Jesse Eisenberg was born in Queens in New York and his mother was a professional clown. His acting debut was in the TV series Get Real and his first film was Roger Dodger. He explored other genres in The Village and Cursed. In 2005, he gave a critically acclaimed performance in The Squid And The Whale. He has since appeared in Adventureland, Zombieland and The Social Network.
Jesse Eisenberg said in an interview for Interview Magazine: “I started doing children’s theater when I was seven to get out of school because I didn’t fit in. I had a really tough time in school. And then I missed seventh grade because I just went crazy. But acting always provided some kind of consistent outlet.”
In 2005 he and his co-stars won the Best Ensemble Cast Award for The Squid and the Whale at the Gotham Awards.
In 2010 was nominated for the Orange Rising Star Award at the BAFTAs.
His family is Jewish and in Holy Rollers, he played a young Hasidic Jew who finds himself lured into becoming a drug dealer.
His younger sister, Hallie Kate Eisenberg was a child actress.
1 Academy Awards nominated
2011 Actor in a Leading Role - The Social Network
1 BAFTA Awards nominated
2011 Leading Actor - The Social Network
2 Golden Globe Awards nominated
2011 Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Social Network
2011 Best Performance by and Actor in a Motion Picture - Drama - The Social Network