Seth Rogen

Biography

An actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen. Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian Jewish descent. He attended Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School and Point Grey Secondary School (although he dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles) and was known for the stand-up comedy he performed at Camp Miriam, a Habonim Dror camp. At sixteen, Rogen placed second in the 1998 Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest. Soon after that he landed his first role in Judd Apatow's short-lived but well regarded TV series Luzaki i kujony (1999), taking on the role of Ken Miller. Though the show only lasted one season, it was the launching pad for many careers, including Rogen, Apatow, James Franco, and Jason Segel. This early work sharpened Rogen's keen improvisational skills, which he's used on many projects since. Following Luzaki i kujony (1999), he participated in a few unsuccessful television projects, and then joined the American television version of Ali G in da USAiii (2003) as a writer during its second and last season, along with his childhood friend and writing partner Evan Goldberg. The writing team received an Emmy nomination. As a huge fan of the first season, Rogen was thrilled to get the chance to work with Sacha Baron Cohen. Continuing his work with Apatow, he joined the cast of Apatow's debut film 40-letni prawiczek (2005) and is credited as co-producer. After that he took the lead in Wpadka (2007), Apatow's second movie and a huge success. He's since been a frequent collaborator with Apatow, in projects such as Supersamiec (2007), Boski chillout (2008) and Funny People (2009). He co-wrote Supersamiec (2007), with Goldberg; the pair started the project when they were teens. They won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing in a Film in 2008. They later wrote Boski chillout (2008) and Green Hornet (2011), also starring Rogen. A talented voice artist, Rogen is in the animated films Horton słyszy ktosia! (2008), Kung Fu Panda (2008), and Potwory kontra obcy (2009), and has voiced characters for Simpsonowie (1989) and Amerykanski tata (2005). Rogen was named the Canadian Comedy Person of the Year by the Canadian Comedy Awards in both 2008 and 2009. Rogen lives in Los Angeles with Lauren Miller Rogen, whom he met in 2004. They became engaged in September 2010 and married in October 2011.

Filmography

Movie Name Release Date
Król Lew 13 September 2019