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Seth Rogen Biography

Birth Place:
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Actor, screenwriter, producer, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Started his comedy career at the age of 13 with a stand-up class at a Vancouver gay bar
  • Won second place at the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest when he was just 16
  • Discovered by writer-producer Judd Apatow and subsequently cast in his acclaimed NBC drama, Freaks and Geeks, as well as Apatow's followup series, Undeclared
  • Made his big-screen debut in 2001 with a small role in the cult sci-fi/drama Donnie Darko
  • Worked as a writer for one season on Sacha Baron Cohen's HBO comedy series Da Ali G Show
  • Often works with childhood friend Evan Goldberg, who co-wrote the 2007 comedy Superbad and executive-produced the Rogen-starring smash Knocked Up (2007)
  • Showed a different side to his acting in the 2011 comedy-drama 50/50 with his effectively funny-but-serious turn as the best friend of a cancer patient; Rogen also produced the film
  • Active in efforts to combat Alzheimer's disease


  • 2021Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Independent Spirit Awards-Best Feature: nominated
  • 2007Golden Satellite Award-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2005Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: nominated