Last Updated on March 8, 2022
Who Is Aaron Paul?
Aaron Paul Sturtevant is an American actor, producer, and director who’s best known for portraying Jesse Pinkman in the series Breaking Bad, which aired on AMC from 2008 to 2013. More than five years after the series ceased production, Aaron Paul reprised his role as Jesse Pinkman in the 2019 Netflix film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie.
Paul has also starred in numerous acclaimed films over the years, including Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014), Need for Speed (2014), Eye in the Sky (2015), and Central Intelligence (2016). He has also landed a few voicing roles, including in the Netflix animated series BoJack Horseman (2014–2020, the Hulu drama series The Path (2016–2018), and the HBO science-fiction drama series Westworld (2020).
|Full Name:||Aaron Paul Sturtevant|
|Popular Name:||Aaron Paul|
|Birth Date:||August 27, 1979|
|Parents:||Robert Sturtevant and Darla Sturtevant|
|Siblings:||4, including Danielle Sturtevant Hart, Rachelle Sturtevant Evans, and Stephen Sturtevant|
|Birth Place:||Emmett, Idaho|
|Ethnicity:||Mixed (Scottish, German, and English)|
|Education:||Centennial High School|
|Net Worth:||USD 20 million (as of April 1, 2021)|
|Source of Wealth:||Acting, Film Producing, Film Directing, and Other Ventures|
|Height:||5′ 8″ (1.73 m)|
|Weight:||70 kg; In pounds: 154 lbs.|
Aaron Paul was born on August 27, 1979, in Emmett, Idaho, to Robert Sturtevant and Darla Sturtevant. He graduated from Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho, in 1997.
After graduating from high school, Paul moved to Los Angeles to pursue an acting career. He started off by appearing in a number of music videos, including videos to the songs “Thoughtless” by Korn and “White Trash Beautiful” by Everlast. He also appeared in television commercials for various brands, including Corn Pops, Vanilla Coke, and Juice Fruit.
Aaron Paul kicked off his acting career in 1999 by appearing in the television shows Beverly Hills, 90210, Melrose Place, Suddenly Susan, and 3rd Rock from the Sun. In 2000, he guest-starred in a January 3 episode of the television show, The Price Is Right. The same year, he appeared in the movie Whatever It Takes.
In 2001, Aaron Paul appeared in the movies ‘Help! I’m a Fish’ and ‘K-PAX.’ He subsequently appeared in 2002’s National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, 2005’s Bad Girls From Valley High, and 2006’s Choking Man. Paul landed minor roles in several movies over the next few years, including Mission: Impossible III (2006) and The Last House on the Left (2009).
In 2008, Aaron Paul began starring as Jesse Pinkman on the series Breaking Bad. He starred in the show until 2013.
In 2010, Paul starred in the film Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. In 2012, he starred in the film Smashed. The same year, he began voicing the character Cyrus in the show Tron: Uprising.
The following are other notable movies and television shows that Aaron Paul has appeared in over the years:
• The Guardian (2001, television series)
• The X-Files (2001, television series)
• Criminal Minds (2005, television series)
• Bones (2006, television series)
• Decoding Annie Parker (2013, film)
• A Long Way Down (2014, film)
• Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014, film)
• WWE Raw (2014, television show)
• BoJack Horseman (2014–2020, television series)
• Central Intelligence (2015, film)
• American Woman (2016, film)
• Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV (2016, film; voice actor)
• The Path (2016–2018, television series)
• Truth Be Told (2018, television series)
• The Parts You Lose (2019, film)
• Westworld (2020, television series)
Awards and Accolades
Aaron Paul has received twelve awards so far, most of which came from his role in Breaking Bad. They include:
• 1 PRISM Award
• 1 Screen Actors Guild Award
• 2 Critics’ Choice Television Awards
• 2 Satellite Awards
• 3 Primetime Emmy Awards
• 3 Saturn Awards
Aaron Paul’s Net Worth
Aaron Paul has enjoyed a fairly long acting career which has also translated into millions in his bank account. As of April 1, 2021, Paul had a net worth of $20 million.
Paul’s highest career moment was when he starred in the series Breaking Bad from 2008 to 2013. This also happened to be his most commercially successful period. He reportedly earned as much as $200,000 per episode in the show’s final seasons.
Lessons from Aaron Paul
1. Your very existent is a miracle
Aaron Paul was born a month premature in his parent’s bathtub, the youngest of four siblings. Ironically, he became the most successful member of his family.
2. Keep your private life off the public limelight
Paul has managed to keep his marital life on the down low for years. He appreciates that even celebrity families deserve a space from the prying eyes of the media.
3. Be open to new challenges
Aaron Paul has performed exceptionally well in films and television shows from diverse genres. Which speaks to his willingness to explore new challenges.
Famous Quotes by Aaron Paul
“I definitely had a very religious upbringing. My father was just instilling good morals into us at a very young age, and it wasn’t super-strict, but it was a loving, warm household.”
“I love diving into different skins, skins that make me feel deep emotions.”
“People get in fights because they don’t communicate, because you don’t want to hurt the other person.”
“There’s the really angry drunk, who’s just annoying to be around. I prefer the drunk who falls all over the place and is being completely inappropriate. Or the super-loud, happy drunk, which is evidentially what I am.”
“What’s so great about television. You’re able to tell a long story, where you couldn’t really do that in a film because you have to tell a story in an hour and a half or two hours.”
Aaron Paul is an actor, producer, and director who is best known for his role in Breaking Bad. Paul’s numerous endeavors in the entertainment industry have translated into a $20 million net worth.