October 5, 1983
Queens, New York, U.S.
|Alma mater||The New School|
Anna Strout(m. 2017)
|Relatives||Hallie Eisenberg (sister)|
Jesse Adam Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983) is an American actor, author, and playwright. He made his television debut with the short-lived comedy-drama series Get Real (1999–2000). Following his first leading role in the comedy-drama film Roger Dodger (2002), he appeared in the drama film The Emperor's Club (2002), the psychological thriller film The Village (2004), the comedy-drama film The Squid and the Whale (2005), and the drama film The Education of Charlie Banks (2007). He is also known for playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher's The Social Network (2010).
In 2009, Eisenberg had his breakthrough with starring roles in the comedy-drama film Adventureland and the horror comedy Zombieland . His portrayal of Zuckerberg in The Social Network earned him nominations for various awards, including the BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Award for Best Actor. He also starred in Holy Rollers (2010), which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.
Eisenberg later voiced the main character, Blu, a male Spix's macaw, in the animated films Rio (2011) and Rio 2 (2014). His other films include the action-comedy film 30 Minutes or Less (2011), the action-comedy film American Ultra (2015), the Woody Allen films To Rome with Love (2012) and Café Society (2016), and the heist film Now You See Me (2013) and its sequel Now You See Me 2 (2016). In 2016, Eisenberg portrayed Lex Luthor in the superhero film Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and briefly reprised the role in 2017's Justice League .
Eisenberg has contributed pieces to The New Yorker and McSweeney's websites. He has written and starred in three plays for the New York stage: Asuncion, The Revisionist, and The Spoils. Eisenberg's first book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups: and Other Stories, a short story collection, was released in September 2015.
Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York, and grew up in East Brunswick, New Jersey.His mother, Amy (née Fishman), who now teaches cross cultural sensitivity in hospitals, previously worked as a clown at children's parties and choreographer for a Catholic high school for 20 years. His father, Barry Eisenberg, drove a taxicab, then worked at a hospital, and later became a college professor, teaching sociology. He has two sisters, Hallie Eisenberg, a former child actress who was once famous as the "Pepsi girl" in a series of commercials. His other sister, Kerri Eisenberg, now Kerry Lea, who also worked as an actress, ran a vegetarianism and animal rights-based children's theatre troupe, and is now an independent artist in New York.
Being Jewish,he was brought up in a secular Jewish household, that originated in Poland and Ukraine. He attended the East Brunswick Public Schools at Frost School, Hammarskjold Middle School, Churchill Junior High School, and spent his sophomore year at East Brunswick High School. Eisenberg then transferred to the Professional Performing Arts School in New York. When he was a senior, he received his breakthrough role in the independent comedy-drama film Roger Dodger . His work in the film prevented Eisenberg from enrolling at New York University. Instead, Eisenberg would go on to study anthropology and contemporary architecture at The New School in Greenwich Village, where he majored in liberal arts, with a concentration in democracy and cultural pluralism.
Eisenberg struggled to fit in at school due to an anxiety disorder, and began acting in plays at an early age.When he was 7, he starred as Oliver Twist in a children's theater production of the musical Oliver!, and by the age of 12 he was an understudy in the 1996 Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke . At 13, he understudied the role of Young Scrooge in a musical version of A Christmas Carol starring Tony Randall. Eisenberg made his first professional role in Arje Shaw's off-Broadway play, The Gathering, at the age of 16. He stated, "When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving."
He started writing screenplays at 16, some of which were optioned by major studios, but he claimed that he was dissatisfied with the lack of control he had over his creations once they were sold.Eisenberg got into trouble with Woody Allen's lawyers; as a teenager he penned a play about how Allen came to change his name and managed to get the script to Allen's "people". Instead of a seal of approval, he received two "cease and desist" letters. Eisenberg went on to star in two films directed by Allen, To Rome with Love , and Café Society.
Eisenberg made his television debut in the series Get Real , from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, he appeared in a UK Dr Pepper commercial as "Butt Naked Boy."After appearing in the made-for-television film Lightning: Fire from the Sky at 18, he starred in the independent film Roger Dodger (for which he won an award at the San Diego Film Festival for Most Promising New Actor), and in The Emperor's Club , both of which were released in 2002 to generally positive reviews. Eisenberg was sick for the majority of the nightclub scene and can be seen sweating in different shots.
