Seth Rogen

Biography

Seth Rogen (born 15.4.1982)

Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor and comedian, best known for his roles in mainstream comedy films such as Knocked Up and Superbad.

Seth Rogen: Childhood

Seth Rogen was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada. His mother, Sandy, is a social worker and his father, Mark, is the assistant director of a Workmen's Circle. Rogen himself has described his parents as 'radical Jewish socialists.' His elder sister Danya is also a social worker.

At the age of 16, Seth Rogen came second in the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest before moving south to pursue a career in stand-up and acting.

Seth Rogen: TV Career

Seth Rogen first worked commercially when he started appearing in commercials at the age of 13. He then landed a role in Freaks and Geeks, playing the role of Ken Miller. He would go on to work extensively with the show's co-producer Judd Apatow.

In 2001, Rogen landed minor roles in Donnie Darko (which starred Jake Gyllenhaal and Maggie Gyllenhaal) and Dawson's Creek.

In 2005, Rogen won a Primetime Emmy Award, along with Evan Goldberg, for their writing work on Da Ali G Show. It has also been claimed that Rogen contributed to the writing of Sacha Baron Cohen's Borat, though he was not credited for it.

That same year, he also appeared in the hugely successful film The 40-Year Old Virgin. The film was Judd Apatow's directorial debut and starred Steve Carell.

Following the success of the film, Apatow went on to cast Rogen in one of the lead roles of Knocked Up, a comedy based on a one night stand that results in pregnancy.

Superbad was released in 2008. Rogen had originally written the script with himself in mind for the lead role. However, the film's producers wanted a younger version of Rogen and opted for one of Rogen's friends and collaborators, Jonah Hill. Rogen followed the success of Superbad by writing the screenplay for Drillbit Taylor, an Owen Wilson vehicle.

Seth Rogen also co-wrote Pineapple Express with Evan Goldberg.

Rogen went on to appear opposite Elizabeth Banks in Kevin Smith's Zack and Miri Make A Porno, followed by Observe and Report, a comedy directed by Jody Hill.

Seth Rogen and Adam Sandler will both appear in the Judd Apatow-directed Funny People. The film will also star Eric Bana and Leslie Mann.

Seth Rogen: Personal Life

Seth Rogen is dating Lauren Miller.

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A Week In News: North Korea Threatens Seth Rogen, George Clooney Gets Angry, And Robin Thicke Is Knocked Out

11th July 2014 -

 News

Seth Rogen Vs. North Korea: Seth Rogen should be feeling a little nervous right now. The actor and funnyman, who is preparing for the fall release of new movie The Interview, has been threatened after...

North Korea's 'The Interview' Complaint May Give Seth Rogen Better Publicity Than Money Can Buy

10th July 2014 -

 News

North Korea has filed an official complaint with the UN regarding the upcoming movie The Interview, requesting that the comedy be banned from distribution. The movie, which stars Seth Rogen and James Franco, is a...

Will North Korea Really Declare War Over Seth Rogen's 'The Interview'?

26th June 2014 -

 News

Well, this would certainly make high school text books more interesting. North Korea has threatened to reap "merciless" retaliation on the US if they do not ban the Seth Rogen and James Franco comedy movie...

'The Interview': Are Seth Rogen and James Franco About to Start Another World War?

25th June 2014 -

 News

Seth Rogen and James Franco’s brand of stoner comedy isn’t for everyone, but it rarely goes beyond immature jokes, underdog characters and a sideways look at America. Now, it would seem, they’ve annoyed one of...

Kim Jong-Un Will Watch 'The Interview'. With A Bowl of Ice Cream.

23rd June 2014 -

 News

The North Korean regime has unsurprisingly attacked a Hollywood comedy movie with James Franco and Seth Rogen as representing the “desperation” of American society. A spokesman for Kim Jong-Un said the dictator would probably watch...

North Korea's Stance on Seth Rogen & James Franco's The Interview: Unhappy

21st June 2014 -

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Turns out, North Korea aren’t happy with The Interview, a film that mocks the country’s communist dictatorship and focuses on the assassination of its leader. Or to put it a different way: James Franco and...

‘Kim Jong-Un Can Speak To Dolphins’ And 10 Other Things We Learnt From ‘The Interview’ Trailer

13th June 2014 -

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The first trailer and poster for Seth Rogen and James Franco’s action comedy The Interview has hit and we now couldn't be more excited about this movie. The movie looks packed full of action and...

Forget Franco and Rogen - 'The Interview' Poster Is A Thing of Beauty

12th June 2014 -

 News

The first trailer for James Franco and Seth Rogen's new movie The Interview rolled out online on Wednesday night (June 11, 2014) giving fans their first look at the frankly bizarre comedy that sees a...

22 Jump Street

5th June 2014 -

 Movie Review

A consistently hilarious stream of in-jokes keeps the audience in fits of laughter even if there's virtually no plot to this follow-up to the 2012 hit 21 Jump Street. Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum revive...

A Week In News: Weed, Boobs, Ghosts, Guns...And A Wedding

30th May 2014 -

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The Wedding: Kim and Kanye got married last weekend. Kthxbai. It has been pretty hard to avoid but if you want to know more about their wedding, click here, get the goss on their weirdly...

Seth Rogen Critic Uploads Video In Face Of Backlash Over Shooting Suggestion

28th May 2014 -

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A Washington Post critic drew such a backlash with her suggestion that Seth Rogen's "frat boy" genre of comedy movies inspired Elliot Rodger's recent Californian mass shooting that she has felt compelled to upload a...

Seth Rogen & Judd Apatow Blast Film Critic For Relating Their Work To Santa Barbara Shootings

27th May 2014 -

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Seth Rogen and Judd Apatow have received criticism for their work in the past, but a film critics’ recent comments have caused the stars to speak out.The filmmaking pair, who have collaborated on movies such...

