Josh Gad is a widely recognized Tony Award-nominated and Grammy Award-winning singer and actor known for his roles in the movie, The Book of Mormon, 1600 Penn and Jobs. He voiced the character Olaf in the animated feature movie Frozen and also portrayed Le Fou in the feature film Beauty and the Beast.
Early Life and Education
Joshua Ilan Gad now famous as Josh Gad was born on February 23, 1981, in Hollywood, Florida, United States. Gad was raised by his stepfather and his mother along with his two brothers and a stepsister.His biological father is a Jewish immigrant from Afghanistan, and his mother is of Ashkenazi Jewish descent.
In 1999, Josh completed his high school education at Nova Southeastern University. While in high school, in 1998, he won the National Forensics League National Tournament Championship in Humorous Interpretation and Original Oratory.
Later Josh went on to attend Carnegie Mellon College of Fine Arts and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in drama thus polishing his acting skills.
Josh began his career in 2008, from the movie Twenty-one(21) and later on, he cast as the leading character in the movie The Rocker opposite Christina Applegate. In 2009, he became the regular correspondent of the Television sitcom "The Daily Show ."
Gad debuted as evangelical Elder Cunningham in Broadway musical The Book of Mormom in 2011 which became a major hit of the year. Josh earned multiple awards for his performance in the satire musical such as Tony Awards nomination, Outer Critics Circle Award and a Grammy Award for the best musical theater album.
Later, in 2011 Gad worked on ABC's hit show Modern Family, season three alongside Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Eric Stonestreet.
He played numerous movies such as Crossing Over, Mardi gras, Love & other Drugs, Jobs as Steve Wozniak, The Internship, and Frozen as Olaf, The Wedding Ringers, Frozen Forever and more. The 31-year-old actor, Josh was also awarded Annie Award for Voice Acting in Frozen. He earned a nomination for MTV Movie and TV Award for 2017 movie Beauty and the Best.
Josh Gad is currently a married man. After dating for a while, Gad married Ida Darvish on May 10, 2008. Since nearly nine years the couple has lived as husband and wife, but their love for each other is still the same. There is no any rumor about their divorce nor their extramarital affairs.
The couple has two daughters. Their first child Ava Tanya was born on 2011, and they welcomed Isabella Eve on 17th of February, 2014. Currently, he is living happily with his family.
Josh is a well established American actor and earns a good sum of money from his acting career. As of 2017, Josh's current estimated net worth is around $ 12million dollars.