In 2005, Eisenberg appeared in Cursed , a horror film directed by Wes Craven, and The Squid and the Whale , a well-reviewed independent drama starring Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels.In 2007, he starred opposite Richard Gere and Terrence Howard in The Hunting Party , a comic thriller in which he plays an American journalist reporting from Bosnia. In 2009, Eisenberg played the lead role in Adventureland , a comedy directed by Greg Mottola and filmed in Kennywood Park, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Filming wrapped in October 2007, and the film had its premier at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. In November 2007, Eisenberg was cast in the indie comic-drama Holy Rollers alongside his sister, Hallie Eisenberg, who played his fictional sister in the film. He played a young Hasidic Jew who becomes involved in the ecstasy smuggling trade, using his religion as a disguise to deal without suspicion. Filming took place in New York in 2008. During the late 2000s, he also had roles in the independent films Solitary Man , playing college student Daniel, and Camp Hell , a horror film directed by George Van Buskirk.
Eisenberg's first major box office success as a lead was in Zombieland . The horror-comedy, which saw him with Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin on a roadtrip through a post-zombie apocalypse America, was a sleeper hit.In 2010, he portrayed Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in the film The Social Network , for which he earned the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures, and nominations for Best Actor at the BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, and Academy Awards. According to the film's director, David Fincher, both he and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin knew Eisenberg was the one for the role as soon as they watched his audition tape, despite Eisenberg's own anxieties about his audition. On November 22, 2010, Eisenberg was honored, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Joycelyn Engle, and Harvey Krueger, at the Children at Heart Celebrity Dinner Gala and Fantasy Auction, to benefit the children of the Chernobyl disaster. Steven Spielberg is Chair of the event each year. On January 29, 2011, Eisenberg hosted Saturday Night Live on NBC, with musical guest Nicki Minaj. During his opening monologue, Zuckerberg himself appeared. Eisenberg said that meeting the man he portrayed on-screen was "an overwhelming experience," and was happy that "we were both able to have fun at the situation." Zuckerberg, who has complained frequently about the artistic licenses taken by The Social Network, would later say that he thought Eisenberg "was a little afraid to meet me after his portrayal, but I tried to be nice."
In 2011, he starred in the box-office animated hit Rio , as the main character Blu, a metropolitan, domesticated male Spix's macaw who learns how to fly. He starred alongside Anne Hathaway, his former co-star (and onscreen sibling) from Get Real ,as well as George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, will.i.am, and Jamie Foxx. He featured in one song, "Real in Rio", in the film's soundtrack, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song. He also starred alongside Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, and Nick Swardson in 30 Minutes or Less, a film noir heist-comedy about a pizza delivery man, played by Eisenberg, who is forced to rob a bank, which was released in August 2011. In October 2011, Eisenberg made his playwriting debut in Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Off-Broadway production of Asuncion, staged at Cherry Lane Theatre. Eisenberg also acted in the play, which was directed by Kip Fagan. The play highlights two overeducated, liberal-minded friends, played by Eisenberg and Justin Bartha, whose assumptions are challenged by their new Filipina roommate, played by Camille Mana.
In 2012, he starred alongside Melissa Leo in Why Stop Now , a drama about a drug addict mother (Leo) and her piano prodigy son (Eisenberg), million lawsuit against the producers of the 2010 direct-to-DVD film Camp Hell , claiming exploitation. According to the lawsuit, Eisenberg agreed to appear in the film as a favor to his friends. He was on set for one day of filming in 2007, earned about $3,000, and logged only a few minutes of total screentime. Because of his minimal involvement in the production, he was surprised to see that his face was prominently featured on the cover of the DVD, implying that he starred in the film. His lawsuit asserts various California law causes of action, including claims for unfair business practices and publicity rights.and in the magical realist romantic comedy To Rome with Love, directed by Woody Allen. That same year, he filed a $3
In 2013, Eisenberg reunited with Woody Harrelson for the magician heist film thriller Now You See Me , playing a world-famous close-up magician and street performer recruited into a secret group of elite magicians to pull off bank heists with magic tricks, redistributing the money from a wealthy businessman (Michael Caine) to victims of his corrupt capitalist schemes. That year he announced his plan to continue writing, for both stage and screen, as well as continuing to act.He debuted his second play, The Revisionist, and starred in Richard Ayoade's drama, The Double (2013), which was shot in 2012. In the following years, Eisenberg reprised his role as Blu in Rio 2 (2014), and starred alongside Kristen Stewart in the action comedy American Ultra (2015), playing a rogue sleeper agent being chased by the C.I.A.
