Michael Cera’s BiographyMichael Cera is a Canadian actor, producer, singer, composer, and musician. He is famous for his roles on the sitcom Arrested Development, the comedy Superbad (2007), drama Juno (2007), and the fantasy Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (2010), etc. Net worth: $20 million.
Childhood and Early RolesMichael Austin Cera was born on the 7th of June 1988 in the town of Brampton, Ontario. Michael’s Dad, Luigi Cera is Sicilian, and his mother is of Irish, Dutch, Scottish and English descent. Both parents worked and met when working at Xerox, where they started their relationship, which would eventually evolve into marriage and three children: elder daughter Jordan, son Michael and young Molly.
Cera got his first opportunity to work in front of the cameras early in his childhood. He filmed in a commercial for a summer camp, and he did so without pay. This was followed by a few more advertisements, and in 1999 he got a role on the Canadian kids’ TV Show I Was a Sixth Grade Alien, which survived two seasons.
Acting CareerIn 2003 Michael received a role that would forever change his life. The plot of the sitcom Arrested Development revolves around the Bluth family, who is on the verge of bankruptcy. Cera portrayed one of the family members, an indecisive teenager. The TV show was highly appraised by the critics but was closed after 3 seasons. In 2013 the TV show was renewed for a season; Season 5 aired just in 2018.
Michael achieved greater fame through the teenage comedy Superbad (directed by Judd Apatow), where Jonah Hill also made an appearance. The characters are two losers in their teenage years, who decide to go all out after graduating from high school. The movie was well-received and topped the American box office for two weeks.
From 2008 to 2016 Cera took part in the filming of the dark comedy TV show Children’s Hospital. Michael voiced a line per episode, portraying an employee, who made announcements on the intercom. The actor himself only appeared in one episode – he played a person who does not age.
In 2009 he was rumored to be in a relationship with actress Charlyne Yi, and he came up with the idea to create a pseudo-documentary about their relationship entitled Paper Heart. The amateur picture raised over $1,2 million in the box office.
At the beginning of 2010-s, the actor also tried his hand on the stage of the Sidney Opera House. He spent two weeks, playing in This is our Youth together with his colleague Kieran Culkin and genius writer Tavi Gevinson. Later the play was brought to Broadway, where it successfully lasted about half a year.
2017 was a very fruitful year for Cera. Some 4 of his films premiered on the big screens: the comedy Person to Person (directed by Dustin Guy Defa), Lemon (directed by Janicza Bravo) and How to Be a Latin Lover (directed by Ken Marino), and the drama Molly’s Game (directed by Aaron Sorkin). Apart from this, the actor appeared in a Twin Peaks episode – this work sparked particular joy in such a David Lynch’s fan that he is.