Who is Jesse Eisenberg?
Jesse Eisenberg is an award-winning American actor, playwright and producer, and writer best known for playing Mark Zuckerberg in 2010 The Social Network.
New York City, USA
His early life and career beginnings
Jesse’s parents, Emy and Barry Eisenberg, raised him in East Brunswick, New Jersey. His mother, Emy, teaches cultural sensitivity in hospitals while his father, a former taxi driver, teaches sociology in college. He has two sisters, Hallie and Kerrie.
While a senior in the Professional Performing Arts School, New York, he had his starring breakthrough in the film Rodger Dodgers, which prevented him from pursuing his academic goal at New York University. Instead, he opted to study anthropology and contemporary architecture at The New School in Greenwich Village, NYC, majoring in liberal arts.
Jesse’s anxiety disorder affected him, and he began participating in plays, starring in children’s theater productions called Oliver, and at twelve, he was understudying various roles. He started writing screenplays at twelve, got into trouble with Woody Allen’s lawyers, and still starred in films directed by Allen, Café Society, and To Rome with Love.
Jesse’s professional career life
Jesse’s television debut was in the series Get Real, from 1991 to 2001. He got leading roles in The Hunting Party, Adventureland, and received his major box office success in Zombieland.
In 2010, he portrayed Mark Zuckerberg in the film, The Social Network, which earned him the National Board of Review of Motion Picture’s Best Actor Award, and nominations for Golden Globes and other industry notable awards.
Jesse’s snowballing acting career saw him co-star as Blu in the box office animated musical adventure comedy film Rio alongside Anne Hathaway. They also featured him in one of the film’s soundtracks, Real in Rio, nominated for an Academy Award Best Original Song. His other starring films are 30 Minutes or Less, Cursed, Why Stop Now, The Double, American Ultra, and Now You See Me, which he reprised in the second part.
In 2014, he reprised his role as Blu in Rio 2 and portrayed journalist David Lipsky in the film, The End of the Tour. His more recent starring roles include The Art of Self-Defense, Vivarium, Resistance, and several other television roles.
Jesse is also a television host who has hosted Saturday Night Live on NBC alongside Nicki Minaj and a producer on The World Before Your Feet, a 2018 Jeremy Workman’s documentary. He has also written for plays, composed music, and authored his first book; Breams Gives Me Hiccups, a short humor pieces collection.
The brilliant actor has accomplished so much in his career and is currently working on many exciting projects, collaborating with charity organizations, donating proceeds, and will star in the sci-fi thriller Dual, filmed in Tampere, Finland.
His personal life
Jesse married his longtime girlfriend, Anna Strout, in 2017, and they have a son, Banner, born in April 2017.
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