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PAUL RUDD (Pete)
This fall, Rudd returned to the Broadway stage in Craig Wright's GRACE, starring opposite Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington and Ed Asner. GRACE follows a wide-eyed young couple (Rudd and Arrington) as they start a new life in sunny, promise-filled Florida, with big plans to open a chain of gospel-themed motels. An agitated neighbor (Shannon) and a caustic exterminator (Asner) complete the foursome as destinies collide in this intensely entertaining and suspenseful journey. The play began previews on September 13 and opened at the Cort Theatre on October 4.
Rudd starred in KNOCKED UP, which grossed more than $300 million worldwide and won the People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedy Movie. It was also nominated for a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy Movie and was named one of AFI's Top Ten Movies of the Year.
His other upcoming features include starring opposite Amy Poehler in David Wain's THEY CAME TOGETHER, for Lionsgate; opposite Tina Fey in Paul Weitz's ADMISSION, for Focus Features; and opposite Will Ferrell and Steve Carell in Adam McKay's ANCHORMAN 2: THE LEGEND CONTINUES, for Paramount Pictures.
On stage, Rudd starred opposite Julia Roberts and Bradley Cooper in Richard Greenberg's THREE DAYS OF RAIN. He also starred in Neil LaBute's BASH: LATTERDAY PLAYS, both in New York and Los Angeles, as well as LaBute's THE SHAPE OF THINGS, in London and New York. He made his West End debut in the London production of Robin Phillips' LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, opposite Jessica Lange. His other stage credits include Nicholas Hytner's TWELFTH NIGHT, at Lincoln Center Theater, with a special performance that aired on PBS' GREAT PERFORMANCES, and in Alfred Uhry's Tony Award-winning play THE LAST NIGHT OF BALLYHOO.
On television, Rudd recently guest starred on NBC's PARKS AND RECREATION. He also was co-writer/co-creator of the critically acclaimed series PARTY DOWN on Starz. Additionally, he garnered wide recognition with arecurring role on the television sitcom FRIENDS as Mike Hannigan, Phoebe's (Lisa Kudrow) husband.
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