Aaron Paul at the 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego.
|Born||Aaron Paul Sturtevant
August 27, 1979
Emmett, Idaho, USA
Aaron Paul (born Aaron Paul Sturtevant; August 27, 1979) is an American actor. After appearing in American television shows, including a recurring role on the HBO series Big Love, Paul came to prominence in 2008 for his critically acclaimed role as Jesse Pinkman in the hit AMC series Breaking Bad. For his portrayal of Jesse Pinkman, Paul has won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, he is one of the five actors to win the award more than once, with two wins. Also, he won two Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor on Television.
Early life 
Paul was born in Emmett, Idaho, the son of Robert, a Baptist minister, and Darla Sturtevant. He is the youngest of five children. Paul attended Centennial High School in Boise and graduated one year early.
Early career 
In 1996, Paul went to Los Angeles for the International Modeling and Talent Association competition. He won runner-up in the competition and signed with a manager. Prior to gaining fame, Paul appeared on an episode of The Price is Right on January 3, 2000 and worked as a movie theater usher at Universal Studios in Hollywood. He starred in music videos for Korn's song "Thoughtless" and Everlast's song "White Trash Beautiful". He was also featured in television commercials for Juicy Fruit, Corn Pops, and Vanilla Coke.
Paul has appeared in the films Whatever It Takes (2000), Help! I'm a Fish (2001) (voice only), K-PAX (2001), MTV's TV Movie Wasted (2002), National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002), Perfect Opposites (2004), Bad Girls From Valley High (2005), Choking Man (2006), Mission: Impossible III (2006), and The Last House on the Left (2009), among others. He also starred in the 2010 web-released Funny or Die short Weird: The Al Yankovic Story as "Weird Al" Yankovic. 'He also starred in the film Wreckage in 2010, Smashed, a film in which Paul starred, was one of the official selections for the 2012 Sundance Film Festival.
Paul has also made guest appearances 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 (season 4, episode 24). His recurring character Scott Quittman on HBO's Big Love appeared 14 times over the show's five seasons.
In 2008, Paul began playing Jesse Pinkman on AMC's Breaking Bad. His character was originally slated to die during the first season, but after seeing the chemistry between Paul and series star Bryan Cranston series creator Vince Gilligan changed his mind, modified the original plans, and saved the character. Paul had an opportunity to work with Cranston prior to Breaking Bad, having auditioned for the role of Francis, the eldest son of Cranston's Malcolm in the Middle character. Paul was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2009, 2010, and 2012 for his role in Breaking Bad. He won the award in 2010 and 2012. Paul is rumored to be in talks for the lead in the HBO pilot The Missionary, a spy drama set during the Cold War.
Personal life 
Paul became engaged to Lauren Corrine Parsekian on January 1, 2012 in Paris, France. The two met at the Coachella Music Festival in Indio, California, and began dating a year later, at the same festival.
