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CULVER CITY, CA - JULY 24: Actor Aaron Paul arrives as AMC Celebrates the final episodes of 'Breaking Bad' at Sony Pictures Studios on July 24, 2013 in Culver City, California.

(Photo : Mark Davis/Getty Images) CULVER CITY, CA - JULY 24: Actor Aaron Paul arrives as AMC Celebrates the final episodes of 'Breaking Bad' at Sony Pictures Studios on July 24, 2013 in Culver City, California.

Aaron Paul is a talented American actor known for playing Jesse Pinkman on the Emmy Award-winning television drama Breaking Bad.

  1. His full name is Aaron Paul Sturtevant.

  2. Aaron was born on August 27, 1979 in Emmett, Idaho.

  3. His father is a Baptist minister - wonder how he feels about Paul's performance in Breaking Bad? While growing up, Paul took part in church programs, and performed in plays.

  4. Aaron Paul was born a month premature in his parent's bathroom.

    HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 16: Actor Arron Paul who attended the launch party of the 'Back to the Future' DVD release held at Universal Studios on December 16, 2002 in Hollywood, California.
    (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images) HOLLYWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 16: Actor Arron Paul who attended the launch party of the 'Back to the Future' DVD release held at Universal Studios on December 16, 2002 in Hollywood, California.
  5. He has English, with a smaller amount of Scottish and German, ancestry. His patrilineal line traces back to a Samuel Sturtevant, who was born in Rochester, Kent, England, c. 1618.

  6. Paul attended Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho and graduated one year early in 1998. It was there, in eighth grade, that Aaron decided he wanted to become an actor after he joined the theatre department.

  7. He was positive that he wanted to pursue a career in acting so after he graduated, he packed his belongings into his 1982 Toyota Corolla and drove down to Los Angeles with $6,000 in savings.

  8. Before he hit it big, he did odd jobs and worked as a movie theater usher at Universal Studios in Hollywood, California.

    Actor Aaron Paul attends the premiere of the film 'Thirteen Ghosts' October 23, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA.
    (Photo : Vince Bucci/Getty Images)) Actor Aaron Paul attends the premiere of the film 'Thirteen Ghosts' October 23, 2001 in Los Angeles, CA.
  9. Paul also worked as a frog mascot at a radio station.

  10. He starred in the music videos for the Korn song "Thoughtless" and the Everlast song "White Trash Beautiful".

  11. His television debut was in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 (1990), which was followed by an appearance in another show, Aaron Spelling series, Melrose Place (1992).

  12. He was once a contestant on The Price Is Right in 2000. Aaron made it to the Showcase Showdown but overbid by $132.

  13. He was also featured in television commercials for Juicy Fruit, Corn Pops, and Vanilla Coke.

  14. His first film role was a supporting turn in "Whatever It Takes" (2000), which starred James Franco and Shane West.

  15. He has never had formal acting training. His method is to simply pretend he's someone else and delve into the character completely.

  16. On the big screen, Aaron played the estranged son of Jeff Bridges in K-PAX (2001), and Tom Cruise' brother-in-law in Mission: Impossible III (2006).

  17. He attended the Prince of Brunei's 25th-birthday party. While he was there, he had an hour-long heart-to-heart with Michael Jackson and ended up taking shots with the legendary musician.

  18. Aaron Paul auditioned for the role of Francis, the eldest son, on Malcolm in the Middle (2000) which starred his future Breaking Bad (2008) costar Bryan Cranston.

  19. He has guest starred on television shows such as The Guardian, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, CSI: Miami, ER, Sleeper Cell, Veronica Mars, The X-Files, Ghost Whisperer, Criminal Minds, Bones, and 3rd Rock from the Sun.

  20. His big break came in 2007, when he was cast to play the moral-minded Scott Quittman, boyfriend and later husband to Sarah Hendrickson, played by Amanda Seyfried, on the HBO series Big Love.

  21. In 2008, he began playing Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series Breaking Bad.

  22. Originally, the creator Vince Gilligan planned to kill off the Pinkman character before the second season, but after he (and viewers) picked up on how well Paul and Cranston fed off each other, he made the decision to keep him a part of the series.

