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Knocked Up represents Paul Rudd's third film collaboration with Judd Apatow. Next up, Rudd will star in David Wain's The Ten, a comedy spoofing the Ten Commandments that features an ensemble cast including Winona Ryder, Amanda Peet, Jessica Alba, Justin Theroux, Ken Marino, Liev Schreiber, Famke Janssen and Adam Brody. Rudd plays Jeff, the narrator of the film, who presents every commandment as we see him commit adultery on his wife, Gretchen (Famke Janssen), with the young and beautiful Liz (Jessica Alba). The film premiered at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and will be released by Thinkfilm on August 3. Rudd also serves as producer on the film. Additionally, Rudd will star opposite Michelle Pfeiffer in Amy Heckerling's romantic comedy I Could Never Be Your Woman. The film follows a mother (Pfeiffer) who falls for a younger man (Rudd) while her daughter falls in love for the first time. For the film, Rudd reunites with Heckerling, who directed him in the 1995 hit Clueless. The film will be released in 2007.

Rudd will soon begin production on Luke Greenfield's Big Brothers, starring opposite Seann William Scott. Big Brothers is about two devious beer reps (Rudd and Scott) who, in order to keep their jobs, are forced to do community service and become mentors in a big brother program. The film will be released by Universal Pictures. He recently appeared in the box-office hit Night at the Museum, as well as Reno 911!: Miami, both for 20th Century Fox.

Rudd's other film credits include The 40-Year-Old Virgin, Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy, Diggers, The Cider House Rules, The Object of My Affection, Wet Hot American Summer, The Chteau and William Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, among others.

On stage, Rudd most recently starred in Richard Greenberg's Three Days of Rain, opposite Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper. He also starred in Neil LaBute's Bash in both New York and Los Angeles as well as LaBute's The Shape of Things in London and New York. After successful runs on both the London and New York stage, LaBute brought The Shape of Things to the big screen.

Rudd made his West End debut in the London production of Robin Phillips' Long Days Journey Into Night, opposite Jessica Lange. Other stage credits include Nicholas Hynter's Twelfth Night at Lincoln Center Theater, with a special performance that aired on PBS' Great Performances, and in Alfred Uhry's Tony Award-winning play The Last Night of Ballyhoo.

On television, Rudd guest-starred on NBC's Friends as Phoebe's (Lisa Kudrow) husband, Mike Hannigan, for the final two seasons and starred as Nick Carraway in A&E's production of The Great Gatsby.

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Paul Rudd Facts

BirthdayApril 6, 1969 (54)
BirthplacePassaic, New Jersey, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Paul Rudd compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Monsters vs. Aliens
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Captain America: Civil War
Sausage Party
I Love You, Man
Marvel's Captain America: Civil War
How Do You Know
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