Apr. 6th, 1969
Passaic, New Jersey, USA
Guest TV Roles[none found]
Paul Rudd traveled with his family during his early years because of his father's airline job. He attended the Shawnee Mission West High School in Overland Park, Kansas, and then enrolled at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, majoring in theater. He graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts-West in Los Angeles and participated in a three-month intensive workshop under the guidance of Michael Kahn (I) at the British Drama Academy at Oxford University in Britain. Rudd helped to produce the Globe Theater's production of Howard Brenton's "Bloody Poetry," which starred Rudd as Percy Bysshe Shelley.
- Attended the University of Kansas.
- He is a self-described "mega-fan" of the TV show _"Lost" (2004)_ (qv). He volunteered to interview "Lost" star 'Emilie de Ravin' (qv), whom he has never met, for "Interview Magazine" because of his love for the show.
- Came up with the idea of the "'Kelly Clarkson' (qv)!" call-out during 'Steve Carell''s infamous chest wax in _The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)_ (qv).
- As part of a running gag during his appearances on _"Late Night with Conan O'Brien" (1993)_ (qv), Rudd often brought a clip from the film _Mac and Me (1988)_ (qv) where the wheelchair-bound Eric ('Jade Calegory' (qv)) flies off a cliff while Mac watches on, instead of showing clips from the actual movie he is there to promote. The only exception was when he came to promote _Knocked Up (2007)_ (qv). 'Judd Apatow' (qv) showed up specifically to make sure Rudd wouldn't do it.
- 1998: Began filming on a movie called "Chicken Blood and Other Tales," but production was canceled before it wrapped.
- Is a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
- His favorite music is that of 'Tom Waits' (qv).
- Has a son with wife 'Julie Yaeger' (qv) named Jack Rudd (b. 2006).