Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman
Aaron Paul is one of Hollywood's hottest rising young stars. With his acclaimed performance in the AMC drama Breaking Bad, his role in the HBO hit series Big Love, and his 2010 and 2012 Primetime Emmy Award wins for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Paul is quickly becoming a household name.
Paul also starred as Scott Quittman in the popular HBO series Big Love. Paul appeared opposite Bill Paxton, Jeanne Tripplehorn, Ginnifer Goodwin, and Amanda Seyfried in the drama which centered around a polygamist and his three wives. Big Love received a 2009 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Drama Series and 2007, 2008 and 2010 Golden Globe nominations for Best Television Series - Drama.
Paul was seen on the big screen in the film re-make of the horror classic, The Last House on the Left, produced by Wes Craven and starring Tony Goldwyn, Monica Potter, and Garret Dillahunt. Paul stars as Francis in the film that centers around the murder of two detectives and the subsequent mysteries and dangers that surround a young family on their lake house vacation. Stephen King called The Last House on the Left "easily the most brilliant remake of the decade. This beautifully photographed -- but hard to watch -- movie is the standard by which all horror/suspense films should be judged: The acting is superior (Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul is especially fine), the story makes sense, and, most importantly, Last House's moral compass points to true north."
Paul has also been seen on the big screen opposite some of today's biggest actors including: Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible III, Jeff Bridges and Kevin Spacey in K-Pax, and James Franco and Shane West in Whatever It Takes.
Paul will soon return to theaters in Sony Picture Classic's Smashed, where he plays Charlie Hannah, opposite Mary Elizabeth Winstead. The film documents married couple Charlie and Kate, whose bond is built on a mutual love of alcohol. Their relationship is put to the test when Kate decides to get sober. Critics noted Smashed as one of the most highly anticipated films to premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival. The film also stars Nick Offerman, Megan Mullally, and Octavia Spencer.
Paul recently wrapped two film productions. Quad, directed by Michael Uppendahl follows the life of Adam Niskar, a hard-working salesman who becomes a quadriplegic after an accident. Based on a true story, Paul plays Niskar and stars opposite Jeff Daniels, Tom Berenger, and Tom Sizemore. The film is currently in post production and does not have a set release date. In Decoding Annie Parker, an indie dramedy, Paul stars opposite Helen Hunt, Samantha Morton and Richard Schiff. The film documents breast-cancer patient Annie Parker, who stops at nothing to solve the mystery behind her illness, despite the beliefs of the medical establishment. The film does not have a set release date.
In addition to his roles on Breaking Bad and Big Love, Paul has made guest appearances on some of television's most critically acclaimed shows including Ghost Whisperer, Bones, Sleeper Cell, Veronica Mars, CSI and The X-Files.
Paul originally caught viewers' attention in the MTV telefilm Wasted, co-starring Nick Stahl and directed by Stephen T. Kay. He is also still recognized for his role in KORN's "Thoughtless" video directed by Allen Hughes.
Paul currently resides in Los Angeles.
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