Jesse Eisenberg is a renowned movie actor, a playwright, and a theatre actor. He started showing interest in the entertainment industry right from the young age of seven when he made his acting debut in a children’s theatre production.
Jesse, whose career has spanned from 1999 till the present has made memorable performances in movies, television series, and theatre, all of which can be described as outstanding. His prowess as a playwright also adds to his fame and success.
From the debut of his career in the entertainment industry to date, he has won several awards; some of which include Most Promising Actor Award from the San Diego Film Festival (for his role in Roger Dodger) and the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures for his role in The Social Network.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
Jesse Adam Eisenberg was born in the Queens borough of New York City on the 5th of October 1983. His father, Barry Eisenberg, is currently a sociology professor but previously ran a hospital while his mother, Amy Eisenberg, teaches cross-cultural sensitivity in hospitals. The young actor, who is of Ashkenazi Jewish ethnicity, was raised in New Jersey alongside his two sisters Hallie and Kerri Eisenberg.
He got his high school education from East Brunswick High School New Jersey but had to transfer to Professional Performing Arts School in New York. Jesse Eisenberg got a place in New York University but had to reject it in favor of his acting career. He went on to attend the New School in Greenwich Village instead.
Jesse Eisenberg made his acting debut in a children’s theatre production when he was eight, however, he made his professional debut at the age of sixteen with The Gathering. He made his television acting debut with the television series Get Real which ran from 1999 to 2000.
Some of his other early movies include The Emperor’s Club and Roger Dodger which were positively reviewed. However, his big break came with Zombieland, a horror comedy movie which was released in 2009 and costarred Abigail Breslin, Woody Harrelson, and Emma Stone.
In 2010, he appeared in The Social Network in which he portrayed the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. The role got him significant recognition and even earned him an Academy Award nomination.
He has also tried his hand at voice acting, voicing the character ‘Blu’ in the animated films Rio and Rio 2. He also played notable villain Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Apart from this, he is known for his roles in Now You See Me and Now You See Me 2.
As a testament to the success of his career, Jesse Eisenberg has been nominated for several awards including Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, BAFTA Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role and Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama.
Jesse Eisenberg’s Net Worth
Jesse Eisenberg has an impressive net worth of $10 million. This is a result of his very successful career since 1999. Since we’re certain the actor is not going anywhere anytime soon, we expect this amount to go up in the near future.
As previously mentioned, the actor has two sisters – Hallie and Kerri. His two sisters also ventured into acting at some point. Hallie was a child actress who achieved moderate fame before choosing to opt out of the entertainment industry and focusing on her education instead.
Kerri, on the other hand, is an independent artist, vegan and animal rights activist based in New York City.
Wife or Girlfriend, Is Jesse Eisenberg Married?
The celebrated actor met his long-term girlfriend, Anna Strout, on the set of The Emperor’s Club where she had a job as an assistant and a member of the crew. They started their relationship in 2002 but by 2012, the couple went their separate ways.
In the interim, the actor began dating Australian actress Mia Wasikowska. The two were together from 2013 till 2015 before deciding to call it quits on the relationship.
After his relationship with Mia, Jesse got back together with Anna Strout and the two tied the knot in 2017. That same year, in April 2017, the couple had their first child (a son) together.
Height, Weight, and Body Stats
The actor stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches with a matching body weight of 72 kg. His other body statistics are Chest – 37 in, Arms/Biceps – 13 in, and Waist – 31 in. His shoe size is 11 (US) or 44 (EU). It is currently unknown if the actor follows a work routine or diet plan to maintain physique.