Eisenberg began his professional acting career with a lead role ('Kenny Green') in Get Real, a short-lived (1999-2000) Fox comedy-drama that also starred Anne Hathaway (The Dark Knight Rises). In 2002, Eisenberg made his feature film debut in Roger Dodger. His performance as Nick, the lead character's (played by Scott Campbell) 16-year-old nephew, earned Eisenberg Most Promising New Actor at the San Diego Film Festival.
Over the next seven years, Eisenberg built-up his resume, appearing in films like 2004's The Village, 2005's The Squid and the Whale, and 2007's The Education of Charlie Banks.
His breakthrough performance came in 2009, playing Columbus, a neurotic, geeky, overly-cautious, and clown-phobic college student, in Ruben Fleischer's Zombieland. For it, along with his starring role in Adventureland, Eisenberg was nominated for Favorite Male Breakthrough Performance at the Teen Choice Awards.
A year later, Eisenberg blew critics away with his portrayal of Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in David Fincher's The Social Network, earning his first and only Oscar nomination (Best Actor).
More recently, Eisenberg has gotten into the franchise business, portraying magician J. Daniel "Danny" Atlas in Now You See Me films and criminal mastermind Lex Luthor in Zack Snyder's Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York on October 5, 1983 and grew up in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey.