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
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 AwardÂ®-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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