Seth Rogen Reels At Suggestion His Films Inspired Mass Shooting

27th May 2014 -

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Seth Rogen has hit back at a series of implications and accusations made in a recent Washington Post article drawing a link between the recent shooting in California and the "frat boy" movies of the...

'Godzilla' Does The Monster Stomp Around Box Office 'Neighbors' With $93M Opening

19th May 2014 -

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Silence the doubters! Godzilla has smashed its way to the top of the box office, having earned a monstrous $93.2m on its first weekend. Gareth Edwards' gloomy new take on the popular Japanese tale of...

"Neighbors" Crashed Spidey's Party This Weekend, But Why?

13th May 2014 -

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The success of Seth Rogen’s Neighbors, which made a staggering $51 million over its debut weekend, proves that, when R-rated comedies work, they really work. The genre tends to be a bit hit-and-miss, but Rogen’s...

With $51 Million, Seth Rogen's 'Neighbors' Smashes Spider-Man At Box-Office

12th May 2014 -

 News

We predicted a $40-45 million opening for Seth Rogen's 'Neighbors', but the frat-comedy co-starring Zac Efron obliterated expectations to pull in $51 million and win the top spot at the box-office by $14 million. The...

"Neighbors" Parties On Top Of Box Office Chart, While Spidey Suffers Massive Drop

12th May 2014 -

 News

There were big changes in the box office chart this weekend, with Neighbors easily charging past the previous highest earner, The Amazing Spider-Man 2. While Neighbors had one of the highest debuts for an original...

Seth Rogen's 'Neighbors' Smashes Spider-Man's Party with $45 Million Opening

11th May 2014 -

 News

This was not part of the plan for Sony. It's big-budget superhero sequel The Amazing Spider-Man 2 may well have been toppled from the top spot at the box-office after just one week, with Seth...

Nicholas Stoller Looks To Take Judd Apatow's Comedy Crown With 'Neighbors'

9th May 2014 -

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With his new film Neighbors (titled Bad Neighbours internationally), filmmaker Nicholas Stoller is taking on Judd Apatow for the adult-comedy title. He has previous experience in the genre, from Forgetting Sarah Marshall to The Five-year...

So, Should You See 'The Amazing Spider-Man 2' or 'Neighbors' Tonight?

9th May 2014 -

 News

‘Bad Neighbors’ sees Seth Rogen and Zak Efron duke it out as the former tries to preserve his suburban American dream, while the other rebels against his paid-for education by causing havoc as the hunky,...

Neighbors [Bad Neighbours]

9th May 2014 -

 Movie Review

There's a blast of raucous energy to this lively comedy that sets it apart from the pack; aside from a willingness to get deeply rude and incorrect, the movie is actually very funny. It helps...

Noisy 'Neighbors' Ready to Crash Spider-Man's Party with $35 Million Bow

8th May 2014 -

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The critical derision directed towards The Amazing Spider-Man 2 wasn't enough to stop Sony pulling in $95 million last week, though its long campaign to reach the heights of the original movie may falter this...

James Franco: Are His Recent Antics For Real, Or Are We Being Taken For A Ride?

8th May 2014 -

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Oh James Franco, where to start? Remember in February when everybody was getting weirded out by Shia LaBeouf and his Berlin paper bag ‘I am not famous anymore’ incident? Well one person who jumped to...

'Neighbors' Is Crude And Unusual, But Is It Funny Enough To Work?

7th May 2014 -

 News

Neighbors is out in theaters this week – Friday, May 9 – meaning it’s just about time for the flood of reviews of Seth Rogen’s latest. In this one, Zac Efron gets to walk around...

After 'Bad Neighbors', Seth Rogen Has Plenty More Movies On The Way, Including These Five

5th May 2014 -

 News

Seth Rogen is currently delighting the critics alongside Zac Efron in Bad Neighbours, but don't expect him to be resting on his laurels anytime soon. The multi-talented star, who has proven he can not only...

The Critics Agree: Who Wouldn’t Want ‘Bad Neighbours’ Like Seth Rogen and Zac Efron?

3rd May 2014 -

 News

Did critics expect to find themselves unanimously enjoying a comedy starring Zac Efron and Seth Rogen? Probably not. No disrespect to the pair, but they haven't exactly been setting the box office on fire in...

A Week In Movies: Star Wars Cast Announced, Festivals Bring Out Stars In London And New York While Efron And Rogen Hit L.A

2nd May 2014 -

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Of course the biggest movie news this week was the official announcement that Harrison Ford, Mark Hamill and Carrie Fisher will be back for Star Wars Episode VII, along with the performers behind C-3PO, R2-D2...

Should You See 'Bad Neighbours' Tonight? The Critics Say It's a Resounding Yes

2nd May 2014 -

 News

When ‘Bad Neighbours’ was announced, film critics would have been forgiven for exhaling in the form of a sigh; Seth Rogen – despite a loyal, cult fan base, has been the face of some pretty...

Will Poulter's 'Plastic' Is Early Contender for Worst Movie of 2014

1st May 2014 -

 News

Will Poulter. You know Will Poulter. He won a BAFTA. He was the rap-singing teen in We're The Millers - which was actually quite good. But now he's made a bad movie. Which is fine....

'Bad Neighbours' Reviews: Cheap, Nasty, Juvenile and Brilliant

30th April 2014 -

 News

Part frat comedy, part coming-of age-story, part-generational warfare and part slapstick comedy, ‘Bad Neighbors’ portrays a battle between the middle class utopia that is suburban America, and the rebellious, newly freed ethos adopted by a...

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