Born: 15 April 1982
Birthplace: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Best known as: Star of the 2007 movie Knocked Up
Seth Rogen was the young co-star of a critically-acclaimed but short-lived TV series, and now he's the comic movie star of the hits Knocked Up (with Katherine Heigl), Superbad (with Christopher Mintz-Plasse) and Observe and Report (2009). A teenage comedian from Vancouver, B.C., Rogen got his big break in the 1999 Judd Apatow series Freaks and Geeks, along with cast members Linda Cardellini and James Franco. After the show was cancelled Rogen had some small movie roles (including in the 2001 Jake Gyllenhaal movie Donnie Darko) and followed Apatow to the series Undeclared (2001-02). Rogen served as an actor and a writer for the show, and from there he went to the writing staff of Da Ali G Show (2003-04, starring Sacha Baron Cohen). A well-received supporting role in The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005, starring Steve Carell) proved the popularity of his curly-and-burly, guy's guy persona, and Apatow wrote Knocked Up specifically for Rogen. He co-wrote the hit Superbad (2007, starring Jonah Hill and Michael Cera) and became hot property in Hollywood, starring and writing in comedies and doing voiceover work for animated features. His films include The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008, the voice of Hogsqueal), Kung Fu Panda (2008, the voice of Mantis), Pineapple Express (2008, writer), Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008, starring with Elizabeth Banks) and Monsters vs Aliens (2009, the voice of the blob B.O.B.).
Extra credit: Rogen plays a police officer in the 2007 comedy Superbad, a movie he wrote with Evan Goldberg.
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