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Jesse Eisenberg wurde in, geboren und wuchs dort und in in einer Familie auf. Seine Eltern, Amy (geborene Fishman) und Barry Eisenberg, sind und Herkunft. Seine Mutter arbeitete als professioneller, während sein Vater in einem und später als gearbeitet hat. Er hat zwei Schwestern,, eine ehemalige Kinderschauspielerin, welche durch eine Reihe von Werbespots als „ Girl“ berühmt wurde, und Kerri. Er besuchte die Frost School der East Brunswick Public Schools, Hammarskjold Middle School, Churchill Junior High School und absolvierte sein letztes Schuljahr an der East Brunswick High School.
Eisenberg tat sich damit schwer, in der Schule dazuzugehören, weshalb er mit neun Jahren begann, in Theaterstücken zu spielen. Er sagte: „Ich fühle mich wohler, wenn ich eine Rolle spiele, da die eigenen Verhaltensweisen (im Drehbuch) vorgeschrieben sind.“ Er leidet zudem an.
Nachdem er an der seinen Schulabschluss gemacht hat, studierte er Anthropologie an der Universität in, New York City. Ursprünglich hatte er sich um einen Studienplatz an der beworben und wurde dort auch angenommen, doch er verzichtete auf die, um in dem Film mitspielen zu können. Im Alter von dreizehn Jahren war er 1996 in der von Summer and Smoke von. Seine erste professionelle Rolle am Theater spielte er 1999 in Arje Shaws -Stück The Gathering, zugleich sein -Debüt.
Eisenberg gab sein filmisches 1999 in der US- , single über 50 kostenlos die bereits ein Jahr später wieder eingestellt wurde. Nach einer Rolle in dem Fernsehfilm 100 Millionen Volt spielte Eisenberg 2002 in dem Independentfilm , der für ihn den Durchbruch bedeutete. Wenngleich der Film kein kommerzieller Erfolg war, so wurde der Film und insbesondere Eisenbergs schauspielerische Leistung von Kritikern gelobt. Für diese Rolle erhielt er auf dem San Diego Film Festival den Festival Award als „Vielversprechendster neuer Darsteller“.
Von diesem Zeitpunkt an erhielt Eisenberg viele Angebote für neue Rollen und spielte in verschiedenen Filmproduktionen mit. Mehrere Auszeichnungen erhielt er für seine Rolle als Scheidungskind in dem oscarnominierten Film von 2005. In dem spielte Eisenberg 2010 die Hauptrolle und verkörperte, den Gründer des. Dies brachte ihm zahlreiche Auszeichnungen ein, darunter die Preise der, Boston Society of Film Critics, sowie eine - und -Nominierung.
Neben der Schauspielerei schreibt Eisenberg humoristische Beiträge für den. Außerdem arbeitet er weiterhin am Theater. So schrieb er unter anderem auch das -Theaterstück The Revisionist, in dem er neben auch die männliche Hauptrolle spielte.
- Oliver Burkeman: , The Guardian. 30. April 2011. Abgerufen am 27. Juli 2014.
- Tim Boxer: , The Jewish Week. 24. November 2010. Abgerufen am 27. Juli 2014.
- Naomi Pfefferman: , The Jewish Journal. 2. April 2009. Abgerufen am 27. Juli 2014.
- , Gothamist. 12. September 2007. Abgerufen am 27. Juli 2014.
- . In: Casting for Truths: 'Squid and Whale' star Jesse Eisenberg astounds as troubled Jewish teen. Abgerufen am 27. Juli 2014.
- . In: Yahoo! Movies. Abgerufen am 27. Juli 2014.
- Mary Anne Ross: . In: Old Bridge Suburban, 14. Dezember 2006. Archiviert vom am 1. Februar 2012. Abgerufen am 27. Juli 2014. „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.“
- Catherine Shoard: . In: The Guardian, 14. Oktober 2010. Archiviert vom am 15. Februar 2011. Abgerufen am 27. Juli 2014.
- . In: movieline.com. 30. September 2009. Abgerufen am 13. August 2013.
- Marshall Fine: ,. 26. August 2007. Abgerufen am 27. Juli 2014.
- . Abgerufen am 27. Juli 2014.
