Seth Rogen was born in Vancouver on April 15, 1982, and is an actor, comedian, voice artist, screenwriter, and film producer. Rogen started his career as a stand-up comedian in his hometown. He acted in “Freaks and Geeks.” The television series only lasted one season owing to low ratings shortly after Rogen relocated to Los Angeles for the job. Rogen then joined the cast of “Undeclared” and the last season of “Da Ali G Show” as a staff writer. Movie producer Judd Apatow roped Rogen into “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” as an actor and co-producer, and he has been growing since.
Rogen grew up in a liberal Jewish family. At 13, he started doing stand-up among comedians more than twice his age on the local comedy club circuit. Danya, his elder sister, is his only sibling. Rogen dropped out of high school after being cast in filmmaker Judd Apatow’s new prime-time comedy-drama “Freaks and Geeks.” In an ensemble of young actors just starting their careers, he portrayed Ken Miller, a burnout with a deadpan sense of humor. “Freaks and Geeks” quickly established a cult following, despite being canceled after just one season due to poor ratings. Rogen subsequently joined Apatow’s next television effort, “Undeclared,” as an actor and writer; the series got canceled after less than a year.
Meanwhile, Rogen’s relationship with Apatow continued to be productive; Rogen featured in two of Apatow’s early films, “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” and “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” stealing sequences from protagonist Steve Carell in the latter. Rogen reprised his supporting role in “You, Me, and Dupree” and established himself as a household figure. Rogen later played an oafish pot-smoking slacker in “Knocked Up,” which Apatow wrote and directed. His one-night affair with a beautiful businesswoman — Katherine Heigl — culminates in pregnancy accidentally. The crass yet endearing film made over $200 million worldwide, and Rogen’s endearing performance cemented his A-list status.
Rogen’s wish to direct his films came true with “Superbad,” a bawdy comedy about youthful escapades that he and Evan Goldberg co-wrote as teens. Rogen acted as executive producer and made an appearance as a clumsy police officer. The following year, the creative tandem returned with “Pineapple Express,” a marijuana-themed action-comedy starring Rogen alongside James Franco from “Freaks and Geeks.” Simultaneously, Rogen maintained a hectic schedule with a part in “Zack and Miri Make a Porno” and a couple of animated films that used his unique voice.
This Apatow production catapults Rogen to stardom.
Rogen stars alongside Katherine Heigl in a romantic comedy.
Rogen and Franco feature in a film about an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-un.
Rogen plays Steve Wozniak in “Steve Jobs,” a biopic on Apple’s cofounder.
Why We Love Seth Rogen
He is charitable
In 2012, Rogen and his wife created Hilarity for Charity, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the millennial age about Alzheimer’s disease. In 2018, Rogen collaborated with Netflix on an April Fool’s Day joke that the streaming service announced the acquisition of the “World-renowned Canadian person,” only to disclose that it was a promotion for a Hilarity for Charity fundraising.
Rogen testified in front of congress
Many people are unaware that Rogen’s mother-in-law has Alzheimer’s disease. Rogen recounts the terrible tale of his wife’s mother, who had forgotten how to eat, dress, and use the restroom independently at 60.
National Expungement Initiative
Over 77 million individuals in the United States have a criminal record, with a disproportionate number of those records being for minor marijuana crimes. Rogen is a proponent of having those records wiped permanently to assist millions of Americans in gaining a foothold.
5 Surprising Facts
His career started at 16
Rogen came second in the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest when he was 16.
Rogen’s dog has been on screen
Zelda features at the end of “The Interview.”
Eminem is a fan of Seth Rogen
Eminem references Rogen’s work in ‘Ballin’ Uncontrollably’ and ‘Brainless.’
Rogen is into pottery
Rogen and his wife, Lauren Miller, attend pottery classes.
Rogen cultivates and sells cannabis
Rogen is a co-founder of Houseplant, a marijuana production business.
Seth Rogen FAQs
How did Seth Rogen get famous?
He first gained public recognition as one of the protagonist’s coworkers in Apatow’s well-received buddy comedy directorial debut, “The 40-Year-Old Virgin.”
What illness does Seth Rogen suffer from?
While it may seem a severe subject for a comic, Alzheimer’s disease is very personal for Rogen: His wife, Lauren Miller’s family is predisposed to the condition.
How did Seth Rogen and his wife meet?
Lauren Miller and Seth Rogen met in 2004 via their mutual acquaintance, screenwriter Will Reiser. They are both comedians, writers, and directors. They just marked their 11th anniversary.
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