Seth Rogen

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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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Theaters To Screen 'The Interview' as Sony Insists "We Did Not Cave"

24th December 2014 -

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After the news that several theaters in the U.S are to screen the controversial comedy movie The Interview, Sony Pictures CEO Michael Lynton has insisted the studio did not cave under extreme pressure from North...

'The Interview' Stars Seth Rogen & James Franco Celebrate As Sony Announces Limited Christmas Day Release

23rd December 2014 -

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The Interview will be shown in limited cinemas in the US from Christmas Day. Sony Pictures Entertainment has granted the film's release despite threats from hackers directed at cinema goers. Mounting political pressure, including a...

North Korea's Internet Goes Down Completely, Obama Stays Silent

23rd December 2014 -

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North Korea experienced a sweeping blackout to its internet service on Monday (November 22, 2014) with some experts suggesting the nation's access went "totally down" at one stage. The White House has declined to comment...

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22nd December 2014 -

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The latest leaked Sony emails show a fiery dispute over the budget of Pineapple Express 2 - a sequel to the 2008 action-comedy starring Seth Rogen and James Franco. The first film was a surprise...

North Korea Has "Clear Evidence" That Washington Devised 'The Interview'

22nd December 2014 -

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North Korea says it has "clear evidence" that Washington was heavily involved in the development of the comedy movie The Interview and has threatened to retaliate. The warnings come despite Sony Pictures decision to pull...

Saturday Night Live: Dr. Evil Had Some Wise Words for the Sony Hackers

22nd December 2014 -

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Soon after Obama put everyone at ease, announcing that the Sony hack was not, in fact, an act of war, another authority on all matters evil and genius spoke on the topic. Dr. Evil everyone,...

A Week In Movies: Sony Gives In To Hackers, Night At The Museum 3 Holds Dual Premieres, Spectre Shoots In London And Trailers Promise Action And Romance This Spring

19th December 2014 -

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The big movie news this week has been Sony's decision to cancel the release of the James Franco/Seth Rogen comedy The Interview due to threats made by a hacking group. The film had already held...

Texas Theater to Screen 'Team America: World Police' Instead of 'The Interview'

18th December 2014 -

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The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Dallas/Forth Worth, Texas, will screen the 2004 film Team America: World Police instead of Seth Rogen's movie The Interview, which has been pulled by Sony. The studio appear to have...

At The Behest of North Korea, Sony Cancels Release of 'The Interview'

18th December 2014 -

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Seth Rogen's anger at Amy Pascal and Sony after being asked to make edits to a particularly gory scene in The Interview was all too apparent in a recent leaked email. "This is now a...

Sony Cancels The Release Of 'The Interview' Amid Hacking Threats

17th December 2014 -

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Just a little over a week before its scheduled release date and following apparent threats from hackers, Sony has announced that it has cancelled the release of The Interview.A comedy starring Seth Rogen and James...

New York Premiere Of 'The Interview' Reportedly Cancelled Amid Threats

17th December 2014 -

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The Interview, the now very, very controversial new comedy from Seth Rogen and James Franco has had it glitzy New York premiere cancelled after another threat was made by the group thought to be behind...

Sony Leak: Sony Terrified of "Desperately Unfunny" Movie 'The Interview'

16th December 2014 -

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There was absolutely an air of uncertainty about Amy Pascal's leaked emails to Seth Rogen. The comedy actor was unwilling to make edits to his controversial movie The Interview but, on the face of it,...

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11th December 2014 -

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Seth Rogen rejected the idea of re-editing his new movie The Interview - about an assassination attempt on Kim Jong-Un - just "to make North Koreans happy". Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal wrote to the comedy...

Seth Rogen Has Heard Kanye West's New Album. In A Limousine. With Kanye.

10th December 2014 -

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Seth Rogen has revealed that he has heard Kanye West's new album after the rapper sang it to him in the back of a limousine in New York. Rogen famously parodied the Bound 2 video...

So James Franco Hosted SNL. Here's the Breakdown.

7th December 2014 -

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So. Saturday Night Live. Yes, they talked about Eric Garner. Yes, Kenan Thompson did Al Sharpton. For some reason though (you know the reason), the headlines today are mostly focused on James Franco and Seth...

AMC Orders Seth Rogen's Comic Book Adaptation, 'Preacher'

4th December 2014 -

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AMC has ordered a pilot of Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's dramatic adaption of the comic book series 'Preacher' about a maverick clergyman in Texas. The comedy duo will act as executive producers while Sam...

Hackers Reveal Seth Rogen, James Franco's Salaries for 'The Interview'

4th December 2014 -

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In a development that appears to add credence to the accusation that North Korea could have something to do with the recent hack at Sony, Seth Rogen and James Franco's payment for controversial movie The...

'The Interview': Why It Could Only Ever Have Been James Franco And Seth Rogen

26th November 2014 -

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'The Interview' has already become arguably the most controversial comedy of the moment, with its less than sensitive approach to the crisis in North Korea. Nonetheless, it's another tremendously funny venture from a comedy duo...

The Interview - Trailer & Featurettes

25th November 2014 -

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David Skylark (James Franco) is a worldwide celebrity. His talk show is watched everyone, including the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. Skylark's producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogan), is beginning to doubt the direction of...

Lisa Kudrow's 'The Comeback' Makes A Comeback On HBO

8th November 2014 -

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It may have been nearly a decade since we last cringed at Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Parish. But be prepared to do it all over again, as 'The Comeback' is finally making its big...

Seth Rogen to Play Steve Wozniak in Danny Boyle's 'Jobs' Movie?

31st October 2014 -

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Seth Rogen is the first-choice to play Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak in Aaron Sorkin and Danny Boyle's Steve Jobs movie. Jessica Chastain is also being sought for a notable role in the movie, which stars...

Seth Rogen Targeted To Play Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak In Steve Jobs Biopic

31st October 2014 -

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Seth Rogen is reportedly being eyed to play the co-founder of Apple, Steve Wozniak, in Sony's forthcoming untitled Steve Jobs biopic, which is expected to focus on the launches of Apple's original Macintosh computer (1984),...

James Franco and Seth Rogen's New Comedy 'The Interview' Pushed Back to December

8th August 2014 -

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Originally scheduled to release in October, The Interview is co-directed by Evan Goldberg (who also directed This is the End) and Seth Rogen, and is based around a celebrity talk show host (Franco) and his...

Five Other Celebs Who Probably Want To Punch Justin Bieber

4th August 2014 -

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We're pretty sure that Orlando Bloom has managed to win over a good few thousand more fans after striking a fierce blow in the direction of Justin Bieber's head, but we can think of quite...

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

11th July 2014 -

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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 -

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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 -

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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 -

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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 -

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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...

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