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American actor and filmmaker

Jonah Hill

Hill at the Berlin Film Festival in February 2019
Jonah Hill Feldstein

(1983-12-20) December 20, 1983 (age 38)

Los Angeles, California, US
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • filmmaker
Years active 2004–present
Works Filmography
Relatives Beanie Feldstein (sister)
Awards Full list

Jonah Hill Feldstein (born December 20, 1983), known professionally as Jonah Hill, is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker He is known for his comedic roles in films including Superbad (2007), Knocked Up (2007), 21 Jump Street (2012), This Is the End (2013), and 22 Jump Street (2014) For his performances in Moneyball (2011) and The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor

Hill ranked 28th on Forbes magazine’s list of highest-paid actors from June 2014 to June 2015, at $16 million In 2020, he was found to have sworn on film more than any other actor As a screenwriter, he contributed to the stories of 21 Jump Street, 22 Jump Street, Sausage Party and Why Him In 2018, he starred in the Netflix dark comedy miniseries Maniac and made his directorial debut with the film Mid90s, for which he also wrote the screenplay

Hill has provided voices for the animated films Horton Hears a Who! (2008), Megamind (2010), How to Train Your Dragon (2010–2019), The Lego Movie (2014) and The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019)

Early life and education

Hill was born in Los Angeles to Sharon Lyn (née Chalkin), a costume designer and fashion stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N’ Roses He has a younger sister, actress Beanie Feldstein (born 1993); their older brother, Jordan Feldstein (1977–2017), was a music manager for Robin Thicke and Maroon 5 until his sudden death at age 40 from a DVT/pulmonary embolism Their parents were originally from Long Island, New York, and the family vacationed in the Catskill Mountains

Hill and his siblings were raised in the wealthy Los Angeles neighborhood of Cheviot Hills, where he continues to reside, and attended the Center for Early Education, Brentwood School, and then Crossroads School in Santa Monica He worked at Hot Rod Skateboard Shop on Westwood Boulevard in Los Angeles After graduating from high school in 2002, he attended The New School and the University of Colorado Boulder, but did not earn a degree

Hill is Jewish, and had a bar mitzvah ceremony


See also: Jonah Hill filmography and List of awards and nominations received by Jonah Hill

2000s: Comedy roles

Hill in 2007

In college, Hill began writing his own plays and performing them in the Black and White bar in the East Village neighborhood of New York City His plays developed a small following and helped him realize that his true desire was to act in films He was befriended by Dustin Hoffman’s children, Rebecca and Jake, who introduced him to their father The elder Hoffman asked him to audition for a role in I Heart Huckabees, in which Hill made his film debut

Hill then made a brief appearance in Judd Apatow’s directorial debut, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which led to his appearing in the role of a virgin video game tester in the comedy Grandma’s Boy (2006), and roles in the comedies Accepted and Click, playing Adam Sandler’s character’s son in the latter He had a larger supporting role in the Apatow-directed Knocked Up (2007) On television he played the “RA Guy” on the first season of the Oxygen Network sitcom Campus Ladies, and guest-starred in an episode of Clark and Michael

His first leading role was in the Apatow-produced comedy Superbad, where he appeared with Michael Cera, in roles based on the teen years of the film’s writers, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg It is often cited as the film that launched Hill’s and Cera’s careers He followed it with an uncredited role as Dewey Cox’s brother Nate in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in December 2007 He hosted Saturday Night Live on March 15, 2008, featuring musical guest Mariah Carey

He next starred in Judd Apatow’s third directorial feature, Funny People (2009) which also starred Adam Sandler, Eric Bana and Seth Rogen He played Cooker in Fred Wolf’s Strange Wilderness He was an associate producer of the 2009 Sacha Baron Cohen mockumentary Brüno He guest starred in The Simpsons episode “Pranks and Greens”, portraying an immature man named Andy Hamilton who was hailed the best prankster in Springfield Elementary School history


Seeking more work in independent film, Hill turned down a role as one of the three principals in The Hangover to work with directors Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass in Cyrus (2010)

In July 2011, he appeared at ESPN’s ESPY Awards sporting a much slimmer physique, stating he had lost 40 pounds (18 kg) In November 2011, along with Sam Worthington and Dwight Howard, he starred in commercials for the video game Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, making his first appearance with his new look Also in 2011, he created the Fox animated series Allen Gregory with Andrew Mogel and Jarrad Paul It received very negative reviews and was canceled by Fox on January 8, 2012

At age of 28, Hill made his directorial debut and premiered at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

In 2011, Hill starred in Bennett Miller’s feature film Moneyball with Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman It garnered favorable reviews Critics noted Hill’s performance as a departure from his usual comedy roles He received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture; and in late January 2012, received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the role

In 2012, Hill co-starred with Channing Tatum in the film 21 Jump Street It received an 84% rating on Rotten Tomatoes Later that year, Hill starred in the film The Watch with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn

