We cannot talk about Hollywood without mentioning one of the leading actors of our time. Paul Stephen Rudd, best known to his countless fans as Paul Rudd, has made a name for himself in the entertainment industry, especially in the world of film. Before he ventured into film, Paul had played the leading role in the theatre and is very successful as a screenwriter and producer.
The famous actor was born on 6 April 1969. Paul’s father was Michael Rudd, who died of cancer, and before his death was a historical tour guide and former vice president of Trans World Airlines. His mother’s name was Gloria Irene, and she worked as a sales manager in Kansas City, Missouri, for a television station called KCMO-TV. Both his parents were Jewish, and their roots can be traced back to Jewish immigrants who settled in Britain from Belarus, Poland, and Russia. His mother and father were second cousins, and his paternal grandfather changed his surname from Rudnitsky to Rudd. Paul was raised by his parents in Overland Park, Kansas.
The veteran actor’s educational background can be traced to Shawnee Mission West and Broadmoor Junior High. He received his college education at the University of Kansas, where he studied drama for two years. From there he went to the British Drama Academy at Oxford University for a three-month workshop. Paul has appeared in many theatre productions and also worked as a bar mitzvah disc jockey during his time at university.
Paul’s groundbreaking role came with the character he played in the comedy Clueless, directed by Amy Heckerling in 1995. He also had another appearance in the 1995 film Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. He also played a role in The Size of WaterMelon. The television version of Clueless was released the following year and he played the role of “Sonny”. Paul took on the role of Paris in the popular film Romeo and Juliet in 1997. He also played the role of the Count in John Patrick Kelley’s 1997 film The Locusts. In 1998 he was cast in two films, The Object of My Affection and Overnight Delivery.
The role he played in Cider House Rules in 1999 earned him a nomination for the Screen Actors Guild Award, and in the same year, he was also cast in the film 200 Cigarettes. The Strangers with Candy was a television series in which Paul appeared as Brent Brooks in 2000. Also in 2000, he was cast in the television movie The Great Gatsby. In 2002 he appeared as Mike Hannigan in the television sitcom Friends. The renowned actor has starred in many other popular films, including Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Lost Film, Wake Up, I Could Never Be Your Wife, Knocked Up, and The 40-year-old Virgin.
The list of films in which Paul has appeared seems endless, especially in the 200’s when he starred in movies like I Love You, Man, where he played the role of Peter Klaven in 2009, and Monsters vs. Aliens, where he played only a vocal role. In the same year, he also appeared in the film Year One. After that, Paul Rudd appeared in movies like How Do You Know and Dinner for Schmucks in 2010, and the following year he appeared in movies like Bridesmaids and Our Idiot Brother. In 2012, Paul Rudd was responsible for the production of the film Wanderlust, in which he also appeared. The following year he appeared in the critically acclaimed film The Advantages of Being a Wallflower and also appeared in the film This Is 40. His other films include Admission, Prince Avalanche, This Is the End, All Is Bright and They Came Together.
Wife, Kids, Is He Gay?
Apart from the entertainment industry, Paul is the epitome of the perfect family man. He and his wife, Julie Yaeger, have lived happily married for 15 years, and their union is blessed with two children, Jack Sullivan (son) and Darby (daughter). The fact that Paul is happily married and has children answers the question of whether the well-known actor is gay. At least the actor hasn’t said anything to the contrary about his sexuality.
The famous actor cum producer stands at a height of 1.78 m (5 feet 10 inches). He is quite a handsome man with the right physical condition in all the right places.
Net Worth: How Rich Is Paul Rudd?
Paul’s hard work and dedication to his career have made him popular with the public, and he can boast a healthy net worth of $30 million.