Who is Jesse Eisenberg?

Jesse Eisenberg is an American actor, author, and playwright who has actively been involved in this entertainment field since 1996. He started acting from his school days by participating in school plays and in the children’s theatre. Likewise, he gave continuity to his acting. At the age of 16, he already started his professional career by playing in an off-Broadway theatre play named ‘Summer and Smoke’ in 1996. Jesse is well-known for playing the character of Mark Zuckerberg in the film ‘The Social Network.’ Additionally, he has also received various accolades for his acting roles in different films and series. Apart from acting, he is also an author and has published and wrote multiple books and plays. His first book was released in September 2015 named ‘ Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories.’

Quick Info
Full NameJesse Adam Eisenberg
Birth PlaceQueens, New York, United States
Birth Date15 October 1983
Parents NameBarry Eisenberg
Amy Fishman
Siblings2 sisters- Hallie Eisenberg and Kerry Lea
WifeAnna Strout (2017-Present)
Children1 son- Banner Eisenberg
Net Worth 2020$10 million

Jesse Eisenberg


Jesse Adam Eisenberg was born to a Jewish family on 15 October 1983 in Queens, New York, United States. His parents are Barry Eisenberg and Amy Fishman. Adam’s father initially worked as a cab driver and later became a sociology professor. Likewise, his mother previously worked as a clown in a children’s party, and now she is a teacher who teaches cross-cultural sensitivity in hospitals. He grew alongside his two sisters, who are also actresses named Hallie Eisenberg and Kerry Lea. Moreover, he is currently 37 years old with a Libra star sign.

Nationality and Physical Stats

Jesse Eisenberg holds an American nationality, and as per his ethnicity, he is White. His religious views are Judaism. Besides this, he stands 5 feet and 9 inches (175cm/1.75m) tall and weighs around 72 kg (159lbs). He has an athletic body type with a curly hairstyle. Additionally, he has a pair of blue-colored eyes and dark brown hair color.


Jesse Eisenberg attended different schools to complete his education, like Frost School, Hammarskjold Middle School, Churchill Junior High School, and East Brunswick High School. For his further education, he enrolled at the High School of Performing Arts. Likewise, he also attended The New School, where he studied anthropology. His major is liberal arts with Democracy, and his secondary subject is Cultural Pluralism.

Personal Life 

Jesse Eisenberg previously dated Anna Strout for ten years, from 2002 to 2012. After his breakup, he began his relationship with actress Mia Wasikowska for a year in 2013. After this, he again reunited with his ex-girlfriend Anna. They got engaged, and their first child who’s son was born in December 2016 named Banner. Moreover, they married in 2017.

Talking more about his personal life, Jesse is an alumnus playwright of the non-profit arts organization named Bloomington Playwrights Project. Likewise, he is also a vegetarian. He has also stated that he suffered from OCD as a child.

Jesse Eisenberg


Jesse Eisenberg has not created any official social media accounts from his name.


Theatre plays and television series

Before getting roles in television series and films, Jesse Eisenberg started his acting career by doing theatre plays. His debut play was ‘Summer and Smoke’ in 1996 at Criterion Centre Stage Right. Eventually, he landed different roles in sports, and he also became a playwright. His debut play as a playwright is ‘Asuncion’ in 2011. Moreover, he also played Edgar in that play. Similarly, his recent play is ‘Happy Talk’ in 2019.

Furthermore, talking about his television roles, his debut TV appearance role came in the 1999 series ‘Get Real,’ which lasted till 2000. The next year, he appeared as a host in an episode of the famous late-night live TV comedy show ‘Saturday Night Live.’ He then has a voice role in an episode of ‘The Newsroom’ in 2012. Likewise, he also became one of the casts of the series ‘Modern Family’ in 2014. After this series, he took a long break from TV. He then appeared in the 2019 live TV special program ‘Live in Front of a Studio Audience.’ Furthermore, he is currently preparing for his upcoming TV series ‘ Zack Snyder’s Justice League’ in 2021. Likewise, he is also working as a director, writer, and executive producer for his upcoming series ‘The Market.’

Films of Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg landed his debut big-screen role in the 2002 film ‘Roger Dodger’ as Nick. This film led him a world-wide recognization, and he also received nominations for his acting role as a new face actor. Over a few years, he did different films like ‘The Emperor’s Club’ in 2002, ‘The Village’ in 2004, ‘The Squid and the Whale,’ and ‘Cursed’ in 2005. Likewise, in 2007 he appeared as Charlie Banks in a drama film ‘The Education of Charlie Banks.’ This film starred other actors like Jason Ritter, Eva Amurri, Gloria Votsis, and Chris Marquette. The same year, he appeared in three other films ‘The Living Wake,’ ‘One Day Like Rain,’ and ‘The Hunting Party.’ After these films, he then appeared in two shorts films in 2009.

Moreover, he also starred in a post-apocalyptic comedy film ‘Zombieland’ as Columbus in 2009. This film earned him critical acclaim, and he got to share the screen with famous actors like Emma Stone, Woody Harrelson, and Abigail Breslin. Likewise, in 2010 he received one of his career turning roles in the film ‘The Social Network.’ This film is a biographical film where he portrayed the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg. He also received prestigious nominations for his role in this film. Moreover, the next year he lent his voice to the character Blu in 3D computer-animated film ‘Rio.’ Over the upcoming years, he appeared in different films as a lead role, cameo role, and a supporting role.


Likewise, Jesse also reprised his voice role of Blu in the second part of the film ‘Rio 2’ in 2014. In 2015, he became one of the movies ‘The End of the Tour’ by David Lipsky. Moreover, he also appeared in the 2016 superhero film ‘Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice as Lex Luthor. He again made a cameo role reprising Lex’s role in the 2017 film ‘Justice League.’ The next year, he became an executive producer of the film ‘The World Before Your Feet.’ Similarly, in 2019 he reprised the role of Columbus in the sequel film ‘Zombieland: Double Tap.’ His recent played film is ‘Resistance,’ where he played the role of Marcel Marceau. It starred actors like Ed Harris, Karl Markovic, Bella Ramsey and many more.

Jesse Eisenberg


Jesse Eisenberg has received various nominations and awards for his acting skills. He has received multiple nominations for his acting role in the film ‘The Social Network’ like Academy Award, BAFA Award, SAG Award, Golden Globe Award, and different Critics Choice Award. Likewise, he won the National Society of Film Critics Award in 2011 for the same movie. Moreover, he has also received the San Diego Film Festival in 2002 for his film ‘Roger Dodger.’

Net Worth of Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg is an amazing actor who has earned a lot from his professional career. His estimated net worth is $10 million as of 2020.