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Paul Rudd is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. He studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Rudd’s breakout performance came in the 1995 coming-of-age teen comedy movie Clueless, based on Emma, where he played Josh. He also appeared on NBC sitcom Friends as Phoebe’s love interest and husband. Rudd has appeared in many cult-favorite comedies: AnchormanThe 40-Year-Old Virgin, and I Love You, Man.

The actor made his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut in 2015 as Ant-Man. He reprised his role for a sequel, 2018’s Ant-Man and the Wasp, and for two other Marvel films: Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame.


  • Full name: Paul Stephen Rudd
  • Born: April 6, 1969
  • Height: 5′ 10″
  • Spouse: Julie Yaeger
  • Children: Jack Sullivan Rudd, Darby Rudd
  • Net worth: $70 million
  • Notable Body of Work: Clueless, This Is 40, Ant-Man

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