Aaron Paul

Inside Biography

Widely recognized for his Primetime Emmy Award-winning character Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series Breaking Bad, Aaron Paul is one of the prominent faces in the Hollywood Industry. He is one of the first five actors to win two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Jesse. Starting his career with music video and TV, Paul first made his breakthrough after appearing in an episode of the television series Beverly Hills, 90210. His other notable works include Big Love, Mission: Impossible III, The Last House on the Left, A Long Way Down, and Exodus: Gods and Kings as well. 

Paul is married to director and actress Lauren Parsekian. The couple tied the knot in 2013 and is blessed with a daughter; Story Annabelle Paul. The family of three currently resides in Boise, Idaho.    

Early Life And Education

Aaron Paul was born on August 27, 1979, in Emmett, Idaho, USA. He is the son of Darla and Robert Sturtevant, a retired Baptist minister. He was born prematurely on the bathroom floor while his mother was home alone and his father was out of town. He holds American nationality and regarding his ethnicity; he has a mixed ethnical background as he is from English, German, and Scottish ancestry.

Paul is from a closely knit family and has four older siblings. Growing up in a very small town of Emmett, he became a member of several church programs and started practicing acting, performing in a number of theatrical plays. 

Paul graduated from Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho, in 1998. He was consumed with the acting bug at a young age and decided to become an actor while he was in eighth grade. At the time, he enrolled in the theatre department of his school to pursue an acting career.

After his high school, 17-year-old Aaron Paul moved to Los Angeles '1982 Toyota Corolla along with mother, with only $6,000 in the pocket. He began working as movie theater usher at Universal Studios for a while. 

Professional Career

Aaron Paul has struggled a lot to achieve his current status. He did several minor jobs for about a decade after moving to Los Angeles. Paul went on to compete in the International Modeling and Talent Association competition, in which he ended up being a runner-up.

He also appeared in a number of TV commercials, including Juicy Fruit, Corn Pops, and Vanilla Coke, He also appeared in the music videos for the Korn song Thoughtless and the Everlast song White Trash Beautiful.

Film Career

Aaron Paul made his silver screen debut playing the minor role in a 2000 American teen comedy film Whatever It Takes. His other early movie credits include Help! I'm a Fish, K-PAX, National Lampoon's Van Wilder, Bad Girls From Valley High, Choking Man, Mission: Impossible III, and The Last House on the Left.

Paul made his biggest breakthrough after portraying Tobey Marshall in a 2014 3D action thriller  Need for Speed. Though the movie gained negative reviews from critics, it grossed a tremendous box office collection of $203 million-it was made on budget of $66 million. In 2018, he is all set to rule the industry with his two most anticipated movies The Burning Woman and The Parts You Lose.

Some of his other successful movies are listed below.

Year  Film  Role  Cast Members 
2009 The Last House on the Left  Francis  Tony Goldwyn
Monica Potter
Garret Dillahunt
Spencer Treat Clark
Martha MacIsaac
Sara Paxton
2014 Neet for Speed  Tobey Marshall Dominic Cooper
Imogen Poots
Ramón Rodríguez
Scott Mescudi
Michael Keaton
2015  Fathers and Daughters  Cameron 

Russell Crowe
Amanda Seyfried
Diane Kruger
Quvenzhané Wallis
Bruce Greenwood
Jane Fonda
Octavia Spencer

2015  Eye in the Sky  Steve Watts Helen Mirren
Alan Rickman
Barkhad Abdi
Jeremy Northam
Iain Glen 
2016  Triple 9 Gabe Welch  Casey Affleck
Chiwetel Ejiofor
Anthony Mackie
Clifton Collins Jr.
Norman Reedus
Gal Gadot
Woody Harrelson

TV Career

The actor’s first TV role was Chad in the teen drama television series Beverly Hills, 90210, in 1999. In the same year, Aaron Paul featured in Melrose Place and Suddenly Susan. Paul first came to the limelight following his role Scott Quittman on HBO's Big Love

In the next few years, Paul played short characters in several other TV shows like Melrose Place, The X-Files, Judging Amy, Point Pleasant, and CSI: Miami. Paul was still a part of Big Love when he got the character of the crystal meth dealer Jesse Pinkman on the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad.

