Aaron Paul, ‘Breaking Bad’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

There is much speculation that Aaron Paul will win the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama.

Here is what you need to know about the 34-year-old star.

1. He’s Best Known for Playing Jesse Pinkman

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In 2008, he commenced his role as Jesse Pinkman on Breaking Bad.

His character was supposed to die during the first season, but the chemistry between Paul and Bryan Cranston was undeniable.

Now that the show is over, Paul misses the character and the beloved show.

He told the Guardian:

I love Jesse. I loved playing him, I miss him. My favorite job hands down – and I think I can speak for everyone involved – was Breaking Bad. Everyone involved, from top to bottom, we were all running to work. We couldn’t wait to get there, we were all very proud to be a part of it. It was so good.

2. He Met His Wife at Coachella

In May of 2013 he married Lauren Parsekian. She is a charity campaigner and he daughter of actress Debra Kelly.

Paul proposed on New Year’s Eve in Paris.

They celebrated a Parisian Carnival-themed wedding, and Paul said it was “because our first kiss was on a ferris wheel at Coachella, so that’s where the carnival came from, and we got engaged in Paris. We wanted a wedding where everyone is dressed to the nines, all the guys in tuxedos, canes, top hats.”

3. He Raised $ 2 Million For Charity

According to Business Insider, he partnered with the fundraising site Omaze.com.

He ran a contest for fans to win a trip to the Breaking Bad finale, while raising funds for his wife’s anti-bullying nonprofit, The Kind Campaign.

4. He Was the Wasted Guy in ‘Van Wilder’

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He was in National Lampoon’s Van Wilder, with Ryan Reynolds playing the tituar role.

Watch the scene above, where Van Wilder’s dad asks Paul where he son is.

Paul said, “I always get people accosting me for Van Wilder.”

5. His Dad’s a Baptist Minister

He told the Guardian:

I definitely had a very religious upbringing. My father was just instilling good morals into us at a very young age, and it wasn’t super-strict, but it was a loving, warm household. My father was performing every week in front of an audience. He 100% believed it, of course, but it was great to watch. It was entertaining in a very positive way.

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