Born: 27 August 1979
Birthplace: Emmett, Idaho
Best known as: Jesse Pinkman in the TV series Breaking Bad
<p>Name at birth: Aaron Paul Sturtevant</p>Aaron Paul won Emmys in 2010 and 2012 for his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman, the meth-cooking sidekick to Walter White (Bryan Cranston
), the central character in the series Breaking Bad
. Paul grew up in Idaho and moved to Los Angeles when he was 17 to start an acting career. After several commercial spots and small roles on television, he got a semi-regular gig as a straight-laced husband in the cable series Big Love
, starting in 2007. While appearing in the occasional episode for that show, he was hired for Breaking Bad
, a cable series that first aired in 2008. Paul, slight, wiry and energetic, played Pinkman as an innocent loser-with-a-conscience, earning three Emmy nominations (2009, 2010 and 2012). Paul's other roles include bit parts in the films Mission: Impossible III
(2006, starring Tom Cruise
) and Last House on the Left
(2009), and a starring role in Smashed
(2012, opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead
Aaron Paul was a contestant on the game show The Price Is Right in 2000.
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