Rogen has emerged leading a new generation of comedic actors, writers and producers. 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 stand-up comedy in Vancouver, Canada, at 13 years of age. After moving to Los Angeles, Rogen landed supporting roles in two of Judd Apatow's critically acclaimed network television comedies, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, the latter of which Rogen was also hired on as a staff writer at the age of 18. Shortly after, Apatow guided Rogen toward a film career.
In 2005, Apatow cast Rogen in the hit feature comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which opened No. 1 at the box office, where it remained at the top perch for two weekends in a row. The film went on to gross more than $175 million worldwide and 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.
In 2007, Rogen headlined the summer comedy Knocked Up, with co-stars Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann; the film grossed more than $140 million domestically. Once again paired with Apatow, Rogen was also an executive producer on the project distributed by Universal Pictures.
Later that year Rogen was seen in another summer blockbuster, Superbad (a semi-autobiographical comedy), that he co-wrote and executive produced with writing partner Evan Goldberg. The film grossed more than $120 million domestically for Sony Pictures.
The year 2008 was another busy one for Rogen. He started by lending his voice as Mantis alongside Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie in the Academy Award-nominated Kung Fu Panda, which has earned more than $626 million worldwide. Rogen immediately followed Kung Fu Panda with another No.1 box-office hit, the action-comedy Pineapple Express, a film he co-wrote with Evan Goldberg and starred in, opposite James Franco and Danny McBride. Sony Pictures released the film in August and it went on to earn more than $100 million worldwide. Rogen was next seen in Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno, released by The Weinstein Company in October, starring opposite Elizabeth Banks.
His other film credits include Horton Hears a Who! and Drillbit Taylor. He can currently be seen in the action film The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures), directed by Michel Gondry, in which Rogen again teams up with co-writing partner Evan Goldberg. He also recently completed work on Live With It, Take This Waltz and Kung Fu Panda 2. Rogen currently resides in Los Angeles.
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Seth Rogen Facts
|Birthday||April 15, 1982 (39)|
|Birthplace||Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|The Spiderwick Chronicles|
|Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising|
|Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!|
|Monsters vs. Aliens|
|The Night Before|
|Kung Fu Panda 2|
|This Is The End|