20 Popular Facts About Paul Rudd

1. Paul Stephen Rudd is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer.

2. In addition to his film career, Rudd has appeared in numerous television shows, most notably as Mike Hannigan on the NBC sitcom Friends, along with guest roles on Tim and Eric and Parks and Recreation , and hosting Saturday Night Live.

3. Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015.

4. Rudd attended Broadmoor Junior High and Shawnee Mission West High School.

5. Rudd then went to the University of Kansas, where he majored in theater.

6. Rudd made his acting debut in 1992 with the television drama Sisters where he played Kirby Quimby Philby.

7. Rudd left Sisters in 1995 to then appear in the comedy film Clueless with Alicia Silverstone. He was then in the 1999 film The Cider House Rules that earned him and the cast a SAG nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture.

8. In 2002, he was cast as Mike Hannigan on the sitcom Friends who dates and then marries Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Kudrow.

9. In 2006, he appeared in several episodes of Reno 911! as “Guy Gerricault” , the coach of a lamaze class, and then portrayed a drug lord in the Reno 911!: Miami film.

10. He guest-starred as a has-been 1990s rock star, Desmond Fellows, on the television series Veronica Mars, in the 2007 episode “Debasement Tapes”.

11. The year 2004 marked the start of his work with director/producer Judd Apatow, first on the film Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy as Brian Fantana with Steve Carell, David Koechner and Will Ferrell, produced by Apatow and again in 2005 in The 40-Year-Old Virgin with Steve Carell and Seth Rogen, directed by Apatow.

12. Rudd appeared as John Lennon in the comedy film Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in 2007 Rudd appeared as uncredited cameos in Year One .

13. In 2012, he starred and also co-produced with Apatow on the film Wanderlust with Jennifer Aniston. a spinoff from Knocked Up, which was directed and produced by Apatow.

14. He reprised his role as Brian Fantana in the 2013 sequel Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues.

15. In 2007, he starred in both The Oh in Ohio and The Ten, which reunited him with David Wain and Michael Showalter., and then in Over Her Dead Body with Eva Longoria the next year.

16. His next comedy which he also wrote, Role Models, he and co-star Seann William Scott portray energy-drink salesmen forced to perform community service in a child mentoring program.

17. In 2009, Rudd again appeared with Jason Segel in I Love You Man where he and Segel play buddies who bond over their shared love for the rock band Rush.

18. Both Rudd and Segel are themselves fans of the band. He lent his voice to the DreamWorks computer-animated hit movie Monsters Vs.

19. In 2010, Rudd reunited with Steve Carell for the first time since The 40-Year-Old Virgin for the Jay Roach-directed comedy Dinner for Schmucks.

20. In 2012, he had a supporting role in the teen drama The Perks of Being a Wallflower, playing Mr. Anderson, a teacher of Charlie, played by Logan Lerman.

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