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JONAH HILL (Noah) has quickly become one of Hollywood's most sought after talents, due initially 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 & Evan Goldberg. Since then, Hill has become a mainstay in the Apatow filmmaking 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 in an Apatow production was in The 40-Year-Old Virgin, in 2005 starring opposite Steve Carell and Seth Rogen.

More recently, Hill appeared in the baseball drama Moneyball for Columbia Pictures, opposite Brad Pitt. The film has received critical accolades and Hill was praised for his work in the supporting role of Peter Brand. The film has grossed $60 million in its first month of release.

Hill made his directing debut with his first music video, for Sara Bareillis' "Gonna Get Over You,” released in September.

Last year was an important one for Hill, who broke free from comedy characters to take on more serious roles. He starred as the title character in the dark comedy, Cyrus, directed by Jay and Mark Duplass. The film received much buzz at the Sundance Film Festival, where it premiered for Fox Searchlight Pictures, and Hill received high praise from critics, who cited his evolution as an actor and artist.

Also last year, Hill had a starring role in the animated hit Megamind for DreamWorks Animation, also starring Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, and Tina Fey. Hill voiced Snotlout in DreamWorks Animation's How to Train Your Dragon, opposite Gerard Butler. The film went on to gross $492 million worldwide and a sequel has been confirmed for 2013. Hill toplined the feature comedy, Get Him to the Greek, opposite Russell Brand.

The 27-year-old continues to confirm his place among a new generation of writer/actors. For the small screen, Hill co-created the new animated series Allen Gregory, which tells the tale of one of the most pretentious seven-year-olds of our time. The series recently premiered on FOX as part of the network's vaunted Sunday night Animation Domination block. Hill serves as the voice of the title character and is the show's executive producer.

Hill wrapped production on 21 Jump Street, which he co-wrote. The film also stars Channing Tatum and Ice Cube, and is directed by Phil Lord & Christopher Miller. 21 Jump Street is slated for a March 2012 release in the U.S. Hill served as associate producer on the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy, Bruno.

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.

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