Despite receiving a basketball scholarship for his college education in the 1990s, Jason Sudeikis abandoned it mid-way to pursue a career in entertainment. Today, he has branched out from improv comedy where he started acting, screenwriting and producing. He has worked for Saturday Night Live both as a writer and a cast member.
As an actor, he is popular for his role in the 2011 films Horrible Bosses and Hall Pass. He also featured in We’re the Millers (2013), Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), Colossal, Mother’s Day, and The Angry Birds Movie in 2016. Find out more about him below.
Age and Background Details
Named Daniel Jason Sudeikis at birth, the American entertainer was born on September 18, 1975, in Fairfax, Virginia. His parents, Daniel Joseph and Kathryn Sudeikis were both successful in their careers. His mother worked as a travel agent at Brennco and also served as President of the American Society of Travel Agents. Jason is of mixed ethnicity. From his father’s side, he has Irish and Lithuanian root and German/Irish ancestry from his mother’s side.
The prolific actor suffers from congenital anosmia, a condition which robbed him of his senses of taste and smell. When he was a child, Jason, together with his family, moved to Overland Park, Kansas, where he refers to as his hometown and there, he attended Shawnee Mission West High School. He later landed a basketball scholarship which took him to Fort Scott Community College but he left the institution without finishing his academic program. He eventually relocated to Chicago, Illinois, and there, he studied at the Annoyance Theater and IO Theater (previously known as ImprovOlympic) while doing comedy.
Between the time he started out in the entertainment industry in the 1990s and now, Jason Sudeikis has gone through a lot of phases of growth and development which all contributed to making him the man he is today. He moved from improv comedy to working for Saturday Night Live (SNL) to acting and producing. He reportedly made $1,748,252 from the movie Downsizing and $1,420,455 from Angry Birds.
From all his endeavors, including some endorsement deals, Jason has gathered a net worth of about $10 million.
Jason Sudeikis Wife/Girlfriend, Kids, and Brother
There is no available record which shows that Jason has a brother. He, however, has two sisters named Lindsay and Kristen. He also has an uncle in the film industry name George Wendt, popular for portraying the character of Norm Peterson on NBC’s sitcom, Cheers which aired from 1982 to 1993.
The actor cum comedian dated American screenwriter, Kay Cannon for five years before they eventually got married in June 2004. However, about four years into the union, they got separated and later parted ways officially in March 2010.
In November 2011, his relationship with actress Olivia Wilde began and they moved in together. Speaking of how he was able to land Olivia during his appearance in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in April 2017, Jason said he met her for the first time at a finale party for Saturday Night Live but romance was out of the question at the time.
This was because he was able to gather from some of their mutual friends, who were not exactly her best girlfriends, that she had a boyfriend. Instead of feeling bad about that, he opted to play the long game and after some time, Olivia broke up with her boyfriend and their relationship kicked off.
Giving her own account of how their life together started, it turns out Olivia Wilde had expected Jason to show her a green light on their first meeting by at least taking her number. She told Allure in October 2013 that they kept running into each other over the next six months and one night, her best guy friend walked up to Jason and said: “This is Olivia’s number, use it”.
It was later reported in January 2013 that they had gotten engaged shortly after the holidays. They have a son, Otis Alexander Sudeikis, who was born in April 2014 and a daughter, Daisy Josephine Sudeikis, born in October 2016.
Although the couple obviously looks good together and are both so smitten that they are always quick to give each other credit, they are not yet married. Three years after Jason Sudeikis engaged Olivia, he appeared on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” and a caller asked him when he intends to marry his lady. In response, the comedian gave a very funny answer. According to him, they won’t get married until weed becomes legal in every state.
The talented actor stands at 6 feet 1 inch and weighs 76 kg. He has brown hair, light brown eyes, and body measurement of chest-43 inches, waist- 34 inches, and biceps- 15 inches.
Sometime in 2013, he lost some weight, thanks to Olivia, who for several years, have been nominated for PETA’s Sexiest Vegetarian. Speaking with Instyle, Jason Sudeikis revealed that he was able to achieve his physical transformation by changing his diet and cutting out late-night food. He also reduced his intake of beer and whiskey and took more tequila and vodka.