|1998||Even the Losers|
|2000||Whatever It Takes||Floyd|
|2000||Help! I'm a Fish||Chuck||Voice|
|2002||Van Wilder: Party Liaison||Wasted guy|
|2004||Perfect Opposites||Monty Brandt|
|2005||Bad Girls from Valley High||Jonathon Wharton|
|2006||Mission: Impossible III||Rick|
|2009||The Last House on the Left||Francis|
|2010||Weird: The Al Yankovic Story||Weird Al Yankovic||Video short|
|2013||Decoding Annie Parker||Paul|
|2013||A Long Way Down||JJ||Post-production|
|2014||Need for Speed||Tobey Marshall||Filming|
|1999||Beverly Hills, 90210||Chad||Episode: "Fortune Cookie"|
|1999||Melrose Place||Frat boy||Episode: "The Daughterboy"|
|1999||Suddenly Susan||Zipper||Episode: "A Day in the Life"|
|1999||3rd Rock from the Sun||Student||Episode: "Dick's Big Giant Headache: Part II"|
|2000||Get Real||Derek||Episode: "History Lessons"|
|2001||100 Deeds for Eddie McDowd||Ethan||Episode: "Eddie Loves Tori"|
|2001||The Division||Tyler Petersen||Episode: "Hero"|
|2001||Nikki||Scott||Episode: "Family Lies"|
|2001||The Guardian||Ethan Ritter||Episode: "The Men from the Boys"|
|2001||The X-Files||David "Sky Commander Winky" Winkle||Episode: "Lord of the Flies"|
|2001–2002||Judging Amy||"X-Ray" Conklin||Episodes: "Can They Do That with Vegetables?" and "Crime & Puzzlement"|
|2002||NYPD Blue||Marcus Denton||Episode: "Oh, Mama!"|
|2002||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Peter Hutchins, Jr.||Episode: "Felonious Monk"|
|2002||Birds of Prey||Jerry||Episodes: "Unaired Pilot" and "Premiere"|
|2003||The Snobs||Clay||TV Movie|
|2003||ER||Doug||Episode: "A Saint in the City"|
|2003||Kingpin||Stoner||Episode: "El Velorio"|
|2003||CSI: Miami||Ben Gordon||Episode: "Grave Young Men"|
|2003||The Guiding Light||Adrian Pascal||Episode: 8 May 2003|
|2003||Threat Matrix||Shane||Episode: "Natural Borne Killers"|
|2004||Line of Fire||Drew Parkman||Episode: "Mother & Child Reunion"|
|2005||Veronica Mars||Eddie Laroche||Episode: "Silence of the Lamb"|
|2005||Candy Paint||Brad Miller||Episode: "Mother & Child Reunion"|
|2005||Joan of Arcadia||Denunzio||Episode: "Secret Service"|
|2005||Point Pleasant||Mark Owens||Episodes: "Pilot", "Last Dance", and "Waking the Dead"|
|2005||Criminal Minds||Michael Zizzo||Episode: "The Popular Kids"|
|2005||Sleeper Cell||Teen||Episode: "Al-Faitha"|
|2006||Bones||Stew Ellis||Episode: "The Superhero in the Alley"|
|2006||Ghost Whisperer||Link||Episode: "Fury"|
|2007–2011||Big Love||Scott Quittman||14 episodes|
|2008–2013||Breaking Bad||Jesse Pinkman||Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2010, 2012)
Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2010, 2012)
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2012)
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2009)
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (2010)
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2011)
Nominated—TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama (2010)
Episodes: "Scars, Part 2", "The Stranger", "No Bounds"
|2012||Robot Chicken DC Comics Special||Mister Banjo||Voice
|2013||The Simpsons||Jesse Pinkman||Episode: "What Animated Women Want"|
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- "It's Evening in America". Vanity Fair. May 2012. Page 155.
- Itzkoff, Dave (March 18, 2010). "Character and Career, Both Alive". The New York Times. Archived from the original on April 5, 2010. Retrieved May 7, 2010.
- Juicy Fruit Commercial, YouTube.com
- Corn Pops Commercial, YouTube.com
- "First Ever Vanilla Coke Commercial". YouTube. 19.10.2011. Retrieved 15.05.2013. Unknown parameter
- "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story". Funny or Die. June 1, 2010. Archived from the original on July 15, 2010. Retrieved July 21, 2010.
- "Aaron Paul: 'Breaking Bad' Dealer Isn't Dead ... Yet". npr.org. September 19, 2011. Retrieved September 20, 2011.
- "Transcript: Aaron Paul: 'Breaking Bad' Dealer Isn't Dead ... Yet". npr.org. September 19, 2011. Retrieved December 19, 2011.
- "Aaron Paul Calls Fiancée 'The Greatest Woman That Has Ever Existed'". People. July 15, 2012. Retrieved July 15, 2012.
- "Lauren Parsekian, Aaron Paul's Fiancée: Who Is She?'". The Huffington Post. September 25, 2012. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
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