Aaron Paul became a household name in the USA and later the world, after playing the role of Jesse Pinkman in the TV series Breaking Bad. He played this role in 2008 and has continued to play it for several seasons. He has won numerous awards, including the Best Supporting Actor Award from Critics’ Choice Television Award. Paul has earlier played minor roles in films like The Last House on the Left, Mission: Impossible III etc. He has also starred in some successful films like Need for Speed, Exodus: Gods and Kings, and A Long Way Down. Let’s keep reading to learn more about early life, biography and net worth of Aaron Paul in 2018.
Early Life & Biography:
Paul was born on 27th August 1979. His place of birth is in Emmett, Idaho. Paul is his middle name, and his full name is Aaron Paul Sturtevant. His mother’s name is Darla, and his father Robert Sturtevant was a Catholic priest, who was also a minister for baptism. Paul was a premature baby and the youngest of his four siblings.
Paul studied at Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho. In 1998, he graduated from there and then moved to Los Angeles. There, he took up several temporary jobs. One of his jobs happened to be that of a movie theatre usher at Universal Studios in Hollywood. He also appeared in one episode of Price Is Right.
On January 1, 2012, in Paris, Paul got engaged to Lauren Parsekian, whom he had met earlier in California. On May 26, 2013, they got married in Malibu, California. The wedding was held as a 1920s Parisian carnival-themed event. The couple later had a child, a daughter called Story, in February 2018.
On the philanthropic front, during 2013, Paul and his wife have helped raise $1.8 million for an anti-bullying organization, the Kind Campaign. Since Aaron Paul is from Idaho, in his honour, the day, October 1 has been declared in Idaho, as the Aaron Paul Sturtevant Day, by the Idaho Governor in 2013.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1996 Paul participated in an international modelling competition held at Los Angeles. He was runners-up at the event. This inspired him to kick-start his career as a model. He also acted in several commercials and advertisement films. He appeared in many commercial such as Juicy Fruit, Corn Pops, and Vanilla Coke. He also starred in the music videos Thoughtless and White Trash Beautiful.
From 2000 to 2006, he appeared in many films like Whatever It Takes, Choking Man, Girls From Valley High, Mission: Impossible III and few more.
From 2007 to 2011, Paul worked on TV series Big Love. His performance as Scott Quittman in the series made people take notice of him. He worked in 14 episodes in the HBO series. Then in 2008, he played the role of Jesse Pinkman on the series Breaking Bad by AMC. The character was to die in the first season itself; but looking into the huge popularity, it was made into a leading character.
In 2009, he also worked in The Last House on the Left. In 2010 he starred as Weird Al Yankovic in the Funny or Die short Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. Later, he starred as a guest on several television shows such as The Guardian, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, Criminal Minds, Veronica Mars, The X-Files, Ghost Whisperer, and Bones.
Paul has been nominated every year, from 2009 to 2014, except the year 2011; for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor. He has won the award in the years 2010, 2012 and 2014.
In 2012, Paul starred in Smashed, which was made an official entry to the Sundance Film Festival. In 2012 and 2013, he appeared on the show Tron: Uprising; to voice the character, Cyrus.
In 2015, he gave his voice for a Mazda advertisement. From 2016 to 2017, Paul played Eddie Lane in the Hulu TV series The Path.
Net Worth & Earnings:
It has been reported that for every episode of Breaking Bad, Paul got $150 thousand. This amounts to more than a million dollars per season. Besides this income, he has acted in several films, ads and commercials, music videos etc. He also owns a $1.6 million home in Los Angeles. The total net worth of Aaron Paul has been estimated to be in excess of $20 million.
For one who started with acting in chapel plays and school; Aaron Paul has shown remarkable determination in pursuing the career of his choice. As revealed in several interviews, he was very clear from an early age that he wanted to be an actor. He has worked hard to accomplish his dreams and no wonder today he is where he deserved to be.