SETH ROGEN (Ben Stone, Executive Producer) has emerged leading a new
generation of comedic actors, writers and producers. Nominated for an Emmy Award in
2005 for Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program, Rogen began his
career doing standup comedy in Vancouver, Canada, at 13.
After moving to Los Angeles, Rogen landed supporting roles in Judd Apatow's
two critically acclaimed network television comedies, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared,
on which Rogen was hired as a staff writer at 18. Shortly after, Rogen was guided by
Apatow toward a film career.
In 2005, Rogen was cast by Apatow in the hit feature comedy The 40-Year-Old
Virgin, which opened at no. 1 at the box office, where it remained at the top perch for two
weekends in a row. The film went on to gross more than $175 million worldwide and
helped put Rogen on the map as a future film star. In 2005, the film was named one of
the 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures of the Year by AFI and took home Best
Comedy Movie at the 11th annual Critics' Choice Awards. Rogen was also a co-producer
on the film.
In August, Rogen will be seen in Superbad (a semiautobiographical comedy) that
he co-wrote and executive produced with writing partner Evan Goldberg. The story is
based on two codependent high school seniors (played by Jonah Hill and Michael Cera)
who are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked
party goes awry. The film is being released on August 17 through Sony Pictures.
Rogen is currently in production on the action comedy The Pineapple Express,
a film he co-wrote with Goldberg. The film stars Rogen opposite fellow Freaks and
Geeks alum James Franco and centers on two buddies who get mixed up with a drug
gang. The film is slated for a 2008 release through Sony Pictures.
Rogen's upcoming projects include lending his voice to Kung Fu Panda, for
DreamWorks Animation; the classic Dr. Seuss story Horton Hears a Who; and The
Spiderwick Chronicles. Rogen also co-wrote the screenplay for another Apatowproduced
comedy, Drillbit Taylor, starring Owen Wilson, which is set for release in early
In addition to the Apatow-produced comedy Anchorman: The Legend of Ron
Burgundy, Rogen's film credits include Donnie Darko and You, Me and Dupree. His
other television credits include The Family Guy.
Rogen currently resides in Los Angeles.
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