Jason Sudeikis’ biographyJason Sudeikis is an American comedian, actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is most famous for starring in such comedies as Horrible Bosses (2011), Hall Pass (2011), We’re the Millers (2013), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), and many others.
Childhood and adolescenceDaniel Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975, in Fairfax, Virginia, to Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, who was Vice President of business development in a major company, and Kathryn Wendt, the President of the American Society of Travel Agents.
Jason’s distinguished appearance and uncommon last name can be attributed to his Irish and Lithuanian roots on his father’s side while his mother is of German ancestry.
Sudeikis has never even thought of becoming an actor when he was in school as he was far more interested in sports, in particular, basketball. The young man was even granted a basketball scholarship at Fort Scott Community College, however, he dropped out pretty soon. At some point after that, under the influence of his famous uncle, actor George Wendt (born in 1948), Jason got involved in comedy.
Acting careerIn Chicago, Jason Sudeikis honed his acting skills, studying at the Annoyance Theatre and IO Theater (formerly known as ImprovOlympic). Eventually, he managed to get accepted to The Second City Touring Company, which since 1959, has been known as one of the most influential and prolific comedy theatres in the world. It has been a notable starting point for such distinguished comedians like Dan Aykroyd, James Belushi, Steve Carell, Bill Murray, and numerous others.
He soon left Chicago to become a founding member of The Second City Las Vegas. The city famous for bankrupt banking accounts rather than successful business ventures bored Jason to death only three years after he moved there.
However, it was never Jason’s intention to leave comedy completely. The audience loved his 2016’s science fiction black comedy Colossal, where he starred opposite Anne Hathaway and comedy Masterminds with Zach Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, and Owen Wilson. In 2017, Sudeikis was cast in dramatic roles in both the science fiction comedy-drama Downsizing, directed by Alexander Payne, and drama film Kodachrome with Ed Harris and Elizabeth Olsen.