Paul Rudd
Actor
Paul Rudd
Biography
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Birthday
06 April 1969
home town
Carmelo Anthony
Career Highlights
Some highlights of Paul Rudds career
Label
Paul rudd
Alternative names
Rudd, Paul
Birth name
Paul Stephen Rudd
Relationships
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Alicia Silverstone
Dated
Jon Hamm
Friendship
Judd Apatow
Friendship
Julie Yaeger
Married
2003/02/23
Julie Yaeger
Married
1998
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Paul Rudd starred in a Super Nintendo ad in the early '90s and it's great
Yahoo News - 3 months
An old commercial for Super Nintendo featuring the eternally young Paul Rudd recently resurfaced online. The ad stars Rudd as a trenchcoat-wearing guy who likes to game in abandoned parking lots. It's a blast from the past for anyone who remembers how intense old school gaming commercials were. We know we talk about it a lot, but congratulations again on not aging for 20 years, Paul. Kerry Washington can't escape the horrors of group texting Dev Patel does a mean Australian accent in new trailer for 'Lion' Man proposes to girlfriend with Lego stop-motion film about their love story Britney Spears and James Corden slay Carpool Karaoke in matching schoolgirl outfits
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35 Celebrities Who Attended Public Colleges
Huffington Post - 4 months
What do Kourtney Kardashian, Paul Rudd, Oprah Winfrey and Shaquille O’Neal have in common? They all attended public colleges! State universities have given a huge lift to countless students who wouldn’t have been able to afford private college price tags. While price may not have been a barrier for someone like a Kardashian, other public college grads, like David Letterman, came from more humble backgrounds (his father was a florist and his mom a church secretary). Tom Hanks has written about how grateful he was to attend California State University-Sacramento for $95 a semester, which he said was “just barely affordable” for him at the time.  A significant amount of attention in the Democratic presidential race was placed on how to help students graduate debt-free from college, and most of the policy proposals were focused on public schools. Hillary Clinton’s latest proposal is to waive tuition at state universities for students whose families make $125,000 or less annually.  ...
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'The Fundamentals of Caring' stumbles down the road more traveled
LATimes - 6 months
“The Fundamentals of Caring” is a strained, overly familiar tale of catharsis and redemption. Stars Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts work hard but are torpedoed by writer-director Rob Burnett’s wanting script (adapted from the novel by Jonathan Evison), thudding stabs at buoyancy and sluggish pacing. ...
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'The Fundamentals of Caring' stumbles down the road more traveled
LATimes - 6 months
“The Fundamentals of Caring” is a strained, overly familiar tale of catharsis and redemption. Stars Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts work hard but are torpedoed by writer-director Rob Burnett’s wanting script (adapted from the novel by Jonathan Evison), thudding stabs at buoyancy and sluggish pacing. ...
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'The Fundamentals of Caring' stumbles down the road more traveled
LATimes - 6 months
“The Fundamentals of Caring” is a strained, overly familiar tale of catharsis and redemption. Stars Paul Rudd and Craig Roberts work hard but are torpedoed by writer-director Rob Burnett’s wanting script (adapted from the novel by Jonathan Evison), thudding stabs at buoyancy and sluggish pacing. ...
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21 Times That Celebrity Dads Shared The Messy Side Of Parenting
Huffington Post - 6 months
When you're dealing with diaper blowouts, baby vomit and utter exhaustion, any reluctance to talk about the messy parts of parenting tends to fly out the window.  Even famous parents know this to be true. In honor of Father's Day, here are 21 spot-on quotes from celebrity dads who are more than happy to discuss the down and dirty of fatherhood.  1. On newborn bodily fluids: "I've never had more poop on my person." -- Justin Timberlake 2. On kid germs: "Kids are like buckets of disease. Last week I got a flu that I caught because my daughter coughed into my mouth." -- Louis C.K. 3. On dad style:  "Every dad should own cargo pants because they have a lot of pockets. Pacifiers and bottles and diapers and wet wipes and crackers and little toy dinosaurs and candy for treats for any child that has behaved or when you’re trying to bribe them. Yeah, cargo pants." -- Taye Diggs 4. On frightening bodily fluids: "They vomit a lot. For a second, I thought I needed ...
