Paul Stephen Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.
He studied theater at the University of Kansas and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts before making his acting debut in 1992 with NBC's drama series Sisters.
Rudd is known for his roles in the films Clueless (1995), Romeo + Juliet (1996), 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), This Is 40 (2012), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013), The Fundamentals of Caring (2016), Mute (2018), and Ideal Home (2018).
He also has a notable role as Scott Lang / Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, appearing in Ant-Man (2015), Captain America: Civil War (2016), Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018), and Avengers: Endgame (2019).
In addition to his film career, Rudd has appeared in numerous television shows, including the NBC sitcom Friends as Mike Hannigan, along with guest roles on Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! and Parks and Recreation, and has also hosted Saturday Night Live.
He currently stars in a dual role in the Netflix comedy series Living with Yourself, for which he earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.
He received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in July 2015.
He was named as part of the Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2019.