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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 15 wins & 32 nominations. See more awards »

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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:

He is the third Oscar nominated actor to play Lex Luthor after Gene Hackman and Kevin Spacey. He is the only one of the three not to have an Academy Award. See more »

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Often plays shy, anti-social characters See more »

Star Sign:

Libra