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Immunizations: One of the Best Ways Red Nose Day Is Helping Kids
Huffington Post - 7 months
Laugh. Give. Save a kid. Thursday, May 26 is Red Nose Day in the United States and it's all about lifting kids out of poverty both in the U.S. and abroad. Red Nose Day began in the U.K. and it has raised more than US$1 billion in the last 25 years to provide vaccines, medical services, safe water, meals, and books to children in need. So, why the red nose? It's not just about fundraising. It's FUN-raising. But, while the day is about using humor to raise awareness about the need to reduce poverty, the problems these kids face are no laughing matter. Problems like pneumonia. In the United States, pneumonia is a concern for parents and a source of suffering for children but is rarely fatal. As a result, many Americans are often surprised to hear that pneumonia is the leading infectious killer of children worldwide. It's amazing what a difference geography can make when it comes to health outcomes. For kids in countries like Ethiopia or Pakistan, the risks from pneumonia are ...
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Zaki's Review: <i>Captain America: Civil War</i>
Huffington Post - 7 months
A little over a month ago, Warner Bros.' execrable, excessive Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice arrived in theaters. As you know if you read my review, that film, with its storyline about the aftermath of a destructive superhero battle leading to a battle of wills between heroes, landed with a resounding thud for me. Perhaps my biggest complaint was how it was doing an end-run around its audience by forcing an emotional investment in its characters and their world that hadn't yet been earned. Well, here we are mere weeks later with Marvel's Captain America: Civil War, covering extremely similar thematic and narrative terrain while doing right exactly what the earlier film did so wrong. Believe it or not, it was eight years ago this week that the first Iron Man's huge critical and commercial success kicked off the massive multi-franchise edifice that we've come to know as the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Since then, Marvel Studios has gone from success to success, launching several co ...
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Hulk Cut From Post Credit Scene In 'Captain America: Civil War'
Huffington Post - 8 months
If you're not trying to make Hulk angry, this probably isn't a good strategy. Rumors of Mark Ruffalo appearing as Hulk in the upcoming "Captain America: Civil War" have been circulating for months. The actor reportedly had a call from Robert Downey Jr. about the film, aka probably trying to recruit him for Team Iron Man. Ruffalo was supposedly spotted on set in Germany and, in an interview, Anthony Mackie added to the speculation that the green guy made the final cut. Now, finally, "Civil War" writers Christopher Markus and Stephen McFeely set the record straight in a conversation with The Huffington Post. "We can clean that up real quickly," said Markus. "Mark Ruffalo shot no scenes. We talked about having Bruce Banner at the very end of the film, and it just, again, seemed like we’re sticking people in just to stick them in. He has clearly gone somewhere at the end of 'Ultron,' and that's a story. Don't blow it off and put it in a little tiny chunk just to put in ...
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Trash-Talking Stephen Hawking Takes On Paul Rudd In Quantum Chess
Huffington Post - 10 months
Only in this goofy alternate universe would renowned theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking accept a challenge from actor Paul Rudd to play quantum chess. (It's complicated.) A new video, above, of the two squaring off in a match is a hoot. "I'll crush you like an ant, man," Hawking warns in one of many feisty disses. Rudd calls his opponent "Eddie Redmayne." The match plays out with the fate of humanity on the line and draws comments from bigs like the pope and the president. For extra gravitas, Keanu Reeves narrates. The video was presented at a CalTech event on quantum science, the school noted. Watch the video all the way through for a fun cameo by the familiar face who directed the short. Hint: He shared an excellent adventure with Reeves back in the day. H/T Viral Viral Videos Also on HuffPost: (function(){var src_url="https://spshared.5min.com/Scripts/PlayerSeed.js?playList=519431122&amp;height=&amp;width=100&amp;sid=577&amp;origin=SOLR&amp;videoGr ...
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Pill Addicts, Bicycle Vigilantes and Cuckolding, Strange and Beautiful Romance by Cara McKenna
Huffington Post - 11 months
Cara McKenna is an award-winning romance and erotica writer who also publishes under the name Meg Maguire. Her stories are as smart as they are sexy, full of emotional depth and complex characters. Her latest book, Badger, defies the conventions of genre writing and rises to be a stunning and unique creation in a league of its own. MW: So, I read the glowing review Totally Booked posted about Badger and I was immediately intrigued. It's a unique book in many ways, starting with the cover. What made you decide to use a cover reminiscent of a graphic novel instead of the standard fare? CM: That was my publisher's vision. It's a genre-bending book and I think they wanted an accordingly bendy cover to let people know, hey, this story isn't easily shelved. Especially as my existing readership knows me from my erotica and romances (as Cara McKenna and Meg Maguire, respectively) and Badger, while a love story of sorts and not short on explicit sex, isn't really either of those th ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Paul Rudd
1969
Rudd was born on April 6, 1969, in Passaic, New Jersey.
