He studied theatre at the University of Kansas and the British American Drama Academy, before making his acting debut in 1992 with NBC's drama series Sisters.
He is known for his starring roles in the film The Cider House Rules (1999), Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995), and the comedy films Clueless (1995), Wet Hot American Summer (2001), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Role Models (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), Wanderlust (2012), This Is 40 (2012), and Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), and for playing the superhero Ant-Man in Marvel Studios' Ant-Man (2015) and Captain America: Civil War (2016).
Rudd reprised his role as Andy from Wet Hot American Summer in the Netflix prequel Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp, alongside an ensemble cast including Bradley Cooper, Amy Poehler and Elizabeth Banks, all reprising their roles from the 2001 film.In 2016, he appeared in the comedy-drama film The Fundamentals of Caring, alongside Selena Gomez, and lent his voice to the animated films The Little Prince and Sausage Party.In 2002, he was cast as Mike Hannigan on the sitcom Friends who dates and then marries Phoebe Buffay, played by Lisa Kudrow.In 2006, he appeared in several episodes of Reno 911! Video: Jimmy Kimmel Breaks Down Honoring Don In His Emotional Monologue In the AARP Studios web series that dropped Monday, Don had dinner with stars like Jimmy Kimmel, Amy Poehler, Snoop Dogg, Zach Galifianakis, Paul Rudd, Robert De Niro, and more — and NO ONE can help but crack up!
Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, writer, and producer.In 1994, he appeared in Wild Oats for six episodes.Rudd left Sisters in 1995 to appear in the comedy film Clueless with Alicia Silverstone.He starred in the 2011 comedy-drama film Our Idiot Brother with Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer.It would be the fifth film that Rudd starred in with Elizabeth Banks.In 2012, Rudd appeared in the Broadway production of Craig Wright's Grace. Starring alongside Rudd was Academy award nominee Michael Shannon, Kate Arrington, and seven-time Emmy award winner Ed Asner. It would then go on to receive equal praise at North Light Theatre in Chicago and then at the Pasadena Playhouse in LA, where it received three L. He unveiled the 2,554th star on the mile-long strip of plaques on Hollywood Boulevard.