JONAH HILL (Michael Finkel) has quickly become one of
Hollywood's most sought after talents, due in part to his dynamic evolution from
laugh-out-loud comedy to 2011 Academy Award nominee for his supporting role in
Bennett Miller's MONEYBALL.
In addition to his Oscar nomination, Hill was nominated for a Golden Globe
Award in the category of Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a
Motion Picture, and a SAG Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a
Supporting Role. MONEYBALL was also a Best Picture nominee at the Academy Awards
and a Best Motion Picture Drama nominee at the Golden Globes.
Hill also starred in Martin Scorsese's THE WOLF OF WALL STREET opposite
Leonardo DiCaprio receiving a Best Picture Academy Award nomination; a Best
Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy Golden Globe nomination; two Critics' Choice
nominations for Best Picture and Best Acting Ensemble; was honored by AFI as one
of the best Movies of the Year; and was recognized by the National Board of
Review as one of the Top Ten Films. Additionally, Hill received Variety's
Creative Impact Award for Acting on behalf of his performance in the film.
Hill is currently in production on HAIL, CAESAR!, written and directed by
Joel and Ethan Cohen and starring opposite George Clooney, Scarlett Johansson
and Channing Tatum.
Hill recently starred on 22 JUMP STREET, the sequel to 2012's 21 JUMP STREET,
starring opposite Channing Tatum. Additionally, Hill co-wrote the screenplays
and served as an executive producer on both films.
Hill starred in Quentin Tarantino's DJANGO UNCHAINED, which grossed
more than $425 million worldwide and was nominated for a Best Picture Academy
Award. He also starred in Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg's THIS IS THE END
starring opposite Rogen, Franco and Jay Baruchel; and Akiva Schaffer's THE
WATCH, opposite Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.
It was Hill's breakout role in the acclaimed 2007 hit SUPERBAD, starring
opposite Michael Cera, that put him on the comedy map. Since then, Hill has
become a mainstay of the Judd 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. Jonah's first appearance under Apatow
Productions was in THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN in 2005.
Hill departed the comedy world and surprised audiences with his starring role
as the title character in the independent feature CYRUS, directed and written by
Jay and Mark Duplass. The film premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to
glowing reviews and was nominated as Best Comedy Movie by the Broadcast Film
Critics Association Awards.
Hill's other film work includes lending his voice for the DreamWorks
Animation films MEGAMIND, HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON and HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON
2. Hill also voiced the character Tommy in DR. SEUSS' HORTON HEARS A WHO!.
In 2011, Hill co-wrote, created and voiced the title character in the
critically acclaimed animated series "Allen Gregory" for Fox Television. He also
directed the Sara Bareilles music video, "Gonna Get Over You" in 2011.
Hill continues to confirm his place among a new generation of
multi-hyphenated writer-actors. He is currently co-writing THE ADVENTURER'S
HANDBOOK, in which he will also co-star alongside Jason Segel. He is writing
PURE IMAGINATION, an Apatow-produced comedy on which he will serve as executive
producer. Hill was an associate producer on the Sacha Baron Cohen comedy BRUNO
and an executive producer on THE SITTER.
Hill began his career performing one-scene plays that he wrote and performed
at the gritty Black and White bar in New York City. His first feature role was
in David O. Russell's I HEART HUCKABEES with Dustin Hoffman and Lily Tomlin.
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