Aaron Paul's work on the show earned him both praise and notoriety for which he won Emmy Award, in 2010, 2012, and 2014. He also picked up five Emmy Awards nominations. Since 2014, Paul is playing Todd Chavez, in an adult animated comedy-drama series BoJack Horseman and as Eddie Lane in the drama web TV series The Path since 2016. In 2017, he appeared as Gamer691 in Black Mirror.

Some of his hit TV series are: 

Year  Series  Role  IMDb Rate  Featuring  
2003  CSI: Miami  Ben Gordon  6.4  David Caruso
Emily Procter
Adam Rodriguez
Khandi Alexander
Kim Delaney
Jonathan Togo
Rex Linn
Eva LaRue
2005  Criminal Minds  Michael Zizzo  8.1 

Thomas Gibson
Lola Glaudini
Shemar Moore
Matthew Gray 
Kirsten Vangsness
Paget Brewster

2006 Big Love  Scott Quittman (2007-11)  7.6 Bill Paxton
Jeanne Tripplehorn
Chloë Sevigny
Ginnifer Goodwin
Douglas Smith
Grace Zabriskie
Matt Ross
Ca s si Thomson
Amanda Seyfried
Shawn Doyle
2008 Breaking Bad  Jesse Pinkman (2008-13)  9.5 Vince Gi
Bryan Cranston
Anna Gunn
Dean Norris
Betsy Brandt
Bob Odenkirk
Giancarlo Esposito
Jonathan Banks
Laura Fraser
Jesse Plemons
2016 The path  Eddie Lane (2016-present)    Michelle Monaghan
Emma Greenwell
Rockmond Dunbar

Net Worth 

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Aaron Paul has an estimated net worth of around $16 million-He was paid $150k per episode of Breaking Bad

As per The Real Estalker, Paul purchased a 1930s Spanish-style villa for $1,399,000 at the beginning of 2013, in Los Angeles, California. The 2,396 square feet mansion has 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms.

Paul currently lives in a palatial, two-bedroom house in the bustling city of Boise, Idaho. He has listed the home on Airbnb for the travelers who want to stay for a night-Charge per night is around $400.

Aaron Paul also rented the $5000-a-night Park City, Utah Airbnb fortress which features a large in-ground pool, a hot tub, a pool table, and spacious bedrooms with queen-sized beds.

His luxurious car collection

Car Worth 
Shelby Cobra AC $1,595,000 
Range Rover  $45,000 
lamborghini Aventador  $450,000 

Paul was a part of several commercially successful movies, and some of them are listed below: 

Year  Movie  Budget  Box Office  IMDb Rate 
2002 National Lampoon's Van Wilder  $5 million   $38.3 million  6.4
2006 Mission: Impossible III $150 million  $397.9 million 6.9
2009 The Last House on the Left $15 million  45.2 million $ 6.6
2014 Need for Speed  $66 million $203.3 million 6.5
2015 Fathers and Daughters $22.4 million $52.3 million  7.1

Paul donated $1.8 million for the Kind Campaign, a non-profit anti-bullying organization.

Personal Life

Breaking Bad star Aaron Paul is married to his longtime girlfriend doc u mentary director Lauren Parsekian since 2013. The couple tied the knot in a 1920s Parisian carnival-themed wedding, in Malibu, California.  He was previously in a relationship with Jessica Lowndes and Tamara Feldman.

Paul first met his now-wife Lauren Parsekian at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, in late 2011. They eventually started dating and got engaged in Paris on January 1, 2012. The pair announced that they were expecting their first child in September 2017. Their daughter Story Annabelle Paul was born on February 6, 2018. The family of three resides in Boise, Idaho. 

To commemorate the last day of filming Breaking Bad, Paul and his co-star and one of the closest friends Bryan Cranston got the name of the show tattooed. 

Here is an interview with Aaron Paul on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert where he talks about the struggles he had to face before landing his role on Breaking Bad

by ab-sagar, 11 Mar, 2018

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