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Name: Jesse Eisenberg

Real name: Jesse Adam Eisenberg

Birth date: 5 of October 1983 (35 y.o.)

Place of birth: Queens, New York, U.S.

Height: 171 cm Weight: 68 kg

Birth Sign: Libra

Chinese zodiac: Pig

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Biography of Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Adam Eisenberg is a talented Hollywood actor of Polish-Ukrainian origin, who has already made his debut on Broadway, being a teenager. He has become famous after the premiere of the acclaimed movies Zombieland, The Social Network and Now You See Me. Moreover, Eisenberg is quite successful in drama - a few of his works have been performed at the largest theaters in New York City.
Jesse Eisenberg as a many-sided actor
Jesse Eisenberg as a many-sided actor

Childhood and Family of Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse was born in 1983 in the suburb of New York City, Queens. His ancestors are Polish and Ukrainian Jews. His mother, Amy Eisenberg, worked as a clown-animator at children's parties, and his father, Barry Eisenberg, was an administrator at the hospital of his native city and after the birth of his son began to teach at the college.
Jesse Eisenberg as a child and now
Jesse Eisenberg as a child and now
Jesse was the only boy in the family, but his sisters played with him: Kerri (the older sister) and Hallie (the younger sister). Jesse became interested in acting because of his sister Hallie who often starred in commercials. At the age of 7, he made his debut in the children's musical Oliver!, having played the lead role of Oliver Twist, an orphan in the Victorian era.

At the age of 13, Jesse became a member of the teen pop band The Broadway Kids, and soon he and his bandmates were lucky enough to get to the big Broadway stage. Jesse was an understudy in the production of Summer and Smoke by Tennessee Williams. Being a member of the band, he almost did not sing (he sometimes acted as a backing vocalist) but enthusiastically played the drum kit and even attended the relevant class of the music school.

Acting Career of Jesse Eisenberg

In 1999, Jesse Eisenberg starred in the teen series Get Real, where the young actress Anne Hathaway also debuted.
The first role of Jesse Eisenberg in the teen series Get Real
The first role of Jesse Eisenberg in the teen series Get Real
Ironically, having so many talents in high school, Jesse was not considered a star or soul of the company. In 2001, he received a certificate and entered the High School of Performing Arts in New York.

In the first year, Jesse succeeded in the disaster movie Lightning. The first success was immediately followed by another - in 2002, he starred in the black comedy Roger Dodger, playing the hapless teenager, unsuccessfully trying to attract the girl. For it, he won an award at the San Diego Film Festival for The Most Promising New Actor.
The scene from the movie Roger Dodger
The scene from the movie Roger Dodger
The next iconic role of Jesse Eisenberg was a talented but insecure young man named Walt Bekmar, experiencing parental divorce, in the independent family drama The Squid and the Whale.
Young Jesse Eisenberg (on the right) in the movie The Squid and the Whale
Young Jesse Eisenberg (on the right) in the movie The Squid and the Whale
Later in his filmography, there were the horror movie Cursed, where a young actor appeared with Christina Ricci, as well as the mystical thriller The Village. In 2009, he and the star of teen melodrama Twilight Kristen Stewart appeared in the cast of the movie Adventureland, and a year later he played the lead role in the comedy horror movie Zombieland. He and Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin escaped from the hordes of zombies, getting into a lot of surprising situations. After this role Jesse began to be recognized on the streets: Hey, that's the guy from Zombieland!.
Jesse Eisenberg became famous after the movie Zombieland
In the same year, it was released the movie Holy Rollers, where the young actor played a Hasidic Jew, who, using the very marginal ways, tried to distance himself from the orthodox way of life of his family. By the way, Jesse’s sister, Hallie Eisenberg, also starred in this movie.
Jesse Eisenberg in the movie Holy Rollers
Jesse Eisenberg in the movie Holy Rollers

