53 Facts About Paul Rudd


Paul Stephen Rudd was born on April 6,1969 and is an American actor.


Paul Rudd studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before making his acting debut in 1991.


Paul Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in July 2015, and was included on the Forbes Celebrity 100 list in 2019.


Paul Rudd's films include Clueless, Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers, Romeo + Juliet, Wet Hot American Summer, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Knocked Up, I Love You Man, This Is 40, and Ghostbusters: Afterlife.


Paul Rudd has played Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, beginning with Ant-Man and most recently in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.


Paul Rudd starred in the miniseries The Shrink Next Door.


Paul Stephen Rudd was born on April 6,1969, in Passaic, New Jersey, to English-born Jewish parents.

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Paul Rudd's father, Michael Rudd, was a historical tour guide and former vice-president of TWA.


Paul Rudd's mother, Gloria Irene Granville, was a sales manager at television station KSMO-TV in Kansas City, Missouri.


Paul Rudd's grandfather changed his paternal family's original surname, Rudnitsky, to Rudd.


When Paul Rudd was ten, his family moved to Lenexa in Johnson County, Kansas.


In Kansas, Paul Rudd attended Broadmoor Junior High and graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1987.


Paul Rudd attended the University of Kansas, where he majored in theater and belonged to the Sigma Nu fraternity's Nu Chapter.


Paul Rudd studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts with fellow actor Matthew Lillard.


Paul Rudd spent three months studying Jacobean drama at the British American Drama Academy in Oxford.


Paul Rudd made his acting debut in 1991 when he starred in a Super Nintendo commercial.


Paul Rudd left Sisters in 1995 to appear in the comedy film Clueless with Alicia Silverstone.


Paul Rudd 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.


Paul Rudd was in 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.


Paul Rudd played FBI Agent Ian Curtis in Benny Chan's 2000 Hong Kong action film Gen-Y Cops.


Paul Rudd guest-starred as a has-been 1990s rock star, Desmond Fellows, on the television series Veronica Mars, in the 2007 episode "Debasement Tapes".


Paul Rudd subsequently appeared in Apatow in 2007's Knocked Up as frustrated husband Pete, married to Leslie Mann's character, co-starring with Jason Segel, Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and Jay Baruchel.


Paul Rudd narrated the 2007 edition of the long-running sports documentary series Hard Knocks, which featured the Kansas City Chiefs, whom he continues to support.


Paul Rudd appeared as John Lennon in the comedy film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in 2007; and as a drug-addled surf instructor in Nicholas Stoller's Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008 with Jason Segel and Jonah Hill, both of which Apatow produced.


Paul Rudd had uncredited cameos in Year One and Bridesmaids.

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Paul Rudd starred with Leslie Mann in the Knocked Up spinoff This Is 40, directed and produced by Apatow; and reprised his role of Brian Fantana in Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.


In 2009, Paul 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.


Also in 2009, Paul Rudd co-created the TV series Party Down with John Embom, Rob Thomas and Dan Etheridge.


Paul Rudd lent his voice to the DreamWorks computer-animated movie Monsters Vs Aliens.


In 2010, Paul Rudd reunited with Steve Carell for the first time since The 40-Year-Old Virgin for the Jay Roach-directed comedy Dinner for Schmucks.


Paul Rudd starred in the 2011 comedy-drama film Our Idiot Brother with Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer.


Paul Rudd had previously appeared with her in Wet Hot American Summer, The Baxter, The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Role Models.


In 2012, Paul Rudd 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.


Paul Rudd has voiced the audiobook recordings of John Hodgman's books The Areas of My Expertise and More Information Than You Require.


On December 19,2013, Paul Rudd was officially confirmed as cast in the 2015 Marvel film Ant-Man.


Paul Rudd reprised his role in Captain America: Civil War as well as Ant-Mans 2018 sequel, Ant-Man and the Wasp; he co-wrote the latter.


Paul Rudd returned alongside Evangeline Lilly in Avengers: Endgame, which received critical acclaim and went on to become the highest-grossing film of all time.


Paul Rudd reprised his role in 2023 with Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania.


Paul 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.


Paul Rudd lent his voice to a struggling actor named John in the animated comedy film Nerdland, alongside Patton Oswalt.


Paul Rudd was cast as the lead in The Catcher Was a Spy, playing Moe Berg, a catcher for the Boston Red Sox who joined the OSS during World War II.


Paul Rudd executive produced the series, which premiered on October 18,2019.


From 2004 until 2021, during all appearances on the late night comedy shows hosted by comedian Conan O'Brien, when promoting his projects Paul Rudd would explain the clip that is about to be shown, but would then throw to a clip from the 1988 movie Mac and Me instead.


Paul Rudd admitted that he "never imagined" that the running gag would last so long.


Paul Rudd has appeared in Broadway plays, the first being The Last Night of Ballyhoo as Joe Farkas in 1997.

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In 2012, Paul Rudd appeared in the Broadway production of Craig Wright's Grace at the Cort Theatre, with Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and seven-time Emmy Award winner Ed Asner.


In 2003, Paul Rudd married Julie Yaeger, whom he met in his publicist's office, where she worked.


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


Paul Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1,2015, unveiling the 2,554th star on the mile-long strip of plaques on Hollywood Boulevard.


Paul Rudd is a supporter of the Stuttering Association for the Young, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping young people who stutter.


Paul Rudd hosted its 6th Annual All-Star Bowling Benefit on January 22,2018.


Paul Rudd told Vanity Fair that he became an advocate for stuttering awareness after portraying a character who stuttered in a play.


Paul Rudd was part of Seth Rogen's Hilarity for Charity, to increase awareness and investment in Alzheimer's research.