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Seth Rogen Biography,Career and Personal Life

About Seth Rogen

Seth Rogen is an actor, comedian and writer, Seth Rogen has come a long way from doing stand-up comedy as a teen. Rogen was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Sandy (Belogus), a social worker, and Mark Rogen, who worked for non-profits. His father is American-born and his mother is Canadian. He is of Russian Jewish descent. He attended Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School and Point Grey Secondary School though he dropped out of high school to move to Los Angeles and was known for the stand-up comedy he performed at Camp Miriam, a Habonim Dror camp. At 16, Rogan came in second place in the 1998 Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest.

Seth Rogen Career

Soon after that he landed his first role in Judd Apatow’s short-lived but well regarded TV series Freaks and Geeks in 1999, taking on the role of Ken Miller. Though the show only lasted one season, it was the launching pad for many careers, including Rogen, Apatow, James Franco, and Jason Segel. This early work sharpened Rogen’s keen improvisational skills, which he’s used on many projects since.

Following the 1999 Freaks and Geeks , he participated in a few unsuccessful television projects, and then joined the American television version of Da Ali G Show of 2003 as a writer during its second and last season, along with his childhood friend and writing partner Evan Goldberg. The writing team received an Emmy nomination. As a huge fan of the first season, Rogen was thrilled to get the chance to work with Sacha Baron Cohen.

Continuing his work with Apatow, he joined the cast of Apatow’s debut film The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) and is credited as co-producer. After that he took the lead in Knocked Up in 2007, Apatow’s second movie and a huge success. He has since been a frequent collaborator with Apatow, in projects such as Superbad (2007), Pineapple Express (2008) and Funny People (2009). He co-wrote Superbad in 2007, with Goldberg; the pair started the project when they were teens. They won the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Writing in a Film in 2008. They later wrote Pineapple Express in 2008 and The Green Hornet in 2011, also starring Rogen.

A talented voice artist, Rogen is in the animated films Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Kung Fu Panda (2008), and Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), and has voiced characters for The Simpsons (1989) and American Dad! (2005).

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Seth Rogen Personal life

Rogen began dating the writer/actress Lauren Miller in 2004 after the two met while he was working on Da Ali G Show. The couple became engaged on September 29, 2010, and married on October 2, 2011 in Sonoma County, California, where they continue to reside.

Rogen is a purported muse for the gay community, calling himself a “Bear Icon” in an appearance on Conan. He is the subject of an art book titled simply Seth, a side project of PINUPS magazine by print artist Christopher Schulz, which depicts Rogen in various sexual poses.

 


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