In 2015, Eisenberg portrayed Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky in the biographical drama film The End of the Tour , appearing opposite Jason Segel, who portrayed the late author David Foster Wallace.Eisenberg's third play, The Spoils, premiered off-Broadway in The New Group Perishing Square Signature Center Alice Griffin Box Theatre. The play featuring Eisenberg as Ben, also starring Kunal Nayyar, Michael Zegen, Erin Darke, and Annapurna Sriram, was the winner of The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund Award. On September 8, 2015, Eisenberg released his first book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, a collection of short humor pieces.
Eisenberg serves on the Board of Advisors for Playing On Air, a public radio show/podcast that works with contemporary playwrights to produce plays for "today's digital audience."He has written one short play for Playing On Air, called A Little Part of All of Us (2015), which he starred in with Justin Bartha. He has voiced for two other plays, The Final Interrogation of Ceaucescu's Dog (2015), written by Warren Leight, and The Blizzard (2016), written by David Ives and directed by John Rando. Eisenberg played the supervillain Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice , which was released in March 2016, to generally negative reviews. Eisenberg's performance in particular was harshly criticized by comic book fans and film reviewers, later earning him the Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Supporting Actor. He would defend himself by saying he attempted to "make these people real and relatable and interesting and engaging, not just, you know, a surface bad person."
Eisenberg then reunited with Woody Allen and Kristen Stewart in Café Society ,The film held its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016. Eisenberg next reprised his role as street magician J. Daniel "Danny" Atlas in Now You See Me 2 , which was released on June 10, 2016, previewed June 9, to mixed reviews. The film was shot primarily in London and Macau. It has grossed over $267 million worldwide, and Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced that they had "already begun early planning for Now You See Me 3.
On June 2, 2016, Eisenberg's play The Spoils began a run at London's Trafalgar Studios in the West End, with Scott Elliott returning to direct.Eisenberg again played the lead role, along with Nayyar and Sriram, while Zegen and Darke's characters were replaced by Alfie Allen and Katie Brayben respectively. In May 2016, Eisenberg teased that he would reprise his role of Lex Luthor in the Justice League film (2017). An official press kit, released by Warner Bros. on December 22, 2016, confirmed the return. He appeared as Luthor in the post-credits scene alongside Joe Manganiello, who played Slade Wilson/Deathstroke.
Eisenberg is a producer on Jeremy Workman's 2018 documentary The World Before Your Feet , which follows a 37-year-old man named Matt Green who has walked over 9,000 miles on the streets of New York City. In an interview with Variety, Eisenberg talked about the film, stating, "it’s this fantastic tour of New York City. But more than that, its central character has this unusual relationship to his environment. He’s simultaneously a tourist and a philosopher."The documentary premiered to much acclaim at the 2018 South by Southwest Film Festival where it was acquired by distributor Greenwich Entertainment. It was released theatrically in November 2018 and currently holds a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes
In 2019, Eisenberg starred in Zombieland: Double Tap , directed by Ruben Fleischer.Writers of the first Zombieland, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, penned the script with David Callaham.
Eisenberg is creating, writing, and directing a comedy adaptation of Bream Gives Me Hiccups with Jax Media, starring Parker Posey, Victor Rasuk, and Elliott Smith. A pilot was filmed in June 2016.Eisenberg will play the famous mime Marcel Marceau in Resistance, directed and written by Jonathan Jakubowicz. It will focus on Marceau's part in the French resistance during World War II. He will also join Pierce Brosnan and Vanessa Redgrave in a film based on the book The Wreck of Medusa about the painting The Raft of the Medusa as artist Théodore Géricault. Alongside Alexander Skarsgard, Eisenberg will star as a high-frequency trader in Kim Nguyen's tech drama The Hummingbird Project. Eisenberg joined Riley Stearns's dark comedy The Art of Self-Defense alongside Imogen Poots and Alessandro Nivola. Principal photography began in Louisville, Kentucky, on September 11, 2017.
He is set to write, direct, and star in Bad Robot's comedy The Market about a "recently widowed Harold Katzman who moves to Pittsburgh to live with his adult son, Stan (Eisenberg). Both men simultaneously lose their jobs due to the changing American economy and are thrust into an unforgiving job market." He will executive produce with J.J. Abrams and Ben Stephenson.
Eisenberg's new play Happy Talk had its world premiere in 2019, with production by The New Group, marking his second collaboration with the company. The production is about "a suburban woman's efforts to take care of her family while starring in a community-theater production of South Pacific ".Originally titled Yea, Sister, the show was directed by Scott Elliott.
