest roles on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Parks and Recreation (as businessman Bobby Newport) and hosting Saturday Night Live. Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015. He was part of Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2019.
In 2003, Rudd married Julie Yaeger, whom he met shortly after working on Clueless in his publicist's office where Yaeger was employed. They have two children: a son, Jack Sullivan (b. 2004) and a daughter, Darby (b. 2009).
Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015. He unveiled the 2,554th star on the mile-long strip of plaques on Hollywood Boulevard. At the occasion Rudd said, "I remember being a kid and walking this boulevard and reading the names and thinking about what so many other millions of people thought about, which is, you know, 'Who's that?'"
Rudd is a supporter of the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY), a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young people who stutter. He hosted the organization's 6th Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit on January 22, 2018. Rudd told Vanity Fair that he became an advocate for stuttering awareness after portraying a character who stutters in a play. Rudd is also a founder of the charity The Big Slick, a celebrity studded sports-focused event held in Kansas City every June to support the works of Kansas City's Children's Mercy Hospital.
Since 2014, Rudd and fellow actor Jeffrey Dean Morgan have been co-owners of Samuel's Sweet Shop, a candy store in the town of Rhinebeck, New York, that they saved from being closed after the previous owner, a friend of theirs, died suddenly.
|Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers||Tommy Doyle|
|1996||Romeo + Juliet||Dave Paris|
|The Size of Watermelons||Alex|
|1998||Overnight Delivery||Wyatt Trips|
|The Object of My Affection||George Hanson|
|The Cider House Rules||Wally Worthington|
|2000||Gen Y Cops||Ian Curtis|
|The Great Gatsby||Nick Carraway|
|2001||Wet Hot American Summer||Andy|
|The Château||Graham Granville|
|2003||The Shape of Things||Adam Sorenson|
|Two Days||Paul Miller|
|2004||Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy||Brian Fantana|
|Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie||Brian Fantana|
|2005||The Baxter||Dan Abbott|
|The 40 Year-Old Virgin||David|
|Tennis, Anyone...?||Lance Rockwood|
|2006||The OH in Ohio||Jack Chase|
|Night at the Museum||Don|
|2007||Reno 911: Miami||Ethan the Drug lord|
|The Ten||Jeff Reigert||Also producer|
|I Could Never Be Your Woman||Adam|
|Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||John Lennon||Cameo|
|2008||Over Her Dead Body||Henry||completed|
|Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Surfing Instructor||post-production|
|Little Big Men||TBA||movieing; also writer|
|2009||I Love You, Man||TBA||pre-production|
|1981||Family Reunion||Lane Lyman||Television debut|
|1992-1995||Sisters||Kirby Quimby Philby||Recurring guest star|
|1994||Wild Oats||Brian Grant||Series regular|
|1996||Clueless||Sonny||Guest star, episode: "I Got You Babe"|
|2000||Deadline||Zander Price||Guest star, episode: "Lovers and Madmen"|
|Strangers with Candy||Brent Brooks||Guest star, episode: "The Last Temptation of Blank"|
|2002-2004||Friends||Mike Hannigan||Recurring guest star|
|2005||Stella||Greg||Guest star, episode: "Office Party"|
|2006||Cheap Seats||Dave Penders||Guest star, episode: "1996 Spelling Bee: Part 2"|
|Robot Chicken||Vince Vaughn||Guest star, episode: "Book of Corrine"|
|2006-2007||Reno 911!||Guy Gerricault||Recurring guest star|
|2007||The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show||Antagonistic Passenger||Guest star, episode: "Gold Watch"|
|Veronica Mars||Desmond Fellows||Guest star, episode: "Debasement Tapes"|
|Hard Knocks: Training Camp With The Kansas City Chiefs||Himself||Narrator|
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