Emile Hirsch

Actor
Often likened to River Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio for his boyish good looks and penchant toward portraying intense, but thoughtful characters, Emile Hirsch began his career as a teenaged guest actor in television ... Read more »
Born: 03/13/1985 in Topanga, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (42)

10,000 Saints 2015 (Movie)

Johnny (Actor)

Holbrook/Twain: An American Odyssey 2015 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Just Jim 2015 (Movie)

Dean (Actor)

2014 MTV Movie Awards Live Pre-Show 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Guest

Bonnie & Clyde 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Lone Survivor 2013 (Movie)

Danny Dietz (Actor)

Midnight Sun 2013 (Movie)

Jack Priest (Actor)

Prince Avalanche 2013 (Movie)

Lance (Actor)

The Motel Life 2013 (Movie)

Frank (Actor)

Twice Born 2013 (Movie)

Diego (Actor)

Killer Joe 2012 (Movie)

Chris Smith (Actor)

Savages 2012 (Movie)

Spin (Actor)

The Darkest Hour 2011 (Movie)

Sean (Actor)

Summit on the Summit 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

Taking Woodstock 2009 (Movie)

Billy (Actor)

X Games 3D: The Movie 2009 (Movie)

(Narrator)

Milk 2008 (Movie)

Cleve Jones (Actor)

Nickelodeon's 2008 Kids' Choice Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

Speed Racer 2008 (Movie)

Speed Racer (Actor)

The 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

The Air I Breathe 2008 (Movie)

Tony (Actor)

Alpha Dog 2007 (Movie)

Johnny Truelove (Actor)

Into the Wild 2007 (Movie)

Christopher McCandless (Actor)

Lords of Dogtown 2005 (Movie)

Jay Adams (Actor)

The 2005 MTV Movie Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Imaginary Heroes 2004 (Movie)

Tim Travis (Actor)

The Girl Next Door 2004 (Movie)

Matthew Kidman (Actor)

The Mudge Boy 2004 (Movie)

Duncan Mudge (Actor)

The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys 2002 (Movie)

Francis Doyle (Actor)

The Emperor's Club 2002 (Movie)

Sedgewick Bell (Actor)

ER 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Early Edition 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Houdini (TNT) 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

NYPD Blue 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Profiler 1997 - 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Two of A Kind 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

3rd Rock From the Sun 1997 - 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Kindred: The Embraced 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Gargantua (TV Show)

Actor

Wild Iris (TV Show)

Actor
Music (1)

Imaginary Heroes 2004 (Movie)

("Drug Day Afternoon") (Song)

Biography

Often likened to River Phoenix and Leonardo DiCaprio for his boyish good looks and penchant toward portraying intense, but thoughtful characters, Emile Hirsch began his career as a teenaged guest actor in television dramas before earning a solid dramatic reputation in indie films. Following an acclaimed starring role in "The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys" (2002), Hirsch starred alongside Heath Ledger in the cult biopic "Lords of Dogtown" (2005) and brought coming-of-age complexity and considerable charisma to the fact-based crime drama "Alpha Dog" (2007). He next turned in an astounding performance as a peripatetic young idealist in Sean Penn's "Into the Wild" (2007), which earned the young actor a great deal of critical acclaim and several award nominations. Hirsch followed up by co-starring opposite Penn in "Milk" (2008), Gus Van Sant's Oscar-winning biopic about slain San Francisco politician and openly gay activist, Harvey Milk. He took a few steps back with a starring role in the critical and commercial flop "Speed Racer" (2008), and was virtually off the map in little-seen films like "Taking Woodstock" (2009) and "The Darkest Hour" (2011). Working with such venerated directors as William Friedkin and Oliver Stone, Hirsch attempted a course correction with offerings like "Killer Joe" (2012) and "Savages" (2012). One of the most committed and promising young talents of his generation, Hirsch consistently impressed with each new role.

Relationships

Margaret Davenport

Mother
Designed pop-up books moved with son to Santa Fe, New Mexico after she divorced Emile's father

Brianna Domont

Companion
Dated for two years from 2008-2010

David Hirsch

Father
Divorced from Emile's mother

Jenny Hirsch

Sister
Older lives in Manhattan married with two children

EDUCATION

Hamilton High School

Los Angeles , California

Paul Revere Middle School

Brentwood , California

Milestones

2015

Played supporting role in indie drama "Ten Thousand Saints"

2013

Co-starred in war drama "Lone Survivor"

2011

Played major role in black comedy "Killer Joe"

2009

Played a Vietnam vet in Ang Lee's "Taking Woodstock"

2008

Played the lead role in the Wachowski brothers' live action film adaptation of the 1960s Japanese series "Speed Racer"

2008

Portrayed activist Cleve Jones in director Gus Van Sant's biopic "Milk"

2007

Cast as the infamous drug dealer Jesse James Hollywood, who became one of the youngest men ever on the FBI's most wanted list in Nick Cassavetes' "Alpha Dog"

2007

Portrayed the doomed idealist Christopher McCandless in Sean Penn's adaptation of the 1996 non-fiction book "Into the Wild"; earned a SAG nomination for Outstanding Male Actor in a Leading Role

2005

Portrayed Jay Adams in the Catherine Hardwicke directed "Lords of Dogtown"; a fictionalized take on a group of skateboarders that originated in Venice, CA during the 1970's

2004

Cast opposite Elisha Cuthbert in the comedy "The Girl Next Door"

2004

Starred as Duncan, a fourteen-year-old misfit farm boy trying to cope with his mother's death in "The Mudge Boy"

2004

Starred with Sigourney Weaver and Jeff Daniels in the family drama "Imaginary Heroes"

2002

Made feature debut in "The Dangerous Lives Of Alter Boys"

2002

Co-starred in the drama feature "The Emperor's Club"

1998

Cast as young Houdini in the made-for-television movie "Houdini"

1996

Made television debut on the series "Kindred: The Embraced"

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