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Jason Sudeikis
Also known as:Daniel Jason Sudeikis
Occupation:Actor • Voice Cast
Born:September 18, 1975
Birthplace:Fairfax, Virginia, United States Of America
Spouse:Olivia Wilde, Kay Cannon
Daniel Jason Sudeikis, popularly known as Jason Sudeikis, is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter and producer. He first rose to prominence as a sketch writer and regular cast member of the sketch comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live, and subsequently went on to establish a career in Hollywood through comedies like What Happens in Vegas (2008), Hall Pass (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011), We’re the Millers (2013), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), Sleeping with Other People (2015) and Colossal (2017). In 2012, Sudeikis was nominated for a Breakout Performer of the Year Award at the American Comedy Awards.

Early Life
Sudeikis was born in Fairfax, Virginia, to Kathryn Wendt and Daniel Joseph Sudeikis. The family moved to Kansas when Sudeikis was young, and he attended the Holy Cross Catholic School before joining Jesuit Rockhurst High School and subsequently, Shawnee Mission West High School, Overland Park.

After starting out with the Kansas City-based improv comedy group ComedySportz, he moved to Chicago, where he enrolled at the Annoyance Theatre and ImprovOlympic. Sudeikis was one among the founding member of groups like J.T.S. Brown and Second City Las Vegas, and it was while working at the latter that he got his first big break as a sketch writer for Saturday Night Live. Three years into his stint at the show, Sudeikis was upgraded to repertory status and became a regular cast member.

Personal Life
Sudeikis married actress and writer-producer Kay Cannon in 2004, but their relationship ended in a divorce in 2010.

In 2011, Sudeikis began dating actress Olivia Wilde, and the couple got engaged in 2013. They have two children together - a son named Otis Alexander and a daughter named Daisy Josephine.

Movie Career
Sudeikis made his feature film debut with a minor role in the 2007 comedy film The Ten. After appearing in minor supporting roles in Meet Bill (2007), What Happens in Vegas (2008) and The Bounty Hunter (2010), he starred alongside Owen Wilson in the 2011 romantic comedy Hall Pass. Despite mixed reviews, the film went on to become a box office success. In the same year, he starred alongside Jason Bateman and Charlie Day in the black comedy film Horrible Bosses, which told the story of three friends who decide to take out their abusive bosses. The film opened to positive reviews and was a blockbuster, earning over $200 million against a budget of $36 million.

In 2012, the actor played a supporting role in the political satire film The Campaign, which had Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis in the lead roles. The film enjoyed moderate commercial success and currently holds a 64% approval rating on the review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes. In the following year, Sudeikis debuted as a voice actor with the animated action-adventure film Epic, which was a critical and commercial success. This was followed by the comedy film We’re the Millers, the plot of which revolved around a pot dealer (played by Sudeikis) who, in a bid to smuggle in drugs from Mexico, convinces his neighbours to pose as his family. We’re the Millers went on to become a blockbuster despite the mixed reviews, earning over $270 million against a modest budget of $37 million.

In 2014, Sudeikis reprised his role along with Jason Bateman and Charlie Day in the sequel to Horrible Bosses, titled Horrible Bosses 2. Though the film didn’t match up to its predecessor critically or commercially, it was still a box office hit. The actor then starred in the romantic-comedy Sleeping with Other People (2015), which narrated the story of an unlikely relationship between two individuals with commitment issues. Despite the positive reviews, the film failed to make an impact at the box office. The romantic-comedy Tumbledown, which came out in the same year, was also met with lukewarm reception from the audience despite highly favourable reviews.

Though he had portrayed characters with dramatic shades in the past, Sudeikis’ first full-fledged dramatic role came with the 2016 biographical sports drama Race. The film chronicled the rise of legendary athlete Jesse Owens and the turbulent events that led up to his participation in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, where he won four gold medals. Sudeikis’ portrayal of Larry Snyder, who was Owens’ coach and mentor, drew praise from the critics and the audience alike, and the film was generally well-received. This was followed by the comedy film Mother’s Day (2016), where the actor starred alongside Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts. The film was panned by the critics and currently holds a 19% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. Sudeikis then made his second outing as a voice actor with the highly anticipated animated comedy The Angry Birds (2016), which was based on the video game series of the same name. Despite the mixed reviews, The Angry Birds went on to become a global hit, grossing close to $350 million against a budget of $73 million.

The ensemble heist-comedy Masterminds, which was inspired by the October 1997 Loomis Fargo robbery, was the actor’s next project in 2016. Despite featuring an ensemble cast that included Owen Wilson, Kristen Wiig, Zach Galifianakis and Kate McKinnon, the film was only a moderate success and received mixed to negative reviews. The sci-fi comedy-drama films Colossal and Downsizing are some of Sudeikis’ projects in 2017.

Television Career
Sudeikis first rose to prominence as a member of the long-running sketch-comedy and variety show Saturday Night Live, where he was started out as a sketch writer and was later promoted as a regular cast member. The actor has also appeared as a recurring cast member in critically acclaimed sitcoms like 30 Rock (12 episodes), Eastbound and Down (6 episodes) and The Last Man on Earth (12 episodes). Notable among Sudeikis’ voice roles on television are The Cleveland Show and Son of Zorn.
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Zach Galifianakis
Olivia Wilde
Kay Cannon
Otis Alexander Sudeikis
Daisy Josephine Sudeikis
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Did You Know? (4)

  • Sudeikis suffers from anosmia. In layman’s terms, it means he suffers from the loss of the sense of smell.
  • Jason Sudeikis has co-starred with Jennifer Aniston in five movies.
  • Sudeikis’ uncle George Wendt is an actor, while his maternal great-grandfather is the famous photographer Tom Howard.
  • In a 2016 Off-Broadway production of Dead Poets Society, Sudeikis essayed the role of John Keating - a character immortalised on-screen by Robin Williams.
  • Personal Quotes (6)

  • "“I think people who live in the worlds that movies are based on end up disliking them. Unless they're from a different time and era.”"
  • "“Each experience I go through - marriage, my public life, my personal life - I'm learning as I go.”"
  • "“Being polite and grateful will make people more inclined to help you. And if people are willing to help you, you may accidentally get something you want.”"
  • "“It's fun to play the type of people you dislike.”"
  • "“That's what I love about sketch comedy: a sketch is five minutes, then it goes dark, and there's the potential for something else.”"
  • "“Growing up, my sisters were both into dancing, so I went to a lot of dance recitals, mostly because there were always pretty girls in leotards.”"
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