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Jesse Adam Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983) is an American actor, author, and playwright. Born in New York City and raised in, Eisenberg began acting in plays at an early age, and made his television debut with the short-lived series (1999–2000). Following his first leading role in the comedy-drama film (2002), he appeared in the (2002), the film (2004), the comedy-drama film (2005), and the drama film (2007). In 2006, Eisenberg was the recipient of the Rising Star Award for his role in The Living Wake.
In 2009, Eisenberg had his breakthrough with starring roles in the comedy-drama film and the . His portrayal of founder in 's (2010) earned him nominations for various awards, including the,, and for Best Actor. He also starred in (2010), which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010.
Eisenberg later voiced the main character, Blu, a male, in the animated films (2011) and (2014). His other films include the action-comedy film (2011), (2012), the action-comedy film (2015), and (2016). He additionally played a magician in the (2013) and its sequel (2016), and portrayed super villain in (2016).
Eisenberg has contributed pieces to and websites. He has written and starred in three plays for the : Asuncion, The Revisionist, and The Spoils. Eisenberg's first book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups: and Other Stories, a short story collection, was released in September 2015.
"... It taught me ... about the discipline about performance ... Every morning she had a duck party, she would wake up very early and tune her guitar and warm up her voice, and it taught me that you could take performance seriously. I think a lot of actors have trouble taking things seriously, ... but it's really like anything else in the world ... So it gave me the confidence to take it seriously and not make me feel silly for indulging in a role."
Eisenberg was born in,, and grew up in. His mother, Amy (née Fishman), who now teaches in hospitals, previously worked as a clown at children's parties and choreographer for a Catholic high school for 20 years. His father, Barry Eisenberg, drove a taxicab, then owned and worked at a hospital, and later became a college professor, teaching sociology. He has two sisters,, a former child actress who was once famous as the " girl" in a series of commercials. His other sister, Kerri Eisenberg, now Kerry Lea, who also worked as an actress, ran a and -based children's theatre troupe, and is now an independent artist in New York.
Being Jewish, he was brought up in a family, that originated in Poland and Ukraine. He attended the at Frost School,,, and spent his sophomore year at. Eisenberg then transferred to the in New York. When he was a senior, he received his in the independent comedy-drama film . His work in the film prevented Eisenberg from enrolling at. Instead, Eisenberg would go on to study anthropology and contemporary architecture at in, where he majored in, with a concentration in and.
Eisenberg struggled to fit in at school due to an, and began acting in plays at an early age. When he was 7, he starred as in a children's theater production of the musical , and by the age of 12 he was an in the 1996 Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' . At 13, he understudied the role of Young Scrooge in a musical version of starring. Eisenberg made his first professional role in 's play, The Gathering, at the age of 16. He stated, "When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving."
He started writing screenplays at sixteen, some of which were optioned by major studios, but he claimed that he was dissatisfied with the lack of control he had over his creations once they were sold. Eisenberg got into trouble with 's lawyers; as a teenager he penned a play about how Allen came to change his name and managed to get the script to Allen's "people". Instead of a seal of approval, he received two "" letters. Eisenberg went on to star in two films directed by Allen, , and.
1999–2008: Early work
Eisenberg made his television debut in the series , from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, he appeared in a UK commercial as "Butt Naked Boy." After appearing in the film Lightning: Fire from the Sky at 18, he starred in the Roger Dodger (for which he won an award at the for Most Promising New Actor), and in , both of which were released in 2002 to generally positive reviews. Eisenberg was sick for the majority of the nightclub scene and can be seen sweating in different shots.
In 2005, Eisenberg appeared in , a horror film directed by, and , a well-reviewed independent drama starring and. In 2007, he starred opposite and in , a comic thriller in which he plays an American journalist reporting from Bosnia. In 2009, Eisenberg played the lead role , a comedy directed by and filmed in Park, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Filming wrapped in October 2007, and the film had its premier at the in 2009. In November 2007, Eisenberg was cast in the indie comic-drama alongside his sister, Hallie Eisenberg, who played his fictional sister in the film. He played a young who becomes involved in the ecstasy smuggling trade, using his religion as a disguise to deal without suspicion. Filming took place in New York in 2008. During the late 2000s, he also had roles in the independent films , playing college student Daniel, and , a horror film directed by George Van Buskirk.
