Jesse Eisenberg

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Jesse Eisenberg
Jesse Eisenberg by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born Jesse Adam Eisenberg
October 5, 1983 (1983-10-05) (age 34)
Queens, New York, United States
Alma mater The New School
Occupation Actor, author, humorist
Years active 1999–present
Partner(s) Anna Strout (2002 - 2012)
Mia Wasikowska (2013 - 2015)
Relatives Hallie Eisenberg (sister)
Jamey Eisenberg (cousin)

Jesse Adam Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983 in Queens, New York) is an American actor. He is known for playing the roles of Walt Berkman in The Squid and the Whale, James Brennan in Adventureland, "Columbus" in Zombieland, Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network, Blu in Rio and as Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016). Eisenberg received an Academy Award nomination for The Social Network.

Eisenberg grew up in a non-religious Jewish family.[1] His name Eisenberg translated from German means: iron mountain or mountain of iron. He was nominated for the Orange Rising Star Award in 2010.

Personal life[change | change source]

Eisenberg is fond of cats and has been involved in fostering the animals.[2] He is a vegan.[3] In 2013, he began dating his The Double co-star Mia Wasikowska.[4][5] The two split in 2015.

Filmography[change | change source]

Movie
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 Nominated—Academy Award for Best Actor
Nominated—BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Empire Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Actor – Drama
2010 Holy Rollers Sam Gold
2010 Solitary Man Daniel Cheston
2011 Rio Blu Voice
2011 30 Minutes or Less Nick Davis
2012 Why Stop Now Eli
2012 Free Samples Tex
2012 To Rome with Love Jack
2013 Now You See Me Atlas
2013 Night Moves Josh Stamos
2013 The Double Simon / James Abu Dhabi Film Festival for Best Actor
2014 Rio 2 Blu[6] Voice
2015 The End of the Tour David Lipsky
2015 American Ultra Mike Howell
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Lex Luthor
2016 Now You See Me: The Second Act J. Daniel Atlas
2017 Justice League Lex Luthor Post-production

References[change | change source]

  1. Burkeman, Oliver (30 April 2011). "Jesse Eisenberg: Knocked sideways". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  2. McGlynn, Katla (19 November 2010). "Jesse Eisenberg Talks Being The 'Sexiest Geek Alive' & His Love Of Foster Cats On 'Conan' (VIDEO)". The Huffington Post. Retrieved 12 January 2016. 
  3. J. Wells, "Jesse Eisenberg Admits He Doesn't Use Facebook", PopEater.com, 9/24/10. Retrieved 13th October 2012.
  4. "Jesse Eisenberg and Mia Wasikowska go public with their romance as they kiss publicly in Toronto - Daily Mail Online". Mail Online. Retrieved 7 October 2014. 
  5. "Mia Wasikowska on doppelgangers, dancing and developing survival instinct". The Independent. 30 March 2014. Retrieved 9 November 2014. 
  6. Finke, Nikki (April 6, 2012). "Jesse Eisenberg Is Leaving ICM For CAA". Deadline. Retrieved April 7, 2012. 

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