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Paul Rudd is an American actor, screenwriter and producer. 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!, Reno 911! and Parks and Recreation, and has also hosted Saturday Night Live multiple times.
He starred in a dual role in the Netflix comedy series Living with Yourself, which earned him a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy. He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in July 2015. He was named as part of the Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2019.
|Net Worth||$70 million|
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Paul Stephen Rudd was born on April 6, 1969 (age 53 years) in Passaic, New Jersey, United States. He is the son of English-born Jewish parents. His father, Michael Rudd (died 2008), was a historical tour guide and former vice-president of TWA. His mother, Gloria Irene Granville, was a sales manager at the television station KCMO-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.
His parents were both from London, with his father hailing from Edgware and his mother from Surbiton, and both were descended from Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants who had moved to England from Belarus, Poland, and Russia. Rudd’s father’s family’s original surname, Rudnitsky, was changed by his grandfather to Rudd, and his mother’s family’s surname was originally Goldstein; his parents were second cousins. Rudd had a Bar Mitzvah service, in Ontario. Growing up, he loved reading British comics The Beano and The Dandy, issues of which his uncle in the UK would send to him.
When he was 10 years old, Rudd’s family moved to Lenexa, Kansas. Because of his father’s occupation, his family also spent three years living in Anaheim, California. In the Kansas City metropolitan area, Rudd attended Broadmoor Junior High and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1987. He attended the University of Kansas, where he majored in theatre. He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity’s Nu Chapter there.
He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with fellow actor Matthew Lillard. He also spent three months studying Jacobean drama at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford. While attending acting school, he worked as a DJ at Bar Mitzvahs. After graduation, he worked a variety of odd jobs, including glazing hams at the Holiday Ham Company in Overland Park, Kansas.
Paul Rudd studied theatre at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before making his acting debut in 1991. He made his acting debut in 1992 with the television drama Sisters where he played Kirby Quimby Philby. In 1994, he appeared in Wild Oats for six episodes. Rudd left Sisters in 1995 to appear in the comedy film Clueless with Alicia Silverstone.
Rudd also appeared in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers as Tommy Doyle, William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet, The Locusts, Overnight Delivery, The Object of My Affection, and 200 Cigarettes. He was part of the cast of the 1999 film The Cider House Rules that received a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
He played FBI Agent Ian Curtis in Benny Chan’s 2000 Hong Kong action film Gen-Y Cops. In 2002, he was cast on the sitcom Friends as Mike Hannigan, who dates and then marries Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Kudrow. In 2006, he appeared in several episodes of Reno 911! as “Guy Gerricault” (pronounced “Jericho”), the coach of a Lamaze class, and then portrayed a drug lord in the Reno 911!: Miami film. He guest-starred as a has-been 1990s rock star, Desmond Fellows, on the television series Veronica Mars, in the 2007 episode “Debasement Tapes”.
The year 2004 marked the start of his work with director/producer Judd Apatow, first on the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Brian Fantana with Steve Carell, David Koechner and Will Ferrell produced by Apatow and again in 2005 in The 40-Year-Old Virgin with Carell and Seth Rogen, directed by Apatow. He subsequently worked with Apatow in 2007’s Knocked Up, as frustrated husband Pete, married to Leslie Mann’s character.
In that film, he co-starred with Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, and Jay Baruchel. He also was the narrator for the 2007 edition of the long-running sports documentary series Hard Knocks, as the team featured that season (the Kansas City Chiefs) was the team he supports. (The 2007 edition of Hard Knocks was the only season not to feature the series’ regular narrator, Liev Schreiber).
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Paul Rudd appeared as John Lennon in the comedy film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in 2007 and as the drug-addled surf instructor in Nicholas Stoller’s Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008 with Jason Segel and Jonah Hill, both of which Apatow produced. Rudd appeared in uncredited cameos in Year one (2009) and Bridesmaids (2011).
In 2012, he starred and also co-produced with Apatow on the film Wanderlust with Jennifer Aniston. He starred in the comedy film This Is 40 with Leslie Mann, a spinoff from Knocked Up, which was directed and produced by Apatow. He reprised his role as Brian Fantana in the 2013 sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.
Rudd starred in The Oh in Ohio and The Ten in 2007, which reunited him with David Wain and Michael Showalter, and then in Over Her Dead Body with Eva Longoria the next year. In his next comedy which he also wrote, Role Models, he and co-star Seann William Scott portray energy drink salesmen forced to perform community service in a child mentoring program.
In 2009, Rudd again appeared with Jason Segel in I Love You Man where he and Segel play buddies who bond over their shared love for the rock band Rush. Both Rudd and Segel are themselves fans of the band. Also in 2009, Rudd co-created the TV series Party Down with John Embom, Rob Thomas and Dan Etheridge. He lent his voice to the DreamWorks computer-animated movie Monsters Vs. Aliens.