Jesse Eisenberg: Mark Zuckerberg and Daniel Atlas

In autumn, 2010, it was the premiere of the biographical movie The Social Network. For two hours, the audience had watched four years of life of the founder of the world's largest social network Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. This amazing story about friendship and betrayal, talent and mediocrity brought the young actor a number of nominations for honorary awards, including the Golden Globe, the British Academy Award and the legendary Oscar. Colin Firth got the last award for his role in another outstanding biopic The King’s Speech. Over the next three years, Jesse also starred in six movies, among which the most notable was the romantic one To Rome with Love, directed by Woody Allen.
The meeting of Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Zuckerberg
The meeting of Jesse Eisenberg and Mark Zuckerberg
In 2013, it was released the action-blockbuster Now You See Me about the incredible scam of four gifted magicians. Each of them has own unique talent; the character of Jesse Eisenberg, Daniel Atlas, is a virtuoso gambler.
Now You See Me: Jesse Eisenberg in the role of magician Daniel Atlas
Now You See Me: Jesse Eisenberg in the role of magician Daniel Atlas
The other outstanding characters, played by Jesse Eisenberg, are John, the eldest son of military photographer Isabel, who has died in a car accident (Louder Than Bombs), journalist David Lipsky in the drama The End of the Tour, which has got incredible lively response from the audience after the premiere at the film festival Sundance in 2015, as well as the lead role in the action comedy American Ultra.
Jesse Eisenberg speaks about Kristen Stewart
Jesse Eisenberg voiced Parrot Blu in the cartoon Rio. His filmography has been actively replenished with new outstanding works since 2016. Firstly, it is the role of Lex Luthor in the box office blockbuster Batman v Superman. He acted as an antagonist of the characters, played by Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill.
Bald Jesse Eisenberg in the role of Lex Luthor
Bald Jesse Eisenberg in the role of Lex Luthor
It is also worth mentioning Woody Allen’s melodrama Café Society, where the events happen in the 30s in New York City.
The scene from the movie Café Society with Jesse Eisenberg
The scene from the movie Café Society with Jesse Eisenberg
Moreover, the second part of Now You See Me was released this year.
Jesse Eisenberg in Now You See Me 2

Jesse Eisenberg as a Playwright and Startup

It is not a secret that Jesse Eisenberg does not only act but also tries himself in drama. His several plays have been staged in the theaters of New York City. His most famous plays are the productions of The Revisionist and Asuncion. Eisenberg was not only their author but also an actor.
Jesse Eisenberg in the play The Revisionist
Jesse Eisenberg in the play The Revisionist
Jesse also publishes his short stories, full of subtle satire, in periodicals.
Jesse Eisenberg is reading the stories for his friends
Jesse Eisenberg is reading the stories for his friends
Eisenberg and his cousin created an entertainment resource on the Internet called OneUpMe, where visitors were invited to take part in fun linguistic games. The actor’s cousin invented puzzles, and Jesse was responsible for the creative part of the project.

Personal Life of Jesse Eisenberg

In all interviews, Jesse Eisenberg calls himself big little and says that he has not thought about the marriage yet. However, there were several serious romances in the actor's life. In 2002, on the set of the movie The Emperor's Club, Jesse met Anna Strout, an assistant of the producer. They had dated for 10 years, but, in 2012, the media became aware of their breakup. It was not known what caused it, although many fans of Jesse sarcastically noted that Anna’s age was the reason – she’s 6 years older than he.
In 2015, Jesse Eisenberg dated Mia Wasikowska
In 2015, Jesse Eisenberg dated Mia Wasikowska
In 2013, the actor began his love relationship with the actress Mia Wasikowska, whom he had met on the set of the movie The Double. But their romance lasted only two years, after which the actor returned to his former girlfriend. Jesse has dated Anna Strout again since 2015. Two years later their son was born.
Jesse Eisenberg and Anna Strout are together again
Jesse Eisenberg and Anna Strout are together again
Jesse Eisenberg is a zealous animal rights activist and vegan.
The actor argues for the protection of the environment
The actor argues for the protection of the environment

Jesse Eisenberg Now

In 2018 and 2019, it is expected a number of premieres with Jesse Eisenberg: the second part of Zombieland with Emma Stone and Woody Harrelson in the lead roles, the continuation of Justice League as well as a number of author's projects called Vivarium and The Medusa, which Pierce Brosnan also takes part in.
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