Seth Rogen is a Canadian import who is a stand-up comedian, producer, actor, screen writer and director as well as a voice artist.
He was born on April 15 in the year 1982 in Vancouver, British Columbia. He has described his mother, Sandy and his father, Mark Rogen, as “radical Jewish socialists’
He started show business at the age of 12. At the age of 13, he and his childhood friend, Evan Goldberg co-wrote a rough draft of Superbad.
He won the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest, when he was 16. Also, the very same year, his father lost his job and became unemployed; and his mother also promptly quitted hers. He got a role on Judd Apatow’s television show Freaks and Geeks. He dropped out of high school and began working for Apatow and then relocated with his family to Los Angeles. At the tender age of 16, Rogen paid all the bills and had become the main wage earner.
While still residing in Vancouver –his native town- Rogen landed his first role in Freaks and Geeks where he played ken Miller. The show, Freaks and Geeks was, unfortunately, canceled because of poor ratings. He later got a role in an equally short-lived show -Undeclared – where he doubled as a writer for the show. Rogen finally caught a break after landing a job in the capacity of a staff writer for the final season of Da Ali G Show. This led him to his first Emmy nomination.
Rogen acted and was accredited as a co- producer in ‘The 40- Year-Old Virgin’ – directorial debut of Apatow, and then went on to star in films Funny People, which came short of its budget but got good reviews, and Knocked Up, which was a hit.
Rogen has also done voice work for quite many films including Monsters vs. Aliens, Shrek the third, Kung Fu Panda and Paul.
Rogen and actress Lauren Miller met while he was working on Da Ali G Show in 2004. They got engaged in September 2010, and married on October 2, 2011 in Sonoma, California. Rogen has taken up Alzheimer’s disease as a cause due to his wife whose mother suffers from the disease.
Working as a director, comedian, actor, producer voice artist and writer has earned Seth a total of $45 million dollars.
This 5 ‘ 11″ man is quoted as saying “As soon as I realized you could be funny as a job, that was the job I wanted”. He got the job of his dreams and has gone on to star and write for many acclaimed comedies and dramas that have gone on to win him various awards.