Jonah Hill Biography

Johan Hill is a popular American actor, producer, screenwriter and comedian. Check out this biography to know about his childhood, family life, achievements and fun facts about him.

Jonah Hill
Quick Facts

Birthday: December 20, 1983

Nationality: American

Famous: Actors American Men

Age: 35 Years, 35 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Sagittarius

Also Known As: Jonah Hill Feldstein

Born in: Los Angeles, California, United States

Famous as: Actor

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


father: Richard Feldstein

mother: Sharon Lyn

siblings: Beanie Feldstein, Jordan Feldstein

U.S. State: California

City: Los Angeles

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Jonah Hill Feldstein, popularly known as Jonah Hill is a multi-talented personality; he is an actor, producer, screenwriter and comedian. He is particularly known for his brilliant portrayal of comedic roles in movies, such as 'Accepted', 'Grandma's Boy', 'Superbad', '21 Jump Street' and 'War Dogs'. Coming from a creative family, he was inclined towards creative writing since his childhood. Jonah used to write and perform plays during his school and college days. After finishing his school and collegehe joined The New Drama School in New York to polish his skills and learn new things. As he studied drama in depth, he realized that he actually wanted to be an actor. While performing in college play, he somehow got introduced to Dustin Hoffman, who encouraged him to audition for a role in a Hollywood movie ‘I Heart Huckabees’. He successfully passed the audition and got a role in the movie. Since then he has not looked back and has been a part of numerous high-profile TV shows and movies. The big break in his career came in 2007 when he got a lead role in a comedy hit ‘Superbad’. Some of his commendable performances include those in ‘Moneyball’ and 'The Wolf of Wall Street'; he got Academy Award nomination for both of them.

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Jonah Hill
Childhood & Early Life
  • Jonah Hill was born on December 20, 1983, in Los Angeles, to Richard Feldstein and Sharon Lyn. His father was a tour accountant for Guns N' Roses, an American hard rock band, and his mother was a costume designer and fashion stylist.
  • He has a sister, Beanie Feldstein, who is a well-known actress and brother, Jordan Feldstein, who manages the famous band Maroon 5.
  • Born and raised in a creative family, Jonah aimed to be a big writer. As a child he had a dreamt of being a part of writing team of ‘The Simpsons’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’.
  • In his early life, he started writing and performing his own plays in a bar located in the neighbouring East Village of New York City. As time passed, Hill realized that he wanted to pursue his career as an actor more than a writer.
  • To complete his schooling, he went to Brentwood School and graduated from Crossroads College in Santa Monica. He later on moved to New York to take admission in The New School, to study drama.
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  • Jonah made his debut in 2004 with a Hollywood movie named ‘I Heart Huckabees’. He had become a close friends of Dustin Hoffman’s children—Rebecca and Jake— during his college days. It was this connection that helped Hill to get this role.
  • Following by his debut film, he got roles in many other movies. He played a short role in ‘The 40-Year-Old Virgin’ and a supporting role in a romantic comedy-drama film ‘Knocked Up’.
  • The turning point of his career was in 2007, when he got a role in comedy hit ‘Superbad’. The role got him two nominations for MTV Movie Awards and one for a Teen Choice Award.
  • His other prominent movies of this time include: ‘Knocked Up’ (2007), ‘Forgetting Sarah Marshall’ (2008), and ‘Get Him to the Greek’ (2010). His comedic performance in all these movies was highly applauded.
  • In 2011, he appeared in the movie ‘Moneyball’ alongside Brad Pitt in the later movie. His performance in the movie earned him rave reviews and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
  • In 2011, he wrote and performed in the short-lived animated series entitled ‘Allen Gregory’. He also contributed in the script of ‘21 Jump Street’ and starred and produced the film. The movie released in 2012 and earned him a huge appreciation. In the same year, he performed in ‘Django Unchained’ as well.
  • In 2013, Hill appeared in two movies of different genre. His acting in the comedy movie ‘This Is the End’ was highly appreciated by the audience. On the other hand his role as Leonardo’s sidekick in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ earned him another Oscar nomination. These two roles proved Hill's versatility as an actor.
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  • He starred in 2014 movie ‘22 Jump Street’ followed by playing as Michael Finkel, the journalist in New York Times in ‘True Story’ in 2015. He also appeared in a hit movie ‘War Dogs’, which earned him a nomination for the title of Best Actor at Golden Globe Awards.
  • In 2016, he played a sausage in the animated comedy movie ‘Sausage Party’ and lent his voice to hit animated movies like ‘The Lego Movie’ and ‘How to Train Your Dragon 2’.
Major Works
  • Jonah Hill’s comedic performance in movies, such as 'Accepted', 'Grandma's Boy', 'Superbad', 'Knocked Up', 'Forgetting Sarah Marshall', 'Get Him to the Greek', '21 Jump Street', 'This Is the End', '22 Jump Street' and 'War Dogs' has been highly appreciated.
  • Besides the comedic performances, he has proved his acting mettle with his brilliant portrayals in ‘Moneyball’ and ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’. Both the movies earned him an Oscar Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Awards & Achievements
  • His biggest comedy hit ‘Superbad’ which brought him to fame got him two nominations for MTV Movie Awards and one for a Teen Choice Award.
  • In 2008, Hill was ranked #21 on the top 30 actor list by Entertainment Weekly, owing to his power pack performance on numerous popular TV shows like ‘Reno 911!’ and ‘Saturday Night Live’.
  • In 2011, his role in Bradd Pitt starrer movie ‘Moneyball’, brought him an Oscar and Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role. Though he won none of these but took home a Palm Springs International Film Festival Award for Creative Impact in Acting.
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  • In 2012, he was nominated in BAFTA Film Awards for Best Supporting Actor for the movie ‘Moneyball’.
  • He got a nomination for Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ in 2013.
  • In 2016, he was nominated for Golden Globe Award in the category Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy for the movie ‘War Dogs’.
Love Life
  • Jonah Hill was in a serious relationship with Jordan Klein from 2008 to 2011. After that he dated Ali Hoffman for a year. Since 2015, Jonah is dating Camille.
  • Jonah Hill is very sensitive about his physique and weight. In 2011 he lost almost 40 pounds, mainly by eating sushi.
  • He made a guest voice appearance on his favourite childhood show ‘The Simpsons’.
  • He is a Jew and loved her grandmother so much that he has tattooed her name on his left forearm.
  • Alan Rafkin, the famous actor, director, and producer, was his great-uncle .
  • He is scared of birds.
  • In 2014, he landed in a controversy when he called a paparazzo a homophobic slur. He received huge criticism for the same. He then apologized for his behaviour on ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon.

1. Django Unchained (2012)

  (Western, Drama)

2. The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

  (Comedy, Drama, Crime, Biography)

3. Comedy Central Roast of James Franco (2013)


4. Mid '90s (2018)


5. Superbad (2007)


6. Moneyball (2011)

  (Drama, Biography, Sport)

7. 21 Jump Street (2012)

  (Comedy, Crime, Action)

8. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

  (Drama, Romance, Comedy)


MTV Movie & TV Awards
2014 Best Comedic Performance The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

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