He has made you laugh, and he definitely made you cry through his brilliant acting. Paul Stephen Rudd is an actor born in Passaic, New Jersey in April 6, 1969. He has a huge fan base worldwide and is known for all his characters he had played, from Marvel’s Ant-man to his career blowing role in Clueless.
Childhood and Parents
Paul was born to late Michael Rudd and Gloria Irene Granville, who actually are second cousins, and lived his childhood in New Jersey. His surname actually is “Rudnitsky, but was shortened to “Rudd” by his grandfather. Since he was born in a Jewish family, he had a Bar Mitzvah service held in Ontario Canada. As a child, he moved around a lot due to his father’s job and attended different schools too.
He changed many schools throughout his childhood as he relocated to different places with his family. He moved to Kansas when he was a junior and attended Broadmoore Junior High and in his senior year, he went to Shawnee Mission West High School and graduated from the same institution.
Rudd was always interested in the performance art so when he was done with high school, he chose to follow his dreams. He applied to the University of Kansas and got in which was the first step towards the fulfillment of his lifelong dream. He pursued his passion by majoring in theater in the institution and being a part of many plays and dramas. He had the time of his life in college and he also went on to becoming a part of the fraternity house, Sigma Nu, which obviously means partying, partying, and partying some more.
After graduating from college, he further dived into the world of acting by attending the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he got associated with Matthew Lillard. After the completion of his course, he again went to British American Drama Academy in Oxford to study the Jacobean drama.
It is quite the surprise that ‘The’ Paul Rudd has had a very little thing with women. Being the heartthrob he is, it would not be surprising that he is a player or he changes his women like he changes his clothes. But thank god, he is a one woman guy which proves the quote ‘don’t judge a book by its cover.’
Paul Rudd and his long term girlfriend of 5 years, Julie Yaeger tied the knot in February 23, 2003. Their love story is like that of a cute romantic movie where a guy stumbles across the girl, falls in love and lives their happily ever after. Rudd is currently living the happily ever after with his dearest wife and children. Even though Julie is with Paul in most of his red carpet events and parties, very little information is known to the public about her as she would rather live a private life.
The beautiful couple, Paul and Julie has created two of their mini mes’: a daughter and a son. The couple got pregnant in 2005 and in 2006, their first son was born. The new parents named their sonJackSullivan Rudd which means “God is gracious”. They were again blessed with another child, a daughter this time, named Darby Rudd which means “Free man”. Darby was born on 2010 and has had Paul wrapped around in her little fingers.
Even though Paul is a busy man, he gives a lot of time for his family
Career and Fame
Paul Rudd started from the bottom which is probably why he is so humble about his fame. He was a part of several indie films as well as Broadway musicals which is not a shocker since he can sing really well too. After going to different schools to pick up more acting lesson and experiences, he finally got the chance to make his debut. He starred on the television for the first time in 1992 in the drama titled ‘Sisters’. In between the ongoing drama, he also had role in another drama titled ‘Wild Oats’.
He then went on to leave ‘Sisters’ for the movie ‘Clueless’ which was probably the best thing he did for his entire career. The movie got a lot of hype and he blew up along with his career. He gained a lot of fans from the romantic comedy and after that, he started to get more offers for films and television shows. Among his roles, he is also famous for his role as the Ant-man in the Marvel movie series which led him to be a part of the highest grossing movie of all time, ‘Avengers: Endgame’.
Rudd is a man of talents and it’s not surprising that he has a lot of achievements for his career. He has been nominated for so many awards and definitely has won some among them as well. He has been nominated for several Teen Choice Awards, Saturn Awards, MTV Movie and TV Awards, Golden Globe Awards and many others. He is a proud recipient of AFI Awards, CinemaCon Awards, Critics’ Choice Television Awards, San Diego Film Critics Society Awards and many more.
The one he is the most proud of is definitely receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. On the 1st of July, 2015, his name was engraved on the famous tourist site as the 2,554th star which is a great achievement for him.
Paul Rudd is a great actor, a family man and a good human in general who has not yet stirred any of the boiling pot of drama on and off the internet. Every one of his co workers has only good things to say about him.