Jonah Hill is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer. His comic abilities brought him Hollywood fame sometime in 2006.
Born “Jonah Hill Feldstein”, on December 20, 1983, in Los Angeles, California. He grew up fairly rich in the affluent neighbourhood of Cheviot Hills. The Feldstein are very much involved in the Hollywood lifestyle. A good number of them have active jobs in the entertainment industry.
Blessed with writing ability, Jonah sought to establish himself as a writer with eyes on “The Simpsons” and “SNL”. To get his dreams in motion, Jonah, after high school graduation relocated to New York City where he studied drama at The New School. While in New York, Hill began writing and performing his own plays mostly at the Black and White bar in the East Village. After receiving much acclaim for his acting, Jonah turned his focus from writing to acting.
Thanks to his friendship with Rebecca and Jake Hoffman, Hill landed his debut film role in 2004 comedy-drama “I Heart Huckabees”. The pair who are the children of actor and director Dustin Hoffman had introduced Hill to their father who encouraged him to audition for the role. Subsequently, Hill scooped a role in “The 40-Year-Old Virgin” (2005) – Judd Apatow’s directorial debut which became his first of many Judd Apatow projects. Up next was a supporting role in “Knocked Up” (2007).
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How Much is Jonah Hill Worth
The talented actor made his debut on Forbes rich list in 2015 with a paycheck of $16 million, $10 million of which came from his role in 22 Jump Street (2014).
Hill got his Hollywood break in the teen comedy film “Superbad” (2007) written by Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg based on their teenage experiences. The movie was a critical and commercial hit, grossing almost $170 million against a $20 million budget. He got a Teen Choice nomination for his role. Following this, Jonah established himself in the small screen with acclaimed roles in “Reno 911!”, “Saturday Night Live”, as well as a voice role in “The Simpsons”.
After losing about 40 pounds, Hill alongside Avatar star, Sam Worthington and Atlanta Hawks centre, Dwight Howard appeared in commercials for the video game “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3”. Hill proved to be a versatile actor with his debut drama role in “Cyrus” (2010).
In 2011, Jonah got a massive success, his best at the time thanks to his supporting role in Brad Pitt‘s sports drama film “Moneyball”. The movie was a huge critical success receiving 6 Oscar nominations with Jonah being nominated for Best Supporting Actor. It was also a commercial success grossing $110.2 million against a $50 million budget.
He parlayed his performance into a dual role of actor and co-writer in 2012 action comedy film, “21 Jump Street” alongside Channing Tatum. The movie was a massive hit critically and commercially grossing over $200 million from a gross budget of $55 million.
The success of the movie saw it develop into a franchise. The next instalment, “22 Jump Street” (2014) was even more successful, grossing over $331 million against a gross budget of $85 million. Hill received $10 million for his role landing him at #28 on Forbes’ world’s richest actor’s list with a total pretax income of $16 million.
In 2013, Hill impressed with his supporting role in the Jordan Belfort film “The Wolf of Wall Street” alongside Leonardo DiCaprio. For his role, he received his second Oscar nomination and earned $60,000. The low paycheck, he told media personality Howard Stern in an interview was because he had received the Screen Actor’s Guild minimum wage.
Hill served as executive producer, writer and voice actor in “Sausage Party” (2016), an adult computer-animated comedy film which received positive reviews and was a box-office success. “War Dogs” (2016) made over double its budget.
He is estimated to be worth $45 million.
Who Is Jonah Hill’s Girlfriend?
Jonah Hill has been in a handful of relationships before he engaged his fiance, Gianna Santos.
Hill’s first known relationship was with Jordan Klein. They both attended Crossroads High School in Santa Monica and started dating in 2008. Despite the fact that Hill and Jordan were very much in love with each other to such extent that it was easily noticed by others, they decided to part ways in October 2011 since they were both more interested in building their careers and were not prepared to tie the knot. This was much to the disappointment of all who believed that their relationship will end in marriage.
The 21 Jump Street actor was very close to the family of American actor and director, Dustin Hoffman. In fact, Jonah Hill’s acting career may never have gotten to its present height if not for Dustin who encouraged him to delve into acting right from when he was still in high school.
Being very close to the Hoffmans’, Hill decided to take his friendship with Dustin Hoffman’s daughter, Ali, whom he had known for years, to another level. This was shortly after he broke up with Jordan Klein. As good as the couple looked together, their relationship, sadly, only survived for nine months. The stars, nevertheless, maintained their friendship even after their relationship fell apart.
The funny actor also dated actress Isabelle McNally, daughter of English restaurateur, Keith McNally and American Lynn Wagenknecht. Their romance did not last and the couple parted ways in 2014.
Hill also dated dietitian Brooke Glazer for most of 2014 before they equally split.
Facts About His Mom and Sister
Hill’s mother, Sharon Lyn, is a fashion stylist and costume designer while his father, Richard Feldstein, works as a tour accountant for Guns N’ Roses. His sister Beanie Feldstein (Elizabeth Greer “Beanie” Feldstein), just like him, is an actress best known for her role in the 2016 comedy film “Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising”. She kicked off her career in acting by appearing in the 2002 ABC comedy series “My Wife and Kids”.
Jonah Hill Height And Weight
Hill is 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall. He has a large body with a tattoo on his left forearm which reads “Nancy Rules”. It is said to be his own way of paying tribute to his grandmother. This good-looking actor has light brown hair and blue eyes. His chest, waist and arms/biceps are 42, 36, and 16 inches respectively.
Presently, Hill weighs 87 kg (192 pounds) having lost a remarkable amount of weight over the past few years. He was obviously bigger in 2007 when he came aboard the movie industry than he is now. But then, his weight has not been stable.
According to the actor, his journey to gaining a healthy weight started when he was filming “Moneybag” with Brad Pitt in 2011. Apart from cutting out beer, Hill also changed his diet, eating more of Japanese food. His effort was handsomely rewarded with a considerable amount of fats gone from his body.
However, in 2015, Jonah regained a lot of weight for his role in the 2016 blockbuster movie, “War Dogs” which he starred alongside Channing Tatum. But he reappeared two years later sporting a buff body which he achieved with the help of a personal trainer.
House And Cars
Luxurious living is no new experience for Hill who grew up among the rich, however, with his ever-increasing success, Hill is able to afford a higher level of affluence. In 2012 he bought a Soho apartment for $2.65 million and placed it on the market 3 years later in 2015 for $3.5 million. He found a buyer at that price, a couple from Dallas, Texas. The 2,000 square foot crib which originally has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms got rearranged to include two more.
Jonah in October 2015 then bought a new New York apartment (pictured above) for $9.2 million. Located on the 5th floor of the 7-story Schumacher building in the North of Houston neighbourhood, the house measures 3,280 square feet. It has 4 bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Amenities in the building include a 17,000-square-foot roof terrace with built-in barbecue, 24-hour doormen services, a pirate-themed children’s playroom, private library lounge, and a fitness centre.
Back in his hometown of Los Angeles, Hill in 2010 bought a Richard Dorman-designed mid-century bungalow in Laurel Canyon, Hollywood Hills (pictured above) for $1.86 million. The home includes 4 bedrooms, a guest room and 4.5 bathrooms. Hollywood essentials include a yoga studio, home theatre, chef’s kitchen, mini basketball court, salt water pool complete with cabana and entertainment area.
He lived in it for 5 years before selling it in 2015 for $3.65 million far above the original asking price of $2.9 million.
When it comes to cars, Hill has been spotted with a Porsche 911 Carrera, an Audi Q5 and an Audi S5. The later was involved in an accident in LA in early December 2016, however, the actor came out unhurt.