Eisenberg dated Anna Strout from 2002 to 2012after they met on the set of The Emperor's Club, where she worked as an assistant to Lisa Bruce. Eisenberg dated Mia Wasikowska, his co-star in The Double from 2013 to 2015. He then reunited with Strout and they married in 2017. Their son, Banner, was born in December 2016.
Eisenberg lived with his younger sister Hallie and her boyfriend, Owen Danoff, singer-songwriter and contestant on season 10 of NBC's The Voice , in New York,until Hallie and Danoff moved to Nashville in June 2016. Eisenberg has been playing the drums since he was 8 years old. In 2007, Eisenberg started an online wordplay website with his cousin, a social design evangelist at Facebook, called OneUpMe. They re-launched the site in 2010, instead exclusively formatted for Facebook users.
Eisenberg is an alumnus playwright of the Bloomington Playwrights Project.
Despite growing up in New Jersey, Eisenberg is a fan of basketball team Indiana Pacers.For an article he wrote on InStyle entitled "Jesse Eisenberg Went to a Women's Basketball Game and Got Schooled in More Than Just Sports", he played a game of one-on-one with Indiana University MVP point guard Tyra Buss.
Eisenberg has obsessive–compulsive disorder and is open about it. He said of his condition: "I touch the tips of my fingers in a weird way; I don't step on cracks; if I'm going onto a new surface – be it carpet to concrete, or concrete to wood, or wood to concrete, any new surface – I have to make sure all parts of my feet touch the ground equally before I touch that new thing. So I'll often hesitate before walking into a new room."He has also spoken about going to therapy to manage his anxieties – OCD, separation anxiety, social anxiety – and depression, the latter of which he struggled with a lot when he was younger, as well as how acting helped him better cope.
Eisenberg teamed up with Child Mind Institute in their #MyYoungerSelf project, where "each day in May a prominent individual will speak to his or her younger self about growing up with a mental health or learning disorder." In a video published on May 2, he spoke about his OCD and anxiety growing up.
Eisenberg is fond of cats and has been involved in fostering animals.He has been associated with Farm Sanctuary and has presented at several of their galas. In 2015 he stated, "I'm like 95% vegetarian." Eisenberg is a long-time fan of the beep baseball team Indy Thunder and its founder Darnell Booker.
In September 2015, Eisenberg announced that, starting November, he would match donations made to Middle Way House, a domestic violence shelter in Bloomington, Indiana, up to $100,000 until April 3, 2016. All contributions made went towards the organization's mortgage payment fund that was matched by a committee, led by Eisenberg."It's an incredible collective," Eisenberg told a reporter. "It's the kind of place where the residents go through their wonderful program and end up working there. It's saved so many lives." In an interview with Variety in March 2018, Eisenberg stated that he has raised almost $1 million for the shelter.
Eisenberg is also a cast member with Theater of War, a performing arts non-profit that presents readings of Sophocles's Ajax and Philoctetes to military and civilian communities across the United States and Europe. ... It's a greater purpose than just entertainment," Eisenberg said of the organization."As an actor, sometimes you feel limited by the role you're in; stories without much meaning. [Theatre of War] allows you do something that has more substance and benefits people
Eisenberg also works in performing for Voices of a People's History of the United States, which is an organization that works to "encourage civic engagement and to further history education by bringing the rich history of the United States to life through public readings of primary source materials."He read Howard Zinn's "The Problem is Civil Obedience" (1970) for Voices of a People's History as part of "NYU Portraits" 2011 event. Eisenberg is involved with Keep America Beautiful, which "[engages] individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments," as well as Shoe Revolt, a "hybrid start-up company that auctions celeb shoes to raise funds to deploy a social franchising model which aims to educate, engage, and empower youth to take the lead in the fight against domestic sex trafficking through peer-to-peer involvement, training, activism and social enterprise development."
On September 12, 2016, Eisenberg, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington, and Stanley Tucci, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness about the global refugee crisis. The video, titled "What They Took With Them", has the actors reading a poem, written by Jenifer Toksvig and inspired by primary accounts of refugees, and is part of UNHCR's #WithRefugees campaign, which also includes a petition to governments to expand asylum to provide further shelter, integrating job opportunities, and education.
Eisenberg participated in the inaugural "The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles" on July 17, 2017, at the United Artists Theater, Ace Hotel.He composed the music and co-wrote, alongside his writing partner, Elizabeth Meriweather, Shoshana and Her Lovers, a musical about four lesbian sisters. The event proceeds went to the Dramatists Legal Defense Fund, a "nonprofit arm of the Dramatists Guild of America which advocates for the freedom of expression and advocates on behalf of all who are confronting censorship on stages across America." He previously acted in 24 Hour Plays: On Broadway 2011 and 2015, both times for New York's Urban Arts Partnership. He was a special guest at the 2011 Urban Arts Partnership Prom, and was an Honorary Chair on the organisation's 25th Anniversary Gala Benefit Committee. On March 29, Urban Arts Partnership announced Eisenberg as a special guest for its 2018 gala AmplifiED, dedicated to New Yorkers fighting inequality in public education.
