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Jesse Eisenberg
Born Jesse Adam Eisenberg
October 5, 1983 (1983-10-05) (age 26)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present

Jesse Adam Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983) is a BAFTA-nominated American actor. He has played notable roles in films such as Adventureland, The Squid and the Whale and Zombieland.

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Early life

Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York City, New York, the son of Amy, who worked as a clown, and Barry Eisenberg, who ran a hospital and later became a college professor.[1][2][3][4] His sister, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, is a former child actress. His family is Jewish.[3][5] Eisenberg was raised in Queens and New Jersey, attending the East Brunswick Public Schools at Frost School, Hammarskjold Middle School, Churchill Junior High School, and his sophomore year at East Brunswick High School.[6]

Eisenberg currently studies at The New School in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood. Originally, he had applied to New York University, but declined enrollment in order to complete a film role.[7][8]

Career

Eisenberg made his Broadway debut as an understudy in a 1996 revival of Summer and Smoke. He made his screen debut on the 1999 television series Get Real, which was canceled in 2000. After appearing in the made-for-television film Lightning: Fire from the Sky, he starred in the independent film, Roger Dodger (for which he won an award at the San Diego film festival), and in The Emperor's Club, both of which were released in 2002 to generally positive reviews.

In 2005, Eisenberg appeared in Cursed, a horror film directed by Wes Craven, and The Squid and the Whale, a well-reviewed independent drama also starring Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels.[7] His stage credits include Scarcity at the Atlantic Theater Company (2007) and a workshop production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans in Los Angeles (2006). In 2007, he starred opposite Richard Gere and Terrence Howard in The Hunting Party, a comic thriller in which he plays a young journalist in Bosnia.

In 2009, Eisenberg played the lead role in Adventureland, a comedy directed by Greg Mottola and filmed in Kennywood Park near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Filming ended in October 2007[9] and the movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. Fellow cast members included Kristen Stewart, Kristen Wiig, Ryan Reynolds and Bill Hader.[10] In November 2007, Eisenberg was cast in an indie comic-drama, Holy Rollers. He plays a young Hasidic Jew who gets lured into becoming an ecstasy dealer. Filming took place in New York in 2008.[11] After Zombieland, Eisenberg will star in another horror film, Camp Hope, directed by George Van Buskirk.[12]

He plans to write for stage and screen.[13]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Lightning: Fire from the Sky Eric Dobbs TV
2002 The Emperor's Club Louis Masoudi
Roger Dodger Nick
2004 The Village Jamison
2005 The Squid and the Whale Walt Berkman Nominated - Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated - Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Cursed Jimmy
2007 The Education of Charlie Banks Charlie
The Hunting Party Benjamin Strauss
One Day Like Rain Mark
2009 Adventureland James Brennan
Zombieland Columbus
2010 The Social Network Mark Zuckerberg post-production
Holy Rollers Sam Gold Completed
2011 Zombieland 2 Columbus

References

  1. ^ Vilkomerson, Sara (2009-05-28). "Hot Nerd: Jesse Eisenberg". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/28419721/hot_nerd_jesse_eisenberg. Retrieved 2009-05-28. 
  2. ^ "Jesse Eisenberg, Actor". Gothamist. 2007-09-12. http://gothamist.com/2007/09/12/jesse_eisenberg.php. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Jewish Exponent". Casting for Truths: 'Squid and Whale' star Jesse Eisenberg astounds as troubled Jewish teen. http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/1423/. Retrieved July 3 2006. 
  4. ^ Jesse Eisenberg Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  5. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (2009-04-02). "Brainiac Finds Summer of Love in ‘Adventureland’". The Jewish Journal. http://www.jewishjournal.com/film/article/brainiac_finds_summer_of_love_in_adventureland_20090402/. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  6. ^ Ross, Mary Anne. "‘Same sweet kid,’ but now he’s a movie star: Jesse Eisenberg, 23, tells local audience about his roles in major films", Old Bridge Suburban, December 14, 2006. Accessed December 9, 2007. "Growing up in East Brunswick, Eisenberg attended the Frost and Hammarskjold schools and Churchill Junior High School. He went to East Brunswick High School for one year before switching to a performing arts school in New York."
  7. ^ a b Fine, Marshall (2007-08-26). "Jesse Eisenberg joins the adults in 'The Hunting Party'". New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/2007/08/26/2007-08-26_jesse_eisenberg_joins_the_adults_in_the_.html. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  8. ^ http://gothamist.com/2007/09/12/jesse_eisenberg.php
  9. ^ Sciretta, Peter (2007-08-22). "Jesse Eisenberg cast in SuperBad Follow-up, Adventureland". IFilm. http://www.slashfilm.com/2007/08/22/jesse-eisenberg-cast-in-superbad-follow-up-adventureland/. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  10. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1091722/
  11. ^ Goldstein, Gregg (2007-11-18). "Drug-dealing Jews inspire comic drama". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/filmNews/idUSN1824665220071118. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  12. ^ Jesse Eisenberg Topline's 'Camp Hope' Horror Film
  13. ^ http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,1116258,00.html

