is a Canadian actor, voice actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director.
He began his career performing stand-up comedy during his teenage years.
The movie was panned by critics who thought its plot – a grown man becoming three kids' bodyguard and beating up their bullies – had no focus and was drawn out.
After Apatow insisted that he would work better in real life situations, the two agreed on the accidental pregnancy concept of this production.Made on a million budget and released on June 1, Knocked Up was a critical and commercial box office hit, garnering an approval rating of 90 percent on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes and grossing 9 million.Universal Pictures subsequently cast him as the lead in Apatow's films Knocked Up and Funny People.Rogen co-starred as Steve Wozniak in Universal's Steve Jobs biopic in 2015.Later that year he played a supporting part as an irresponsible police officer in Superbad, which he had written with his writing partner and was co-produced by Apatow.
Michael Cera and Jonah Hill originate the main roles, two teenage best friends whose party plans go wrong, based on them.
Since Rogen's father is American, he has American citizenship by birth, though the actor has stated "I definitely associate with being Canadian much more than being American" because he grew up in Canada.
and attended Vancouver Talmud Torah Elementary School and Point Grey Secondary School, incorporating many of his classmates into his writing.
When asked about its inspiration, Rogen said he wrote what he knew.
Kevin Smith's romantic comedy Zack and Miri Make a Porno rounded out 2008 for the actor.
While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a supporting role in Judd Apatow's series Freaks and Geeks.