51 Facts About Jonah Hill


Jonah Hill Feldstein was born on December 20,1983 and is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker.


Jonah Hill is known for his comedic roles in films including Superbad, Knocked Up, 21 Jump Street, This Is the End, and 22 Jump Street.


Jonah Hill is known for his roles in Cyrus, War Dogs, Don't Worry, Jonah Hill Won't Get Far on Foot, Don't Look Up.


Jonah Hill was born on December 20,1983, in Los Angeles.


Jonah Hill's parents are Sharon Lyn, a costume designer and fashion stylist, and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses.


Jonah Hill worked at Hot Rod Skateboard Shop on Westwood Boulevard in Los Angeles.


In college, Jonah Hill began writing his own plays and performing them in the Black and White bar in the East Village neighborhood of New York City.


Jonah Hill's plays developed a small following and helped him realize that his true desire was to act in films.


Jonah Hill was befriended by Dustin Hoffman's children, Rebecca and Jake, who introduced him to their father.


The elder Hoffman asked him to audition for a role in I Heart Huckabees, in which Jonah Hill made his film debut.


Jonah Hill then made a brief appearance in Judd Apatow's directorial debut, The 40-Year-Old Virgin, which led to his appearing in the role of a virgin video game tester in the comedy Grandma's Boy, and roles in the comedies Accepted and Click, playing Adam Sandler's character's son in the latter.


Jonah Hill had a larger supporting role in the Apatow-directed Knocked Up.


Jonah Hill's first leading role was in the Apatow-produced comedy Superbad, where he appeared with Michael Cera, in roles based on the teen years of the film's writers, Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg.


Jonah Hill followed it with an uncredited role as Dewey Cox's brother Nate in Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story in December 2007.


Jonah Hill hosted Saturday Night Live on March 15,2008, featuring musical guest Mariah Carey.


Jonah Hill next starred in Judd Apatow's third directorial feature, Funny People which starred Adam Sandler, Eric Bana and Seth Rogen.


Jonah Hill was an associate producer of the 2009 Sacha Baron Cohen mockumentary Bruno.


Jonah Hill guest starred in The Simpsons episode "Pranks and Greens", portraying an immature man named Andy Hamilton who was hailed the best prankster in Springfield Elementary School history.


Jonah Hill had an uncredited roll in Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian as a security guard.


In 2011, Jonah Hill starred in Bennett Miller's feature film Moneyball with Brad Pitt and Philip Seymour Hoffman.


Jonah Hill received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture; and in late January 2012, received his first Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for the role.


In 2012, Jonah Hill co-starred with Channing Tatum in the film 21 Jump Street.


Later that year, Jonah Hill starred in the film The Watch with Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn.


In 2011, it was announced that Jonah Hill was in talks to appear in Quentin Tarantino's film Django Unchained.


Jonah Hill was able to join the Django Unchained cast in a minor role, and it was released in 2012.


Jonah Hill was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences in June 2012.


In 2013, Jonah Hill appeared in This Is the End as himself, and in the biographical film The Wolf of Wall Street, and received his second Academy Award nomination for his work on the latter.


Jonah Hill voiced the Green Lantern in the adventure comedy The Lego Movie in February 2014, which blends computer animation and live action.


Jonah Hill reprised his role as Morton Schmidt in 22 Jump Street, the sequel to 21 Jump Street.


Jonah Hill starred with Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara, and Jack Black in Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot directed by Gus Van Sant.


Jonah Hill directed the music video for Danny Brown's song "Ain't It Funny" in 2017, featuring Van Sant.


Jonah Hill made his directorial debut from a screenplay he wrote with the film Mid90s starring Sunny Suljic, Lucas Hedges, and Katherine Waterston.


Also in 2018, Jonah Hill starred as Owen Milgrim in the Netflix dark comedy miniseries Maniac alongside Emma Stone.


In 2019, Jonah Hill played Lewis, a heavily Southern-accented book agent, in the comedy The Beach Bum.


On September 23,2019, it was reported that Jonah Hill was in final negotiations to play the villain in Matt Reeves's The Batman.


However, an agreement was not reached and Jonah Hill eventually departed the project.


In 2020, Jonah Hill appeared alongside director Martin Scorsese in a commercial for Coca-Cola Energy, titled Show Up which aired during Super Bowl LIV.


Streep said on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert that she would be playing the President of the United States, with Jonah Hill playing the role of her son and Chief of Staff.


In November 2021, Jonah Hill was cast as Jerry Garcia in the biopic feature of the Grateful Dead directed by Martin Scorsese.


Jonah Hill will produce the project under his Strong Baby banner along with Matt Dines.


Jonah Hill wanted to be a writer since he was young and dreamed of joining the writing teams of The Simpsons, Saturday Night Live, and The Larry Sanders Show.


At one point, Jonah Hill was writing a screenplay with close friend and I Heart Huckabees co-star Jason Schwartzman.


Jonah Hill wrote Pure Imagination, a comedy for Sony about a man who develops an imaginary friend after a traumatic experience.


Jonah Hill was a co-producer on the movie Bruno and did some writing for Sacha Baron Cohen, who "taught him how to become a better writer".


Jonah Hill co-wrote the treatment for the 2012 film 21 Jump Street with screenwriter Michael Bacall.


Jonah Hill wrote and directed the 2018 coming-of-age film Mid90s.


Jonah Hill directed Stutz, a 2022 Netflix documentary.


In July 2011, Jonah Hill appeared at the 2011 ESPN ESPY Awards having lost a significant amount of weight; he later said he had done so to seek more serious roles.


Jonah Hill explained that he consulted with a trainer and a nutritionist, and had changed his diet to mainly sushi.


Jonah Hill is known to train in Brazilian jiu jitsu and described it as "humbling".


In 2016, Architectural Digest reported that Jonah Hill bought a four-bedroom loft in the Noho neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.