2009–2011: Breakthrough and critical success
Jesse Eisenberg's breakthrough starring role was in . The horror-comedy, which saw him with,, and on a roadtrip through a post- America, was a. In 2010, he portrayed creator in the film , for which he earned the from the, and nominations for Best Actor at the,, and. According to the film's director,, both he and screenwriter knew Eisenberg was the one for the role as soon as they watched his audition tape, despite Eisenberg's own anxieties about his audition. On November 22, 2010, Eisenberg was honored, along with, Joycelyn Engle, and Harvey Krueger, at the Children at Heart Celebrity Dinner Gala and Fantasy Auction, to benefit the children of the. is Chair of the event each year. On January 29, 2011, Eisenberg hosted on, with musical guest. During his opening monologue, Zuckerberg himself appeared. Eisenberg said that meeting the man he portrayed on-screen was "an overwhelming experience," and was happy that "we were both able to have fun at the situation." Zuckerberg, who has been a vocal disser on the artistic licenses taken by The Social Network, would later say that he thought Eisenberg "was a little afraid to meet me after his portrayal, but I tried to be nice."
In 2011, he starred in the box-office animated hit , as the main character Blu, a metropolitan, domesticated male who learns how to fly. He starred alongside, his former co-star (and onscreen sibling) from , as well as,, and. He featured in one song, "Real in Rio", in the film's soundtrack, which was nominated for an. He also starred alongside,, and in , a -comedy about a pizza delivery man, played by Eisenberg, who is forced to rob a bank, which was released in August 2011. In October 2011, Eisenberg made his playwriting debut in 's Off-Broadway production of Asuncion, staged at. Eisenberg also acted in the play, which was directed by Kip Fagan. The play highlights two overeducated, -minded friends, played by Eisenberg and, whose assumptions are challenged by their new roommate, played by.
In 2012, he starred alongside in , a drama about a drug addict mother (Leo) and her son (Eisenberg), and in the romantic comedy , directed by Woody Allen. That same year, he filed a $3 million against the producers of the 2010 film , claiming exploitation. According to the lawsuit, Eisenberg agreed to appear in the film as a favor to his friends. He was on set for one day of filming in 2007, earned about $3,000, and logged only a few minutes of total screentime. Because of his minimal involvement in the production, he was surprised to see that his face was prominently featured on the cover of the, implying that he starred in the film. His lawsuit asserts various, including claims for and.
In 2013, Eisenberg reunited with Woody Harrelson for the magician heist film thriller , playing a world-famous and street performer recruited into a secret group of elite magicians to pull off bank heists with magic tricks, redistributing the money from a wealthy businessman () to victims of his corrupt capitalist schemes. That year he announced his plan to continue writing, for both stage and screen, as well as continuing to act. He debuted his second play, The Revisionist, and starred in 's drama, (2013), which was shot in 2012. In the following years, Eisenberg reprised his role as Blu in (2014), and starred alongside in the action comedy (2015), playing a rogue being chased by the
In 2015, Eisenberg portrayed journalist in the biographical drama film , appearing opposite, who portrayed the late author. Eisenberg's third play, The Spoils, premiered off-Broadway in The New Group Perishing Square Signature Center Alice Griffin Box Theatre. The play featuring Eisenberg as Ben, also starring,,, and Annapurna Sriram, was the winner of The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund Award. On September 8, 2015, Eisenberg released his first book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, a collection of short humor pieces.
Eisenberg serves on the Board of Advisors for, a public radio show/podcast that works with contemporary playwrights to produce plays for "today's digital audience." He has written one short play for Playing On Air, called A Little Part of All of Us (2015), which he starred in with Justin Bartha. He has voiced for two other plays, The Final Interrogation of Ceaucescu's Dog (2015), written by Warren Leight, and The Blizzard (2016), written by David Ives and directed by John Rando.
Eisenberg played the supervillain in , which was released in March 2016, to mixed reviews. Eisenberg's performance in particular was criticized by comic book fans and film reviewers, later earning him the. He would defend himself by saying he attempted to "make these people real and relatable and interesting and engaging, not just, you know, a surface bad person."
Eisenberg then reunited with Woody Allen and Kristen Stewart in , The film held its world premiere at the on May 11, 2016. Eisenberg next reprised his role as street magician J. Daniel "Danny" Atlas in , which was released on June 10, 2016, previewed June 9, to mixed reviews. The film was shot primarily in London and. It has grossed over $267 million worldwide, and CEO announced that they had "already begun early planning for Now You See Me 3.
