Paul Rudd (born April 6, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and film producer. Rudd 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.
He 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). Rudd 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 Phoebe Buffay's boyfriend and eventual husband 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. Rudd received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on July 1, 2015. He was part of Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2019.