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Born: April 15, 1982 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Vancouver, British Columbia, CA Profession: actor, comedian, screenwriter

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Unlike many of Hollywood's GQ-esque, A-list types, comedy actor-writer Seth Rogen, with curly locks and Yogi Bear physique, was instantly embraced by audiences for his common-man appeal. While paying his initial dues working on a variety of TV sitcoms, he fell under the tutelage of producer-writer-director Judd Apatow. Under Apatow's brilliant guidance, Rogen's wise-beyond-his-years wit and improv skills on "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000) and his dual role as actor-writer on "Undeclared" (Fox, 2001-02) ultimately led him to shine in two Apatow hit films: first, as hilarious blue-collar sidekick to Steve Carell in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005), followed by the unlikely leading man in "Knocked Up" (2007). Using his considerable clout from these projects, he would co-write and executive produce "Pineapple Express" (2007). Besides attaining the enviable multi-hyphenate accomplishment of writer-actor-producer, Rogen's brand of self-conscious oaf and coming-of-age "everydude" heralded a new breed of leading men - one which broke away from the chest-thumping, Alpha-male stereotypes popular throughout cinema history.

Unlike many of Hollywood's GQ-esque, A-list types, comedy actor-writer Seth Rogen, with curly locks and Yogi Bear physique, was instantly embraced by audiences for his common-man appeal. While paying his initial dues working on a variety of TV sitcoms, he fell under the tutelage of producer-writer-director Judd Apatow. Under Apatow's brilliant guidance, Rogen's wise-beyond-his-years wit and improv skills on "Freaks and Geeks" (NBC, 1999-2000) and his dual role as actor-writer on "Undeclared" (Fox, 2001-02) ultimately led him to shine in two Apatow hit films: first, as hilarious blue-collar sidekick to Steve Carell in "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" (2005), followed by the unlikely leading man in "Knocked Up" (2007). Using his considerable clout from these projects, he would co-write and executive produce "Pineapple Express" (2007). Besides attaining the enviable multi-hyphenate accomplishment of writer-actor-producer, Rogen's brand of self-conscious oaf and coming-of-age "everydude" heralded a new breed of leading men - one which broke away from the chest-thumping, Alpha-male stereotypes popular throughout cinema history.

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 Sausage Party (2016)
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 Neighbors (2014)
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 This Is the End (2013)
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 Guilt Trip, The (2012)
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 Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
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 Paul (2011)
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1993:
Began appearing in commercials at age 11
1995:
Realized his talent for standup after signing up for a comedy class at age 13
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Performed as a standup comedian for four years in his teens
1998:
Came in second in the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest at age 16
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Tried his luck at U.S. comedy clubs and landed gigs at The Improv and The Comedy Store in Los Angeles, CA
1999:
Starred as sarcastic, wise-cracking 'freak' Ken Miller on the acclaimed NBC drama "Freaks and Geeks"
2001:
Had a supporting role in the teen drama "Donnie Darko"; screened at Sundance
2001:
Reteamed with "Freaks and Geeks" producer Judd Apatow as one of the leads in "Undeclared" (Fox)
2003:
Wrote for the HBO comedy series "Da Ali G Show" starring British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen
2004:
Cast as an Eager Cameraman in "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy"
2005:
Cast as Steve Carell's buddy in Judd Apatow's "The 40 Year-Old Virgin"
2007:
Produced and starred with Katherine Heigl in "Knocked Up," a comedy written and directed by Judd Apatow
2007:
Co-wrote and co-produced the comedy "Superbad"; also co-starred in a supporting role
2008:
Voiced Horton's best friend in the animated feature, "Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!"
2008:
Co-starred with James Franco in "Pineapple Express"; also co-wrote and co-produced with Judd Apatow
2008:
Co-starred with Elizabeth Banks in director Kevin Smith's "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"
2009:
Voiced B.O.B, a blue, indestructible gelatinous mass with no brain, in the computer-animated 3-D feature "Monsters vs. Aliens"
2009:
Starred in the Jody Hill-directed mall cop comedy "Observe and Report"
2009:
Co-starred with Adam Sandler in Judd Apatow's "Funny People"
2011:
Played the title role in "The Green Hornet," based on the popular radio serial of the 1930s; also co-wrote the screenplay with Evan Goldberg
2011:
Co-starred with Joseph Gordon-Levitt in the comedy/drama "50/50"; also co-produced with Evan Goldberg
2011:
Announced as the host of the Indie Spirit Awards, to be held on Feb. 25, 2012
2012:
Co-starred with Barbra Streisand as a mother-and-son duo driving cross-country in "The Guilt Trip"; also executive produced
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Notes

Rogen on his "Freaks and Geeks" character: "Ken and I are the same person. He's a little weird, not one can really read him, and he has a healthy dose of cynicism about everything." --quoted in the NBC press materials, 1999

Seth Rogen on the challenges of his wardrobe in the 1980-set "Freaks and Geeks": "I am not a thin man, and I also have my pants way too tight. They hurt a lot! I think my acting depends on how loose my pants are. Every once in a while I get a loose pair, and I act better. There's a direct correlation." --quoted in a January 8, 2000 Talk City NBCi chat.

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