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Jesse Eisenberg
File:Jesse
Born Jesse Adam Eisenberg
October 5, 1983 (1983-10-05) (age 27)
Queens, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present

Jesse Adam Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983) is an American actor. He has played featured or starring roles in films such as The Squid and the Whale (2005), Adventureland (2009), Zombieland (2009), and The Social Network (2010).

Contents

Early life

Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York City, New York, the son of Amy, who worked as a clown, and Barry Eisenberg, who ran a hospital and later became a college professor.[1][2][3][4] He has two siblings, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, a former child actress, and Kerri. His family is Jewish.[3][5] Eisenberg was raised in Queens and New Jersey, attending the East Brunswick Public Schools at Frost School, Hammarskjold Middle School, Churchill Junior High School, and spending his sophomore year at East Brunswick High School.[6]

Eisenberg studied at The New School in New York City's Greenwich Village neighborhood. Originally, he had applied and was accepted to New York University, but declined enrollment in order to complete a film role.[7][8]

Career

Eisenberg made his Broadway debut as an understudy in a 1996 revival of Summer and Smoke. He made his screen debut on the 1999 television series Get Real, which was canceled in 2000. After appearing in the made-for-television film Lightning: Fire from the Sky, he starred in the independent film Roger Dodger (for which he won an award at the San Diego film festival), and in The Emperor's Club, both of which were released in 2002 to generally positive reviews.

In 2005, Eisenberg appeared in Cursed, a horror film directed by Wes Craven, and The Squid and the Whale, a well-reviewed independent drama also starring Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels.[7] His stage credits include Scarcity at the Atlantic Theater Company (2007)[citation needed] and a workshop production of Lyle Kessler's Orphans in Los Angeles (2006).[citation needed] In 2007, he starred opposite Richard Gere and Terrence Howard in The Hunting Party, a comic thriller in which he plays a young journalist in Bosnia.

In 2009, Eisenberg played the lead role in Adventureland, a comedy directed by Greg Mottola and filmed in Kennywood Park near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Filming ended in October 2007,[9] and the movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. In November 2007, Eisenberg was cast in the indie comic-drama Holy Rollers. He played a young Hasidic Jew who gets lured into becoming an ecstasy dealer. Filming took place in New York in 2008.[10] He also played the role of Cheston in Solitary Man.[11] He stars in the role of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in the film The Social Network.

After Zombieland 2, Eisenberg will star in another horror film, Camp Hope, directed by George Van Buskirk.[12] He plans to write for stage and screen.[13]

Eisenberg appeared at the 2010 MTV VMAs on September 12, 2010.[14]

Filmography

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Get Real Kenny Green TV
2001 Lightning: Fire from the Sky Eric Dobbs TV
2002 The Emperor's Club Louis Masoudi
Roger Dodger Nick
2004 The Village Jamison
2005 The Squid and the Whale Walt Berkman Nominated - Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Young Performer
Nominated - Chlotrudis Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated - Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Cursed Jimmy
2007 The Education of Charlie Banks Charlie
The Hunting Party Benjamin Strauss
One Day Like Rain Mark
The Living Wake Mills Joaquin
2009 Adventureland James Brennan
Zombieland Columbus
2010 Holy Rollers Sam Gold
Camp Hell Daniel Independent Film Released
Solitary Man Daniel Cheston
The Social Network Mark Zuckerberg
2011 Zombieland 2 Columbus pre-production
Rio Blu Voice Only
post-production

