Seth Rogen | Biography 2021
Seth Rogen | Biography 2021

Quick Information

  • Full Name Seth Rogen
  • Occupation Actor, Comedian
  • Nationality Canadian - American
  • Birthplace Vancouver, Canada, USA
  • Born Year And Birthday Apr 15, 1982
  • Age 39 Years, 2 Months
Writer/ Producer of 'Superbad'

Seth Rogen | Biography 2021

Rogen was not content with just being an A-list celebrity as he had many other talents to showcase. He proved his skills as a writer and producer in 'Superbad' (2007). It was based on a script that Rogen and his childhood friend, Evan Goldberg, had written when they were 13. The duo also wrote the action-comedy 'Pineapple Express' (2008), starring Rogen opposite his former 'Freaks and Geeks,' co-star James Franco, who played a hippie pot dealer.


Quick Information
  • Full Name Seth Rogen
  • Occupation Actor, Comedian
  • Nationality Canadian - American
  • Birthplace Vancouver, Canada, USA
  • Birth Date Apr 15, 1982
  • Age 39 Years, 2 Months

Seth Rogen is a Canadian-American actor, writer, producer, and director, who started his career as a comedian.

Who is Seth Rogan?

Seth Rogen began his career as a stand-up comedian trying out different comedy gigs in Vancouver, Canada. This familiar face in Hollywood is known for his versatility and ability to work as an all-rounder in the performing art business. The Time Magazine gave him the title 'Stoner King of Comedy,' in 2014 for projecting a sweet, unthreading friendliness and niceness in his movies.

Family and School experience

Seth Aaron Rogen was born on 15 April 1982 in Vancouver, Canada, to liberal Jewish parents of Ukrainian and Russian origin. His mother, Sandy Belogus, was a social worker, and his father, Mark Rogen, worked for non-profit organizations and as an assistant director for the Workmen's Circle Jewish fraternal organization. Rogen also has an older sister Dayna. 

Rogen went to Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School and Point Grey Secondary School. Relating to one of his movies, "My high school years," he said, his school days, "were exactly like Superbad. Lots of people were having sex, but for my friends and I, that was like so outside the realm of our experience. No, I didn't get laid in high school at all, but it wasn't for the lack of trying."

Career

Rogen started his comedy career at the young age of 13, doing stand-up comedy gigs in the local comedy club circuit. He performed at parties and clubs alongside performers over twice his age. "As soon as I realized you could be funny as a job, that was the job I wanted," said Rogen in an interview with the Toronto Star. He won the 'Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest' at 16.

In 2018, Rogen released his comedy show on Netflix, Hilarity for Charity.

Movies and Television

When Rogen was 16 years old, he auditioned for director Judd Apatow's American high-school television dramedy, Freaks and Geeks (1999-2000), which landed him the part of Ken. Though the series did not air for long, Judd Apatow was impressed by young Rogen's talent and hired him as an actor and writer on a 2001 sitcom, Undeclared. However, the show was short-lived. After he discontinued his work in the show, Rogen and his childhood friend, Evan Goldberg, undertook the writing job for the last season of Sacha Baron Cohen's Da Ali G Show (2005). He received a 'Primetime Emmy Award' nomination along with other writers of the show.

Being in the good books of Apatow paid off for Rogen as he was offered minor parts in the films like Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) and The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) alongside Steve Carrell. He also co-produced these movies. Rogen gave a supporting performance in the movie In, You, Me, and Dupree (2006), in which Matt Dillon, Kate Hudson, and Owen Wilson were the leading casts.

Rogen landed the lead role for Apatow's Knocked Up (2007), a romantic comedy alongside Katherine Heigl. It was his breakthrough and was enough for him to become a household name. The movie grossed more than $200 million worldwide and proved to be the changing point in Rogen's career. 

Rogen was not content with just being an A-list celebrity as he had many other talents to showcase. He proved his skills as a writer and producer in Superbad (2007). It was based on a script that Rogen and his childhood friend, Evan Goldberg, had written when they were 13. The duo also wrote action-comedy Pineapple Express (2008), starring Rogen opposite his former Freaks and Geeks co-star James Franco, who played a hippie pot dealer. Rogen also played the lead in Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008), a story on roommates trying to make extra cash by making adult films together. In the same year, he also lent his voice to animated features like Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008) and Kung Fu Panda (2008).

Rogen played a bipolar mall security guard in the dark comedy Observe and Report (2009). In yet another collaboration with Apatow, Rogen starred alongside Adam Sandler in Funny People (2009), which was about a friendship between a young, inexperienced comic (Rogen) and his mentor (Sandler).

The Time Magazine referred to Rogen as the 'Stoner King of Comedy,' as they talked about how his low-budget movies make hundreds of millions of dollars. "Rogen's special gift to the audiences is that he projects a sweet, unthreading geniality - and though he might cringe to hear it, an essential niceness," according to the Time.

Awards

Rogen had been nominated once for the 'Primetime Emmy Award' for 'Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music, or Comedy Program,' for Da Ali G Show. He had won multiple 'MTV Movie Awards' including the 'Best Musical Sequence' for his work in This Is the End and another for '#WTF Moment' for Neighbors. He had also been nominated for multiple 'People's Choice Awards,' in his long career in Hollywood.

Life beyond the Cameras

Rogen shares a very open and friendly relationship with his parents. Both his parents have played an important role in his life and career. It seems that he received his sense of humor from his mother, Sandy Belogus, who entertains Twitteraits by openly talking about everything under the sun.

Seth is happily married to American actress Lauren Miller Rogen, whom he began dating in 2004. The couple met when he was working on Da Ali G Show. Reminiscing on his first date with his wife, Rogen admitted to pooing his pants. "I'm gonna have to throw these underpants, pants and at this point maybe my shoes and socks in the garbage," he recalled in his book, 'Yearbook.'

Having been married for over a decade, unlike most happily married couples, Rogen and his wife didn't plan on having any kids.

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