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Jason Segel Biography

Birth Name:
Jason Jordan Segel
Birth Place:
Los Angeles, California, United States

Fast Facts

  • Attended high school with Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Played high-school basketball with future Stanford and NBA players (and twins) Jarron and Jason Collins on a team that won a Division III state championship in 1996
  • First break in show business was a small role in the film Can't Hardly Wait (1998)
  • Was spotted by a casting scout from Paramount while performing in Edward Albee's play The Zoo Story at the age of 16, which led to being cast in the 1999-2000 cult TV show Freaks and Geeks
  • Was nominated in 2000, along with the rest of the Freaks and Geeks cast, for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series---Young Ensemble
  • In July 2010, became an ordained minister in the Universal Life Church to marry Abbe Thorner and Jason Wood on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
  • The couple had approached Segel to preside after the person who was to officiate their wedding had to drop out


  • 2016Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated