Jews Making News: “Suits’” Gabriel Macht Returns for Season 4

Jews Making News: “Suits’” Gabriel Macht Returns for Season 4

“Suit’s” Gabriel Macht Returns for Season 4

USA Network drama, “Suits,” returned to television on June 11 for its fourth season. Set in a fictional New York City law firm, the series follows a brilliant college-dropout, Mike Ross, who finds himself working with one of the best lawyer’s in New York City, Harvey Specter.

Gabriel Macht plays the suave and successful Harvey Specter. Because of his law firm’s policy, Harvey must hire a Harvard-educated lawyer as an associate. Despite not receiving a college degree nor attending Harvard, Mike uses his legal knowledge and profound memory recall to prove to Harvey that he is the best candidate for the job and is awarded the position. The series focuses on Mike and Harvey as they try cases for the firm while maintaining Mike’s secret.

Gabriel Macht was born in The Bronx, New York to Suzanne Victoria Pulier, a museum curator and archivist, and actor Stephen Macht. His parents are both Ashkenazi Jews. His father works as a Jewish chaplain- presiding over weddings, bar mitzvahs, funerals, and other significant life events, including his grandson’s bar mitzvah. Gabriel’s sister, Julie, is a former attorney who is now director of development for a Jewish children’s camp.


Paul Rudd to Star in Upcoming Comedy, “They Came Together”

Directed by David Wain, “They Came Together” is a subversive romantic comedy. The film, a parody of American romantic comedies, debuts in theaters on June 27. The spoof stars Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd.

Rudd plays Joel, a corporate executive for Candy Systems and Research, a large candy store chain. Joel is assigned the task of shutting down Upper Sweet Side, a small sweet shop owned by Molly (Poehler). Despite the initial animosity that the two share for one another, the pair fall in love. Unlike the classic fairytale love story, the couple’s path to true love is disturbed by some harrowing obstacles.

Paul Stephen Rudd was born in Passaic, New Jersey to Michael, a historical tour guide who was formerly the vice president of Trans World Airlines, and Gloria, a sales manager at the television station KSMO-TV. Rudd’s parents are descendant from Ashkenazi Jewish immigrants from Russia and Poland. The family’s original surname was Rudnitzky, but was later changed by his grandfather to “Rudd.” When he was of age, Rudd had a bar mitzvah. Before becoming an actor, Rudd worked as a bar/bat mitzvah DJ.

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