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Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd young

Birth Date

April 6, 1969


United States

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 10 in | 178 cm

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78 kg | 172 lbs


40 in | 102 cm

Shoe size

10 US | 43 EU


30 in | 76 cm

Early acting career First film Breakthrough

Paul Stephen Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey, U.S., on April 6, 1969, is an American actor and comedian.

Young Paul Rudd first started acting during his years at the University of Kansas in school theater productions, he played "good" Macbeth in experimental production of William Shakespeare's "Macbeth".

He got his television debut in NBC drama series Sisters (1992-1995), in role as Kirby Quimby Philby.

He made his big screen debut and achieved rose to international fame for his role as Josh Lucas in romantic comedy film Clueless (1995).

He landed his Broadway debut in a play "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" (1997) in role as Joe Farkas.

New Movies

Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021) fantasy comedy opposite Bill Murray, Sigourney Weaver and Dan Aykroyd

Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) comedy in role as Himself

Avengers: Endgame (2019) superhero in role as Scott Lang / Ant-Man

Best Movies

He played superhero Scott Lang / Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe:

Ant-Man (2015)

Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Avengers: Endgame (2019)

He was nominated for the Critics' Choice Movie Award for his performance as Pete in romance comedy movie This Is 40 (2012).

Role Models (2008) comedy opposite Elizabeth Banks and Seann William Scott

Knocked Up (2007) romantic comedy with Seth Rogen and Katherine Heigl

The Cider House Rules (1999) drama romance opposite Charlize Theron, Michael Caine and Tobey Maguire

The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) comedy opposite Steve Carell

I Love You Man (2009) comedy with Jason Segel

Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013) comedy opposite Will Ferrell and Steve Carell

Dinner for Schmucks (2010) comedy with Steve Carell and Zach Galifianakis

Our Idiot Brother (2011) comedy drama with Zooey Deschanel and Elizabeth Banks

Wanderlust (2012) comedy opposite Jennifer Aniston

Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) thriller with Donald Pleasence

Mute (2018) neo noir science fiction opposite Alexander Skarsgård and Sam Rockwell

Ideal Home (2018) comedy drama opposite Steve Coogan

TV Shows

He won a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Comedy Series for his performance as Bobby Newport in NBC political satire sitcom Parks and Recreation (2012, 2015).

Wild Oats (1994) Fox sitcom in role as Brian Grant

Friends (2002–2004) NBC sitcom in role as Mike Hannigan

Reno 911! (2006-2007) comedy television series in role as Guy Gerricault

He hosted Saturday Night Live (2008, 2010, 2013, 2019).

He played various roles in sketch comedy series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! (2012).

Burning Love (2013) comedy series in role as Nate

He played Andy in Netflix comedy series Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp (2015) and Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later (2017).

Living with Yourself (2019) Netflix comedy drama series in role as Miles Elliot and Miles Elliot's clone


Attended Broadmoor Junior High School.

Graduated from Shawnee Mission West High School in 1987.

Attended the University of Kansas, where he majored in theatre.

Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts-West in Los Angeles.

Has one sister.

He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015.

He voiced Mr. Prince in animated fantasy adventure family drama film The Little Prince (2015) and Derek Dietl in animated science fiction monster comedy movie Monsters vs. Aliens (2009).

Huge fan of rock band Rush.

Close friends with Rob Thomas and Jon Hamm.

Fan of MLB's Kansas City Royals and of the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs.

Supporter of the Stuttering Association for the Young (SAY).

Lives in Rhinebeck, New York, U.S.


He married Julie Yaeger in 2003, they have a son, Jack and a daughter, Darby.


My career took a left turn after Anchorman. I had done some comedies before, but I'm not a comedian. I didn't study sketch comedy — my background isn't that.

I don't consider myself a comedian because I don't really concern myself too much with jokes.

Theater is the most enriching and thrilling thing to do as an actor.

I just shot a scene with Captain America and Iron Man. In Ant-Man I felt I was in a bit of a bubble, but the other day I looked around and for the first time I could say, “I’m in the band.”

I knew I was part of the Marvel Universe, I knew I was in it and it was exciting to feel as if I was in it, but it was much more real when I was standing next to Captain America or Iron Man or a few of the other guys, and you look around and go, “Oh wow, there they are. There’s that silver arm, there it is in person.” I turned into a 10-year-old kid, it was amazing.