Meet our speaker - Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

Jesse Eisenberg

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Jesse Eisenberg

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BIO

Jesse Eisenberg is an Academy Award nominated actor, acclaimed playwright, author and filmmaker.

Eisenberg’s film credits include Roger Dodger, The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, Zombieland, The Social Network, Now You See Me, The Double, Night Moves, The End of Tour, American Ultra, Louder Than Bombs, Batman v. Superman, Now You See Me 2, Café Society, Justice League, The Hummingbird Project, The Art of Self Defense, Zombieland: Double Tap, Resistance and Vivarium.

Most recently, Eisenberg played the titular character of ‘Toby Fleishman’ in the hit FX series “Fleishman Is in Trouble.”

Eisenberg’s directorial debut film, A24’s When You Finish Saving the World, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival to glowing reviews and screened as a part of Critics Week at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on the Audible Original of the same name, both of which were written by Eisenberg.

His next film as a writer/director, A Real Pain, just wrapped production in Poland and stars Eisenberg and Kieran Culkin, as cousins who travel to Poland on a Holocaust tour.

Eisenberg has written four plays, including “The Spoils,” which had a box-office record-breaking run on West End. He also wrote and starred alongside Vanessa Redgrave in his play “The Revisionist,” and “Asuncion.” His play, “Happy Talk” starring Susan Sarandon and Marin Ireland opened April 2019 at the Signature Theater in New York.

Born in New York, Eisenberg is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, the author of the collection, Bream Gives Me Hiccups from Grove Press and the Audible Original When You Finish Saving the World, which won “Best Original Work” at the 2021 Audie Awards.