Jesse Eisenberg

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) – http://www.geni.com

Jesse’s maternal grandfather, Joseph “Joe” Fishman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

Jesse’s maternal grandmother, Renee Mendelsohn, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org
Renee Mendelsohn on the 1940 U.S. Census – https://familysearch.org

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23 Responses

  1. SmartAss says:

    He was great in Zombieland. xD

  2. andrew says:

    off-topic:

    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.

  3. ethnic says:

    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.

  4. levangelista36 says:

    Of course.

  5. I love you, Roger Scientist says:

    He played Mark Zuckerberg in Social Network.

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