THE CIDER HOUSE RULES
PAUL RUDD (Wally) has starred in a variety of films, including Nicholas Hytner's unconventional romantic comedy "The Object of My Affection," opposite Jennifer Aniston, Baz Lurhmann's "William Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet," in which he played Paris, Juliet's family-approved suitor, "The Locusts" with Vince Vaughn, "200 Cigarettes" with Courtney Love and Christina Ricci and "Clueless," in which he starred opposite Alicia Silverstone as her older step brother.
Prior to filming "The Cider House Rules," Rudd starred in the Lincoln
Center production of Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night," directed by Nicholas
Hytner. Rudd played Count Orsino to Helen Hunt's Cesario/Viola and Kyra
Sedgewick's Lady Olivia. The play also aired on the PBS production "Great
Performances." Other stage credits include the Broadway production of Alfred
Uhry's "The Last Night of Ballyhoo" and the Globe Theatre production of
Howard Brenton's "Bloody Poetry," which Rudd also co-produced. This summer
he appeared in the oft-Broadway production of Neil Labute's "Bash" with Calista
Flockhart and Ron Eldard.
His television credits include the CBS mini-series "The Fire Nest Time" with Craig T. Nelson and Bonnie Bedelia, Showtime's "Runaway Daughters," directed by Joe Dante as part of the Rebel Highway series, a regular role on the FOX series "Wild Oats" and a recurring role on the NBC series "Sisters."
Born in Kansas, Rudd graduated from the University of Kansas with honors and received the Spencer Tracy Scholarship to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. During his tenure there, Rudd studied for a semester at the British Drama Academy at Oxford, England. While there, he played the title role in a production of "Hamlet," directed by Ben Kingsley.
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