Paul Rudd was raised in Overland Park, Kansas. His father is American, but his mother is English. He has one sister, three years younger than he. Paul attended Broadmoor Junior High and Shawnee Mission West High Schools. He graduated from High School in 1987 and had been Student Body President. He then attended the University of Kansas to find that he wasn't overly academic. Turning to his native charm and charisma, he applied to, and was accepted at, American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles.