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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 August 1979Emmett, Idaho, USA
Birth NameAaron Paul Sturtevant
Height 5' 8" (1.73 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Aaron Paul was born and raised in Idaho. His father is a retired Christian Baptist minister. While growing up, Paul took part in church programs, and performed in plays.

He attended Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. It was there, in eighth grade, that Aaron decided he wanted to become an actor. He joined the theatre department and became obsessed with the idea of acting for a living. After finishing school, Aaron moved to Los Angeles.

During the late '90's, he worked as an usher at the Universal Studios Movie Theatre in Hollywood. His television debut was in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), which was followed by an appearance in another show, Aaron Spelling series, Melrose Place (1992).

On the big screen, Aaron played the estranged son of Jeff Bridges in K-PAX (2001), and Tom Cruise' brother-in-law in Mission: Impossible III (2006).

After appearing in several roles on American television, his breakthrough role came as "Jesse Pinkman" in the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008). The character was only supposed to last for one season, but series creator Vince Gilligan changed his mind, due to Aaron's chemistry with Bryan Cranston. He has won two Emmy Awards for "Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series" for this role (2010, 2012).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Kad; jordAngeleno

Spouse (1)

Lauren Parsekian (26 May 2013 - present)

Trivia (16)

Aaron worked as an usher at the Universal Studios Movie Theatre in Hollywood in the late 1990s.
Attended Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho.
Worked as a frog mascot at a radio station.
Has four older siblings.
Has said his first TV love was Fraggle Rock (1983).
He was once a contestant on The Price Is Right (1972). Aaron made it to the Showcase Showdown and won a desk.
He is a fan of the band Korn. He even acted in their music video for "Thoughtless".
Vince Gilligan knew he wanted Aaron for the part, but he needed to convince the AMC executives that Aaron was not too attractive for the role of "Jesse Pinkman" before he was cast on the hit show Breaking Bad (2008).
Engaged to Lauren Parsekian. [December 2011]
Son-in-law of Debra Kelly.
He has English, with a smaller amount of Scottish and German, ancestry. His patrilineal line traces back to a Samuel Sturtevant, who was born in Rochester, Kent, England, c. 1618.
Auditioned for the role of Francis, the oldest son, on Malcolm in the Middle (2000) which starred his future Breaking Bad (2008) costar Bryan Cranston.
Living in North Hollywood [May 2002]
Is very good friends with his Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston.
Appeared on Top Gear 2/2/14 as a star in the reasonably priced car. At the time of airing, holds the fastest speed at 1:44.7.
Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito actually appeared together years before Breaking Bad in episode 1.19, Fury, of Ghost Whisperer.

Personal Quotes (24)

[on filming Breaking Bad (2008) in Albuquerque] I actually hated it during the pilot. I loved working, obviously. But I would just go to work and then go back to the hotel and I couldn't find much to do. But when we started shooting the series I fell in love with the city. I'm from Boise, Idaho and it reminds me of a bigger version of that place. It's just nice to get away from the hustle of Los Angeles and the skies are endless out there. It's like a beautiful painting every day.
There've been some big studio films that have come my way that I just didn't think were the right direction for me to go in. I really believe that if you want some sort of longevity in this business, it's all about picking the right roles. Finally, this is the first time in my career I'm able to work [based on] the roles, and not to survive, so I'm just trying to be picky. I just want the right project. I'd rather not work than work on something that I'm not so unbelievably excited about. Maybe that's the wrong choice, but I don't really care, to be honest. I just want to do something, even if it's just a small little indie, that really makes me excited, that's very story-driven, character-driven and doesn't need those big explosions or car chases. (2010 - On his career)
The Last House on the Left (2009). I originally passed on it because I was like, "Why are they remaking that movie?! I hadn't even read the script but then, out of the blue, the casting director called me and then the producer, whom I'd never met, called me on my cell and said, "You just need to watch this director's last film, Hardcore (2004)". They sent it over to me and I watched it that night. Ten minutes into it, I completely saw a whole new vision of what I thought "Last House" could be with this director's vision in mind. And his film is brilliant and he's a brilliant director, so I'm every happy that I ultimately made that decision. I'm so, so proud of that film. It's a very artistic, fun, crazy, dark film [on taking the role in The Last House on the Left (2009)].
This business can be very dangerous to young kids coming out here with the dream. Fame changes people. How can it not? It's almost impossible not to. But I'm thirty years old and have a grasp of who I am, but when you're seventeen you think you know everything, but you truly are an infant, still very much learning. [2010 quote on fame]
Thank you, Hollywood, for allowing me to be part of your group.
I'm trying to have some longevity in this business. If that means not working for a while and just picking the right job, so be it.
I have 14 nieces and nephews.
I saw a lot of people have success handed to them that then exploited it. They didn't protect it or cherish it.
I need to listen to chill music when I'm driving. It prevents road rage.
I've grown so much, not just as an actor, but as a human being.
I'm obsessed with concerts.
I'm not a leading man.
I'm just in love with Burberry. Always have been, always will be.
I'm a character actor.
I think that for some people faith is good - they have something to draw to.
I mean, I've never really had much security, to be honest.
I love playing odd roles.
I just don't like to ask for things.
I grew up all over Idaho - I was born in Emmett, a very small town.
I think by eighth grade I knew I wanted to be an actor. I'd done church plays and stuff, but my first actual acting class was in eighth grade. I was obsessed with it.
Yeah, I left Idaho at 17. You know, I graduated high school a year early and just, you know, the typical story, packed up my car and moved out.
When I first started, I just wanted to work. I wouldn't necessarily do anything, but I'd pretty much almost do anything at the very beginning.
The first part of my career, how I was paying the bills was commercials. I was just doing tons of commercials.
[on his experience with crystal meth beyond 'Breaking Bad'] I've been making it for the past six years and I have no idea what it is.

Salary (1)

Breaking Bad (2008) $150,000per episode

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