Eisenberg was among a small group of actors and musicians who performed at The People's Summit 2017 in June, "a three-day conference of 4,000 left-wing activists and progressive political groups", as part of an adaptation of Howard Zinn's Voices of a People's History of the United States''. The production, entitled "The People Speak", was performed after Senator Bernie Sanders's keynote address. Eisenberg was cast by brother-in-law Anthony Arnove, who along with Zinn edited Voices of a People's History of the United States.
Eisenberg spoke at a rally in support of Democratic Illinois gubernatorial candidate Daniel Biss on March 10, 2018, as well as at a meet and greet hosted by Reclaim Chicago and University of Chicago Student Action the day before, alongside State Representative Will Guzzardi.He filmed two videos for the campaign, one for Biss's Facebook account and one for the Biss For Illinois YouTube platform.
Ben Brooks's Stories For Boys Who Dare to Be Different includes a condensed biography of Eisenberg as a young boy. In an article for The Telegraph , Brooks suggests Eisenberg as an alternative male role model for young men. Describing stories he wished he had known as a child, Brooks writes, "Jesse Eisenberg spent his [youth] in tears at the prospect of school." He further elaborates on the example, writing, "You show boys men who express themselves, candidly and without embarrassment, and you show them men who are kind, and thoughtful, who treat women like human beings, and who pursue creative arts, devote themselves to academia, or forego competition when more important concerns arise."
|2002||The Emperor's Club||Louis Masoudi|
|2005||The Squid and the Whale||Walt Berkman|
|2007||The Education of Charlie Banks||Charlie Banks|
|2007||The Living Wake||Mills Joaquin|
|2007||One Day Like Rain||Mark|
|2007||The Hunting Party||Benjamin Strauss|
|2009||Some Boys Don't Leave||Boy||Short film|
|2009||Beyond All Boundaries||Lt. Fiske Hanley / Sgt. Benjamin McKinney (voice)||Short film|
|2009||Solitary Man||Daniel Cheston|
|2010||Holy Rollers||Sam Gold|
|2010||Camp Hell||Daniel Jacobs|
|2010||The Social Network||Mark Zuckerberg||Nominated for Best Actor at the 83rd Academy Awards|
|2011||30 Minutes or Less||Nick Davis|
|2012||Why Stop Now||Eli Bloom|
|2012||To Rome with Love||Jack|
|2013||He's Way More Famous Than You||Himself||Cameo|
|2013||Now You See Me||J. Daniel Atlas|
|2013||Night Moves||Josh Stamos|
|2013||The Double||Simon James / James Simon|
|2014||Rio 2||Blu (voice)|
|2015||The End of the Tour||David Lipsky|
|2015||Louder Than Bombs||Jonah|
|2015||American Ultra||Mike Howell|
|2016||Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice||Lex Luthor|
|2016||Café Society||Bobby Dorfman|
|2016||Now You See Me 2||J. Daniel Atlas|
|2017||Justice League||Lex Luthor||Cameo|
|2018||The World Before Your Feet||Executive producer|
|2018||The Hummingbird Project||Vincent Zaleski|
|2019||The Art of Self-Defense||Casey Davies|
|2019||Zombieland: Double Tap||Columbus|
|1999–2000||Get Real||Kenny Green||22 episodes|
|2001||Lightning: Fire from the Sky||Eric Dobbs||Television film|
|2011||Saturday Night Live||Himself (host)||Episode: "Jesse Eisenberg/Nicki Minaj"|
|2012||The Newsroom||Eric Neal (voice)||Uncredited |
Episode: "We Just Decided To"
|2014||Modern Family||Asher||Episode: "Under Pressure"|
|2019||Live in Front of a Studio Audience||Episode: “All in the Family and Good Times”|
|TBA||The Market||Stan Katzman||Director, writer, executive producer|
|1996||Summer and Smoke||Young John (Understudy)||Criterion Center Stage Right|
|1999||The Gathering||Michael||Playhouse 91||Credited as Jesse Adam Eisenberg|
|2005||Orphans||Phillip||Greenway Court Theatre, Los Angeles||Workshop production|
|2007||Scarcity||Billy||Linda Gross Theater|
|2011||Asuncion||Edgar||Cherry Lane Theatre||Also playwright|
|2013||The Revisionist||David||Cherry Lane Theatre||Also playwright|
|2015||The Final Interrogation of Ceausescu's Dog||Man||Playing On Air||Podcast|
|2015||The Spoils||Ben|| Pershing Square Signature Center |
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
|Also playwright, Off-Broadway run|
|2015||A Little Part of All of Us||Joey||Playing On Air||Also writer, podcast|
|2016||The Blizzard||Neil||Playing On Air||Podcast|
|2016||The Spoils||Ben||Trafalgar Studios, West End||Also playwright, West End run|
|2016||Oh, Hello||Himself (guest)||Lyceum Theatre (Broadway)||#2much2na segment|
|2017||"The People Speak"||Cast member||Arie Crown Theater||The People's Summit 2017|
