1. Rogen began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998.
2. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in the series Freaks and Geeks.
3. Shortly after he moved to Portland, Oregon for his role, Freaks and Geeks was officially cancelled after one season due to low viewership.
4. Rogen later got a part on the equally short-lived sitcom Undeclared, which also hired him as a staff writer.
5. After landing his job as a staff writer on the final season of Da Ali G Show, for which Rogen and the other writers received an Emmy Award nomination, Rogen was guided by Judd Apatow toward a film career.
6. Rogen and his comedy partner Evan Goldberg co-wrote the films Superbad, Pineapple Express, This Is the End, and directed both This Is the End and The Interview; all of which Rogen starred in.
7. He has also done voice work for the films Horton Hears a Who!, the Kung Fu Panda film series, Monsters vs.
8. He was also known for the stand-up comedy he performed at Camp Miriam, a Habonim Dror camp.
9. They initially worried that American Pie had beaten them to the idea for the movie, but they decided that film, “totally avoid
10. Rogen paid the bills and had become the main wage earner at just 16.
11. Rogen was originally set to play a fairly popular but nerdy college freshman, but the network did not think he was leading male material.
12. Upon completing The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Apatow had approached Rogen about potential starring roles, but the actor suggested many high-concept science fiction ideas.
13. Michael Cera and Jonah Hill originate the main roles, two teenage best friends whose party plans go wrong, based on them.