Jason Sudeikis is an award-winning actor, comedian, producer, and writer who stars as the buoyant optimist "Ted Lasso" in the widely popular Apple TV+ series he co-created. Good to the core, its first season was honored with the prestigious Peabody Award “for offering the perfect counter to the enduring prevalence of toxic masculinity, both on-screen and off, in a moment when the nation truly needs inspiring models of kindness.” The first season garnered 7 Primetime Emmy Awards after being nominated for a historic 20. Following the second season, it once again garnered 20 nominations at the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards, winning four total, including Outstanding Comedy Series, acting awards for Sudeikis and Brett Goldstein, and a directing award for MJ Delaney.
In 2021, Sudeikis was the recipient of two Emmy Awards, “Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series” and “Outstanding Comedy Series.” In 2022, he won both of those awards for the second year in a row. He was also awarded a Golden Globe for best actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy, a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series, and a Critics Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series. The Writers Guild of America awarded Sudeikis and the show “Best Comedy Series” and “Best New Series.”
Best known for his amazing work on "Saturday Night Live," Sudeikis made an even bigger name for himself in tentpole comedy films. In 2011, he starred in the hit comedy Horrible Bosses. Quickly thereafter he found himself again alongside Jennifer Aniston and Jamie Foxx in the smash sequel Horrible Bosses 2. His hilarious performance as a small-time pot dealer David Clark in We’re the Millers in 2013 helped the film make over $270 million at the box office.
Sudeikis’s recent work includes dramatic turns in Nacho Vigolando’s sci-fi thriller Colossal opposite Anne Hathaway, Alexander Payne’s Downsizing alongside Matt Damon, and Kodachrome opposite Ed Harris. Sudeikis also stars in the dramatic thriller Driven where he plays conman-turned-FBI-informant Jim Hoffman as he and his handler take down the mysterious, wealthy, and drug-embroiled millionaire John DeLorean (played by Lee Pace). He also starred alongside Jessica Biel in the indie drama The Book of Love, played legendary Jesse Owens coach and mentor, Larry Snyder in Race, and won viewers over as Jake in Leslye Headland’s Sleeping with Other People. He can also be seen opposite Rebecca Hall in Tumbledown. Other recent films include the 2016 heist comedy Masterminds alongside Zach Galifianakis and Kristen Wiig and playing Principal Brown in the film Booksmart.
Born in Fairfax, Virginia Sudeikis grew up in Overland Park, Kansas. Though he received a basketball scholarship to a local junior college after high school, he found his true passion in show business 40 miles away where he spent every weekend taking classes at the then ComedySportz Theater in Kansas City. Sudeikis later made his way to the Chicago as part of renowned touring improv companies before moving to Nevada to become a founding member of The Second City Las Vegas. In 2003, Sudeikis sent a tape of his work to the producers of "Saturday Night Live," earning him a coveted spot on the show’s writing team. Two years later, Sudeikis was in front of the camera as a cast favorite, skyrocketing his career as a beloved comedian and actor. Sudeikis completed his eighth and final season on the legendary show in 2013, cementing his place as a fan favorite with his Presidential impersonations and charming characters.
Sudeikis’s other small screen work includes a multi-episode arc on the comedy "Last Man on Earth" alongside his fellow "SNL" alum, Will Forte. He served as Executive Producer with Lorne Michaels on the workplace buddy comedy "Detroiters," voiced the lead in the animated comedy, "Son of Zorn," and garnered rave reviews as Tina Fey’s love interest in "30 Rock." He was also seen in "Eastbound & Down," Seth MacFarlane’s "The Cleveland Show," and guest starred in "It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as the forgotten fourth member of Paddy’s gang, Schmitty. Sudeikis voiced the lead role of Red in the "Angry Birds" animated film series for Sony and lent his voice to the animated Marvel series "Hit-Monkey" on Hulu in November of 2021.
Taking his talents to the stage in late 2016, Sudeikis led Dead Poets Society at the acclaimed Classic Stage Company Off-Broadway, where he played Robin Williams’ iconic role of Professor John Keating in the film of the same name.
Sudeikis is actively involved with The Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City as well as other charities. He currently resides in New York City.
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