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Paul Rudd
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Rudd at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con
Born
Paul Rudd

April 6, 1969 (1969-04-06) (age 50)
Residence Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Kansas
Occupation
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • writer
  • producer
Years active 1992–present
Spouse(s)
Julie Yaeger (m. 2003)
Children 2

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.

Personal life

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Rudd at the world premiere of Ant-Man in June 2015 with his wife Julie Yaeger

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 is a fan of MLB's Kansas City Royals and of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs, for whom he narrated the 2007 season of HBO's Hard Knocks.

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.

Filmography

Movies

Year Title Role Notes
1995 Clueless Josh
Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers Tommy Doyle
1996 Romeo + Juliet Dave Paris
The Size of Watermelons Alex
1997 The Locusts Earl
1998 Overnight Delivery Wyatt Trips
The Object of My Affection George Hanson
1999 200 Cigarettes Kevin
The Cider House Rules Wally Worthington
2000 Gen Y Cops Ian Curtis
The Great Gatsby Nick Carraway
2001 Wet Hot American Summer Andy
Reaching Normal Kenneth
The Château Graham Granville
2003 The Shape of Things Adam Sorenson
Two Days Paul Miller
House Hunting Daniel
2004 Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Brian Fantana
P.S. Sammy Silverstein
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
Diggers Hunt
Night at the Museum Don
2007 Reno 911: Miami Ethan the Drug lord
The Ex Leon Cameo
Knocked Up Pete
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

Television

Year Title Role Notes
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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