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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 18 September 1975Fairfax, 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, to Kathryn (Wendt), a former a travel agent at Brennco and president of the American Society of Travel Agents, and Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, a vice president of business development. He is of Lithuanian and Irish descent on his father's side, and German and Irish ancestry on his mother's. As a child, he moved with his family to Overland Park, Kansas, which he has described as his hometown. He attended Brookridge Elementary School before transferring to Holy Cross Catholic School; both are located in Overland Park. 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 began performing at ComedySportz (now Comedy City) in Kansas City. After moving to Chicago, he studied at the Annoyance Theatre and ImprovOlympic, where he was one of the founding members of the long-form team J.T.S. Brown. He was later cast in The Second City's National Touring Company, and also performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. In the early 2000s, he became a founding member of Second City Las Vegas. He continues to frequently perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre's weekly improv show ASSSCAT 3000 in New York City. In 2003, while a regular performer at 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.

In 2007-2010, he had a recurring role as Floyd on NBC's 30 Rock (2006), playing the love interest of Liz Lemon (played by friend Tina Fey) and appearing in 12 episodes. His voice-over work include video-game Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), playing the role of right-wing radio host Richard Bastion. In 2008, he also appeared in the comedy What Happens in Vegas (2008), playing the role of Cameron Diaz's character's ex-fiancé, in The Rocker (2008) as David Marshall, opposite Rainn Wilson, Emma Stone, and Josh Gad, in Semi-Pro (2008) as Nacho Fan, in Childrens Hospital (2008) as Dr. Robert 'Bobby' Fiscus, and co-starred with Bill Hader and Joe Lo Truglio in the Lorne Michaels-produced web-series "The Line on Crackle". In 2010, he appeared in The Bounty Hunter (2010), alongside Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, playing a colleague of Aniston's character, who falls in love with her, in Going the Distance (2010) as Box, and also co-hosted WWF Raw: Episode dated 16 August 2010 (2010) with his "Going the Distance" co-stars Charlie Day and Justin Long at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. He also worked with Day on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) playing Schmitty on two episodes.

In FOX's animated comedy The Cleveland Show (2009), he provided the voices of Holt Richter and Terry Kimple in almost all of episodes until the series' end in 2013, and had a recurring role on the cult comedy Eastbound & Down (2009). His first lead film role, alongside Owen Wilson, was in Farrelly brothers comedy Hall Pass (2011). That year, he also appeared in Seth Gordon comedy Horrible Bosses (2011), opposite Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman, and in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011). He also hosted 2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011). His other movies include The Campaign (2012), opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, Movie 43 (2013), Drinking Buddies (2013), Epic (2013), and We're the Millers (2013). He also starred in Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), and in Sleeping with Other People (2015). He can also be seen in the romantic comedy, Tumbledown (2015) opposite Rebecca Hall and in Race (2016) as Larry Snyder, Jesse Owens' coach.

He is also Henry, a widowed and introverted architect, in The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea (2016), in Mother's Day (2016), opposite Jennifer Aniston for the fifth time, is the voice of Red in The Angry Birds Movie (2016), and is playing a recurring character, Mike Miller, on The Last Man on Earth (2015). He is also starring in Masterminds (2016), opposite Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig, in Colossal (2016), opposite Anne Hathaway, in Permission (2017), again with Rebecca Hall, in Son of Zorn (2016) as the voice of Zorn, and in Alexander Payne's Downsizing (2017).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous; imoth

Spouse (1)

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

Trivia (7)

In the 1990s, he was a performer with the competitive improvisational comedy troupe ComedySportz, and before getting hired as a writer on SNL, was a member of Second City Las Vegas.
Sudeikis is of Lithuanian and Irish descent on his father (Dan)'s side, and German and Irish ancestry on his mother (Kathy)'s. Has two younger sisters, Lindsay and Kristen Sudeikis. Kristen is a budding actress and dancer in New York City, and has also appeared in an episode of 30 Rock (2006). Younger sister Lindsay is a high school teacher and basketball coach. His uncle (mother's brother) is actor George Wendt (Norm Peterson from NBC's Cheers (1982)). His maternal grandmother's father was photographer Tom Howard.
Grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. Attended Shawnee Mission West High School, Kansas. Attended a local union college on a basketball scholarship. Is an avid Kansas Jayhawks fan.
In January 2013, he was engaged to Olivia Wilde. Son, Otis Alexander (b. April 20, 2014) with Wilde. They live in New York. He was previously married to 30 Rock (2006) writer Kay Cannon during 2004-2010.
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).
On Saturday Night Live (1975), one of his characters was Pete Twinkle, the sportscaster hosting obscure women's sports on ESPN Classic with the clueless Greg Stink (Will Forte), or playing the Devil, a frequent guest on Weekend Update.
Has anosmia, which means he cannot smell or taste.

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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