Oscar Actors: Eisenberg, Jesse–Social Network

Trained in theater and film, JESSE EISENBERG plays Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher’s brilliant film about Facebook, the highly acclaimed Social Network.

Eisenberg made his feature film debut in the 2002 independent film Rodger Dodger, in which he starred opposite Campbell Scott and for which he was nominated for a Gotham Award.

For his performance in The Squid and the Whale opposite Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels, Eisenberg received nominations for an Independent Spirit Award and a Boston Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor.
In 2009, he starred in Adventureland for director Greg Mottola and in Zombieland for director Ruben Fleischer.  For these films, he was nominated for a BAFTA Award.
Eisenberg has just reteamed with director Ruben Fleischer this summer to shoot the film 30 Minutes or Less, opposite Danny McBride.
Eisenberg is also the lead voice of the 20th Century Fox animated film Rio, which will open next year.
On stage, Eisenberg most recently appeared in “Scarcity” at the Atlantic Theater Company.
Also a writer, Eisenberg has written several plays to be performed off-Broadway in 2011, and the music and lyrics to “Me Time!,” a musical.
Eisenberg has also written for McSweeney’s, and his most recent piece was picked up by The New York Times and Harpers.