It is now becoming very clear to the world that comedy is taking centre stage in the entertainment industry. The emergence of so many stand-up comedians across all races, ethnic and religious backgrounds, has seen to the rise of people like Seth Rogen to fame. He is a Canadian-American of Jewish origin who started stand-up comedy as a teenager and made his way into the movie industry as an actor, producer, voice artist, and director. He is widely regarded as one of the most famous stand-up comedians of Jewish origin. Let us learn more about the entertainer below.
Seth Rogen Biography (Age)
The comic star was born into a Jewish family on April 15th, 1982, in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has both American and Canadian nationalities. His dad, Mark Rogen, worked
for non-profit organizations while his mum, Sandy Rogen, worked as a social worker. He has an older sister, Danya, with whom he grew up.
Seth Rogen started off his education at Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary school and went on to have is secondary education at Point Grey Secondary School although he later dropped out upon moving to Los Angeles.
At a tender age of 12, Seth began his journey to comedy after registering at a comedy workshop organized and taught by Mark Pooley. He began doing stand-up comedy at bar mitzvahs (a Jewish coming of age ritual), parties and bars. He became popular after he performed at Camp Miriam which was a Habonim Dror camp. At age 13, Seth, alongside his childhood buddy Evan Goldberg, who also happened to come from Jewish origin, worked together to co-author the script of Superbad which they finished in 2007. His career breakthrough came when he was cast in the high school comedy, Freaks and Geeks, a Judd Apatow’s series.
In 2003, Seth joined his writing partner, Evan Goldberg, this time around in writing for the American TV show, Da Ali G, for its second and last season. The duo received an Emmy nomination for their efforts. Evans and Seth also co-authored Pineapple Express in 2008 and the superhero comedy film, The Green Hornet, which featured Seth Rogen, in 2011.
Seth Rogen has also featured as a voice artist for characters in popular movies like The Simpsons back in 1989, Kung Fu Panda and Horton Hears a Who! both in 2008 and recently in 2019, as the voice of Pumbaa in the remaking of The Lion King amongst many others. His career has recorded many achievements and has earned him nominations, awards, and accolades. He was named Canadian Comedy Person of the Year twice, in 2008 and 2009, by the Canadian Comedy Awards. He has been nominated severally for the American Comedy Award, Golden Globe Award, and MTV Movie Award.
Seth Aaron Rogen’s net worth is roughly estimated at $55 million. He made his money from comedy, acting, writing scripts, producing and directing movies. He has written and featured in many shows and movies that have gone on to be huge successes.
Seth Rogen met his wife Lauren Miller while working as a writer for the Da Ali G show. Lauren Anne Miller Rogen is a Jewish American actress/screenwriter/movie director. She
was born on July 24th, 1981, to Scott and Adele Miller and was raised in Lakeland, Florida.
Lauren and Seth began dating in 2004, got engaged in 2010 and tied the nuptial knots on October 2nd 2011, in Sonoma County California. They have no children yet although Seth has admitted to the fact that they are open to having kids.
Height and Weight Loss
Most persons seem to appear taller than they really are on TV For Seth Rogen, he has a height of about 1.8 meters or 5 feet 11 inches. He is definitely not expected to either increase or decrease in height, owing to his age. In 2016, the award-winning comedian and movie star looked very chubby, weighing about 220lbs which is approximately 100kg.
However, after he landed the lead role in Green Hornet, he had to work out to lose some weight and be in proper shape for the movie. He went on to hire professional physical specialists and also changed his diet plan. He lost over 30lbs in just 3 months and of course, we all saw him looking all slender and fit in his green suit in that movie.