Birthday: September 18, 1975
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Age: 45 Years, 45 Year Old Males
Sun Sign: Virgo
Also Known As: Daniel Jason Sudeikis
Born Country: United States
Born in: Fairfax, Virginia, United States
Famous as: Actor
Height: 6'1" (185 cm), 6'1" Males
Spouse/Ex-: Kay Cannon (m. 2004–2010)
father: Dan Sudeikis
mother: Kathryn Sudeikis
siblings: Kristin Sudeikis, Lindsay Sudeikis
children: Daisy Josephine Sudeikis, Otis Alexander Sudeikis, Otis Sudeikis
Partner: Olivia Wilde (2011–present engaged)
U.S. State: Virginia
education: Rockhurst High School, Shawnee Mission West High School, Fort Scott Community College, Brookridge Elementary
Jason Sudeikis is an American actor, comedian, producer, and screenwriter. He has acted in movies, such as ‘Horrible Bosses,’ ‘We're the Millers,’ and ‘Colossal.’ He has appeared in some of the most popular TV shows. He has also worked as a voice actor, voicing characters in films like ‘Epic’ and ‘The Angry Birds Movie.’ Sudeikis started his career as a comedian in Kansas City; he impressed audiences and quickly graduated to performing for some of the best known comedy groups at the time. He had trained at one of the best known comedy training schools in the United States and that turned out to be a big help in his career as a comic. He was a key member of the crew at ‘Saturday Night Live.’ Sudeikis’ timing as a comic has helped him land roles in TV shows like ‘30 Rock’ and ‘The Last Man on Earth.’ While his voice acting skills have made him one of the most sought after voice over artists for video games, his ability to hold one’s attention has earned him hosting stints for shows like ‘MTV Movie Awards’ and ‘WWE Raw.’
Childhood & Early Life
Daniel Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975, in Fairfax, Virginia, USA, to Daniel Joseph Sudeikis and Kathryn Sudeikis. His father was a high ranking executive in a company, while his mother was employed as a travel agent. Sudeikis’ mother is actor George Wendt’s sister.
The family moved to Overland Park in Kansas when Jason Sudeikis was still a child. He studied at ‘Brookridge Elementary School’ and ‘Holy Cross Cathedral.’ His high school education started at ‘Jesuit Rockhurst High School’ in the year 1990, but he later enrolled at ‘Shawnee Mission West High School.’
The state of Kansas served as an inspiration to Sudeikis’ work as a comedian. The state has had a profound effect on him as an artist and he has often brought up references to the state during his performance as a comedian.
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Sudeikis started his career as a comedian in his home state Kansas. He started performing at ‘ComedySportz,’ located in Kansas City. Following the success of his stint at ‘ComedySportz,’ he decided to move to Chicago where he joined the famous ‘ImprovOlympic’ theatre in order to improve his skills.
Jason Sudeikis became part of ‘The Second City Touring Company.’ In the early-2000s, he took center stage as one of the founding members of ‘The Second City Las Vegas.’ He became one of the most popular comedians at the time and it was not long before the producers of ‘Saturday Night Live’ took notice.
In 2003, Jason Sudeikis became a writer for the cult classic show ‘Saturday Night Live’ and he stayed with the show for an entire decade. During his association with the show, he became one of its most important members as he graduated from being a writer to a performer. Eventually, he was given repertory status.
Sudeikis ventured into television acting in the year 2007 and appeared as a recurring character in the popular comedy show ‘30 Rock.’ The next year, he was cast in the Cameron Diaz-starrer ‘What Happens in Vegas.’ The same year, Sudeikis also appeared in the online show ‘The Line.’ In the meantime, he also lent his voice to the hugely popular video game ‘Grand Theft Auto IV.’
The year 2010 was a particularly productive one for Jason Sudeikis as he landed a role in the Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston-starrer ‘The Bounty Hunter.’ He then played a pivotal character in the comedy film ‘Horrible Bosses’ in 2011. The same year, he starred in another comedy titled ‘Hail Pass’ alongside Owen Wilson and also hosted the ‘MTV Movie Awards.’
In 2012, Jason Sudeikis was cast to play an important role in ‘Eastbound and Down.’ His portrayal of the recurring character in the series was appreciated. Two years later, Sudeikis starred in ‘Horrible Bosses 2,’ a sequel to the 2011 film ‘Horrible Bosses.’ The sequel was a success at the box office.
He then starred alongside Julia Roberts and Jennifer Aniston in the 2016 romantic comedy film ‘Mother’s Day.’ The same year, he voiced the character of ‘Red’ in the computer-animated comedy film ‘The Angry Birds Movie’ which was based on a video game of the same name.
After voicing the character of ‘Zorn’ in the animated TV series ‘Son of Zorn,’ Sudeikis appeared in the science fiction comedy ‘Downsizing’ alongside Matt Damon in 2017. He was next seen in films like ‘Driven’ (2018) and ‘Booksmart’ (2019).
In 2019, Sudeikis reprised his voice role as ‘Red’ in ‘The Angry Birds Movie 2,’ a sequel to the 2016 film ‘The Angry Birds Movie.’ He is all set to appear in movies like ‘El Tonto’ and ‘Till Death.’
Jason Sudeikis has appeared in a number of films and TV series. He has also delivered some truly memorable performance. Despite his work in films, his contribution to ‘Saturday Night Live’ remains his most important work till date. Sudeikis was a vital member of ‘Saturday Night Live’ for a decade starting from 2003 during which he made the show very popular.
Personal Life & Legacy
Jason Sudeikis got married to actress Kay Cannon in 2004. However, the marriage ended six years later in a divorce. The couple has no children.
After being in a romantic relationship with actress Olivia Wilde, Sudeikis got engaged to her in the year 2013. They have a son named Otis Alexander and a daughter named Daisy Josephine.
Jason Sudeikis has an estimated net worth of $10 million.