Danny McBride

Danny McBride


Life Story

Danny McBride was born on December 29, 1976 in Statesboro, Georgia, USA as Daniel Richard McBride. He is a writer and actor, known for Pineapple Express (2008), Vice Principals (2016) and Up in the Air (2009). He has been married to Gia Ruiz since October 9, 2010. They have one child.



Gia Ruiz (9 October 2010 - present) ( 1 child)


Attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with collaborators Ben Best and Jody Hill.
Honeymooned in Bora Bora.
Announced that he and wife Gia Ruiz are expecting a son. [April 2011]
Was in a relationship with Gia Ruiz for nine years before getting married. They got engaged in their sixth year together.
Usually receives writing credit as "Danny R. McBride".
Once worked as a substitute teacher.
When joining the SAG, there already was another "Danny McBride" ('Dirty Dan' McBride), so he added the initial to his professional name. After receiving more and more movie credit he is allowed to go by "Danny McBride" since mid-2008.
Danny's father has English, as well as Scottish and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry. Danny's mother has Russian Jewish (from her own paternal grandfather), English, and German ancestry.
Attended film school with longtime friend David Gordon Green.
McBride's wife, Gia Ruiz, gave birth to their first child, a son named Declan George McBride (Sept. 26, 2011).
Cousin to Jamie McBride.


Personal Quotes 

The dynamics are pretty much the same among me and my friends as they were when I was 18 years old.
On a human level, people want to see someone succeed who wants to change.
Jody Hill, who I created 'Eastbound And Down' and 'Fist Foot Way' with, was my best man at my wedding.
It's a big battle to bring quality stuff into theaters across America, for sure.
It hasn't been anything that's been overwhelming or anything, but I do get recognized here and there. Read more at
In my school, people liked the gym teachers because they were the football or soccer coaches. But look, if they're cool, they get respect.
I've always had the hair of Lionel Ritchie since I was a boy, but the mullet sadly is a hairpiece. My wife won't let me rock that hairstyle.
I'll still try to nail acting jobs, but with 'Eastbound,' creating it is what gives me the ultimate pleasure at the end of the day.
I usually choose movies that I would want to see. I appreciate drama and if the right script came across my desk, drama you will see.
I made movies all the time when I was a kid.
I had a classic gym teacher in junior high who wore a weightlifter's belt all the time.
I don't tend to watch too many American comedies. I love British comedy.
I don't really care about awards.
I definitely like taking the dark horse approach and picking people you should not be getting behind, and you figure out a way to get behind them.
I can't even remember not wanting to go to film school.
Confidence and a good sense of humor can usually win a chick over.
But for me, personally, I didn't have any ambitions to become an actor. I'm interested in getting behind the camera.



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