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Paul Rudd Biography

Birth Name:
Paul Stephen Rudd
Birth Place:
Passaic, New Jersey, United States

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


  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy: nominated
  • 1999Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated


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