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The year 2009 has been a busy year for SETH ROGEN (Ira Wright/Executive Producer). In April, Rogen starred in the dark comedy Observe and Report, opposite Anna Faris. Taking on the role of the mall security guard Ronnie, the film was directed by Jody Hill. Up next for Rogen was 3-D animation phenomenon, Monsters vs. Aliens. Rogen voiced B.O.B. and was joined by Paul Rudd, Reese Witherspoon and Rainn Wilson. The film was released by DreamWorks Animation and has grossed nearly $370 million at the worldwide box office.

Rogen 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 for Da Ali G Show, Rogen began his career doing standup comedy in Vancouver, Canada at 13 years of age. After moving to Los Angeles, Rogen landed supporting roles in Judd Apatow's two critically acclaimed network television comedies, Freaks and Geeks and Undeclared, the latter of which Rogen was also hired as a staff writer at the age of 18. Shortly after, Rogen was guided by Apatow toward a film career.

In 2005, Apatow cast Rogen in the hit feature comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which opened 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. 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 a co-producer on the film as well.

In 2007, Rogen headlined the summer comedy Knocked Up with co-stars Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann; a film that has grossed more than $140 million domestically. Once again pairing Rogen with Apatow, Rogen was also an executive producer on the project distributed by Universal Pictures.

Later that year Rogen was seen in another summer blockbuster, Superbad (a semi-autobiographical comedy), that he co-wrote and executive produced with writing partner Evan Goldberg. The film grossed more than $120 million domestically for Sony Pictures.

The year 2008 was another busy year for Rogen. He started by lending his voice as Mantis alongside Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie in the Academy Award®-nominated Kung Fu Panda, which has earned more than $626 million worldwide. Rogen immediately followed Kung Fu Panda with another No. 1 box-office hit in the action-comedy Pineapple Express; a film he co-wrote with Evan Goldberg and starred opposite of James Franco and Danny McBride. Sony Pictures released the film in August and it went on to earn more than $100 million worldwide. Rogen was next seen in Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make a Porno, released by The Weinstein Company in October, starring opposite Elizabeth Banks. Other film credits for Rogen include Horton Hears a Who! and Drillbit Taylor.

Up next, Rogen will demonstrate his wide-ranging acting ability by starring in the action film The Green Hornet (Sony Pictures), to be directed by Michel Gondry. Rogen will again team up with co-writing partner Evan Goldberg.

Rogen currently resides in Los Angeles.


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