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Jonah Hill

Jonah Hill has quickly become one of today's most sought-after actors and undeniable comedic forces. Thanks to his starring role, opposite Michael Cera, in the acclaimed teen hit Superbad in 2007, the film grossed nearly $120 million at the U.S. box office and was hailed by the Los Angeles Times as "the most profane (and hilarious) high school movie of the last 30 years."

Recently, Hill lent his voice, along with Gerard Butler and America Ferrera, to DreamWorks Animation's 3-D animated film How to Train Your Dragon, and will return to that genre this fall with the release of DreamWorks Animation's Megamind, with Will Ferrell and Brad Pitt.

Hill will next be seen, opposite Academy Award nominee John C. Reilly and Academy Award- winning actress Marisa Tomei, in the Sundance Film Festival hit film Cyrus. Hill plays the title character, in a role that is a departure for him. Cyrus was written and directed by Jay and Mark Duplass, and Fox Searchlight will begin releasing it in July.

Next up for Hill is a leading role, opposite Brad Pitt, in Moneyball, which is based on Michael Lewis' best-selling book about how the Oakland A's baseball team uses unconventional methods in how it scouts its team. Hill will portray assistant general manager Paul De Podesta. Bennett Miller will direct the film for Sony Pictures. After that, Hill will begin production on David Gordon Green's The Sitter for 20th Century Fox.

Additionally, Hill displayed his writing skills when he produced Sacha Baron Cohen's controversial comedy hit BrĂ¼no. Hill will also produce, star in and co-write the upcoming film version of 21 Jump Street. Last year, Hill starred alongside Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, Leslie Mann and Jason Schwartzman in Judd Apatow's dark comedy Funny People. Hill was also seen in The Invention of Lying, with Ricky Gervais, Jennifer Garner and Tina Fey.

Previously, Hill joined Jason Segel, Russell Brand and Kristen Bell in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. He also lent his voice as Tommy in 20th Century Fox's animated film Horton Hears a Who!, which is based on the children's book written by Dr. Seuss and directed by Jimmy Hayward (Finding Nemo, Monsters, Inc.). Hill was joined by Jim Carrey and Steve Carell, and helped launch the film to an international success as it made more than $295 million worldwide.

Hill began his career performing one-act 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 Lily Tomlin, Hill was next seen in Judd Apatow's 2005 summer hit comedy The 40-Year-Old Virgin, with Steve Carell.

Hill currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Jonah Hill Facts

BirthdayDecember 20, 1983 (40)
BirthplaceLos Angeles, California, USA

Selected Filmography

War Dogs
Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
How to Train Your Dragon
Forgetting Sarah Marshall
Wolf Of Wall Street
Sausage Party
This Is The End
True Story
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