Maude Apatow’s big break came courtesy of her famous father

In case you missed it, actress Maude Apatow comes from a pretty impressive family of actors. Her parents, Judd Apatow and Leslie Mann, are quite famous themselves – Judd mostly for producing hit comedies and Mann for starring in blockbuster films like ‘This is 40’ and ‘Big Daddy’. Maude and her sister Iris Apatow are also quite famous, and since Maude began her acting career, she has amassed a social media following of over 4.8 million and counting. In comparison, Judd has nearly 1 million Instagram followers and Mann has about 850,000 fans.

Some people might recognize Maude for having starred in a few Jergens commercials with her famous mother, and their on-screen chemistry is undeniable. It’s clear that Maude gets a lot of things (like her looks) from Mann, and they also share beauty secrets with each other, which is pretty fitting considering the advert. In an interview with Allure, Mann explained how Maude came to be herself, and she sees her and her sister Iris as influencers. “Maude and Iris used to come in and steal all my makeup, and now I go in and steal Maude and Iris’ makeup,” she confessed. “They taught me everything about beauty routines.”

While Mann and Maude are very close and have a lot in common, the star can thank her dad for helping her get her big break in film — and starting a pretty sweet career in the process.

Judd Apatow explains how he helped daughters become actors

Maude Apatow can thank her pops, producer Judd Apatow, for giving her her big break. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Judd chatted with Conan O’Brien about casting his daughter Maude in one of his hit films, “This is 40,” which also happened to star his real-life wife, Leslie Mann, along with his younger daughter, Iris Apatow. Judd’s two girls also had minor roles in the 2007 film Knocked Up, starring Katherine Heigl and Seth Rogan. “You’re not afraid of cameras being around,” he said. “They get sucked into their real problems.” Apatow also explained how he used their real-life drama to play the roles in the film. “For example, they’re so annoyed with each other that they can’t get distracted by the fact that they’re making a movie and it has to go well, they’re more concerned with the argument I’m trying to get them in front of the camera.”

Apatow went on to give a few examples of how he would get Maude to get mad at Iris, especially because she’s the bigger sister. For example, he prompted Maude to tell Iris that she can’t watch “Lost” because she’s too young. This, of course, led to a fight between the two girls, and the cameras caught it all. And a real sister fight is incredibly engrossing.

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Not only did Maude get her first roles thanks to her dear old dad, but those roles grew into a thriving acting career as Maude aspires to follow in the footsteps of her famous people.

Insights into Maude Apatow’s successful career

Maude Apatow has some notable acting accomplishments under her belt. After getting the nudge to act from her father, the star landed some wonderful roles, some that don’t involve him and others that do. According to her IMDb profile, Maude has 12 acting credits to her name — including both films and TV series. In 2015, she appeared in a few episodes of the HBO hit “Girls.” A few years later, she landed a role in the TV mini-series entitled Hollywood. She has also appeared in Euphoria and Pantheon and landed a role in Pete Davidson’s 2020 film King of Staten Island.

In an interview with Variety, Maude said that while her famous father helps land roles in films he is a part of, she still wants to do things on her own. “I always want to make sure that I can prove myself and that I’m the right person for this and that it’s not just given to me,” she said of her audition for King of Staten Island, which was directed by Judd. However, she is well aware that some people believe that whatever roles she lands are the result of nepotism. “I didn’t know if I wanted to do it because I knew people would give me shit for it. But it’s so special to me; I don’t know when I’ll ever work with my dad again and he taught me everything I know,” she confessed. “He’s my mentor. Why shouldn’t I?”