Is Paul Rudd Jewish?

Paul Rudd

Well, to make a long story short, Paul Rudd is Jewish!

Since Paul Rudd's mother is Jewish, and in Orthodox Judaism and Conservative Judaism, those with a Jewish mother (or those who underwent a halakhic conversion) are considered Jewish, then that makes him Jewish. His father is Jewish too.

Paul Rudd (whose full birth name is Paul Stephen Rudd) was born on April 6, 1969 in Passaic, New Jersey, U.S..

Rudd's parents were descended from Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants who had moved to England from Belarus, Poland, and Russia. Rudd's father's family's original surname, Rudnitsky, was changed by his grandfather to Rudd, and his mother's family's surname was originally Goldstein. Rudd himself had a Bar Mitzvah service in Ontario.

He is known for his roles in the films Clueless (1995), Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004), The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005), Knocked Up (2007), Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), I Love You, Man (2009), Dinner for Schmucks (2010), Our Idiot Brother (2011), The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012), and This Is 40 (2012).

In 2021, Rudd was named People magazine's ''Sexiest Man Alive''.

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