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Overview (4)

Born in Fairfax, Virginia, USA
Birth NameDaniel Jason Sudeikis
Nickname Suds
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Daniel Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia, and as a child, moved with his family to Overland Park, Kansas. His mother, Kathryn (née Wendt), was formerly a travel agent at Brennco/President of the American Society of Travel Agents and his father, Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, was Vice-President of a business development. His uncle is actor George Wendt. His maternal great-grandfather was photographer Tom Howard. He has two younger sisters, Lindsay Sudeikis, a high school teacher and basketball coach, and Kristen Sudeikis, an actress and dancer in New York City. Sudeikis is of Lithuanian and Irish ancestry on his father's side, and German and Irish on his mother's side.

He attended Brookridge Elementary School before transferring to Holy Cross Catholic School. He began high school at the Jesuit Rockhurst High School in 1990, later transferring due to academic reasons to Shawnee Mission West High School. He attended Fort Scott Community College on a basketball scholarship, but left before finishing. He began performing improvisational comedy at ComedySportz (now called Comedy City) in Kansas City.

Sudeikis moved to Chicago, Illinois, where he studied at the Annoyance Theatre and ImprovOlympic, and was one of the founding members of the long-form team J.T.S. Brown. He performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam, Netherlands. He was later cast in The Second City's National Touring Company. In the early 2000s, he became a founding member of The Second City Las Vegas.

In 2003, while a regular performer at The Second City Las Vegas, he was hired as a sketch writer for NBC's Saturday Night Live (1975) and would occasionally make bit appearances as audience members or extras. In May 2005, he became a featured player and was upgraded to repertory status in 2006. In July 2013, he announced that he was leaving SNL.

Sudeikis began to appear in major Hollywood films, such as, What Happens in Vegas (2008), The Rocker (2008), Semi-Pro (2008), The Bounty Hunter (2010), and Going the Distance (2010). He also co-hosted WWE Raw: Episode #18.33 (2010) with his "Going the Distance" co-stars Charlie Day and Justin Long at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.

Sudeikis starred in the comedy films Hall Pass (2011), Horrible Bosses (2011), and A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011). He also hosted 2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011). His other notable comedy roles include, We're the Millers (2013), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), Sleeping with Other People (2015), and Mother's Day (2016). He starred in the dramatic films, Tumbledown (2015), The Book of Love (2016), and Race (2016).

He had recurring roles on television shows, including, NBC's 30 Rock (2006) from 2007-2010, Eastbound & Down (2009) from 2012-2013, and The Last Man on Earth (2015) from 2015-2016.

Aside from his notable on-screen roles, some of his voice-over work include, the right-wing radio host Richard Bastion in the video-game Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), the voices of Holt Richter and Terry Kimple in almost every episode of FOX's animated comedy The Cleveland Show (2009), until the series' end in 2013. He is the voice of Bomba in Epic (2013) and the voice of Red in Angry Birds (2016).

In October 2016, he played John Keating in the off-Broadway theatre production of Dead Poet's Society at the Classic Stage Company in New York City.

Some of his more recent film roles include, Masterminds (2016), Colossal (2016), Downsizing (2017), Kodachrome (2017), and Permission (2017).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Kay Cannon (26 June 2004 - 4 March 2010) (divorced)

Trivia (15)

In the 1990s, he was a performer with the competitive improvisational comedy troupe, ComedySportz. He was also a regular cast member for The Second City Las Vegas.
Is an avid Kansas Jayhawks fan.
In January 2013, he became engaged to actress Olivia Wilde. He was previously married to Kay Cannon, the screenwriter of the "Pitch Perfect" films and 30 Rock (2006).
Co-starred with Jennifer Aniston in five movies: The Bounty Hunter (2010), Horrible Bosses (2011), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), We're the Millers (2013), and Mother's Day (2016).
He was born with anosmia, which means he can't smell or taste.
He is left-handed.
(October 11, 2016) Welcomed daughter, Daisy Josephine Sudeikis, with Olivia Wilde.
(April 20, 2014) Welcomed son, Otis Alexander Sudeikis, with Olivia Wilde.
His last name, Sudeikis, is pronounced su-day-kiss.
He hosted the 2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011).
He became the voice of advertisements for the Applebee's casual dining chain that began running in 2012. A scene from Hall Pass (2011) took place at an Applebee's restaurant.
Co-starred with Bill Hader and Joe Lo Truglio in the Lorne Michaels-produced web-series "The Line on Crackle.".
Was a basketball player for the NBA Celebrity All-Star Game in 2011 and 2016.
He frequently performs at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's weekly improv show ASSSCAT 3000 in New York City.
Ranked #73 of the "100 Sexiest Men 2017" list for Glamour UK.

Personal Quotes (19)

My floundering career has nothing to do with my lack of talent, or being a five in the looks department. It's the height that's going to get me, you're absolutely correct. I don't know why people keep hiring me. I'm like, "Guys, I'm really way too tall to be doing this." I bring it up all the time, but nobody's listening. Maybe it helps that I tell people I'm five foot thirteen.
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.
I am now The Establishment. There's nothing I can do about it.
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.
Each experience I go through - marriage, my public life, my personal life - I'm learning as I go.
People are getting cynical about the news. It doesn't seem like there's one place to watch where you get the straight dope. You watch the channel that proves your point.
When somebody listens and laughs, you're always in better shape than when you're with those folks who just kind of look at you when you say something funny. You wonder if they're looking at you because they're mad that they didn't say it or something. It's hard to handle that.
Once I walked out of my house into to the Puerto Rican Day parade. It was usually a five-minute walk to work, but that day it took me a half-hour to get to 30 Rock.
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.
A mustache really defines your face. My dad had a mustache when I was growing up, and I can still remember when he shaved it, he looked like a completely different person.
You start at SNL when you're young and hungry, but I don't want my pro years to be my SNL years.
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.
It's fun to play the type of people you dislike.
I've never been a shirt-off, pants-off kind of comedy guy.
I'm not buying a boat because of writing skits.
I'd love to do a drama.
I'd like to extend my career a little bit into different genres.
[on Feb 5, 2016 in L.A. Times, when writer-director Peter Farrelly of Hall Pass (2011) told him that he reminded him of Jack Lemmon] I'm flattered by the comparison, especially given the breath of what I have done to this point. I like the responsibility of being a person who can be a vessel for the story.
[on Feb 5, 2016 in L.A. Times, about Nacho Vigalondo's Colossal (2016)] "'OK.' So that's what the movie is about." [when Vigalondo says, "I don't want to give too much away. I would say it's a movie about a woman who returns home and every time she drinks, a monster attacks South Korea"].

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