Graduated from Notre Dame College Prep in Niles, Illinois, even though it is north of Chicago and he grew up on the South Side. He returned in 2013 to give the commencement address.
Has appeared in commercials for Snickers, Verizon, McDonald's, T-Mobile, and Pokemon.
Danny and his wife welcomed fraternal twins on January 12, 2012 - a son James Timothy & a daughter Fiona Leigh.
Pudi is married to Bridget Showalter, who he met his freshman year at Marquette.
Met his wife at Marquette University where they both graduated as Communication majors in 2001.
Worked as an actuarial recruiter until being cast as Abed in Community (2009).
Performed improv at Second City in Chicago.
His father, Abraham Pudi, is Indian. His mother, Teresa (Komendant), is Polish; she was born in Pokosno, Poland, to Marianna (Organek) and Boleslaw Komendant. Danny's parents met in an English as a Second Language class in Chicago, Illinois. They are divorced.
He speaks and sings fluent Polish.
Thankfully, I was able to go to Marquette University and get my education, a Catholic education, so I could please my family, because I think they wanted me to be a priest.
I think in many ways, I'm sort of a blank canvas, because in many ways, I'm just observing the world and the people around me and their characters and letting them kind of explode off me and to find out why they're doing what they're doing. But then every once in awhile, I get to take on a whole new character.
I'm a huge, huge sports fan, and Marquette basketball is my No. 1 thing.
I'm a non-confrontational person. If I order salmon and I get chicken, I'm going to eat the chicken.
I'm not gonna be able to grow a beard. I've realized my limitations as a human.
My job is to focus on bringing characters to life in an honest and personal way.
My mom put me in dance classes when I was 5 years old.
Stereotypes happen. I try not to embrace them or avoid them.
When I run barefoot, I put my shoes on my hands. Running around with shoe-hands looks a little weird.
When I run in the morning, my body spends the first 20 minutes trying to figure out what's happening to it.
Yoga helps me be a stronger runner. I can lose track of my form, and yoga reminds me how important it is.
I ran track in high school. I was a fragile young man, personally and physically. I tried football. That didn't work out; I broke my collarbone. But I always loved running.