Jonah Hill is an American actor, producer and comedian. Let’s see some amazing facts and trivia about him!
1.His full name is Jonah Hill Feldstein
2. He was born December 20, 1983.
3. He was born in Los Angeles.
4. His father Richard Feldstein was a tour accountant for Guns N’ Roses.
5. He has a sister, Beanie Feldstein, who is also an actress.
6. His parents were originally from Long Island, New York, and the family vacationed in the Catskills.
7. He grew up in the wealthy Los Angeles neighborhood of Cheviot Hills, where he continues to live to this day.
8. He attended The Center for Early Education, Brentwood School, and then Crossroads School, in Santa Monica.
9. After graduating from high school, Jonah Hill attended Bard College, The New School and the University of Colorado Boulder.
10. Jonah Hill is Jewish, and had a Bar Mitzvah ceremony.
11. 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.
12. His plays developed a small following and helped him realize that his true desire was to act in films.
13. Jonar Hill was befriended by Dustin Hoffman’s children, Rebecca and Jake, who introduced Hill to their father. 1
14. The elder Hoffman asked him to audition for a role in I Heart Huckabees, in which Hill made his film debut.
15. Jonah Hill then made a brief appearance in Judd Apatow’s directorial debut The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which eventually led to him appearing in the role of a virgin video game tester in the comedy Grandma’s Boy (2006) and starring in a larger supporting role in the Apatow-directed Knocked Up (2007).
16. On television, Hill played the “RA Guy” on the first season of the Oxygen Network sitcom Campus Ladies.
17. He guest-starred in an episode of Clark and Michael.
18. His first leading role was in the Apatow-produced comedy Superbad.
19. Jonah Hill starred in the film alongside Michael Cera, in roles based on the film’s writers, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. The film is often cited as the film that launched the careers of the two actors.
20. He was scheduled to host Saturday Night Live on November 17, 2007, which would have featured musical guest Kid Rock, but the episode was canceled due to the Writers Guild of America strike, which took place between November 5, 2007 and February 12, 2008.
21. Instead, he hosted the March 15, 2008, show, which featured musical guest Mariah Carey (who replaced the originally scheduled musical guest Janet Jackson)
22. He turned down a role as one of the three principle comedic actors in the The Hangover so he could work with directors Jay Duplass and Mark Duplass in Cyrus (2010).
23. Jonah Hill received a Golden Globe nomination, his first nomination, for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture for his performance in the 2011 sports film Moneyball, in which he portrayed his first dramatic role as Peter Brand.
24. He voiced the Green Lantern in the adventure comedy The Lego Movie in February 2014, which blends computer animation and live action.
25. Jonah Hill wanted to be a writer since he was young, dreaming of joining the writing teams of The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live and The Larry Sanders Show.
26. At one point, Hill was writing a screenplay with close friend and I Heart Huckabees co-star Jason Schwartzman.
27. At another, he was writing Pure Imagination, a comedy for Sony about a man who develops an imaginary friend after a traumatic experience.
28. Jonah 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”.
29. Jonah Hill co-wrote the treatment for the 2012 film 21 Jump Street with screenwriter Michael Bacall.
30. He is very close with Leonardo Di Caprio with whom they played together at “Wolf of Wall Street”.