|Jesse Adam Eisenberg
|October 5, 1983
|American Actor, Author, Playwrighter
Jesse Eisenberg is a young actor. But he is already part of a couple of epic and iconic franchises. For starters, he portrayed Lex Luthor, the famous Superman villain. And he also portrayed the founder of Facebook in the movie The Social Network. Finally, he played the main role in Now You See Me, a movie about magicians. So, how much is Jesse Eisenberg’s wealth?
Jesse established himself as a major Hollywood star thanks to the Social Network. And now, as of June 2020, Jesse Eisenberg fortune is more than $10 million. Let’s take a look at how he got there.
Born in 1983, the young actor made his television debut in the series Get Real. It ran from 1999 to 2000, and then in 2011, he appeared in Dr. Pepper commercial as Butt Naked Boy.
Shortly after, he got his first big break in the independent movie Roger Dodger. He won an award at the San Diego Film Festival for his role in the movie.
In 2005, he appeared in the horror movie Cursed. And then in 2007, he got to star alongside Hollywood A-list actors Richard Gere and Terrence Howard. They all appeared in the comic thriller The Hunting Party.
The young actor waited a bit more for his first major box office hit. In 2009, he portrayed the main role in Zombieland, starring opposite Emma Stone. The next year, he got his next big break, portraying Mark Zuckerberg in the movie The Social Network.
For this role, he won the Best Actor Award by the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures. He also earned nominations for BAFTA, Academy Award, and Golden Globes. David Fincher, the movie’s director, wanted Jesse instantly after watching his audition tape.
On January 29, 2011, Jesse hosted the Saturday Night Live on NBC with Nicki Minaj. And during his opening monologue, Zuckerberg appeared. After The Social Network, big hits and box office success followed.
In 2011, Jesse voiced the animated character Blue in the animated movie Rio. He starred alongside Anne Hathaway, Tracy Morgan, Jamie Foxx, and other big-name actors.
In October 2011, he made his playwriting debut showing the full range of his acting talents. He appeared in an Off-Broadway production of Asuncion.
In 2013, Jesse returned to Hollywood for another box office success. He partnered again with Woody Harrelson for the magician heist thriller Now You See Me.
In 2015, he portrayed Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky in a biographical drama The End of the Tour. The same year he served on the Board of Advisors for Playing on Air, a public radio show and podcast working with contemporary playwrights. It produces plays for a digital audience.
In 2016, he appeared as Lex Luthor in the movie Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The movie earned negative reviews.
After that, he returned to what he does best. And that was a sequel of Now You See Me and more movies in a similar genre. He also reprised his role as Blue in Rio 2.
On June 2, 2016, his play The Spoils began a run at London’s Trafalgar Studios. He again played the lead role.
Lately, he shows more and more talent for other areas in the movie business. For example, in 2018 he produced Jeremy Workman’s documentary The World Before Your Feet.
Highest Grossing Movies
Jesse Eisenberg fortune is more than $10 million as of June 2020. And that is thanks to his movies. So far, his movies earned more than $1 billion at the box office when he played the main character. And his supporting roles earned more than $1.8 billion. Then there are movies where he played a part in the lead ensemble, earning more than $1.2 billion. Here are some of his highest-grossing movies.
- The Social Network earned $224 million at the box office
- Zombieland earned $102 million at the box office
- Zombieland: Double Take earned $122 million at the box office
- Now You See Me earned $351 million at the box office
- Now You See Me 2 earned $334 million at the box office
- Rio earned $484 million at the box office
- Rio 2 earned $498 million at the box office
Awards and Achievements
We said Jesse Eisenberg earned a couple of awards and nominations for his movies. The Social Network is his prize-jewel. The movie earned him nominations by the biggest organizations. He got a nomination for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, and two BAFTA awards.
In total, Jesse has 21 awards and 58 other nominations for his movies.
Jesse Eisenberg got married to Anna Strout. The two are in a relationship since forever. They met in 2002 and dated for 10 years. Then, they had a brief split in 2012 but got back together quickly. And then they got married in a private ceremony. The two keep things very private about their personal and intimate life.