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Paul Rudd stars in "Our Idiot Brother," opposite Elizabeth Banks and Zooey Deschanel, as Ned. The film re-teams Rudd and director Jesse Peretz, who worked together on "The Chateau."

Rudd will next be seen starring opposite Jennifer Aniston in David Wain's "Wanderlust." Rudd is producing the film with Judd Apatow, David Wain and Ken Marino. Rudd is also currently in production on Judd Apatow's next project, reprising the character that was created in Apatow's hit comedy, "Knocked Up," which grossed
Paul Rudd in "How Do You Know"
Paul Rudd How Do You Know
over $300 million worldwide and won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Movie Comedy. It was also nominated for a Critics Choice Award for Best Comedy Movie and was named as one of AFI's Top Ten Films of the Year.

Paul Rudd is a talented actor who continues to surprise audiences with his widely diverse performances and effortless charm on stage, screen and television. Rudd recently starred in "How Do You Know," opposite Reese Witherspoon, Jack Nicholson and Owen Wilson, "Dinner for Schmucks," alongside Steve Carell, "I Love You, Man," opposite Jason Segel, and David Wain's "Role Models" opposite Seann William Scott. Rudd also served as a writer on the latter film, which grossed over $80 million worldwide and was nominated as Best Comedy by the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the St. Louis Film Critics Group. 

In addition, Rudd lent his voice to the 3D animated feature "Monsters vs. Aliens," which co-stars Reese Witherspoon, Hugh Laurie, Seth Rogen, Stephen Colbert, Rainn Wilson and Kiefer Sutherland.

Rudd previously starred in "I Could Never Be Your Woman" (2007) from writer/director Amy Heckerling, Judd Apatow's "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Adam McKay's "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy," opposite Will Ferrell and Christina Applegate, and Dylan Kidd's romantic comedy, "P.S.," opposite Laura Linney and Topher Grace.

Rudd also appeared in Neil LaBute's feature adaptation of the critically acclaimed stage production of "The Shape of Things," opposite Rachel Weisz. He starred in that play's New York run at the Promenade Theatre, earning a 2002 Drama League Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Actor. In addition, the play was nominated for a 2002 Drama Desk Award for Best Play.

His other film credits include Jesse Peretz's semi-improvisational film "The Chau," opposite Romany Malco, "Wet Hot American Summer," opposite Janeane Garofalo, Lasse Hallstrom's Oscar-nominated "The Cider House Rules," opposite Tobey Maguire and Charlize Theron, "The Object of My Affection," opposite Jennifer Aniston, Amy Heckerling's "Clueless," opposite Alicia Silverstone, and Baz Luhrmann's "William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet."



On television, Rudd guest-starred on NBC's hit series "Friends" for its last two seasons, including the final episode.

On stage, he has starred opposite Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward in "Ancestral Voices at the Westport Country Playhouse." Rudd made his West End debut in the London production of Eugene O'Neil's "Long Day's Journey into Night," opposite Jessica Lange. In addition, Rudd starred opposite Calista Flockhart and Ron Eldard in both the New York and Los Angeles productions of Neil LaBute's critically acclaimed "Bash," which also aired on Showtime. His other stage credits include starring opposite Helen Hunt and Kyra Sedgwick in Nicholas Hytner's production of "Twelfth Night" at Lincoln Center Theater (with a special performance that aired on PBS Great Performances) and in Alfred Uhry's Tony Award-winning play, "The Last Night of Ballyhoo."

Rudd was born on April 6, 1969 in Passaic, New Jersey. His parents were both born in Britain, and his father worked for an airline. Paul Rudd, therefore, travelled a lot with his family before they eventually settled in Kansas City where he attended the Shawnee Mission West High School.

After high school, Rudd majored in theater at the University of Kansas. He received the Spencer Tracy Scholarship to attend the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in L.A. While at the Academy, Rudd was able to attend a three-month workshop at Oxford University's British Drama Academy.




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PAUL RUDD: FACTS

How tall is Paul Rudd? How old is Paul Rudd? Find out here.

Age: 45 years old
Birthday: April 6, 1969
Height: 5' 10"
Nickname: Fred
Full Name / Real Name: Paul Stephen Rudd
Birthplace: Passaic, NJ
Wife: Julie Yaeger (2/23/2003, 1 child)





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