Jesse Eisenberg

by ethnic on November 28, 2010

2011 Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala - Arrivals

Birth Name: Jesse Adam Eisenberg

Place of Birth: Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: October 5, 1983

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Jesse Eisenberg is an American actor, author, playwright, and humourist. He is known for playing Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in the film The Social Network (2010). His parents are both Jewish. His sisters are Kerri and former actress Hallie Eisenberg. Jesse is married to Anna Strout, with whom he has a son. Anna is also Jewish.

One of Jesse’s paternal great-grandfathers was named Sam Eisenberg. He was from Poland.

Jesse’s maternal grandfather was Joseph “Joe” Fishman (the son of Isadore/Isador Fishman and Dora/”Nora” Greenblatt/Nesenblatt). Joseph was born in New York, to parents who were Russian Jews.

Jesse’s maternal grandmother was Renee Mendelsohn (the daughter of Hyman “Herman” Mendelsohn and Yetta Tarkon). Renee was born in New York. Hyman and Yetta were both Jewish immigrants; the 1930 U.S. Census lists Hyman as born in Poland and Yetta as born in Russia, while the 1940 U.S. Census states that Hyman and Yetta were both born in Russia.

Sources: Genealogy of Jesse Eisenberg (focusing on his mother’s side) –

Jesse’s maternal grandfather, Joseph “Joe” Fishman, on the 1930 U.S. Census –

Jesse’s maternal grandmother, Renee Mendelsohn, on the 1930 U.S. Census –
Renee Mendelsohn on the 1940 U.S. Census –

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SmartAss July 16, 2013 at 1:41 pm

He was great in Zombieland. xD

andrew May 25, 2013 at 3:18 pm


there is an actor of Danish descent, with a surname similar to Skarsgård, who played a Jewish character in “An Education”. He’s Peter Sarsgaard.

andrew May 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm

she cheated on Carey Mulligan in that movie

andrew May 25, 2013 at 3:26 pm



ethnic January 14, 2013 at 5:57 am

there seems to be a wave of trolls coming on this site and calling people “racist” without any real reason to do so. pretty sad.

Devotion November 6, 2015 at 7:07 pm

They’re just insecure idiots.

levangelista36 July 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Of course.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 20, 2012 at 10:37 pm

He played Mark Zuckerberg in Social Network.

I love you, Roger Scientist March 20, 2012 at 10:45 pm


Me, you’re mean.

I have seen Mark’s girlfriend, though, and she’s not cute at all. But, hey, if they’re in it for love, more power to them!

me March 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm

they combine, they are unattractive nerds

I love you, Roger Scientist March 20, 2012 at 11:00 pm

Yeah . . . they’re both pretty damn unattractive. But, hey, he’s a billionaire, so I guess she’s living it up.

nnnnn January 15, 2013 at 1:17 am

Oh, I think he’s very handsome in comparrison
with her

inkognito March 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm

Eisenberg isn’t a Polish surename it’s a German surename and means “iron mountain”

lexi February 13, 2011 at 1:45 pm

It should say 1983, not 1973. He’s 27 now.

zuzanna February 8, 2011 at 1:32 pm

I am partly Jewish

jo February 8, 2011 at 6:54 am

as far as I know he goes to Poland every once in a while, unfortunately I couldn’t find any video in which he’s speaking polish. And yes, there are a lot of Jews in Poland

roberto September 13, 2011 at 3:01 pm

actually Jews are less than 1 percent in poland check wikipedia if u like

neiltennant June 29, 2017 at 4:58 am

you fucking piece of shit

do you know anything about history? and about world war 2 ?

most Jews from poland escaped nazis or were killed by the fucking germans

TheHelper September 13, 2017 at 9:37 pm

@neiltennant You do know that Jewish isn’t a race, it’s a religion. Hitler was an idiot because he thought they were a race. Hitler thought Germans were the Aryan race. There are three races that consider themselves the Aryan race. They are Europeans, Arabs and Asians.

zuzanna January 31, 2011 at 8:56 am

He CAN speak Polish and he consider himself more Polish than American, i read about that an interview

blurblar January 31, 2011 at 9:29 pm

Really?? wow i wanna hear him speak Polish.. i heard that his parents came from the town of Sczezin (Stettin?). So that means his parents are Polish borns? Are there even Jews there in Poland today??

zuzanna February 8, 2011 at 1:31 pm

Szczecin !

xawoger February 28, 2011 at 3:24 am

They are from Szczecin, and we have a lot of Jewish people here, it’s not unnormal.

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