We cannot talk about Hollywood without giving a mention to one of the major actors of our time. Paul Stephen Rudd who is best known as Paul Rudd by his myriad of fans has made his mark in the entertainment industry, especially in the world of films. Before venturing into films, Paul had starred in the theatre and is very successful as a screenwriter and a producer.
The famed actor was born on the 6th day of April 1969. Paul’s father was Michael Rudd who died of cancer and before his demise was a historical tour guide and also a past vice president of Trans World Airlines. His mother’s name was, Gloria Irene and she worked as a sales manager in Kansas City, Missouri at a television station called KCMO-TV. Both of His parents were of Jewish descents and their roots can be traced to Jewish immigrants who settled in Britain from Belarus, Poland and Russia. His mum and dad were second cousins and his paternal grandfather changed his surname from Rudnitsky to Rudd. Paul was brought up by his parents in Overland Park, Kansas.
The veteran actor’s educational background can be traced to Shawnee Mission West and Broadmoor Junior High. His tertiary education was accomplished at the University of Kansas where he spent two years studying drama, from there, he went for a three-month workshop at the British Drama Academy at the Oxford University. Paul took part in many theatre productions and also worked as a Bar Mitzvah disc jockey during his time at the university.
Paul’s breakthrough role came with the character he portrayed in the comedy film titled Clueless which was directed by Amy Heckerling in 1995. Also, in 1995, he made another appearance in the film Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers. He also played a role in The Size of Water Melon. The television version of Clueless came out the next year and he played the role of ‘Sonny’, Paul took the role of Paris in the popular Romeo and Juliet film in 1997. Also, in 1997, John Patrick Kelley’s film The Locusts cast him in the role of Earl. In 1998, he was cast in two films namely The Object of My Affection and Overnight Delivery.
The part he played in the Cider House Rules in 1999 earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination and he was also a part of the film 200 Cigarettes in the same year. The Strangers with Candy was a television series where Paul appeared as Brent Brooks in one its episodes in 2000. Also in 2000, he was cast in the television film The Great Gatsby. The year 2002 saw him appearing as Mike Hannigan on the television sitcom Friends. The renowned actor has acted in many other popular films like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, The Lost Movie, Wake Up, I Could Never Be Your Woman, Knocked Up, and The 40-Year- Old Virgin.
The list of films that Paul has appeared in seems to go on and on, especially in the 200s when he starred in films like I Love You, Man where he played the role of Peter Klaven in 2009 and Monsters vs. Aliens where he only played a voice role. In the same year, he also made an appearance in the film Year One. Subsequently, Paul Rudd took part in films like How Do You Know and Dinner for Schmucks in 2010 and the following year, he made appearances in films like Bridesmaids and Our Idiot Brother. In 2012, Paul had the production of the film Wanderlust to his credit and he also made an appearance in it. He appeared in a critically acclaimed film The Perks of Being a Wallflower the following year and also appeared in the film This Is 40. His others 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 a perfect family man. He and his spouse Julie Yaeger have been living in matrimonial bliss for the past 15 years and their union is blessed with two kids, Jack Sullivan (son) and Darby (daughter). The fact that Paul is happily married with kids answers the question of whether the renowned actor is gay. At least, the actor has not said anything contrary about his sexuality.
The renowned actor cum producer stands at a height of 5 feet 10 inches or 1.78 meters. He is quite a good-looking man with the right physical endowments in the right places.
Net Worth: How Rich Is Paul Rudd?
Paul’s hard work and dedication to his career have endeared him to the public and he can boast of a healthy net worth of $30 million.