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Jesse Eisenberg

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

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

  • 2011Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2011Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2011BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actor: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2010Oscar-Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2010London Film Critics Association-Best Actor: nominated
  • 2010National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 2010National Society of Film Critics-Best Actor: winner
  • 2006Critics' Choice Awards-Best Young Actor: nominated
  • 2006Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated

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