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Jesse Eisenberg


Jesse was born in Queens, New York, and raised in New Jersey. His mother, Amy (Fishman), is a professional clown, performing at children's birthday parties. His father, Barry Eisenberg, ran a hospital before moving on to become a college professor. He has two sisters. He attended East Brunswick High School, but he didn't really enjoy school. From ... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Now You See Me 2 (pre-production)
J. Daniel Atlas
 2014 Rio 2
Blu (voice)
 2014 Modern Family (TV Series)
Asher
- Under Pressure (2014) ... Asher
 2013 Night Moves
Josh
 2012 The Newsroom (TV Series)
Eric Neal
- We Just Decided To (2012) ... Eric Neal (voice, uncredited)
 2012 Free Samples
Tex
 2011 Rio
Blu (voice)
 2010 Camp Hell
Daniel
 2009 Some Boys Don't Leave (Short)
The Boy
 2007 One Day Like Rain
Mark
 2007 The Living Wake
Mills
 2005 Cursed
Jimmy
 2004 The Village
Jamison
 2002 The Emperor's Club
Louis Masoudi
 2002 Roger Dodger
Nick
 2001 Lightning: Fire from the Sky (TV Movie)
Eric Dobbs
 1999-2000 Get Real (TV Series)
Kenny Green
- Support (2000) ... Kenny Green
- Guilt (2000) ... Kenny Green
- The Distance (2000) ... Kenny Green
- Saved (2000) ... Kenny Green
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Other Works:

Commercial for Dr. Pepper ("What's the Worst that could happen?"). See more »

Publicity Listings:

2 Interviews | 1 Article | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Jesse Adam Eisenberg

Height:

5' 7½" (1.71 m)
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Personal Quote:

I was mugged one night in New York and slammed into a concrete pillar, and I did an interview where I said I completely understand why they attacked me. It was a poor, black neighborhood. Someone sent me an article saying: 'You ignorant idiot. It's more offensive to defend these people. It's more racist to defend them.' He's right, and that is the impetus for the first scene. See more »

Trivia:

Studied at The New School in New York City's Greenwich Village. He applied and was accepted to New York University but declined enrollment to complete a film role. See more »

Trademark:

Often plays neurotic characters See more »

Star Sign:

Libra