Paul Rudd is an American actor and screenwriter best known for his comedic roles.
Paul Stephen Rudd was born on April 6, 1969 in Passaic, New Jersey to Jewish immigrants from England. His family's original surname was Rudnitzky, but was changed to Rudd by his grandfather in order to get work in London. Rudd was raised by his parents Michael, a historical tour guide and former vice president of World Airways, and Gloria, a sales manager at the television station KSMO-TV, in Overland Park, Kansas. He attended the University of Kansas.
Rudd's breakout performance was in the 1995 film Clueless. Some of his other well-known credits include Wet Hot American Summer, The Cider House Rules, William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy and multiple comedic roles in Judd Apatow films. In 2004, Rudd had a recurring role on the popular sitcom Friends. He has also had multiple roles in Broadway plays.
In 2003, Rudd married Julie Yaeger and their son Jack was born in 2005. They live in Manhattan.