Hollywood funnyman, Jonah Hill, has been able to stay at the top of the comedy business for over a decade, starting from his early roles in movies like Superbad (2007) and Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) to the Jump Street movie series where he stars alongside Channing Tatum. Hill, who has received two Best Supporting Actor Academy Award nominations, does not look to be letting up on his work or perhaps losing touch with his brand as he continues to be a household name with recent roles in Sausage Party (2016) and Maniac (2018).
Hill was born Jonah Hill Feldstein, the middle child of three to Sharon Lyn (née Chalkin) and Richard Feldstein, on the 20th of December, 1983 in Los Angeles, California. His parents who are originally from New York found work in Hollywood and decided to raise their kids there. They lived in the affluent Cheviot Hills neighboorhood as Hill attended Brentwood School. He later transferred to the Crossroads School before graduating in 2002.
For his college education, Jonah Hill moved to New York where he first attended Bard College before joining The New School and then the University of Colorado at Boulder. During this time, Hill began writing his own plays which he, at times got to perform. His big break, however, came through his friendship with the children of multiple Golden Globe and Academy Awards winner, Dustin Hoffman. Hoffman’s children introduced Hill to their father who was impressed with his talent and encouraged him to audition for a role in the comedy I Heart Huckabees (2004) where Hill made his film debut and the rest became history.
Weight Loss Journey
Jonah Hill has a history of gaining and losing weight. In 2011, he reportedly shed over 40 pounds in order to land the role of Peter Brand opposite Brad Pitt in Moneyball. He did so by working with a trainer and adjusting his diet. But in 2015, Hill appeared to have regained a huge amount of weight which was said to be for his role in War Dogs (2016). After filming the movie, Hill went back to the gym and began losing it all over again.
Jonah Hill’s Net Worth
According to the popular website, Celebrity Net Worth, Jonah Hill is said to have an estimated net worth of $45 Million. He has been able to amass this much wealth through his various jobs in front of the camera as well as behind it as a producer, screenwriter, and voice over artist. Between June 2014 and June 2015, The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) actor was ranked 28th on the world’s highest-paid actors list by Forbes Magazine.
Family – Brother
Jonah Hill has two siblings; brother Jordan Feldstein, who was born in 1977 and worked as a music executive, and sister, Beanie Feldstein, who was born in 1993 and works as an actress. She has starred in movies like Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) and Lady Bird (2017).
In December 2017, Jordan, who founded and served as the CEO of Career Artist Management, a music management company that had big names such as Robin Thicke, Maroon 5, Adam Levine, and Elle King under its roster, died after suffering a heart attack.
Does Jonah Hill Have A Girlfriend Or Wife?
Jonah Hill has never been married, so there is no wife to talk about. The comedic actor has however been linked to a number of Hollywood beauties, including actress Isabelle McNally, and Dustin Hoffman’s daughter, Ali Hoffman.
In late 2017, Hill began dating a mystery fair-haired woman who was later identified as Erin Galpern, a Dallas, Texas native. The pair seemed to be inseparable as they were spotted all over the place together. They also shared photos on social media of the vacation they took together to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, which suggested that their relationship was blossoming.
That does not seem to be the case anymore as Hill looks to have moved on to another lady, Gianna Santos. Ms. Santos, said to have graduated from Fordham University in 2011, works for the clothing company KITH as a stylist and producer. The new couple has been pictured severally on the streets of New York, displaying huge amounts of PDA, a sign that the actor may have found a keeper.