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Dax Shepard Bio, Age, Height, Weight, Early Life, Career, Net Worth, Affairs and More

Posted By: Ejaz Abbasi | February 15, 2019

Dax Shepard Biography

Dax Randall Shepard is an American actor, writer, and director. He is best known for his work in the feature films Without a Paddle, Zathura: A Space adventure, Employee of the Month. He was born on Jan 2, 1975, in the United States. Dax Shepard resides in Los Angeles, California. He has been active since 1996.

Dax Shepard Early Life

Dax Shepard

Dax was born in Michigan. He is the son of Laura LaBo, who worked at General Motors and Dave Robert Shepard, who was a salesman of cars. His parents divorced when he was only three years old.

Shepard’s mother ended up growing at a huge business by the time he was the student of high school. She worked for car shows with traveling events at race tracks. She began as a janitor on the midnight shift at GM, then worked in fleet management at the GM providing grounds in Milford, Michigan, then did hospitality days for all the family members of the GM. Eventually, she moved to public relations at an ad agency. When she went back to GM, she left her four shops that managed publically events for magazine journalists.

From the age of 14 to 18, Dax worked for his mother on the road, going from one race track to another racetrack. For about a duration of two years, Dax had a stepfather who was by profession, an engineer on the Corvette. Mom of Dax has married four times. Shepard told the camera that he had three stepfathers.

Dax Shepard

According to Shepard, his mother named him for the rich playboy Dax, in Harold Robbins’ novel, David Shepard, who lives in Oregon, and a younger half-sister, Carly Hatter, whom he cast in his 2012 film “hit and run.”

Dex told himself that he was grown up in Milford, although he lived in a lot of places in suburban Detroit, growing up primarily in Walled Lake, Michigan. He did graduation from Walled Lake Central High School in the year of 1993 before enrolling in The Groundlings school. After attending Santa Monica College and West Los Angeles College, Dax sent to UCLA, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.A in Anthropology. He made a deal with his mom that if he went to college, she would pay his expenses.

In his childhood, Dax was not too much interested in the acting. He was a class clown in school. He had a funny sense and wanted to do stand-up. Although he had friends who did stand-up in Detroit, he was too scared. Dax thought if he shifted to California “that commitment would be a source to do.”

Dax Shepard

After passing a year in Santa Barbara, California, he went to Los Angeles in 1996. He found out about The Groundings improve troupe from a friend from Santa Barbara, Kareem, which resulted in ended up auditioning, and took classes while also attending UCLA. After about five years of classes, he joined the Sunday Company of The Groundings which included Melisa, Tate, and Nat.

From 203 onwards, Dax came to known from his work in the improve Candid Camera type show; Punk’d work with Kutcher. When the show had its 2012 revival, he continued to emerge. He became friend with Kutcher, who arranged for him to get an agent. He auditioned unsuccessfully for ten years before he got the role.


Dax Shepard

In 2004, Dax cast in the comedy “without a paddle” alongside Seth Green and Mattew Lillard. The film faced negative remarks, but it was a commercial success, grossing $69,631,118 worldwide. In the following year, he starred as The Astronaut in Zathura: A Space Adventure, a science fiction adventure fantasy film. In 2006, he emerged with Dane Cook and Jessica Simpson in the comedy “employee of the month” and Mike Judge’s film Idiocracy. During the same time, Dax started appearing in other films and landed his main role in “let’s go to Prison” in 2006, alongside Will Arnett and Chi McBride. He also got the main role in the 2008 comedy “baby mama.”

In 2010, he wrote, directed and starred in the low-budget satirical feature Brother’s Justice, the film won an Audience Award at 2010 Austin Film Festival. He also played a leading role in 2010 romantic comedy film “when in Rome,” which starred his future wife, Kristen Bell.

From 2010 to 2015, Dax became a part of the main cast of NBC drama “parenthood’. He also wrote, co-directed, produced and starred in low-budget film “hit and run.”

He got a supporting role in the film “the Judge.” In Sep 2014, he starred with his wife, Bell, in a commercial Samsung Galaxy Tab. It provided him with a lot of fame along with the name. Then he also wrote and directed the big screen version of Chips, where he starred as officer Jon. The project released on March 24, 2017, to negative reviews.

Dax Shepard Personal life

Dax Shepard

He remained closed to Kristen Bell. They announced their engagement in Jan 2010. They married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s Office on Oct 17, 2013. The couple has two daughters Lincoln Bell who was born in March 2013 and Delta Bell whose birth took place in Dec 2014.

Dax Shepard Facts

Dax admitted that he is a user of drugs.

He races motorcycles at Buttonwillow Raceway, including his Ducati 1100S and Suzuki GSXiR1000.

Dax donates much of his time to the Hollenback Youth Center.

He is an avid car enthusiast and can rebuild an engine.

Dax practices the Transcendental Meditation program.

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