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JONAH HILL (Hal / Tighten) has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought-after comedic talents, due in part to his starring role opposite Michael Cera in the acclaimed hit "Superbad,” produced by Judd Apatow, directed by Greg Mottola and written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg. Since then, Hill has become a mainstay in the Apatow clan, starring in the Apatow-produced summer comedies "Get Him to the Greek,” in 2010, "Funny People” in 2009 and "Forgetting Sarah Marshall” in 2008. Hill's first appearance under Apatow Productions was in "The 40 Year Old Virgin” in 2005, starring opposite Steve Carell and Rogen.

2010 was an important year for Hill, breaking free from typecast comedy characters and taking on a more serious role, starring as the title character in Fox Searchlight's "Cyrus,” directed by Jay and Mark Duplass. Hill played the co-dependent son of Molly (Marisa Tomei), who psychologically holds his mother back from dating John (John C. Reilly). The film received a lot of buzz at the Sundance Film Festival and went on to become one of the best reviewed films of the year.

Hill has segued quickly into different characters, as he just finished filming "Moneyball,” opposite Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Based on the best-selling book, the film, directed by Bennett Miller ("Capote”), follows Major League Baseball general manager Billy Beane (Pitt), as he successfully builds a baseball team based on computer-generated analysis to draft the most cost-effective players. Hill is currently filming "The Sitter,” a comedy about a suspended college student who is coerced into babysitting the kids next door. Directed by David Gordon Green, Hill stars opposite Ari Graynor ("Youth in Revolt”); the film will be released July 15th, 2011 by 20th Century Fox.

Previously, Hill lent his voice to the animated film "Horton Hears a Who!”, based on the Dr. Seuss children's book and also starring the voices of Jim Carrey and Steve Carell. Directed by Jimmy Hayward ("Finding Nemo,” "Monsters, Inc.”) the film found international success, earning more than $295 million worldwide. Hill also voiced Snotlout in DreamWorks Animation's "How to Train Your Dragon” in March 2010, opposite Gerard Butler. The film went on to gross $492 million worldwide and a sequel has been confirmed for 2013.

The 26-year-old continues to confirm his place among a new generation of comedic writer/actors, currently co-writing the big screen adaptation of the hit TV series "21 Jump Street”; the Apatow-produced comedy "The Middle Child,” in which he will also star; and writing, producing with Apatow and starring in the romantic comedy "Pure Imagination.” Hill recently served as associate producer on the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy, "Brüno.”

Hill began his career performing one-scene plays that he wrote and performed at the gritty Black & White bar in New York City. After landing a role in David O. Russell's "I Heart Huckabees” with Dustin Hoffman and Lilly Tomlin, his career quickly took off.

Other film credits for Hill include "10 Items or Less,” "Evan Almighty,” and "Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian” (opposite Ben Stiller). He was also seen presenting at the "80th Annual Academy Awards®”.

Hill currently resides in Los Angeles.


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