Seth Rogen: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

Seth Rogen is a Canadian actor, comedian, writer, and filmmaker. Having begun as a stand-up comedian in Vancouver, he moved to Los Angeles for a part in Judd Apatow's series Freaks and Geeks, and then got a part on the sitcom Undeclared, which also hired him as a writer.

By Balthazar Malevolent

Seth Rogen: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series

Seth Aaron Rogen is a Canadian and American film actor and screenwriter. He was born and spent his childhood in Vancouver. Rogen's mother is a social worker and his father Mark is the assistant director at Workmen's Circle, a Jewish social organisation. Seth Rogen has an older sister Danya who also does social work. Seth Rogen graduated from Talmud Torah Elementary School and also attended Point Grey Secondary School. Rogen started acting in the television series Freaks and Geeks directed by Judd Apatow before he finished school. He has been acting since he was 13. His first works were several youth comedy films.

Seth Rogen's first major role was in the TV series Freaks and Geeks, released in 1999. His next work was the TV series Undeclared. Working on this project, the actor wrote the scripts for several episodes. In 2001, Rogen starred in Donnie Darko and Dawson's Creek. In 2008, he received an award for his screenplay for Superbad. Some of Seth Rogen's recent works as an actor and voice actor include: Shrek the Third, Knocked Up, Superbad, The Spiderwick Chronicles, Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who, Kung Fu Panda, Pineapple Express, Zack and Miri Make a Porno.

2011 saw the release of the superhero action-comedy The Green Hornet, starring Rogen as Britt Reid. In 2005, Seth Rogen was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Comedy Script. Rogen wrote the scripts for the last season of The Ali G Show. In 2006, he was nominated for MTV Movie Awards in the Best Screen Team category with his film The 40-Year-Old Virgin.

Rogen has been active in raising awareness of Alzheimer's disease. The disease runs in his wife's family and has affected his mother-in-law for several years. "I think until you see it firsthand, it's kind of hard to conceive of how brutal it is," Rogen said to CNN. "Until I saw it, you just don't get kind of how heartbreaking it can be." During the interview, he talked about how he tries to be emotionally supportive and around as much as he can for Miller's mother. Both he and Miller spoke to Larry King for A Larry King Special, Unthinkable: The Alzheimer's Epidemic, which aired in April 2011. Rogen testified about the disease and his charity before the United States Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services on February 26, 2014. He started the Hilarity for Charity movement, to inspire change and raise awareness of Alzheimer's disease among the Millennial Generation. Rogen and his wife also initiated the Alzheimer's and Dementia Care Grant Program with Home Instead Senior Care to provide free at-home care to senior citizens. On February 25, 2016, Rogen and Miller were honoured with the unite2gether accolade from unite4:humanity for their work promoting awareness and raising money for Alzheimer's research through Hilarity for Charity.

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