About this Famous Person
American actor and comedian
Source : Tim DOWLING
Sudeikis was born Daniel Jason Sudeikis in Fairfax, Virginia, the son of Kathryn (née Wendt), formerly a travel agent at Brennco who was president of the American Society of Travel Agents, and Dan Sudeikis, a vice president of business development. His uncle is actor George Wendt, who is best known for his role as Norm Peterson from Cheers. His maternal grandmother's father was photographer Tom Howard. He is of Lithuanian descent on his father's side and German and Irish on his mother's.
As a child, Sudeikis moved with his family to Overland Park, Kansas, which he considers his hometown. He attended Brookridge Elementary School before transferring to Holy Cross Catholic School, both of which are located in Overland Park. He began high school at the Jesuit Rockhurst High School in 1991, later transferring due to academic reasons to Shawnee Mission West High School, where he won the state title in forensics with Drew Keiter, and was a point guard for the boys' basketball team, and graduating in 1994.
Sudeikis occasionally and proudly references Kansas in Saturday Night Live sketches. He is also a longtime Kansas Jayhawks fan and has worked University of Kansas themes and well known Lawrence, Kansas, locations into several sketches on SNL.
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