Aaron Paul Sturtevant (born August 27, 1979) is an American actor best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series Breaking Bad (2008–2013), for which he received numerous awards, including the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2014), the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries, or Television Film (2013), and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
He is one of only two actors to have won the latter category three times (2010, 2012, 2014) since its division into comedy and drama.
He also has three Saturn Awards for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2009, 2011, and 2013), more than any other actor in that category. He returned to the role of Jesse Pinkman six years after the series ended in the 2019 Netflix film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie, receiving critical acclaim. In 2022, he will reprise the role in the final season of the spin-off series Better Call Saul.
Aaron Paul Early Life
He was born in his parent's bathroom a month early. He grew up taking part in church plays. He graduated from Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho, in 1997, drove to Los Angeles with his mother, and $6,000 in savings in his 1982 Toyota Corolla.
Soon after moving to Los Angeles, he appeared on an episode of The Price Is Right, which aired on CBS on January 3, 2000. Under his real name, he played and lost his pricing game and overbid on his Showcase. He also worked as an usher in a Hollywood movie theatre at Universal Studios.
Aaron Paul Career
Paul traveled to Los Angeles for the International Modeling and Talent Association competition in 1996. He finished second and signed with a manager. He appeared in Korn's “Thoughtless” and Everlast's “White Trash Beautiful” music videos. He also appeared in commercials for Juicy Fruit, Corn Pops, and Vanilla Coke.
He appeared in the films Whatever It Takes (2000), Help! I'm a Fish (2001), K-PAX (2001), National Lampoon's Van Wilder (2002), Bad Girls From Valley High (2005), Choking Man (2006), Mission: Impossible III (2006), The Last House on the Left (2009), and Need for Speed (2014).
He played “Weird Al” Yankovic in the Funny or Die short Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (2010) and has appeared 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.
Paul rose to prominence as Scott Quittman on HBO's Big Love, where he appeared fourteen times. He began playing Jesse Pinkman on the AMC series Breaking Bad in 2008. His character was supposed to die during the first season. Still, after seeing the chemistry between Paul and the series' lead actor Bryan Cranston, creator Vince Gilligan changed his mind. He changed the original plans to include Jesse as the main character.
Aaron Paul Networth
Aaron Paul's net worth is estimated to be millions of dollars. Aaron Paul was paid more than $500,000 per episode for his role in Breaking Bad.
Aaron Paul is best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in the AMC series Breaking Bad.
Aaron Paul has received three Primetime Emmy Awards and three Saturn Awards for his role in Breaking Bad, among other honors.
Aaron Paul Personal Life
On January 1, 2012, Paul proposed to actress and director Lauren Parsekian in Paris. They met at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival. They married on May 26, 2013, in Malibu, California, at a 1920s Parisian carnival-themed wedding attended by Foster the People and John Mayer.
Story Annabelle, the couple's first child, was born in February 2018. In April 2022, their second child, a son, was born. Paul emailed everyone on the guest list the song “Beauty” by The Shivers and asked them to learn the words so they could sing along during the ceremony.
The family now lives in Los Feliz, having sold their previous home in West Hollywood, and has a second cabin-style home near McCall, “a small town two and a half hours away from Boise, Idaho.”
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Money Did Aaron Paul Made From Breaking Bad?
Cranston Earns $225,000 Per Episode, While Paul Earns $150,000. (Not Bad for Someone Who Was Supposed to Die at the End of Season One.) Cranston's Salary for the Final Eight Episodes of the Series Will Is $1.8 Million. Paul Would Be Paid $1.2 Million.
How Rich is Aaron Rodgers?
Rodgers is Worth $200 Million, Based on Celebritynetworth.com. The Milwaukee Bucks Are One of Rodgers' Most Lucrative Business Ventures.
What is Aaron Paul's Estimated Net Worth?
The Estimated Value of Aaron Paul's Net Worth in Us Dollars is Over $35 Million.
Aaron Paul Has a $35 Million Net Worth (Forbes 2022) Salary Broken Bad Toby Pinkman.