On June 2, 2016, Eisenberg's play The Spoils began a run at London's in the, with Scott Elliott returning to direct. Eisenberg again played the lead, along with Nayyar and Sriram, while Zegen and Darke's characters were replaced by and respectively.
Eisenberg participated in the inaugural "The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles" on July 17, 2017 at the, Ace Hotel. He the music and co-wrote, alongside his writing partner,, Shoshana and Her Lovers, a musical about four lesbian sisters. The event proceeds went to the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, a "nonprofit arm of the which advocates for the freedom of expression and advocates on behalf of all who are confronting censorship on stages across America."
In May 2016, Eisenberg teased that he would reprise his role of Lex Luthor in the film (2017). An official press kit, released by on December 22, 2016, confirmed the return. He appeared as Luthor in the post-credits scene alongside Joe Manganiello, who played.
Eisenberg is a producer on Jeremy Workman's The World Before Your Feet, which follows a 37-year-old man named Matt Green who has walked over 8,000 miles on the streets of New York City street. In an interview with Variety, Eisenberg talked about his experience walking with Green, stating, "His knowledge about the specifics of New York City is so unbelievable, whether it be why a fire hydrant is this color to why graffiti on this street matches graffiti in Green Point, Brooklyn, because the artist has a cousin and they do a similar tag." The film premiered at the 2018.
Eisenberg is creating, writing, and directing a comedy adaptation of Bream Gives Me Hiccups with Jax Media, starring Parker Posey,, and Elliott Smith. A pilot was filmed in June. A sequel to the 2009 Zombieland is reportedly in development at Sony, with a logo for having debuted at 2016. Writers of the first Zombieland, and, are penning the script, with on board as writer with as director.
Eisenberg will play the famous mime in Resistance, directed and written by. It will focus on Marceau's part in the during World War II. He will also join and in a film based on the book The Wreck of Medusa about the painting as artist. Alongside, Eisenberg will star as a in 's tech drama The Hummingbird Project. Eisenberg joined Riley Stearns's dark action-comedy alongside and. Principal photography began in on Septemberg 11, 2017.
He is set to write, direct, and star in 's comedy The Market about a "recently widowed Harold Katzman who moves to Pittsburgh to live with his adult son, Stan (Eisenberg). Both men simultaneously lose their jobs due to the changing American economy and are thrust into an unforgiving job market." He will executive produce with and.
He dated Anna Strout from 2002 to 2012 after they met on the set of The Emperor's Club, where she worked as a crew member and assistant. Eisenberg dated, his co-star in , from 2013 to 2015. He has since gotten back together with Strout, and they married in 2017. The couple's son was born in 2017. He has worked with her at an Indiana domestic violence shelter, where Strout's mother, Toby Strout, served as executive director.
Eisenberg lived with his sister Hallie and her boyfriend,, singer-songwriter and contestant on of 's , in New York, until Hallie and Danoff moved to Nashville in June 2016. Eisenberg has been playing the drums since he was 8 years old. In 2007, Eisenberg started an online wordplay website with his cousin, a social design evangelist at Facebook, called OneUpMe. They re-launched the site in 2010, instead exclusively formatted for Facebook users.
Eisenberg is an alumni playwright of the.
Despite growing up in New Jersey, Eisenberg is a fan of basketball team. For an article he wrote on entitled "Jesse Eisenberg Went to a Women's Basketball Game and Got Schooled in More Than Just Sports", he played a game of one-on-one with MVP point guard Tyra Buss.
Eisenberg has and is open about it. He said of his condition: "I touch the tips of my fingers in a weird way; I don't step on cracks; if I'm going onto a new surface – be it carpet to concrete, or concrete to wood, or wood to concrete, any new surface – I have to make sure all parts of my feet touch the ground equally before I touch that new thing. So I'll often hesitate before walking into a new room." He has also spoken about going to therapy to manage his anxieties – OCD, separation anxiety, social anxiety – and depression, the latter of which he struggled with a lot when he was younger, as well as how acting helped him better cope. He has said that acting serves as his coping mechanism.
Eisenberg teamed up with Child Mind Institute in their #MyYoungerSelf project, where "each day in May a prominent individual will speak to his or her younger self about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder." In a video published on May 2, he spoke about his OCD and anxiety growing up.