References

  1. ^ Vilkomerson, Sara (2009-05-28). "Hot Nerd: Jesse Eisenberg". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/news/story/28419721/hot_nerd_jesse_eisenberg. Retrieved 2009-05-28. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Jesse Eisenberg, Actor". Gothamist. 2007-09-12. http://gothamist.com/2007/09/12/jesse_eisenberg.php. Retrieved 2007-09-13. 
  3. ^ a b "Jewish Exponent". Casting for Truths: 'Squid and Whale' star Jesse Eisenberg astounds as troubled Jewish teen. http://www.jewishexponent.com/article/1423/. Retrieved July 3, 2006. 
  4. ^ Jesse Eisenberg Biography - Yahoo! Movies
  5. ^ Pfefferman, Naomi (2009-04-02). "Brainiac Finds Summer of Love in ‘Adventureland’". The Jewish Journal. http://www.jewishjournal.com/film/article/brainiac_finds_summer_of_love_in_adventureland_20090402/. Retrieved 2009-04-03. 
  6. ^ Ross, Mary Anne. "‘Same sweet kid,’ but now he’s a movie star: Jesse Eisenberg, 23, tells local audience about his roles in major films", Old Bridge Suburban, December 14, 2006. Accessed December 9, 2007. "Growing up in East Brunswick, Eisenberg attended the Frost and Hammarskjold schools and Churchill Junior High School. He went to East Brunswick High School for one year before switching to a performing arts school in New York."
  7. ^ a b Fine, Marshall (2007-08-26). "Jesse Eisenberg joins the adults in 'The Hunting Party'". New York Daily News. http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/movies/2007/08/26/2007-08-26_jesse_eisenberg_joins_the_adults_in_the_.html. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  8. ^ Jesse Eisenberg, Actor - Gothamist
  9. ^ Sciretta, Peter (2007-08-22). "Jesse Eisenberg cast in SuperBad Follow-up, Adventureland". IFilm. http://www.slashfilm.com/2007/08/22/jesse-eisenberg-cast-in-superbad-follow-up-adventureland/. Retrieved 2007-09-05. 
  10. ^ Goldstein, Gregg (2007-11-18). "Drug-dealing Jews inspire comic drama". Reuters. http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSN1824665220071118. Retrieved 2007-11-05. 
  11. ^ Solitary Man (2009)
  12. ^ Jesse Eisenberg Topline's 'Camp Hope' Horror Film
  13. ^ Celeb Spotlight: Jesse Eisenberg - The Squid and the Whale, Jesse Eisenberg : People.com
  14. ^ "Jesse Eisenberg". TVGuide.com. 2010-09-09. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/jesse-eisenberg/156879. 

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Jesse Eisenberg
Born Jesse Adam Eisenberg
October 5, 1983 (1983-10-05) (age 27)
Queens, New York U.S.
Occupation Actor,
Years active 1996 to present

Jesse Adam Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983 in Queens, New York) is an American actor. Eisenberg is known for playing the roles of "Walt Berkman" in The Squid and the Whale, "James Brennan" in Adventureland and "Columbus" in Zombieland. Eisenberg noted in a interview that his family is Jewish[1] and his name Eisenberg translated from German means: iron mountain or mountain of iron.

Movies

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2001 Lightning: Fire from the Sky Eric Dobbs
2002 The Emperor's Club Louis Masoudi
2002 Roger Dodger Nick
2004 The Village Jamison
2005 The Squid and the Whale Walt Berkman
2005 Cursed Jimmy
2007 The Education of Charlie Banks Charlie
2007 The Hunting Party Benjamin Strauss
2007 One Day Like Rain Mark
2007 The Living Wake Mills Joaquin
2009 Adventureland James Brennan
2009 Zombieland Columbus
2010 The Social Network Mark Zuckerberg Post-production
2010 Holy Rollers Sam Gold
2010 Solitary Man Daniel Cheston
2011 Zombieland 2 Columbus Pre-production
2011 Rio Blu Voice only/Post-production

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