Jessie Eisenberg captured our attention in the Academy Award nominated film “The Social Network” playing Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. Always playing the role of the dorky, smart, sarcastic kid, Eisenberg fit perfectly into this role, so much so, he was nominated for Best Actor for this year’s Academy Awards.
What you don’t know about the kid from Queens, NY would surprise you, from his college professor dad to his favorite website. Eisenberg’s life is truly parallel to many of the characters he plays. His thoughts on Facebook alone will make you think. So now that the 83rd Annual Academy Awards are upon us, let’s take a look at some things you may not know about the corky, Jesse Eisenberg.
My Little Sis…
Jesse’s little sister is former child actress Hallie Kate Eisenberg, she starred in “Beautiful” and “How to Eat Fried Worms.”
Little Drummer Boy…
Among his acting talents, Eisenberg has been playing the drums since he was eight years old.
Son Of A Clown…
Jesse’s mother, Amy Eisenberg, was a professional clown who performed at children’s birthday parties in their hometown of East Brunswick, N.J. for 20 years.
Barry Eisenberg, Jesse’s dad, ran a hospital and later became a college professor.
Jesse is credited with creating OneUpMe.com, is a wordplay website where people try to “one up” each-other on a clever phrase he creates daily.
Thoughts On Facebook…
Jesse was quoted once saying, ‘Look, I don’t have a Facebook page because I have little interest in hearing myself talk about myself any further than I already do in interviews or putting any more about myself online than there already is. But if I wasn’t in this position, I’m sure I would use it every day.’ This single quote captures Eisenberg: funny and sarcastic.
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