Jonah Hill Biography |
  • Jonah Hill Biography

    Born: December 20, 1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA

    JONAH HILL has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after talents, due in part to his dynamic evolution from laugh-out-loud comedy to an Academy Award® nominee for his role in Bennett Miller’s Moneyball

    In addition to being nominated for an Academy Award® for Actor in a Supporting Role in 2011, Hill was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Performance by an Actor In A Supporting Role in a Motion Picture and a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.  Moneyball was also nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Picture as well as the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Drama.

    Hill is currently in production on Rupert Goold’s True Story opposite James Franco. The drama is centers around the relationship between journalist Michael Finkel (Hill) and Christian Longo (Franco), who was on the FBI Most Wanted List for murder and lived for years outside the U.S. under Finkel’s name.

    Hill recently wrapped production on Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street opposite Leonardo DiCaprio. The film chronicles Jordan Belfort’s dramatic rise and fall on Wall Street, along with his hard-partying lifestyle and tumultuous personal life. Hill will play Belfort’s (DiCaprio) close friend, Danny Porush, who becomes his business partner when Belfort persuades him to quit his job in the furniture business to jump into the lucrative, volatile world of stocks. The film will be released by Paramount on November 15th.

    Hill currently can be seen starring in Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which has grossed almost $400 million worldwide and was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Motion Picture of the Year. 

    Hill recently starred in 21 Jump Street opposite Channing Tatum, which opened at number one at the box office and went on to make almost $200 million worldwide.  In addition to starring in the movie, Hill co-wrote the story and was an executive producer.  Due to the success of the film, a sequel is in the works.  He also starred in Akiva Schaffer’s The Watch opposite Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn. The comedy was released by 20th Century Fox on July 27th.

    Hill’s breakout role starring opposite Michael Cera in the acclaimed hit Superbad was the first film to really put him on the comedy map. Since then, Hill has become a mainstay in the Judd Apatow clan, starring in the Apatow-produced summer comedies Get Him to the Greek in 2010, Funny People in 2009, and Forgetting Sarah Marshall in 2008. Hill’s first appearance under Apatow Productions was in The 40-Year-Old Virgin in 2005.   

    Hill surprised audiences with his departure from the comedy world with his starring role as the title character in the independent feature Cyrus, directed and written by Jay and Mark Duplass.  The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to glowing reviews and was nominated for a Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Comedy Movie.

    Hill’s other film work includes lending his voice for the DreamWorks Animation films Megamind and How to Train Your Dragon which respectively grossed $322 million and $495 million globally. A sequel for How to Train Your Dragon has been confirmed for 2014. Hill also voiced the character Tommy in Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who!, which took in $297 million worldwide.

    In 2011, Hill co-wrote, created and voiced the title character in the critically acclaimed animated series “Allen Gregory” for Fox Television. He also directed the Sara Bareilleis music video “Gonna Get Over You” in 2011.

    Hill continues to confirm his place among a new generation of multi-hyphenated writers/actors, as he is currently co-writing The Adventurer’s Handbook, in which he will also co-star with Jason Segel. He is also writing Pure Imagination, an Apatow-produced comedy on which he will serve as executive producer. Hill was as an associate producer on the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy Bruno and an executive producer on The Sitter.

    Hill began his career performing one-scene plays that he wrote and performed at the gritty Black and White bar in New York City. His first feature role was in David O. Russell’s I Heart Huckabees with Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin.

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