Danny McBride is an American actor and comedian. He has appeared in several big-screen comedies, such as Superbad, The Heartbreak Kid, Tropic Thunder, and Pineapple Express. He has also provided voice-overs for two children’s movies, Despicable Me and Kung Fu Panda 2, which will be released later this year. His next movie to hit the big screen will be Your Highness, in which he co-stars with James Franco and Natalie Portman. EDUinReview will now take a look at this funny man’s education background.
McBride was born on December 29,1976, in Statesboro, Georgia. His mother is of Jewish descent and his father is of Irish descent. He grew up in Fredericksburg, Virginia and graduated from Courtland High School. After high school, he attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.
McBride is a rising star in the comedy world. He has had supporting roles in several hit comedies and won the Austin Film Critics Association award for Breakthrough Artist in 2008 for his roles in Pineapple Express, The Foot First Way, and Tropic Thunder. He also created and stars in his own sitcom, Eastbound & Down, which premiered on HBO on February 15, 2009. As a result of his role as a former major league baseball player on this show, the Pensacola Pelicans minor league baseball team offered him the chance to play professional baseball on their team in 2009.
On a personal note, McBride met his wife Gia Ruiz on the set of Eastbound & Down. The couple eloped on October 15, 2010 and were married in Palm Springs.