|2017||Shoshana and Her Lovers||Composer, writer||United Artists Theater, Ace Hotel||"The 24 Hour Musicals: Los Angeles"|
|2019||Happy Talk||Playwright|| Pershing Square Signature Center |
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
|2004||The Gospel According to Larry||Narrator|
|2004||Vote For Larry||Narrator|
|2005||Be More Chill||Narrator|
|2010||White Cat: The Curse Workers, Book One||Narrator|
|2011||Red Glove: The Curse Workers, Book Two||Narrator|
|2012||Black Heart: The Curse Workers, Book Third||Narrator|
|2015||Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories||Narrator||Also writer|
|2018||The Paris Review (episode 9, "God")||Frat Boy||Podcast|
|Title||Date of publication||Department||Medium|
|"Marv Albert is My Therapist"||March 18, 2013||Shouts & Murmurs|
|"I Didn't Win Any Pulitzer Prizes This Year"||April 17, 2013||Daily Shouts||Web|
|"A Marriage Counselor Tries to Heckle at a Knicks Game"||April 25, 2013||Daily Shouts||Web|
|"Separation-Anxiety Sleepaway Camp"||July 1, 2013||Shouts & Murmurs|
|"My Mother Explains the Ballet to Me"||July 10, 2013||Daily Shouts||Web|
|"A Short Story Written with Thought-To-Text Technology"||August 15, 2013||Daily Shouts||Web|
|"A Bully Does His Research"||September 9, 2013||Daily Shouts||Web|
|"Final Conversations at Pompeii"||October 7, 2013||Shouts & Murmurs|
|"If I Was Fluent In ..."||January 13, 2014||Shouts & Murmurs|
|"Carmelo Anthony and I Debrief Our Friends After a Pickup Game at the YMCA"||June 10, 2014||Daily Shouts||Web|
|"My Nephew Has Some Questions"||September 1, 2015||Daily Shouts||Web|
|"An Honest Film Review"||November 16, 2015||Shouts & Murmurs|
|"Why I Broke Up with the Little Mermaid"||February 12, 2016||Daily Shouts||Web|
|"My Cousin Recently Became a Realtor"||May 19, 2016||Daily Shouts||Web|
|"Low Talk in High Places"||December 11, 2016||Daily Shouts||Web|
|"You Never Really Know"||January 16, 2017||Shouts & Murmurs||Web|
|"My N.B.A. Knowledge Comes In Handy"||May 14, 2018||Shouts & Murmurs|
|Title||Date of publication||Medium|
|"Manageable Tongue Twisters"||November 30, 2009||Web|
|"Marxist-Socialist Jokes"||February 24, 2010||Web|
|"A Post Gender Normative Man Tries to Pick Up a Woman at a Bar"||December 28, 2011||Web|
|"Jeremy Lin Has Helped Me Through Some Pretty Tough Times"||February 15, 2012||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Masgouf"||June 6, 2012||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: The Whiskey Blue Bar at the W Hotel"||July 9, 2012||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Tcby"||August 1, 2012||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Robert Frost Elementary School Cafeteria"||August 20, 2012||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Organix vs. the San Gennaro Street Festival"||October 2, 2012||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Thanksgiving With Vegans"||November 11, 2012||Web|
|"Body Rituals Among the Lauxesortem"||December 11, 2012||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Matthew's House"||February 22, 2013||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Fuddruckers and an Unreliable New Friend"||June 3, 2013||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: A Crawfish Boil and Dad's New Family"||August 6, 2013||Web|
|"A Post Gender Normative Woman Tries to Pick Up a Man at a Bar"||October 2, 2013||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: The Museum of Natural History and Making Compromises"||November 1, 2013||Web|
|"Alexander Graham Bell's First Five Phone Calls"||November 12, 2013||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: The Ashram and Mom"||December 12, 2013||Web|
|"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Sushi Nozawa"||September 17, 2015||Web|
|"Self-Deprecating Heroes"||November 4, 2016||Web|
|Title||Date of publication||Publisher|
|Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories||September 8, 2015||Grove Press, New York|
|Title||Date of publication||Notes|
|"What if I hadn't written that fan letter to Dan Majerle in April 1993?"||May 2018||Published in Upon Further Review, a collection of sports what-if short stories compiled by editor Mike Pesca|
|Title||Year of publication||Publisher|
|Asuncion||2011||Dramatists Play Service, New York|
|The Revisionist||2013||Grove Press, New York|
|The Spoils||2015||Grove Press, New York|
|A Little Part of All of Us||2015||Playing On Air|
Hallie Kate Eisenberg is an American former actress, best known for being "The Pepsi Girl" in a series of Pepsi commercials, as Marie Alweather in Paulie, and her role as Erika Tansy in How to Eat Fried Worms.
