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Kenny Chin | Paul S. Rudd | Paul Stephen Rudd
5' 10" (1.78 m)
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[on his Jewish identity] My whole family is Jewish; my wife, Julie, is Jewish - there isn't anyone in my family who isn't Jewish. I was bar mitzvahed Reform; we were pretty laid back, but it's like, oh yeah, I went to synagogue. I know what it's like to look for matzoh. [laughs] I know the culture and I know the food. I know what a Haggadah is! I know these things, and I did a play many years ago...
His parents were both born in England. His father was from Edgware and his mother was raised in Surbiton, both in London. Both of his parents' families were Jewish (they moved from Poland, Belarus, and Russia to England). Paul's paternal grandfather, born Davis Rudnitsky, had anglicized his family's surname from "Rudnitzky" to "Rudd", while Paul's maternal grandfather, born Louis Goldstein, ...