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Seth Rogen

Born: 15 April 1982 (38 years old)
Gender: Male

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Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer and film producer best known for his television roles as Ken Miller in Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000) and as Ron Garner in Undeclared, from 2001-2003.

Rogen also starred in and executive produced the dramatic comedy 50/50, inspired by the real life experiences of his best friend, Will Reiser, who also wrote the screenplay.

With an all-star cast including Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard, and Anjelica Huston, this film was nominated for several Film Independent Spirit Awards. The film's screenplay also earned a National Board of Review award for Best Original Screenplay.

Nominated for an Emmy Award in 2005 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy for Da Ali G Show, Rogen began his career doing standup comedy in Vancouver, Canada at the age of 13.

After moving to Los Angeles, Rogen landed supporting roles in Judd Apatow's two critically acclaimed network television comedies, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, the latter of which Rogen was also hired as a staff writer at the age of 18.

Shortly after, Rogen was guided by Apatow toward a film career, first with the box office smash hit, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which opened No. 1 at the box office and remained at the top perch for two weekends in a row. The film helped put Rogen on the map as a future film star.

The film was named one of the 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures of the Year by AFI and took home Best Comedy Movie at the 11th annual Critics' Choice Awards. Rogen was a co-producer on the film as well.

Rogen headlined two summer blockbusters in 2007. First, with Knocked Up, co-starring Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann. Shortly thereafter, Rogen starred in Superbad (a semi-autobiographical comedy), that he co-wrote and executive produced with writing partner Evan Goldberg.

The duo also found success the following summer in the action-comedy Pineapple Express, starring opposite James Franco and Danny McBride.

Rogen continued to demonstrate his wide-ranging ability as he co-wrote, executive produced and starred as the main character, Britt Reid, in the comic book- turned action film, The Green Hornet.

Rogen starred opposite the Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz, who plays villain Chudnofsky for director Michael Gondry.

In addition to his on-screen roles, Rogen has also found success lending his voice for animated films. In 2011, he starred as the voice of the title character in the comedy, Paul, teaming once again with Superbad director, Greg Mottola.

Rogen can also be heard in The Academy Award-nominated film Kung Fu Panda as Mantis alongside Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie. He reprised his role as the sarcastic insect in the film's sequel, Kung Fu Panda 2.

Rogen also participated in the 3D animation phenomenon, Monsters vs. Aliens as the voice of B.O.B. where he was joined by Paul Rudd, Rainn Wilson and the Academy Award-winning actress Reese Witherspoon, released by DreamWorks Animation.

Other film credits for Rogen include Horton Hears a Who!, Zack and Miri Make a Porno, Observe and Report and Funny People.

Rogen can also be seen in the comedy My Mother's Curse, starring opposite Academy Award winner Barbra Streisand. He also took another dramatic turn in the Magnolia Pictures film, Take This Waltz with Sarah Silverman and Michelle Williams, directed by Sarah Polley.

In 2012 he was the host of the 27th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards.

Rogen currently resides in Los Angeles.


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