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EMILE HIRSCH

Emile Hirsch

Born Emile Davenport Hirsch
March 13, 1985
Palms, Los Angeles, California, United States
Residence Venice, California
Occupation Actor

Emile Davenport Hirsch (born March 13, 1985) is an American actor. He made his breakout roles for Into the Wild (2007) and the A&E network simulcast miniseries Bonnie & Clyde (2013). Other films include The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002), The Girl Next Door (2004), Lords of Dogtown (2005), Alpha Dog (2006), The Darkest Hour (2011), The Motel Life (2012), and Vincent N Roxxy (2016).

Hirsch, who is of German-Jewish, English, and Scots-Irish ancestry, was born in the Palms section of Los Angeles. His mother, Margaret Esther (née Davenport), is a visual artist, teacher and pop-up books designer, and his father, David M. Hirsch, is an entrepreneur, manager and producer. He has an older sister, Jenny, and was raised in Los Angeles and Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lived with his mother for several years.

Hirsch began acting on television roles in the late 1990s. He starred in the award-winning Showtime original film Wild Iris (2001), with Laura Linney and Gena Rowlands. He made his film debut in Peter Care’s The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys (2002) and next acted alongside Kevin Kline in the Michael Hoffman-directed film, The Emperor’s Club (2002).

In 2004, Hirsch starred in The Girl Next Door. He starred with Jeff Daniels and Sigourney Weaver in the limited release Imaginary Heroes (2005), about the dysfunctional family.

In 2005, Hirsch starred in Catherine Hardwicke’s film Lords of Dogtown (2005), about a number of skaters in the 1970s and their role in the birth of skateboard culture. Hirsch played Jay Adams. He played a character based on a real-life drug dealer Jesse James Hollywood in Alpha Dog (2007). The film was shot in 2004 and released on January 12, 2007.

Also in 2013, Hirsch co-starred alongside Mark Wahlberg, Taylor Kitsch and Ben Foster in the Peter Berg-directed Universal Pictures film Lone Survivor, (based on the true life memoir of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell). The film grossed over $125 million domestically, as well as earning an A+ grade from CinemaScore. In the film, Hirsch plays fallen Navy SEAL Danny Dietz.

On February 8, 2017, it was announced that Hirsch would star alongside Aubrey Plaza in indie comedy An Evening With Beverly Luff Linn.

Personal life

Hirsch resides in Venice, California. He has appeared on many magazine covers, including Nylon Guys, Teen Vogue, Movieline, Another Man and L’Uomo Vogue (Italy).

Hirsch appeared in Esquire in November 2007, which named him one of the “Actors of the Year”, along with Denzel Washington, Cate Blanchett, Javier Bardem, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Robert Downey, Jr.

Hirsch appeared on the cover of Men’s Journal in January 2009. He wrote a “Congo Diary” in December 2008 that was published in the following issue along with a photo spread. He had ventured into Africa along with four young activists, and kept a journal of his five-day trip. Reflecting on his trip, Hirsch said, “Now I look back at some of the earlier parts of this travelogue and almost chuckle at my naïveté. Maybe we can all come together to change the world.”

Filmography

Film and television

Year Title Role Notes

1996 Kindred: The Embraced Abel (Pediatric Patient) Episode: “Romeo and Juliet”
1997 3rd Rock from the Sun Punk Episode: “Scaredy Dick”
1997 Early Edition Lance Foster Episode: “March in Time”
1998 Players Adam Paprelli Episode: “Con-Vivants”
1998 Gargantua Brandon Elway Television film
1998 Houdini Young Houdini Television film
1999 Two of a Kind Jeremy Episode: “Let’s Dance”
1999 Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Darryl Episode: “Sabrina, the Matchmaker”
1999 Promised Land Walter Elliott Episode: “A Day in the Life”
1999 The Pretender Bryce Banks Episode: “End Game”
1999 Profiler Bryce Banks Episode: “Grand Master”
1999 NYPD Blue Marcello Parisi Episode: “Voir Dire This”
1999 ER Chad Kottmeier 2 episodes
2001 Wild Iris Lony Brevard
2002 The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Francis Doyle
2002 The Emperor’s Club Sedgewick Bell Nominated – Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor
2003 The Mudge Boy Duncan Mudge Limited release
2004 The Girl Next Door Matthew Kidman Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Elisha Cuthbert)
2004 Imaginary Heroes Tim Travis Limited release
2005 Lords of Dogtown Jay Adams Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Movie Actor
2007 Alpha Dog Johnny Truelove
2007 Into the Wild Chris McCandless National Board of Review Award for Breakthrough Male Performance
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Gotham Award for Breakthrough Artist
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Drama Movie Actor
2008 The Air I Breathe Tony Limited release
2008 Speed Racer Speed Racer Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Action Movie Actor
2008 Milk Cleve Jones Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2009 Taking Woodstock Billy
2011 Killer Joe Chris Smith
2011 The Darkest Hour Sean
2012 Savages Spin
2012 Venuto al mondo – Twice Born Diego
2012 The Motel Life Frank Flannigan
2013 Prince Avalanche Lance
2013 Bonnie & Clyde Clyde Barrow Miniseries
2013 Lone Survivor Danny Dietz
2015 Ten Thousand Saints Johnny
2015 Just Jim Dean
2016 The Autopsy of Jane Doe Austin
2016 Vincent N Roxxy Vincent
2016 The Chinese Widow Jack
2017 All Nighter Martin
2018 An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn Post-production
2018 The Swimmer Richard Morgan Completed
2018 The Outsider Post-production