Justin Lee Bartha is an American actor, known for his roles as Riley Poole in the National Treasure film series, Doug Billings in The Hangover trilogy, and David Sawyer in the NBC comedy series The New Normal. He starred as Colin Morrello in the CBS All Access legal and political drama The Good Fight.
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a 2016 American superhero film featuring the DC Comics characters Batman and Superman. It is a direct sequel to 2013's Man of Steel and the second installment in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU). The film is directed by Zack Snyder, written by Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer, and features an ensemble cast that includes Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Amy Adams, Jesse Eisenberg, Diane Lane, Laurence Fishburne, Jeremy Irons, Holly Hunter, and Gal Gadot. Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is the first live-action film to feature Batman and Superman together, as well as the first live-action cinematic portrayal of Wonder Woman. In the film, criminal mastermind Lex Luthor manipulates Batman into a preemptive battle with Superman, whom Luthor is obsessed with.
Emily Jean "Emma" Stone is an American actress. The recipient of numerous accolades, including an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award, she was the world's highest-paid actress in 2017. Stone has appeared in Forbes Celebrity 100 in 2013 and in 2017, she was featured by Time as one of the 100 most influential people in the world.
Andrew Russell Garfield is a British and American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including a Tony Award, and has been nominated for an Academy Award and two British Academy Film Awards.
The zombie comedy, often called zom com or zomedy, is a film genre that aims to blend zombie horror motifs with slapstick comedy as well as dark comedy.
Jesse Lon Plemons is an American actor and comedian. He began his career as a child actor and achieved a career breakthrough with his supporting role as Landry Clarke in the NBC drama series Friday Night Lights (2006–11). He subsequently portrayed Todd Alquist in season 5 of the AMC crime drama series Breaking Bad and won a Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance as part of the show's ensemble cast; he reprised the role in its sequel, the television film El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019). Following Breaking Bad, Plemons received his first Primetime Emmy Award nomination and won a Critics' Choice Television Award for portraying Ed Blumquist in the season 2 of the FX anthology series Fargo. He received a second Primetime Emmy Award nomination for his portrayal of Robert Daly in "USS Callister", an episode of the Netflix anthology series Black Mirror.
The fictional character Superman, an American comic book superhero in DC Comics publications, has appeared in various films almost since his inception. He debuted in cinemas in a series of animated shorts beginning in 1941, and then starred in two movie serials in 1948 and 1950. An independent studio, Lippert Pictures, released the first Superman feature film, Superman and the Mole Men, starring George Reeves, in 1951. Ilya, Alexander Salkind, and Pierre Spengler purchased the Superman film rights in 1974. After numerous scripts, Richard Donner was hired to direct the film, filming Superman (1978) and Superman II (1980) simultaneously. Donner had already shot eighty percent of Superman II with Christopher Reeve before it was decided to finish shooting the first film. The Salkinds fired Donner after Superman's release and commissioned Richard Lester as the director to finish Superman II. Lester also returned for Superman III (1983), and the Salkinds further produced the related 1984 spin-off Supergirl before selling the rights to Cannon Films, resulting in the poorly reviewed Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987). Ilya Salkind commissioned a fifth Superman script before Warner Bros. acquired the rights entirely in 1993.
