Paul Rudd is a popular American actor, screenwriter, and producer who has established himself by being one of the popular actors in Hollywood and is currently starring in major roles in the movie industry.
He has been acting for over twenty years now and has been starring in numerous hit films with other prominent actors.
He was able to make a breakthrough with his career by starring in the coming of age comedy film “Clueless”.
As the movie became a hit, he was then able to get into major roles and even star in some movies. This helped slowly cement his career into one of the best actors in films.
Some of his known films include “Perks of Being a Wallflower”, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy”, “Forgetting Sarah Marshall”, and “Knocked Up”. His current popular role is when he played “Scott Lang or Ant-Man” in the box office hit “Ant-Man”.
The actor has also been featured in a few television shows and cartoons like “The Simpson”, “Parks and Recreations”, and one of the most popular sitcoms “Friends”.
If you want to know more about this celebrity then keep reading as we’ll show you his career’ personal life’ and even his net worth.
Childhood and Education
Paul Stephen Rudd was born on April 6, 1969, in Passiac, New Jersey. His father, Michael Rudd, and his mother, Gloria Rudd, were both Jewish and also raised him to be Jewish. He also has a sibling named Julie Rudd.
Both of them were raised in Kansas and then spent a few years living in Anaheim, California. He went to “Broadmoor Junior High” to get his education and then proceeded his studies at “Shawnee Mission West High School”.
After his graduation, he then proceeded to the “University of Kansas” where he spent to year over there to study drama in order to pursue a career in acting.
When he was finished, Paul then attended the “British Drama Academy” at Oxford University to take a three-month workshop while taking part in some theater productions.
Career as a Movie Star
Paul Rudd managed to get his breakthrough role by starring in the 1995 comedy film “Clueless” where he played the character “Josh”. He was then able to appear in the cult classic film “Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers”.
Then the following year, he was given the role of “Paris” in the movie “Romeo + Juliet”. Afterward, Paul was then featured in the 1996 film “The Size of Watermelons”.
This then gave him more roles to star in like when he was in his next few films “The Locusts”, “The Object of My Affection”, and “Overnight Delivery”.
By the year 2000, he appeared in the film “200 Cigarettes” and was then nominated in the “Screen Actors Guild Awards” for his role in the movie “The Cider House Rules”. Paul also had a few appearances in the TV show “The Great Gatsby”.
Paul was then starred as “Mike Hannigan” in the famous TV sitcom “Friends”. After this, he was then in different hit films like “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,” “Wake Up, Ron Burgundy: The Lost Movie,” and ”The 40-Year-Old Virgin”.
In 2009, He also played the voice of “Derek Dietl” in the famous animated film “Monsters vs Aliens” and by 2012, he was part of the critically acclaimed movie “Perks of Being a Wallflower”.
Then in 2015, Paul was able to get his path-breaking career when he became part of Marvel’s superhero franchise where he played as “Scott Lang” in the box office hit movie “Ant-man”.
He later reprised this role as he was able to take part in other Marvel movies such as “Captain-America: Civil War”, “Ant-Man and the Wasp”, and “Avengers Endgame”
Awards and Achievements
Due to Paul Rudd’s amazing talent in acting, he was able to get nominations in some awards and even got to win most of them.
He’s been nominated by the “Teen Choice Awards” in 2009 and 2015 for “Movie Rockstar Moment” and “Choice Summer Movie Star: Male”. In the “MTV Movie Awards”, Paul got nominated “Best On-screen Team” and “Best Hero”.
The actor has also won awards such as “Best Ensemble Performance” in the “San Diego Film Critics Society Award” for his role in the movie “Perks of Being a Wallflower”. In 2015, his role in “Ant-Man” made him “Male Star of the Year” in the “Cinemacon Awards”.
Paul also received a star in the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in 2015. He is now the 2,554th plaque that’s part of a long line of stars in the Hollywood Boulevard.
Paul Rudd’s Net Worth
In 2019, Paul Rudd has an official net worth of over $20 million dollars. This includes all of the movies he has starred in throughout his film career and the TV shows that he has starred in.
As most of his movies have been huge hits, his price rate gets higher every time he gets cast in movie production. During his role in “Ant-Man”, Paul was able to make a whopping $41 million and it got even bigger when he was able to join in on the other Movies.
Personal Life and Relationships
Rudd is currently married to Julie Yaeger. They met after he’d finished filming the film “Clueless”. The couple currently has two children, their eldest son, Jack Sullivan, and their daughter Darby. He and his family are currently living in Rhinebeck, New Jersey.
Paul has a love for baseball and is a fan of the Kansas City Royals which is the baseball team in his hometown. He also often home and school back in Overland, Kansas.
He also supports a non-profit organization called Stuttering Association for the Young or SAY. Its main goal is to help those young children who have a stuttering problem.
The actor has also founded a charity called “The Big Slick” that supports the work of the Children’s Mercy Hospital in his hometown in Kansas.