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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 2008.

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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