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spotlight on... SETH ROGEN.

Image: Rising star of funny movies.

Best known for: Knocked Up.

Early life: Vancouver-born Rogen began his career doing stand-up comedy during his teen years, winning the Vancouver Amateur Comedy Contest in 1998. While still living in his native Vancouver, he landed a small part in TV series Freaks and Geeks. Shortly after Rogen moved to Los Angeles for his role, Freaks and Geeks was cancelled. After landing a job as a staff writer on the final season of Da Ali G Show, for which Rogen and the other writers received an Emmy nomination, he was guided by film producer Judd Apatow toward a film career.

Don't mention: The sex scenes in Knocked spotlight on... SETH ROGEN Career: Rogen was cast in a major supporting role and credited as a co-producer in Apatow's directorial debut, The 40-Year-Old Virgin. After Rogen received critical praise for that performance, Universal Pictures agreed to cast him as the lead in Apatow's directorial feature films Knocked Up and Funny People. Rogen and his comedy partner Evan Goldberg co-wrote the films Superbad, Pineapple Express, and The Green Hornet. Rogen has done voice work for the films Horton Hears a Who!, Kung Fu Panda, Monsters vs.

Aliens, and Paul. Love life: Rogen began dating writer Lauren Miller in 2004. The two met while he was working on Da Ali G Show and married on October 2, 2011 in Sonoma, California.

Up. He found them deeply embarrassing. Quote: "Reality and honesty is the most important thing. As soon as it feels like we're making a joke where there wouldn't be one, then we don't do it."

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Title Annotation:Features
Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
Geographic Code:1CANA
Date:Dec 3, 2011
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