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Who is Paul Rudd? New Worth, Wife And Friends Character As New Netflix Show Announced

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Who is Paul Rudd? New Worth, Wife And Friends Character As New Netflix Show Announced

Paul Rudd is one of the most popular actors in the world. He's starred in some of the biggest films around and has the kind of face that makes you want to be his best friend.

However, there are certain things that you might not know about the famous American actor, like the fact that he once appeared on Friends.

We've dug a little deeper into the Ant-Man actor's past so we can tell you all you need to know about him including his net worth, who his wife is and what he worked on during his early career.

He grew up in a household with two Jewish parents and had a traditional Jewish bar mitzvah. When he was young, his family relocated to Kansas, where he attended Broadmoor Junior High, Shawnee Mission West and later went to the University of Kansas for about two years. He then went to the British Drama Academy to further his acting skills.

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In 1995, Paul Rudd kickstarted his career when he delivered fantastic performances in 'Clueless' and 'Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers.'

The year after he appeared in 'The Size of Watermelons' and the TV version of 'Clueless.' In the early 2000's he appeared on 'Strangers with Candy', 'Anchorman: The Legend Of Ron Burgundy', 'The 40-Year-Old Virgin', 'Monsters vs. Aliens', and many more.

Paul Rudd Starred Alongside Evangeline Lilly in Avengers. Credit: PA
Paul Rudd Starred Alongside Evangeline Lilly in Avengers. Credit: PA

Most recently, he starred as Ant-Man alongside co-stars Michael Douglas and Bobby Cannavale. He reprised his role for the sequel Ant-Man and the Wasp, as well as for the related Marvel films Captain America: Civil War and Avengers: Endgame.

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Paul Rudd in Friends

Paul Rudd actually played a minor role in Friends. He first appeared in 'The One with the Pediatrician' and featured in 17 episodes. He played the part of Michael 'Mike' Hannigan, who was Phoebe's love interest and third husband. Mike was met with mixed views by fans. Some fans felt that Hannigan was an extraneous character who did not add much to the series, while others felt he added a sense of depth that was somewhat lacking at the time prior to his introduction. He, along with Gunther, is sometimes considered the "Seventh Friend".

What are his highest-grossing movies?

5. Ant-Man (2015)

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Adjusted box office total: $199.5 million (£161.9 million)

4. Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018)

Adjusted box office total: $224.2 million (£181.9 million)

3. Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)

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Adjusted box office total: $243 million (£197.2 million)

2. Captain America: Civil War (2016)

Adjusted box office total: $427.3 million (£346.8 million)

1. Avengers: Endgame

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Adjusted box office total: $858.2 (£696.5 million)

Paul Rudd At the Avengers: Endgame fan event. Credit: PA
Paul Rudd At the Avengers: Endgame fan event. Credit: PA

What's his net worth?

Paul Rudd was included n the top ten highest-earning celebrities in Forbes' 2019 list. He came in at number nine with earnings of $41 million (£33.7m).

Who's his wife?

Paul Rudd has been married to screenwriter Julie Yaeger since 2003. They have two children, Jack and Darby.

Paul Rudd With Wife Julie Yaeger. Credit: PA
Paul Rudd With Wife Julie Yaeger. Credit: PA

If you can't get enough of Paul Rudd, then you'll be happy to know that Netflix's new show 'Living With Yourself' stars not one, but two versions of the lovable rogue. It launches globally on Friday, October 18.

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Topics: Avengers Endgame, TV and Film, Celebrity, Interesting, UK Entertainment, Paul Rudd, US Entertainment, Net worth, Friends

Mark Cunliffe
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