In 2010, Rudd reunited with Steve Carell for the first time since The 40-Year-Old Virgin for the Jay Roach-directed comedy Dinner for Schmucks. In 2012, he had a supporting role in the drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, playing Mr Anderson, a teacher of Charlie, played by Logan Lerman. He starred in the 2011 comedy-drama film Our Idiot Brother with Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer. It was the fifth film that Rudd starred in with Elizabeth Banks. He had previously appeared with her in Wet Hot American Summer (2001), The Baxter (2005), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Role Models (2008).
Paul Rudd signed to appear on four episodes of NBC’s Parks and Recreation as Bobby Newport in 2012, a candidate for City Council and a rival of Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope, a role for which he won the Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series. In 2014, he began providing voiceovers for Hyundai television commercials. He has also voiced the audiobook recordings of John Hodgman’s books The Areas of My Expertise (2005) and More Information Than You Require (2008).
On December 19, 2013, Rudd was officially confirmed as cast in the 2015 Marvel film Ant-Man. He played the lead character Scott Lang/Ant-Man. Rudd reprised his role in Captain America: Civil War (2016) as well as Ant-Man’s 2018 sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp; he also co-wrote the latter. Rudd returned alongside Evangeline Lilly in Avengers: Endgame (2019), which received critical acclaim and went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time. He is set to reprise his role in 2023 with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.
Rudd reprised his role as Andy from Wet Hot American Summer in the Netflix prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, alongside an ensemble cast including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, all reprising their roles from the 2001 film. In 2016, he appeared in the comedy-drama film The Fundamentals of Caring, alongside Selena Gomez, and lent his voice to the animated films The Little Prince and Sausage Party. Rudd was also cast as the lead in The Catcher Was a Spy (2018), playing Moe Berg, a catcher for the Boston Red Sox who joined the OSS during World War II.
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In August 2018, Rudd was cast in Netflix’s comedy series Living with Yourself, alongside Aisling Bea. He also executive produced the series, which premiered on October 18, 2019.
Since 2004, during all appearances on the late-night comedy shows hosted by comedian Conan O’Brien, when promoting his projects Rudd will explain the upcoming clip that is about to be shown but will then throw to a clip from the 1988 movie Mac and Me instead. Rudd admitted that he “never imagined” that the running gag would last so long. “There’s something so tricky about it. Cause here I am. I’m gonna sell my wares on TV. Like, ‘Here’s something from what I just filmed.’ It just seemed — and still does to a large extent — kind of insincere,” he said. The clip shows a boy in a wheelchair uncontrollably rolling down a hill, going off a cliff and falling into the water as an alien puppet pops up.
Paul Rudd has also appeared in Broadway plays, the first being The Last Night of Ballyhoo as Joe Farkas in 1997. The next year he appeared in Twelfth Night with Kyra Sedgwick and Max Wright at the Lincoln Center Theatre. In 2006, he appeared in the Broadway production of Richard Greenberg’s Three Days of Rain with Bradley Cooper and Julia Roberts at the Bernard Jacobs Theater. In 2012, Rudd appeared in the Broadway production of Craig Wright’s Grace at the Cort Theatre. Starring alongside Rudd was Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner.
In 2001, he starred as “Adam” in the original London production of Neil LaBute’s The Shape of Things, and again Off-Broadway for three months starting in October 2001. Two years later, the film was made with all of the original cast.
Movies and Tv shows
Rudd’s films include Clueless (1995), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (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), This Is 40 (2012), Wanderlust (2012), Mute (2018), and Ideal Home (2018). He also has played Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), Avengers: Endgame (2019), and in the Disney+ animated series What If…? (2021). He will also be appearing in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023).
Recognitions and Philanthropy
Paul 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.
Paul Rudd is married to his longtime girlfriend Julie Yaeger, they had their wedding in 2003. However, in 2003, Rudd married his wife Julie Yaeger, whom he met shortly after working on Clueless in his publicist’s office, where she was employed. Paul and his wife Julie live in a private house in Rhinebeck, New York with their two children: Jack Sullivan, born in 2006, and Darby Rudd, born in 2010.
Paul Rudd net worth
How much is Paul Rudd worth? Paul Rudd net worth is estimated at around $70 million. His main source of income is from his acting career. Rudd successful career has earned him some luxurious lifestyles and some fancy cars. His salary and other career earnings are over $8 million annually. He is one of the richest and most influential actors in the world. However, Rudd is a fan of MLB’s Kansas City Royals, Kansas Jayhawks sports (NCAA, his alma mater), and the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs, for whom he narrated the 2007 season of HBO’s Hard Knocks. In November 2021, People named him the Sexiest Man Alive of the Year.