- 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.
- 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
- 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
- Attended New School, New York, New York, United States
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