In the short time since he debuted his penchant for dramatic comedy with the
plays he wrote and performed at the gritty Black & White bar in New York City,
JONAH HILL (Eugene) has already worked alongside many of the most sought-after
actors, directors and producers in Hollywood. His first feature film was I Heart
Huckabees, with Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin for director David O. Russell. He
then secured a small role in Judd Apatow's summer comedy hit The 40-Year-Old Virgin,
with Steve Carell; and after a meeting with Adam Sandler, a small part for him was
written into the feature Click. Last year, Hill was seen opposite Justin Long in the teen
This summer is quite busy for Hill, with three big comedies being released.
In addition to Evan Almighty, he is currently co-starring in Knocked Up, Judd Apatow's
latest project for Universal Pictures, opposite Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd and Seth
Finally, teaming again with Apatow, Hill—in his first leading-man role—will star
in Superbad. Premiering in August and co-starring Michael Cera and Bill Hader, the
story centers on two high school students (Hill and Cera) as they attempt to get alcohol
for their last high school party in hopes of attracting women. Their separation anxiety
takes center stage, however, as during the hijinks of the evening the boys realize this is
their last adventure together before they go to separate colleges.
Next up for Hill is the comedy The Middle Child, which he both wrote and will
star in for Apatow Productions. Loosely based on his own childhood, of having a sister
born when he was a teenager, the film is set for a 2008 release.
Hill also appears in two independent projects. In the first, Strange Wilderness, he
co-stars with Steve Zahn, Justin Long and Ashley Scott. One Part Sugar stars Hill as a
confused teenager who turns to a life of buying and selling drugs when he finds out the
man who raised him (Dylan Walsh) is not his biological father.
Previously, Hill was seen in the independent feature 10 Items or Less, starring
Morgan Freeman, for director Brad Silberling. He was also in Grandma's Boy for 20th
Century Fox and Happy Madison Productions, and he had a recurring role in the
improvisational television series Campus Ladies, a comedy from executive producer
Cheryl Hines and the co-executive producers of Reno 911!
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