Aaron Paul

Aaron Paul

Birthplace: 
Emmett, Idaho
Birthday: 
August 27

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Aaron Paul has won multiple Primetime Emmy Awards in the outstanding supporting actor category, among other prestigious nods, for his dramatic role as meth dealer Jesse Pinkman on AMC drama Breaking Bad. He is currently starring in The Path.

The Idaho native, headed to Hollywood right after his high school graduation at 17 years old, landed his very first television appearance on an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210 in 1990.  He followed that job with appearances on such shows as Melrose Place, 3rd Rock from the Sun, ER and Sleeper Cell, among others.

Years before crossing paths with Giancarlo Esposito on the set of Breaking Bad, the 2 appeared together in a 2006 episode of Ghost Whisperer

Paul, who stars in the 2014 big screen feature Need for Speed, also played recurring character Scott Quittman on HBO’s Big Love with Bill Paxton.

Paul said a lot of people thought he auditioned for the role Francis on long-running '90s comedy Malcolm in the Middle — which would have found him playing the oldest son of his then-future Breaking co-star Bryan Cranston. While he did like the pilot after someone sent the script to him, Yahoo TV reported, no audition actually occurred.

He can also be seen in Mission Impossible: III and in horror film classic redux The Last House on the Left

 

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

5 Nominations 3 Emmys

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2014

  • Winner
  • Aaron Paul, as Jesse Pinkman
  • Breaking Bad
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2013

  • Nominee
  • Aaron Paul, as Jesse Pinkman
  • Breaking Bad
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2012

  • Winner
  • Aaron Paul, as Jesse Pinkman
  • Breaking Bad
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2010

  • Winner
  • Aaron Paul, as Jesse Pinkman
  • Breaking Bad
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series - 2009

  • Nominee
  • Aaron Paul, as Jesse Pinkman
  • Breaking Bad
  • AMC
  • Sony Pictures Television

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  • Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad and Lauren Parsekian celebrate his win at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.

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  • Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad celebrates his win at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.

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  • Aaron Paul and Bryan Cranston of Breaking Bad celebrate their wins at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.

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  • Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad celebrates his win at the 66th Emmys Governors Ball.

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  • Lucy Liu (l) of Elementary and Aaron Paul (r) of Breaking Bad backstage at the 66th Emmys. 

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  • Anna Gunn, Aaron Paul (c) and Bryan Cranston (r) accept the award for outstanding drama series for their work on Breaking Bad at the 66th Emmys. 

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  • Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad celebrates at the 66th Emmys. 

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  • Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad accepts an award at the 66th Emmys.

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  • Bryan Cranston (l) and Aaron Paul (r) of Breaking Bad at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad arrives at the 66th Emmys. 

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  • Lauren Parsekian (l) and Aaron Paul of Breaking Bad arrive at the 66th Emmy Awards.

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  • Aaron Paul and producer Dave Johnson at the Governors Ball
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  • Aaron Paul, Bryan Cranston, Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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  • Kiernan Shipka and Aaron Paul on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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  • Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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  • Lauren Parsekian and Aaron Paul on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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  • Aaron Paul at the 2013 Performers Emmy Celebration
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  • Aaron Paul and Giancarlo Esposito participate in an Evening with Breaking Bad
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