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How has Dax Shepard risen to prominence?

Dax Randall Shepard is an American actor, who was born on January 2, 1975. He’s been hosting Armchair Expert, a podcast that asks celebrities, writers, and academics about their lives, since 2018. 

Quick facts about Dax Shepard

  • Shepard was born in the Detroit suburb of Highland Township, Michigan. 
  • When he was three years old, his parents divorced.
  • He was raised in Milford.
  • In 1993, he received his diploma from Walled Lake Central High School.

Dax Shepard’s Career

Shepard rose to prominence in 2003 after appearing alongside Ashton Kutcher in the improv Candid Camera-style show “Punk’d”. Subsequently, he then returned to the show when it was revived in 2012. 

Along with Bell and his close friend Bradley Cooper, Shepard wrote, produced, co-directed, and starred in the 2012 low-budget film “Hit and Run”. He said that the film certainly helped him to live out his “Smokey and the Bandit” dream. The dream includes several car chases and quick driving.

Moreover, Shepard is also well known for his appearances in feature films. The films include “Without a Paddle”, “Zathura: A Space Adventure”, “Employee of the Month”, “Idiocracy”, “Let’s Go to Jail”, “Hit and Run”, and “CHiPs”. In fact, in all of these films, Dax has also worked as writer and director.

Dax Shepard’s Personal Life

Shepard met actress Kristen Bell at a mutual friend’s birthday party. She is also from Detroit’s northern suburb. Eventually, the two started dating in late 2007.  Finally, Bell asked Shepard to marry her via Twitter on June 26, 2013, and he agreed. Subsequently, they got married at the Beverly Hills County Clerk’s Office, on October 17, 2013. Moreover, their two daughters were born in March 2013 and December 2014 respectively.

Other than that, Shepard competes on Ducati Hypermotard 1100S and Suzuki GSX-R1000 motorcycles at Buttonwillow Raceway. He also volunteers a lot of his time at the Hollenbeck Community Center. It is an after-school program for at-risk inner-city kids.

In additon, he has acted as the official Master of Ceremonies along with his friend Tom Arnold. It was for the Inner-City Games and the Hollenbeck Youth Center’s Miracle on 1st Street Toy Giveaway Program in East LA. Also, Shepard is a Transcendental Meditation practitioner. 

Dax Shepard’s Net Worth

Dax Shepard has made a successful career as an actor, comedian, journalist, podcaster, and director hails from the United States. As a result of his work, Dax today has a net worth of $40 million.


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