Daniel Jason Sudeikis was born on September 18, 1975 in Fairfax, Virginia, to Kathryn (Wendt), a former a travel agent at Brennco and president of the American Society of Travel Agents, and Daniel Joseph Sudeikis, a vice president of business development. He is of Lithuanian and Irish descent on his father’s side, and German and Irish ancestry on his mother’s. As a child, he moved with his family to Overland Park, Kansas, which he has described as his hometown. He attended Brookridge Elementary School before transferring to Holy Cross Catholic School; both are located in Overland Park. He began high school at the Jesuit Rockhurst High School in 1990, later transferring due to academic reasons to Shawnee Mission West High School. He began performing at ComedySportz (now Comedy City) in Kansas City. After moving to Chicago, he studied at the Annoyance Theatre and ImprovOlympic, where he was one of the founding members of the long-form team J.T.S. Brown. He was later cast in The Second City’s National Touring Company, and also performed with Boom Chicago in Amsterdam. In the early 2000s, he became a founding member of Second City Las Vegas. He continues to frequently perform at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s weekly improv show ASSSCAT 3000 in New York City. In 2003, while a regular performer at Second City Las Vegas, he was hired as a sketch writer for NBC’s Saturday Night Live (1975) and would occasionally make bit appearances as audience members or extras. In May 2005, he became a featured player and was upgraded to repertory status in 2006. In July 2013, he announced that he was leaving SNL. In 2007-2010, he had a recurring role as Floyd on NBC’s 30 Rock (2006), playing the love interest of Liz Lemon (played by friend Tina Fey) and appearing in 12 episodes. His voice-over work include video-game Grand Theft Auto IV (2008), playing the role of right-wing radio host Richard Bastion. In 2008, he also appeared in the comedy What Happens in Vegas (2008), playing the role of Cameron Diaz’s character’s ex-fiancé, in The Rocker (2008) as David Marshall, opposite Rainn Wilson, Emma Stone, and Josh Gad, in Semi-Pro (2008) as Nacho Fan, in Childrens Hospital (2008) as Dr. Robert ‘Bobby’ Fiscus, and co-starred with Bill Hader and Joe Lo Truglio in the Lorne Michaels-produced web-series “The Line on Crackle”. In 2010, he appeared in The Bounty Hunter (2010), alongside Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler, playing a colleague of Aniston’s character, who falls in love with her, in Going the Distance (2010) as Box, and also co-hosted WWE Raw: Episode dated 16 August 2010 (2010) with his “Going the Distance” co-stars Charlie Day and Justin Long at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. He also worked with Day on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005) playing Schmitty on two episodes. In FOX’s animated comedy The Cleveland Show (2009), he provided the voices of Holt Richter and Terry Kimple in almost all of episodes until the series’ end in 2013, and had a recurring role on the cult comedy Eastbound & Down (2009). His first lead film role, alongside Owen Wilson, was in Farrelly brothers comedy Hall Pass (2011). That year, he also appeared in Seth Gordon comedy Horrible Bosses (2011), opposite Jamie Foxx, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Aniston, Colin Farrell, Charlie Day, and Jason Bateman, and in A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011). He also hosted 2011 MTV Movie Awards (2011). His other movies include The Campaign (2012), opposite Will Ferrell and Zach Galifianakis, Movie 43 (2013), Drinking Buddies (2013), Epic (2013), and We’re the Millers (2013). He also starred in Horrible Bosses 2 (2014), and in Sleeping with Other People (2015). He can also be seen in the romantic comedy, Tumbledown (2015) opposite Rebecca Hall and in La couleur de la victoire (2016) as Larry Snyder, Jesse Owens’ coach. He is also Henry, a widowed and introverted architect, in The Book of Love (2016), in Mother’s Day (2016), opposite Jennifer Aniston for the fifth time, is the voice of Red in The Angry Birds Movie (2016), and is playing a recurring character, Mike Miller, on The Last Man on Earth (2015). He is also starring in Masterminds (2016), opposite Zach Galifianakis, Owen Wilson, and Kristen Wiig, in Colossal (2016), opposite Anne Hathaway, in Permission (2017), again with Rebecca Hall, in Son of Zorn (2016) as the voice of Zorn, and in Alexander Payne’s Downsizing (2017).