Aaron Paul

Biography: Aaron Paul, more popularly known as Jesse Pinkman from AMC's drug-driven dark-humored drama, Breaking Bad, has gotten the whole bad guy act down to a science. From perennial perp in the crime shows he has guest-starred in, to his breakout role as a high school dropout who partners with his former chemistry teacher to infiltrate the local meth trade, Paul has portrayed each shady character to pinpoint precision. Ironically, Aaron was raised in a religious and loving environment by his father, a retired Christian Baptist minister, and his very supportive mother. He always took part in church programs and was excited about performing in plays in their hometown of Emmett, Idaho.

It was in his eighth grade that Aaron realized the career path he wanted to take. During his years in Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho, he joined the theater department and got obsessed with the idea of acting for a living. After graduating, Paul moved out to Los Angeles, California to pursue his
Aaron Paul, more popularly known as Jesse Pinkman from AMC's drug-driven dark-humored drama, Breaking Bad, has gotten the whole bad guy act down to a science. From perennial perp in the crime shows he has guest-starred in, to his breakout role as a high school dropout who partners with his former chemistry teacher to infiltrate the local meth trade, Paul has portrayed each shady character to pinpoint precision. Ironically, Aaron was raised in a religious and loving environment by his father, a retired Christian Baptist minister, and his very supportive mother. He always took part in church programs and was excited about performing in plays in their hometown of Emmett, Idaho.

It was in his eighth grade that Aaron realized the career path he wanted to take. During his years in Centennial High School in Boise, Idaho, he joined the theater department and got obsessed with the idea of acting for a living. After graduating, Paul moved out to Los Angeles, California to pursue his dream. It took him a while to get his stride. He even worked as an usher at the Universal Studios Movie Theatre in Hollywood during the late 90s and accepted whatever small roles that came his way. His television debut was in an episode of Beverly Hills, 90210, which was followed by an appearance in another Aaron Spelling series, Melrose Place. For almost a decade, Paul was able to maintain a steady acting career with a slew of guest appearances on dozens of TV shows including The X-Files (2001), CSI (2002), Veronica Mars (2005), Criminal Minds (2005), and Ghost Whisperer (2006).

On the big screen, Aaron played the estranged son of Jeff Bridges in K-Pax (2001) and Tom Cruise' brother-in-law in Mission Impossible: III (2006). He also had a memorable performance as Owen in the MTV's compelling drama on drug addiction, Wasted (2002). In 2007, Paul got the break he was waiting for as he was tasked to play Scott, the older fiance' of Amanda Seyfried on the HBO family drama Big Love. Although it was merely a recurring role, he got the opportunity to showcase his versatility playing the responsible and committed partner. The following year, Aaron, as a series regular, broke bad once more as his character found himself in crazy situations while engaging in the production and distribution of crystal meth with his unlikely accomplice and business partner, Walter White, brilliantly portrayed by award-winning actor Bryan Cranston in the AMC original series, Breaking Bad.
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Aaron Paul's Scores

  • Movies
  • TV
Average career score: 47
Highest Metascore: 73 Eye in the Sky
Lowest Metascore: 20 Whatever It Takes
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 15
  2. Negative: 5 out of 15
15 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
46 Come and Find Me Nov 11, 2016 David 5.5
41 The 9th Life of Louis Drax Sep 2, 2016 Peter / Peter 6.6
35 Kingsglaive: Final Fantasy XV Aug 19, 2016 Nyx Ulric / Nyx Ulric 7.3
31 Fathers and Daughters Jul 8, 2016 Cameron 6.6
52 Central Intelligence Jun 17, 2016 Cast / Phil 6.5
73 Eye in the Sky Mar 11, 2016 Steve Watts / Steve Watts 7.0
52 Triple 9 Feb 26, 2016 Cast / Gabe Welch / Gabe Welch 6.2
tbd Unity Aug 12, 2015 Narrator 7.3
52 Exodus: Gods and Kings Dec 12, 2014 Joshua 4.8
34 A Long Way Down Jul 11, 2014 J.J. / JJ 6.5
55 Hellion Jun 13, 2014 Co-Executive Producer / Hollis Wilson / Hollis Wilson 6.9
56 Decoding Annie Parker May 2, 2014 Paul 7.8
39 Need For Speed Mar 14, 2014 Cast / Tobey Marshall / Tobey Marshall 6.5
71 Smashed Oct 12, 2012 Charlie Hannah 7.9
42 The Last House on the Left Mar 13, 2009 Francis 6.0
20 Whatever It Takes Mar 24, 2000 Floyd 6.7

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