Beanie Feldstein Biography

(Actress and Sister of Actor Jonah Hill)

Birthday: June 24, 1993 (Cancer)

Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States

American film, TV, and stage actor Elizabeth Greer Feldstein, better known as Beanie Feldstein, first gained attention with the 2016 comedy film Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising. Over the years, she has delivered award-winning performances in movies such as Lady Bird and Booksmart, with the latter earning her a Golden Globe Award nomination. She has also delivered critically acclaimed performances in the Broadway productions Hello, Dolly! and Funny Girl and earned a Drama League Award nomination with the latter. In 2021, Feldstein portrayed former White House intern Monica Lewinsky in the FX anthology series American Crime Story: Impeachment. She has also voiced Harriet M. Welsch in the animated series Harriet the Spy. She identifies as queer and is engaged to English movie producer Bonnie Chance Roberts. She is also known for her close ties with actor Ben Platt. In 2020, she made it to the Forbes list of 30 Under 30 - Hollywood & Entertainment.

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Girlfriend: Bonnie Chance Roberts

Also Known As: Elizabeth Greer Feldstein

Age: 30 Years, 30 Year Old Females


father: Richard Feldstein

mother: Sharon Lyn Chalkin

siblings: Jonah Hill, Jordan Feldstein

Born Country: United States

Singers Actresses

Grouping of People: LGBTQ

U.S. State: California

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education: Wesleyan University, Harvard-Westlake School

Childhood, Early Life & Education

Beanie Feldstein was born Elizabeth Greer Feldstein, on June 24, 1993, in Los Angeles, California, US. She is the only daughter and the youngest child of her parents, Richard and Sharon Lyn Feldstein. While her father was a tour accountant for the legendary band Guns N' Roses, her mother worked as a costume designer and stylist.

Feldstein is of Ashkenazi Jewish, Russian, and Austrian descent. She grew up with her 2 elder brothers, actor Jonah Hill and former Maroon 5 manager Jordan Feldstein. Jordan died of a blood clot at age 40.

Though her real name is Elizabeth, she is now known as “Beanie,” a nickname given to her by her British nanny, who called her “Elizabeanie,” when she was 2 years old. Eventually, her brothers, too, started calling her Beanie.

She initially attended the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. She also attended the New York theater camp Stagedoor Manor. In 2015, Feldstein graduated with a degree in sociology from Wesleyan University.

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In 2002, Beanie Feldstein made her acting debut as Beanie with the comedy series My Wife and Kids when she was around 10. Years later, she appeared in small roles in the series Orange Is the New Black (2015) and the TV film Fan Girl (2015).

However, she gained recognition with the role of Nora Clerk in the 2016 comedy Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, followed by her performances as Julianne "Julie" Steffans in Greta Gerwig's 2017 coming-of-age drama Lady Bird and as Molly Davidson in the 2019 comedy Booksmart.

Lady Bird earned her a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination with the cast. She also won an Awards Circuit Community Award and an Online Film & Television Association Award as part of the ensemble cast of the film.

Her role in Booksmart won her a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress - Motion Picture Comedy or Musical. It also won her a CinemaCon Award (2019) and the Santa Barbara International Film Festival Virtuoso Award (2020).

She then appeared as Jenna (her first recurring TV role) in the 2019 mockumentary comedy horror series What We Do in the Shadows and earned a nomination for the Online Film & Television Association Award for the Best Guest Actress in a Comedy Series. Her role of Johanna Morrigan in the 2019 coming-of-age comedy How to Build a Girl was critically acclaimed.

Beanie Feldstein made her Broadway debut as shopgirl Minnie Fay, opposite Broadway veterans Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce, in Hello, Dolly! at the Shubert Theatre (2017-2018). She also portrayed the lead role of Fanny Brice in the 2022 revival of Funny Girl at Broadway’s August Wilson Theatre.

Her stellar performance in Funny Girl fetched her a Drama League Award nomination for Distinguished Performance. She also won a Audience Award for Favorite Breakthrough Performance (Female) for the same role. Beanie’s run in the play ended in July 2022, after which she was replaced by Lea Michele.

In 2021, Beanie Feldstein appeared in her iconic role of former White House intern Monica Lewinsky in season 3 of the FX true crime anthology series American Crime Story: Impeachment. She once revealed that she and Lewinsky had struck up a friendship while she was preparing to play her role.

She also voiced the main character Harriet M. Welsch in the Apple TV+ animated series Harriet the Spy (2021-present). Over the years, she has also appeared in episodic roles in Will & Grace (2017), The Simpsons (voice, 2020), and Grey's Anatomy (2020). She was also seen in the 2020 TV specials Saturday Night Seder, Take Me to the World: A Sondheim 90th Celebration, and Make It Work!

Feldstein has been featured on the Forbes list of 30 Under 30 - Hollywood & Entertainment in 2020. She is also quite popular on social media platforms, such as Instagram.

Feldstein has endorsed various brands, such as Vanity Fair and Coveteur. In February 2022, she appeared in a Gucci ad campaign for Love Parade, with Jared Leto, Deng Lun, Jungjae Lee, and others. Apart from acting in films and series, she has also appeared in a couple of music videos, such as Maroon 5’s Girls Like You (2018) and Karen O and Danger Mouse’s Woman (2019).

Personal Life

Beanie Feldstein is queer. She is currently engaged to English movie producer Bonnie Chance Roberts, a Liverpool native. Roberts has worked as a producer for films such as Cats, How to Build a Girl, and Mary Queen of Scots.

It is believed, Feldstein and Roberts first met on the set of the 2019 movie How to Build a Girl, after which they began dating. In December 2019, the two made their red-carpet debut at the premiere of Cats in New York.

In June 2022, media reports claimed that the two were engaged. The same month, Feldstein revealed on Late Night with Seth Meyers that she and Roberts had been engaged since 2021.

Feldstein is a lover of nail art. She is quite close to her mother and often posts photos of herself and her mother on her Instagram account. She is also a dog lover and owns many pet dogs.

She is a close friend of actor Ben Platt. They had first met as teens at a friend’s Bat Mitzvah in 2012. Following this, their bond strengthened when they met at Los Angeles’s Harvard-Westlake School. They apparently also went to high-school prom together. Feldstein once revealed that if she had not been an actor, she would have been a summer camp organizer.

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