Emile Hirsch Biography

Emile Hirsch is an American actor who received international acclaim after starring in the popular drama ‘Into the Wild’. Check out this biography to know about his birthday, childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Quick Facts

Birthday: March 13, 1985

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Pisces

Also Known As: Emile Davenport Hirsch

Born in: Topanga, California, United States

Famous as: Actor

Height: 5'7" (170 cm), 5'7" Males


father: David Hirsch

mother: Margaret Davenport

siblings: Jennifer Bolduc

children: Valor Hirsch

U.S. State: California

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education: Hamilton High School Academy of Music, Los Angeles, CA

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Emile Hirsch is an American actor who received international acclaim after starring in the popular drama ‘Into the Wild’. Hirsch’s career as an actor started at a young age, when he was only 11 years old. After making his debut in the TV series ‘Kindred: The Embraced’, Hirsch went on to appear in a slew of popular TV shows as a young actor. His onscreen presence charmed everyone, and he continued receiving interesting roles. As a teenager, he tasted success with his role as Matthew Kidman in the romcom ‘The Girl Next Door’. He received his breakthrough when he was cast as the leader in the bio adventure drama ‘Into the Wild’. This role catapulted him into fame and global recognition, and he received several awards and nominations for it. Since then, Emile Hirsch has been seen in several critically acclaimed movie such as ‘Milk’, Speed Racer’, ‘Lone Survivor’, and ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe.’ More recently, he was seen in the Quentin Tarantino hit ‘Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood’ and the Rafael Monserrate drama ‘Peel’. His upcoming movie ‘American Night’ is scheduled for release in 2019.

  • Emile Hirsch entered the world of acting as a young boy. While studying at school, Emile received his first role when he was 11 years old. He starred in the TV series ‘Kindred: The Embraced’ in 1996 and soon was seen in other TV series such as ‘3rd Rock from the Sun’ (1997), ‘Early Edition’ (1997), and ‘Players’ (1998). He made his movie debut with ‘Gargantua’ in 1998 and followed it up with ‘Houdini’.
  • Emile Hirsch had established his talent at a young age, and he was never short of offers. In 1999, he was seen in ‘Two of a Kind’, ‘Sabrina, the Teenage Witch’, ‘Promised Land’, ‘The Pretender’, ‘Profiler’, ‘NYPD Blue’, and ‘ER’. In the new millennium, he started receiving bigger roles in movies such as ‘The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys’ (2002), ‘The Emperor’s Club’ (2002), and ‘The Mudge Boy’ (2003). In 2004, he received his breakthrough with ‘The Girl Next Door’ when he was cast in the lead role of Matthew Kidman. In the same year, he also starred in the Dan Harris comedy ‘Imaginary Heroes.’ In the next couple of years, he starred in ‘Lords of Dogtown’ (2005), ‘Alpha Dog’ (2006), and ‘The Air I Breathe’ (2007).
  • He received his major breakthrough when he was cast as Chris McCandless in the biography adventure drama ‘Into the Wild’, a role that won him several awards and nominations. The movie was a commercial and critical hit. He followed this up with stellar performances in hits such as ‘Speed Racer’ (2008), ‘Milk’ (2008), ‘Taking Woodstock’ (2009), ‘Killer Joe’ (2011), and ‘The Darkest Hour’ (2011). He continued his impressive streak well into the next decade with critically appreciated performances in ‘Savages’ (2012), ‘Twice Born’ (2012), ‘The Motel Life’ (2012)’, ‘Prince Avalanche’ (2013), and ‘Lone Survivor’ (2013). He also played the role of Clyde Barrow in the miniseries ‘Bonnie & Clyde’ toward the end of 2013. In 2015, he appeared in the movies ‘10,000 Saints’ and ‘Just Jim’ and was seen in ‘Vincent N Roxxy’ and ‘The Autopsy of Jane Doe’ the next year. In 2017, Hirsch played the role of Martin in ‘All Nighter’ and essayed the role of Jack in ‘In Harm’s Way’.
  • In 2018, Emile Hirsch received his first recurring role in a TV series when he was cast to voice Jim Lake Jr. in ‘Trollhunters: Tales of Arcadia.’ In the same year, he appeared in the movies ‘The Outsider’, ‘An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn’, and ‘Freaks.’ In 2019, he was seen in the titular role in the Rafael Monserrate drama ‘Peel’ and as Patrick Tate in ‘Never Grow Old’. He later appeared in the Quentin Tarantino movie ‘Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood’ as Jay Sebring. Currently, Hirsch has many projects under his belt and his next movie ‘American Night’ is expected to be released in December 2019. He is also currently filming for ‘Force of Nature’ and ‘The Comeback Trail’, and both movies are scheduled for release in 2020.
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Controversies & Scandals
  • On February 12, 2015, Emile was charged with aggravated assault after he entered a fight and strangled Daniele Bernfeld, the executive of Paramount Pictures on January 25, 2015. The fight took place at Tao Nightclub in Park City, and in the end, Bernfeld was unconscious. Upon his arrest, Hirsch pleaded guilty on August 17, 2015 and was sentenced to 15 days in jail along with a $4750 fine. He was asked to undergo a probation of 90 days and 50 hours of community service.
Family & Personal Life
  • Emile Davenport Hirsch was born on March 13, 1985 in Los Angeles, California to Margaret Esther and David Hirsch. His mother is a book designer and teacher, whereas his father works as a manager and producer. He has an older sister, Jennifer Bolduc. He graduated from the Paul Revere Middle School and later attended The Hamilton Academy of Music and The Performing Arts in Los Angeles. From his previous relationship, he has a son Valor Hirsch, who was born in 2013. However, Emile hasn’t revealed any information about his ex-girlfriend and maintains a reserved stance about his personal life.

1. Into the Wild (2007)

  (Drama, Adventure, Biography)

2. Milk (2008)

  (Drama, History, Biography, Romance)

3. Lone Survivor (2013)

  (Action, Thriller, War, Biography, Drama)

4. Venuto al mondo (2012)

  (Drama, Romance, War)

5. Imaginary Heroes (2004)

  (Comedy, Drama)

6. The Mudge Boy (2003)

  (Crime, Drama, Romance)

7. Lords of Dogtown (2005)

  (Drama, Biography, Sport)

8. The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002)

  (Drama, Comedy)

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