Jesse Eisenberg

  • Birth Name: Jesse Adam Eisenberg
  • Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Born and raised in New York's Queens borough (in the neighborhood of Bayside), then moved to suburban New Jersey as a teenager.
  • Has been playing the drums since age 8. 
  • Made his Broadway debut at age 13 in Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke.
  • Was a member of the New York-based youth concert group Broadway Kids.  
  • Created the now-retired Web site OneUpMe.com (2006-08), which featured wordplay games.
  • Not an avid watcher of horror films, despite starring in 2009's Zombieland.
  • Was an anthropology major in college.

Awards

  • 2011, Critics' Choice Movie Awards — Best Actor: Nominee
  • 2006, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Young Actor: Nominee
  • 2006, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2010, BAFTA Film Awards — Rising Star Award: Nominee
  • 2011, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: Nominee
  • 2010, Oscar — Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee
  • 2011, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Leading Actor: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2010, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: Nominee

Relationships

  • Anna Strout — Significant Other
  • Jamey Eisenberg — Cousin
  • Mia Wasikowska — Ex-significant Other
  • Amy Eisenbreg — Mother
  • Barry Eisenberg — Father
  • Hallie Kate Eisenberg — Sister
  • Kerri Eisenberg — Sister

College

  • Attended New School, New York, New York, United States

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