Abigail Kathleen Breslin is an American actress and singer. Born and raised in New York City, Breslin began acting in commercials when she was three years old and made her film debut in M. Night Shyamalan's science fiction horror film Signs (2002), at the age of five, for which she was nominated for a Young Artist Award. Following early roles in Raising Helen (2004) and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (2004), Breslin garnered critical acclaim for her performance as Olive Hoover in the road comedy-drama Little Miss Sunshine (2006), for which she earned nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award, BAFTA, and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress, and won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture and the Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Young Performer.
Kunal Nayyar is a British-Indian actor known for portraying Rajesh Koothrappali on the sitcom The Big Bang Theory (2007–2019). Forbes listed Nayyar as the world's third-highest-paid TV actor in 2015 and 2018, with earnings of US$20 million and US$23.5 million, respectively.
Jesse Wesley Williams is an American actor, director, producer and activist. He is best known for his role as Dr. Jackson Avery on the ABC series Grey's Anatomy (2009–present). He has appeared in the films The Cabin in the Woods (2012), The Butler (2013) and Band Aid (2017). He provided voice acting and motion capture for Markus in Detroit: Become Human (2018).
Katie McGrath is an Irish actress. In television, she is best known for portraying Morgana on the BBC One series Merlin (2008–2012), Lucy Westenra on the British-American series Dracula (2013–2014), Sarah Bennett in the first season of the Canadian horror anthology series Slasher (2016) and for her role as Lena Luthor on the American superhero series Supergirl (2016–present). Her film roles include Lady Thelma Furness in the drama film W.E. and Jules Daley in the Christmas movie A Princess for Christmas, (2011), Zara Young in the science fiction adventure film Jurassic World (2015) and Elsa in the epic fantasy film King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (2017).
Zombieland is a 2009 American post-apocalyptic zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer in his theatrical debut and written by Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick. The film stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin as survivors of a zombie apocalypse. The film follows a geeky college kid making his way through the zombie apocalypse, meeting three strangers along the way and together taking an extended road trip across the Southwestern United States in an attempt to find a sanctuary free from zombies.
Paul Wernick is a Canadian television/movie screenwriter and producer. He is best known for writing the screenplays to the 2016 superhero film Deadpool and its 2018 sequel with his creative partner Rhett Reese.
Zoey Francis Thompson Deutch is an American actress and producer. The daughter of director Howard Deutch and actress-director Lea Thompson, she began her career with roles on the Disney Channel comedy series The Suite Life on Deck (2010–2011) and The CW crime drama series Ringer (2011–2012). Following her credited film debut in the gothic romance film Beautiful Creatures (2013), she starred in the fantasy horror film Vampire Academy (2014), for which she received a Teen Choice Award nomination.
Now You See Me is a 2013 American heist thriller film directed by Louis Leterrier from a screenplay by Ed Solomon, Boaz Yakin, and Edward Ricourt and a story by Yakin and Ricourt. It is the first installment in the Now You See Me series. The film features an ensemble cast of Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, Dave Franco, Mélanie Laurent, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman. The plot follows an FBI agent and an Interpol detective who track a team of magicians who pull off bank heists and robberies during their performances and reward their audiences with the money, attempting to bring them to justice.
Supergirl is an American superhero television series developed by Ali Adler, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg that originally aired on CBS and premiered on October 26, 2015. It is based on the DC Comics character Supergirl, created by Otto Binder and Al Plastino, and stars Melissa Benoist in the title role. Supergirl is a costumed superheroine who is Superman's cousin and one of the last surviving Kryptonians. The series is the third series set in the Arrowverse, sharing continuity with the other television series of the franchise.
Finn Wolfhard is a Canadian actor and musician. His acting roles include Mike Wheeler in the Netflix series Stranger Things (2016–present), for which he has one Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series out of three nominations. His film roles include Richie Tozier in the film adaptation of Stephen King's horror novel It (2017) and its sequel It: Chapter Two (2019), Boris Pavlivosky in the drama film The Goldfinch (2019), the voice of Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family (2019), and Trevor in the upcoming supernatural film Ghostbusters: Afterlife (2021).
Zombieland: Double Tap is a 2019 American zombie comedy film directed by Ruben Fleischer and written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, and David Callaham. A sequel to Zombieland (2009), it stars Woody Harrelson, Jesse Eisenberg, Abigail Breslin, and Emma Stone reprising their roles from the first film, alongside new cast members: Rosario Dawson, Zoey Deutch, Avan Jogia, Luke Wilson, and Thomas Middleditch.
Growing up in East Brunswick, Eisenberg attended the Frost and Hammarskjold schools and Churchill Junior High School. He went to East Brunswick High School for one year before switching to a performing arts school in New York.
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