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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 2 January 1975Milford, Michigan, USA
Birth NameDax Randall Shepard
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Dax Shepard was born in 1975 in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan. With both parents working in the automotive industry, his first love was cars. He graduated in 1993 from Walled Lake High School, and moved to California in 1995. He graduated magna cum laude from UCLA with a degree in Anthropology. While attending UCLA he trained at The Groundlings Theater for improv and sketch comedy. After eight years of auditioning, Dax booked Punk'd, his first paid acting role.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Adam Kersh

Spouse (1)

Kristen Bell (17 October 2013 - present) (1 child)

Trivia (6)

Met wife Kristen Bell at the birthday party of a mutual friend.
Engaged to Kristen Bell [February 1, 2010].
Has a daughter, with Kristen Bell, Lincoln Bell, born in March 28, 2013.
His mother named him for the protagonist in Harold Robbins' novel The Adventurers.
Attended Muir Junior High and Walled Lake Central High School, before enrolling in The Groundlings school.
Received a degree in anthropology at UCLA.

Personal Quotes (7)

What you want is your demographic to get, eventually, up to your own mating age. Mine keeps getting lower and lower. Like, Punk'd was 13 year old girls and now I'm going straight to 7 year old's.
I've had plenty of crappy jobs, but the only job I've ever really dedicated myself to has been acting. It's my life.
(2012, on success in Hollywood) Well, I spent many, many years unemployed. I was 20 when I moved to Los Angeles. I went on probably 600 commercial auditions and couldn't book any of them. I went through the Groundlings. Everyone there had agents but me, and it was a ridiculously amazing group. I was there with Melissa McCarthy, who was nominated for an Oscar; Octavia Spencer, who won an Oscar; Tate Taylor, who directed The Help. Success is just a war of attrition. Sure, there's an element of talent you should probably possess, but if you stick around long enough, eventually something is going to happen, you know?
(2012, on his wild party years) I just loved to get fucked up -- drinking, cocaine, opiates, marijuana, diet pills, pain pills, everything. Mostly my love was Jack Daniel's and cocaine. I was famous for going out on Thursday night to have a couple of beers, and that just led all the way to Saturday night. I would meet people here and there, and then I'd be in a hotel room with four strangers. Oh, they're tapping out? Well, someone new showed up. Well, what's your name? Yeah, I'd love to go dancing. I lived for going down the rabbit hole of meeting weird people. Of course, come Monday I would be tallying up all the different situations, and each one was progressively more dangerous. I got lucky in that I didn't go to jail...My nose is completely sideways from a drunken altercation. I'm missing a knuckle because of a drunken altercation. Somehow I was usually able to get sober for work. I got sober for my first movie, Without a Paddle, but then I was fucked-up. I got sober for Idiocracy, but then I was fucked-up for three months. Then, right before I started Zathura, I knew I would get sober for that, so I went to Hawaii to relax, and that's when things went from bad to worse. I ended up in a car accident with a local on the way to get coke, which didn't stop us from going to get coke. Then it wasn't coke, it was crystal meth, but I did it anyway.
(2012) It's so weird when you turn 18 and are released into the world and then just start piling on terrible habits. From 18 to 29 I was a heavy smoker, heavy drinker, drug addict, terrible eater and philanderer. The past eight years, since I got sober, have honestly been about trying to peel back each of those habits, to get back to the 12-year-old kid inside who was tremendously excited about life.
(2012) I'm from Detroit, and my life has been driving cars. In high school it was drag racing. Then I worked for GM because my mother had a company that put on big car shows for journalists. We'd rent out Michigan International Speedway, and I got tons and tons of seat time in these crazy cars that a 16-year-old should never be allowed to drive. I fucking love cars.
(2012, on if success is what he thought it would be) Oh God no, but it's impossible to know until you've had success that it doesn't alter your daily struggles. When I was a struggling Groundling, I thought if I had the life I have now I wouldn't have to brush my teeth anymore and could eat cupcakes all day. In fact, I have to do the same shit I've always had to do to not feel miserable, which is work out, journal, eat well, do something for somebody other than myself at some point every day-even if it's just the dogs, those little fuckers.

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