Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian-American actor, comedian and filmmaker. Originally a stand-up comedian in Vancouver, he moved to Los Angeles for a part in Judd Apatow's series Freaks and Geeks, and then got a part on Apatow's sitcom Undeclared, which also hired him as a writer. After landing his job as a staff writer on the final season of Da Ali G Show, Apatow guided Rogen toward a film career. As a staff writer, he was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series. His first movie appearance was a minor role in Donnie Darko (2001). Rogen was cast in a supporting role and credited as a co-producer in Apatow's directorial debut, The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005). Universal Pictures subsequently cast him as the lead in Apatow's films Knocked Up (2007) and Funny People (2009). Rogen and his writing partner, Evan Goldberg, co-wrote the films Superbad (2007), Pineapple Express (2008), The Green Hornet (2011) and This Is the End (2013), and directed both This Is the End and The Interview (2014), all of which Rogen starred in. Rogen also starred in the comedies Neighbors (2014), its 2016 sequel, The Disaster Artist (2017), Long Shot (2019) and An American Pickle (2020). In 2016, he developed the AMC television series Preacher with Evan Goldberg and Sam Catlin. He also serves as a writer, executive producer and director, alongside Goldberg. Rogen's also known for his dramatic roles in Jonathan Levine's 50/50 (2011), Sarah Polley's drama Take This Waltz (2011), Danny Boyle's biographical drama Steve Jobs (2015) and Steven Spielberg's coming-of-age drama The Fabelmans (2022). He's also known for his voice roles in Shrek the Third (2007), Horton Hears a Who! (2008), the Kung Fu Panda trilogy, The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008), Monsters vs. Aliens (2009), Paul (2011), Sausage Party (2016), and The Lion King (2019).