In 2011, it was announced that Hill was in talks to appear in Quentin Tarantino’s film Django Unchained Citing a possible conflict with his commitment to The Watch, Hill lamented that to act in a Tarantino movie was “the perfect next step” in his career He was able to join the Django Unchained cast in a minor role, and it was released in 2012 He was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012

In 2013, Hill appeared in This Is the End as himself, and in the biographical film The Wolf of Wall Street, and received his second Academy Award nomination for his work on the latter In an interview with Howard Stern on January 21, 2014, Hill said he had accepted SAG’s minimum wage of US$60,000 for Wolf of Wall Street

He voiced the Green Lantern in the adventure comedy The Lego Movie in February 2014, which blends computer animation and live action He reprised his role as Morton Schmidt in 22 Jump Street (2014), the sequel to 21 Jump Street His next performance was as Michael Finkel in the mystery thriller True Story (2015), with James Franco In 2016, he played a surety agent for a production company in the Coen brothers’ period comedy Hail, Caesar! and starred alongside Miles Teller in the biographical crime war comedy-drama War Dogs (2016) playing arms dealer Efraim Diveroli In The Guardian, Wendy Ide wrote of his performance: “Jonah Hill is so repellent — all swagger, sweat and unapologetic sexism — in War Dogs, that for a while, you don’t immediately realise what a blitzkrieg of a performance he delivers” That month, Hill also co-starred as a sausage named Carl in adult computer-animated comedy film Sausage Party, with Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Bill Hader, Michael Cera, and James Franco

Hill starred with Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black in Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot directed by Gus Van Sant He directed the music video for Danny Brown’s song “Ain’t It Funny” in 2017, featuring Van Sant Hill made his directorial debut from a screenplay he wrote with the film Mid90s (2018) starring Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, and Katherine Waterston which premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 9, 2018, and was positively received It was theatrically released in the United States on October 19, 2018 Also in 2018, Hill starred as Owen Milgrim in the Netflix dark comedy miniseries Maniac alongside Emma Stone In the October 2018 issue of Vanity Fair, he was named to the magazine’s best dressed list In 2019, Hill played Lewis, a heavily Southern-accented book agent, in the comedy The Beach Bum

On September 23, 2019, it was reported that Hill was in final negotiations to play the villain in Matt Reeves’s The Batman However, an agreement was not reached and Hill eventually departed the project


In 2020, Hill appeared alongside director Martin Scorsese in a commercial for Coca-Cola Energy, titled Show Up which aired during Super Bowl LIV

It was announced in October 2020 that Hill was cast in Adam McKay’s political comedy satire Don’t Look Up alongside Meryl Streep, Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, and Jennifer Lawrence Streep said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that she would be playing the President of the United States, with Hill playing the role of her son and Chief of Staff The film is set around a global catastrophe and is described by Streep as a Dr Strangelove type of satirical film and a “metaphor for global warming” The film was filmed in Massachusetts during the COVID-19 pandemic and was released on Netflix in December 2021

In November 2021, Hill was cast as Jerry Garcia in the biopic feature of the Grateful Dead directed by Martin Scorsese He will also produce the project under his Strong Baby banner along with Matt Dines

Writing and directing

Hill wanted to be a writer since he was young and dreamed of joining the writing teams of The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, and The Larry Sanders Show At one point, Hill was writing a screenplay with close friend and I Heart Huckabees co-star Jason Schwartzman He wrote Pure Imagination, a comedy for Sony about a man who develops an imaginary friend after a traumatic experience Filming was expected to begin in 2008 but it has been in development since then Hill was a co-producer on the movie Brüno and did some writing for Sacha Baron Cohen, who “taught him how to become a better writer” Hill co-wrote the treatment for the 2012 film 21 Jump Street with screenwriter Michael Bacall

Hill directed the music videos for the Sara Bareilles song “Gonna Get Over You” from her 2010 album Kaleidoscope Heart, the Danny Brown song “Ain’t it Funny” from his 2016 album Atrocity Exhibition, Travis Scott’s song “Wake Up” from his 2018 album Astroworld, and the Vampire Weekend song “Sunflower” from their 2019 album Father of the Bride

Hill wrote and directed (but did not appear in) the 2018 coming-of-age film Mid90s Hill directed (and appears in) Stutz, a 2022 Netflix documentary

Personal life

In July 2011, Hill appeared at the 2011 ESPN ESPY Awards having lost a significant amount of weight; he later said he had done so to seek more serious roles He explained that he consulted with a trainer and a nutritionist, and had changed his diet to mainly sushi He is also known to train Brazilian jiu jitsu and described it as “humbling” In October 2019, he and Gianna Santos were engaged; they ended the engagement in October 2020 Hill says: “TM (Transcendental Meditation) along with surfing, I’d say that those two things have changed my happiness level and my ability to cope with stress, anxiety and depression… really helped”

In 2016, Architectural Digest reported that Hill bought a four-bedroom loft in the Noho neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City

In October 2021, Hill asked fans to stop making comments about his physical appearance, stating: “I know you mean well but I kindly ask that you not comment on my body, good or bad I want to politely let you know it’s not helpful and doesn’t feel good Much respect”

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