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Paul Stephen Rudd

Birthplace: Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Michael Rudd and Private
Husband of Private
Father of Private and Private
Brother of Private

Occupation: Actor, writer, and producer
Managed by: Ashley Odell
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About Paul Rudd

Paul Rudd is an American actor, writer, and producer. Among his many roles, he plays Scott Lang / Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Paul’s parents, both Ashkenazi Jewish, were born in England, his father being from Edgware and his mother from Surbiton. Paul had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. His ancestors were Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia) to England.

Paul has said:

My whole family is Jewish; my wife, Julie [Yaeger], is Jewish – there isn’t anyone in my family who isn’t Jewish… I was bar mitzvahed Reform.

Paul’s paternal grandfather had changed his surname from “Rudnitzky” to “Rudd”. Paul’s paternal grandmother’s surname was “Barnett”.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was Louis Granville (born Louis Goldstein, the son of Charles Goldstein and Mariam Schneiderman). Charles and Mariam were from Lodz, Poland. Mariam was the daughter of Label Schneiderman.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was Minnie Gayer (the daughter of Isaac Gayer and Betsy Berenstein/Bernstein).

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Paul Rudd's Timeline

April 6, 1969
Passaic, Passaic County, New Jersey, United States
University of Kansas
British American Drama Academy