Charity work and other interests
Eisenberg is fond of cats and has been involved in animals. He is a vegetarian, and was for a short period of time. He has been associated with and has presented at several of their galas. Eisenberg is a long-time fan of Indy Thunder and its founder Darnell Booker.
In September, 2015, Eisenberg announced that, starting November, he would match donations made to Middle Way House, a in, up to $100,000 until April 3, 2016. All contributions made went towards the organization's mortgage payment fund that was matched by a committee, led by Eisenberg. "It's an incredible collective," Eisenberg told a reporter. "It's the kind of place where the residents go through their wonderful program and end up working there. It's saved so many lives." In an interview with Variety in March 2018, Eisenberg stated that he has raised almost $1 million dollars for the shelter.
Eisenberg is also a cast member with Theater of War, a performing arts that presents readings of 's and to military and civilian communities across the United States and Europe. "As an actor, sometimes you feel limited by the role you're in; stories without much meaning. [Theatre of War] allows you do something that has more substance and benefits people ... It's a greater purpose than just entertainment," Eisenberg said of the organization.
Eisenberg also works in performing for, which is an organization that works to "encourage civic engagement and to further history education by bringing the rich history of the United States to life through public readings of materials." He read 's "" (1970) for Voices of a People's History as part of Portraits" 2011 event. Eisenberg is involved with, which "[engages] individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments," as well as Shoe Revolt, a "hybrid start-up company that auctions celeb shoes to raise funds to deploy a social franchising model which aims to educate, engage, and empower youth to take the lead in the fight against domestic sex trafficking through peer-to-peer involvement, training, activism and social enterprise development."
On September 12, 2016, Eisenberg, as well as,,,,,,,, and, featured in a video from the refugee agency to help raise awareness about the global refugee crisis. The video, titled "What They Took With Them", has the actors reading a poem, written by Jenifer Toksvig and inspired by primary accounts of refugees, and is part of UNHCR's #WithRefugees campaign, which also includes a petition to governments to expand asylum to provide further shelter, integrating job opportunities, and education.
Eisenberg was among a small group of actors and musicians who performed at The People's Summit 2017 in June, "a three-day conference of 4,000 left-wing activists and progressive political groups", as part of an adaptation of 's . The production, entitled "The People Speak", was performed after 's keynote address. Eisenberg was cast by brother-in-law Anthony Arnove, who along with edited Voices of a People's History of the United States.
Eisenberg spoke at a rally in support of Democratic gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss on the 10th of March, as well as at a meet and greet hosted by Reclaim Chicago and University of Chicago Student Action the day before, alongside State Representative Will Guzzardi.
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|2002||Emperor's Club, The||Louis Masoudi|
|2005||Squid and the Whale, The||Walt Berkman|
|2007||Education of Charlie Banks, The||Charlie Banks|
|2007||Hunting Party, The||Benjamin Strauss|
|2007||One Day Like Rain||Mark|
|2007||Living Wake, The||Mills Joaquin|
|2009||Some Boys Don't Leave||Boy||Short film|
|2009||Beyond All Boundaries||Lt. Fiske Hanley / Sgt. Benjamin McKinney (voice)||Short film|
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|1999–2000||Kenny Green||22 episodes|
|2001||Lightning: Fire from the Sky||Eric Dobbs||Television film|
|2011||Himself (host)||Episode: "Jesse Eisenberg/"|
|2012||Eric Neal (voice)|| Uncredited |
|TBA||The Market||Stan Katzman||Director, writer, executive producer|
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|1999||The Gathering||Michael||Playhouse 91||Credited as Jesse Adam Eisenberg|
|2005||Phillip||Greenway Court Theatre, Los Angeles||Workshop production|
|2007||Scarcity||Billy||Linda Gross Theater|
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|2015||The Final Interrogation of Ceausescu's Dog||Man||Playing On Air||Podcast|
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|2016||The Blizzard||Neil||Playing On Air||Podcast|
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Eisenberg's "Marv Albert is My Therapist" appeared in in 2013. Eisenberg has written other short humor pieces for The New Yorker's "Shouts & Murmurs" column, as well as for. These and other pieces were collected in Bream Gives Me Hiccups, which was released on September 8, 2015.
Short stories and humor pieces
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