Paul Rudd

by ethnic on January 3, 2008


Birth Name: Paul Stephen Rudd

Place of Birth: Passaic, New Jersey, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 6, 1969

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Paul Rudd is an American actor, writer, and producer. Among his many roles, he plays Scott Lang / Ant-Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Paul’s parents, both Jewish, were both born in England, his father being from Edgware and his mother from Surbiton. Paul had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony. His ancestors were Jewish emigrants from Eastern Europe (Poland and Russia) to England. Paul is married to publicist and writer Julie Yaeger, with whom he has two children.

Paul has said:

My whole family is Jewish; my wife, Julie, is Jewish – there isn’t anyone in my family who isn’t Jewish. I was bar mitzvahed Reform.

Paul’s paternal grandfather had changed his surname from Rudnitzky to Rudd. Paul’s paternal grandmother’s surname was Barnett.

Paul’s maternal grandfather was Louis Granville (born Louis Goldstein, the son of Charles Goldstein and Mariam Schneiderman). Charles and Mariam were from Lodz, Poland. Mariam was the daughter of Label Schneiderman.

Paul’s maternal grandmother was Minnie Gayer (the daughter of Isaac Gayer and Betsy Berenstein/Bernstein).

Source: Genealogy of Paul Rudd (focusing on his mother’s side) –

photo by prphotos

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

phaedra April 26, 2016 at 4:28 am

Has a Hugh Grant look. But he’s definitely more attractive than Grant.

neiltennant July 26, 2017 at 10:46 am

i agree with that second point
but he does not look like grant

LadyNikkitten November 29, 2013 at 4:06 pm

he is sooo beautiful! and funny!

ethnic August 30, 2013 at 6:31 am
follers August 31, 2013 at 2:12 am

Thank you. That is a good picture.

ethnic August 31, 2013 at 10:55 pm

No problem. those 460 comments went fast! Thanks for that.

Bjorn January 15, 2014 at 11:01 am

Rudd is a perfect example how W.A.S.P. names like “Bennett” or in this case “Barnett” can be Jewish.

aps March 7, 2011 at 1:46 am

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