Profile: Jason Sudeikis, actor

Jason Sudeikis gave up a basketball college scholarship to take up improvisational comedy, a career decision that last weekend earned him an Emmy award for the title role in Ted Lasso, the feelgood AppleTV+ series that takes a swipe at toxic masculinity

Jason Sudeikis, winner of an Emmy award for Ted Lasso. Illustration: Peter Hanan

In brief

Name and role: Jason Sudeikis, actor

Age: 46

Appearance: Affable, baseball cap-wearing American

Newsworthiness: Last weekend, Sudeikis nabbed his first Emmy Award for Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for his titular role in the AppleTV+ series, Ted Lasso

In depth

“This show is about family. This show is about mentors and teachers. This show is about teammates. And I wouldn’t be here without those three things in my life . . . ...