THE NIGHT BEFORE
An actor, writer, producer and director, SETH ROGEN (Isaac) has emerged as a
prominent figure in a new generation of multi-hyphenates who have the ability to
generate their own material.
Currently, Rogen is receiving tremendous critical acclaim for his performance in
the film Steve Jobs, in which he portrays Steve Wozniak. The drama has allowed
Rogen to show a different side of his talents.
In December, 2014, Rogen and Evan Goldberg's film The Interview became the
world's most-talked-about news story - on or off the entertainment page. In
extremely difficult circumstances, the film persevered to become Sony Pictures'
#1 digital title of all time.
Prior to that, Rogen starred in and produced Neighbors, the worldwide hit comedy
co-starring Zac Efron and Rose Byrne. The film has taken in more than $268
million worldwide. Rogen recently wrapped production on Neighbors 2, which will
be released next May.
Rogen is also in post-production on Sausage Party, a raunchy animated movie for
adults about one sausage's quest to discover the truth about his existence.
Rogen produces the film with Goldberg, Megan Ellison, and Conrad Vernon, and
voices the lead role - a hot dog named Frank.
Rogen made his co-directorial debut last summer with Evan Goldberg in Sony
Pictures' apocalyptic comedy This Is the End. The film starred Rogen, James
Franco, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Jonah Hill and was produced through
Rogen's Point Grey Pictures, which he runs with lifelong friend and writing
partner Goldberg. The movie grossed more than $100 million worldwide and was
nominated for a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Comedy.
In 2011, Rogen starred in and executive produced the multi-award winning drama
50/50, inspired by the real-life experiences of his best friend, Will Reiser,
who also wrote the screenplay. With an all-star cast that included Joseph
Gordon-Levitt, Anna Kendrick, Bryce Dallas Howard and Anjelica Huston, this
heartwarming film was nominated for three Independent Spirit Awards, as well as
earning a National Board of Review Award for Best Original Screenplay.
Rogen began his career doing stand-up comedy in Vancouver, Canada, at the age of
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." Rogen, who was 18 at the time, was also hired as a staff writer
for the latter. In 2005, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for
Outstanding Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program for "Da Ali G Show."
Shortly after, Rogen was guided by Apatow toward a film career, first with the
smash hit The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which opened at No. 1 at the box office and
remained there for two weekends in a row. The film went on to gross more than
$177 million worldwide and helped put Rogen on the map as a film star. The film
was named one of the 10 Most Outstanding Motion Pictures of the Year by the
American Film Institute and took home Best Comedy Movie at the Critics' Choice
Movie Awards in 2006. Rogen also co-produced the film.
Rogen headlined two summer blockbusters in 2007. First, he starred in Apatow's
Knocked Up, which grossed more than $215 million worldwide. Shortly thereafter,
Rogen co-starred in Superbad, a semi-autobiographical comedy that he co-wrote
and executive produced with Goldberg. The film grossed more than $165 million
worldwide. Rogen and Goldberg found success again the following summer with the
action-comedy Pineapple Express. Rogen starred opposite Franco and McBride in
the No. 1 box-office hit, which went on to make more than $100 million worldwide
for Sony Pictures.
Rogen continued to demonstrate his wide-ranging ability as he co-wrote,
executive produced and starred as the main character, Britt Reid, in the action
film The Green Hornet, opposite Academy Award-winning actor Christoph Waltz.
The film grossed more than $227 million worldwide and opened at No. 1 in more
than 25 territories, including the United States.
Rogen currently resides in Los Angeles.
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