Paul Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey. Apart from a brief assignment in Anaheim, California, Rudd was mostly raised in Overland Park, Kansas. Rudd was raised as a Reformed Jew and said that his religious upbringing was “quite relaxed.” However, he said, he went to the synagogue, owned a bar mitzvah, and was completely immersed in Jewish culture and food.
Beyond that, he said that in Judaism, the extent to which a person is religious is no different. For him, this is more about inheritance than about practicing the faith. He says,
My whole family is Jewish; my wife, Julie, is a Jew – no one in my family is not Jewish. . . . We have so many thousands of years of bloodline, that you just associate. This is a tribe; it’s like, “Oh, yes, that’s my team,” and I feel that for sure.
Maybe growing up in the Belt Bible will do that to a Jewish child. Just as he kept his faith in a sea of Christians, he also managed to stay blue in his youth. Rudd is not the most active political celebrity, but all signs point to liberalism. First, he looked very famous when meeting President Obama. But behind that, he has affirmed his support for the two biggest causes of liberal celebrity today: gay rights and arms control.
Paul Rudd is a Reformed Jew.
Even though he is not too politically active, he must be liberal.