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Jesse Eisenberg

Actor Date of birth 5th October 1983
Place of birth New York City, New York, USA
Year of debut 2002
First feature film Roger Dodger


  • Academy Awards nominated1
  • BAFTA Awards nominated1
  • Golden Globe Awards nominated2
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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.

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Jesse Eisenberg's films

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Packshot for the film Night Moves
15 Certificate
113 Mins

Three radical environmentalists plot to blow up a dam. With Jesse Eisenberg and Dakota Fanning. Strong language, moderate violence.

Rent for £3.75
Packshot for the film Now You See Me
12 Certificate
111 Mins

Four brilliant illusionists (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco) steal millions of dollars. Moderate violence and threat & one scene of a sexual nature.

Rent for £3.49
Packshot for the film Zombieland
15 Certificate
84 Mins

Woody Harrelson and Jesse Eisenberg survive in a world overrun by zombies. Contains strong bloody comic violence and strong language.

Rent for £2.49

Did you know?

  • 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