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Fast Facts

  • Has said that Steve Martin's comedy albums were his inspiration to become a performer. 
  • His breakout film role was Josh, the stepbrother of Alicia Silverstone's character, in the popular comedy Clueless.
  • Starred in both the stage and film productions of The Shape of Things, directed by fellow University of Kansas alum Neil LaBute.
  • Frequently works with Judd Apatow, starring in the filmmaker's hit comedies The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and Knocked Up (2007).
  • Costarred with Julia Roberts in her much-ballyhooed (if critically panned) 2006 Broadway debut, Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain.


  • 2016, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actor in an Action Movie: Nominee
  • 1999, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor in a Comedy: Nominee


  • Gloria Rudd — Mother
  • Michael Rudd — Father
  • Jack Rudd — Son
  • Mandy — Sister
  • Julie Yaeger — Wife


  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts/West, Los Angeles, CA (1992); British American Drama Academy, Oxford, England; attended University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

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  • Birth Name: Paul Stephen Rudd
  • Birth Place: Passaic, NJ
  • Profession: Actor

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