His father, Michael, was a historical tour guide and former vice-president of Trans World Airlines who died of cancer, while his mother, Gloria, was a sales manager at the television station KCMO-TV in Kansas City, Missouri. His parents were born in the United Kingdom, his father from Edgware and his mother from Surbiton, both in London. Rudd's parents are both Jewish (descended from Jewish immigrants who moved to Britain from Russia and Poland). The family's original surname, "Rudnitzky", was changed by his grandfather to "Rudd." Rudd had a bar mitzvah ceremony. When he was ten, Rudd's family moved to Lenexa, Kansas. His family also spent three years living in Anaheim, California, because of his father's occupation. Rudd attended Broadmoor Junior High and Shawnee Mission West High School. Rudd then went to the University of Kansas, where he majored in theater. He was a member of the Sigma Nu fraternity's Nu Chapter there. After graduating, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West in Los Angeles. Rudd spent three months studying Jacobean drama at the British American Drama Academy based in Oxford, U.K. While attending acting school, Rudd worked as a Bar Mitzvah disc jockey.
1992
Rudd made his acting debut in 1992 with the television drama Sisters where he played Kirby Quimby Philby.
1994
In 1994 he appeared in Wild Oats for six episodes.
1995
Rudd left Sisters in 1995 to then appear in the comedy film Clueless with Alicia Silverstone.
He also appeared in Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, The Locusts, Overnight Delivery, The Object of My Affection, and 200 Cigarettes.
1999
He was then in the 1999 film The Cider House Rules that earned him and the cast a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.
2000
He played FBI Agent Ian Curtis in Benny Chan's 2000 Hong Kong action film Gen-Y Cops.
2002
In 2002, he was cast as Mike Hannigan on the sitcom Friends who dates and then marries Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Kudrow.
2003
In 2003, Rudd married Julie Yaeger and the couple has two children: a son, Jack Sullivan (b. 2006), and a daughter, Darby (b. 2010).
He 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.
2006
In 2006, he appeared in several episodes of Reno 911! as "Guy Gerricault" ("jericho"), the coach of a lamaze class, and then portrayed a drug lord in the Reno 911!: Miami film.
2007
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 Steve 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 Rogan, and Jay Baruchel.
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 as 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.
In 2007, he starred in both The Oh in Ohio and The Ten, which reunited him with David Wain and Michael Showalter., and then in Over Her Dead Body with Eva Longoria the next year.
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.
2009
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 hit movie Monsters Vs. Aliens.
2010
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 teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, playing Mr. Anderson, a teacher of Charlie, played by Logan Lerman.
2011
He starred in the 2011 comedy-drama film Our Idiot Brother with Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer.
It would be 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).
2012
In 2012, he signed to appear on four episodes of NBC's Parks and Recreation as Bobby Newport, 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 lead character Scott Lang/Ant-Man, and also co-wrote the screenplay with Adam McKay. Rudd reprised his role in Captain America: Civil War (2016). 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 2012, Rudd appeared in the Broadway production of Craig Wright's Grace.
The play was performed at the Cort Theatre. Starring alongside Rudd was Academy award nominee Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and seven-time Emmy award winner Ed Asner. The play was first acclaimed at the Woolly Mammoth Theatre in Washington, D.C. In 2004. It would then go on to receive equal praise at NorthLight Theatre in Chicago and then at the Pasadena Playhouse in LA, where it received three L.A. Drama Critics Circle Awards, including Best Play.
2015
Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015.
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?"
2016
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, starring Jeff Bridges and Benicio Del Toro, and Sausage Party, starring Seth Rogen and Jonah Hill.
Rudd often stars with other Apatow film regulars like Seth Rogen (four films), Steve Carell (four films), Jonah Hill (three films), Leslie Mann (three films), Kristen Wiig (three films), Jason Segel (three films), Elizabeth Banks (five films), and Joe Lo Truglio (seven films), as well as working with director David Wain (five films). 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.
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