  23. Aaron did his research to play Pinkman. "I spent a lot of time with former [meth] addicts and people that were using at that moment," he says. "I saw a darker side to people that I've never witnessed before."

    NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: Actor Aaron Paul attends The Film Society of Lincoln Center and AMC Celebration of 'Breaking Bad' Final Episodes at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre on July 31, 2013 in New York City.
    (Photo : Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - JULY 31: Actor Aaron Paul attends The Film Society of Lincoln Center and AMC Celebration of 'Breaking Bad' Final Episodes at The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre on July 31, 2013 in New York City.
  24. Aaron got a concussion while filming a fight scene with Raymond Cruz, who played Tuco. "The next thing I know I guess I blacked out and I woke up to a flashlight in our eyes and it was our medic," says Paul.

  25. Paul's work on the show earned him both praise and notoriety. Over the program's five-year run, he picked four Emmy Award nominations for outstanding supporting actor in a drama, winning twice, in 2010 and 2012.

    LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actor Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. `
    (Photo : Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)) LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 22: Actor Aaron Paul and Lauren Parsekian arrive at the 65th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on September 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. `
  26. Between shootings for Breaking Bad, Paul took on a few outside projects, including a pair of independent films, Smashed (2010) and Decoding Annie Parker (2013).

  27. Walt & Jesse's blue meth is actually crystallized sugar, AKA rock candy.

  28. The show was originally set in Riverside, California. It was moved to New Mexico in order to take advantage of the state's "substantial" tax rebate for film and television production.

    NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Actor Aaron Paul attends DreamWorks Pictures' 'Need For Speed' screening hosted by The Cinema Society and Bushmills on March 11, 2014 in New York City.
    (Photo : Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images) NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 11: Actor Aaron Paul attends DreamWorks Pictures' 'Need For Speed' screening hosted by The Cinema Society and Bushmills on March 11, 2014 in New York City.
  29. That change of setting has certainly been a boon for the New Mexico tourism industry. Local businesses have taken advantage of the hit show's worldwide popularity and cashed in by producing all manner of Breaking Bad-related products. These include: blue-meth candy, blue-meth doughnuts, locally brewed Heisenberg "dark" beer, custom-made Heisenberg Pez dispensers, as well as more traditional trolley and Segway tours.

  30. He is really sweet to his fan, really sweet! If he sees the tour buses that go around to the celebrity houses outside of his own home, he will come down and say hi.

  31. While he was filming in Albuquerque, New Mexico, he would tweet out the number for a pay phone by the set, then take calls from fans.

  32. Aaron Paul is very good friends with his Breaking Bad co-star Bryan Cranston.

  33. Aaron Paul was paid $150,000 per episode in season 5.

    ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Aaron Paul celebrates 'Halloween Time' at Disneyland September 17, 2013 in Anaheim, California. The 'Halloween Time' celebration at the Disneyland Resort, which features special attractions and entertainment, continues through October 31, 2013.
    (Photo : Paul Hiffmeyer/Disney Parks via Getty Images) ANAHEIM, CA - SEPTEMBER 17: Actor Aaron Paul celebrates 'Halloween Time' at Disneyland September 17, 2013 in Anaheim, California. The 'Halloween Time' celebration at the Disneyland Resort, which features special attractions and entertainment, continues through October 31, 2013.
  34. Aaron Paul married Lauren Parsekian in May, 2013, in a 1920s Parisian-carnival-themed wedding (his idea). The wedding took place in Malibu, California, with music by Foster the People and John Mayer.

  35. The actor has two Emmys (Best Supporting Actor) for his breakout role in "Breaking Bad," opposite Bryan Cranston.

  36. According to his Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything), the biggest similarity between Paul and his "Breaking Bad" character, Jesse Pinkman, is that they both have a huge soft spot for kids and want to protect them.

  37. He has 14 nieces and nephews.

  38. He a a huge pizza lover.

  39. Aaron Paul's net worth is $16 million.

  40. Cranston is a joker. During a Reddit AMA, Aaron Paul revealed Bryan once "squirted me with a dildo-shaped squirt gun."

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