Emile Hirsch

Emile Hirsch

Birth name: Emile Davenport Hirsch
Born: March 13, 1985
Age: 33
Birthplace: Palms, Los Angeles, California, United States
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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), Milk (2008), The Darkest Hour (2011), The Motel Life (2012), Lone Survivor (2013), and Vincent N Roxxy (2016).


Early life

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 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 with Kevin Kline in 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).

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).

Hirsch played Christopher McCandless in Into the Wild (2007). He lost 40 pounds for the role, which earned him a Screen Actors Guild nomination for best actor. Esquire said, " creates a vivid, unforgettable character you at once admire and pity."

Hirsch had the title role in Lilly and Lana Wachowski's Speed Racer, which was released on May 9, 2008. Hirsch played gay rights activist Cleve Jones in Gus Van Sant's bio-pic Milk (2008). He also appeared in Ang Lee's Taking Woodstock (2009), based on a screenplay of the Elliot Tiber memoir Taking Woodstock. He then starred in the box-office disappointment Killer Joe (2011).

In April 2011, he was cast in Oliver Stone's Savages, which was released in July 2012.

In 2012 Hirsch starred with Penélope Cruz in Venuto al mondo, a film by Italian director Sergio Castellitto. In 2013, he was in Prince Avalanche, co-starring Paul Rudd. Additionally, Hirsch starred in William Friedkin's Killer Joe.

Hirsch also starred in The Motel Life, co-starring Dakota Fanning and Stephen Dorff, directed by the Polsky brothers. In Fall 2013, he starred with Holliday Grainger, Holly Hunter and William Hurt in the miniseries Bonnie & Clyde.

Also in 2013, Hirsch co-starred in the film Lone Survivor, based on the memoir of Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. He starred alongside Naomi Watts in the FX historical period medical drama Dirty Blood Hurricane, which ran for two seasons.

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

Personal life

Hirsch resides in Venice, California.

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."

On October 27, 2013, Hirsch's first child was born, a boy named Valor. The child's mother is a woman Hirsch dated; however, they are no longer in a relationship.

Legal troubles

On February 12, 2015, Hirsch was charged with aggravated assault after initiating an altercation with Paramount Pictures executive Daniele Bernfeld on January 25, 2015 at the Tao Nightclub in Park City, Utah. On August 17, 2015, he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault, and was sentenced to 15 days in jail. He was also fined $4,750, received 90 days of probation, and ordered to undergo 50 hours of community service.


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"
Early Edition Lance Foster Episode: "March in Time"
1998 Players Adam Paprelli Episode: "Con-Vivants"
Gargantua Brandon Elway Television film
Houdini Young Houdini Television film
1999 Two of a Kind Jeremy Episode: "Let's Dance"
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Darryl Episode: "Sabrina, the Matchmaker"
Promised Land Walter Elliott Episode: "A Day in the Life"
The Pretender Bryce Banks Episode: "End Game"
Profiler Bryce Banks Episode: "Grand Master"
NYPD Blue Marcello Parisi Episode: "Voir Dire This"
ER Chad Kottmeier 2 episodes
2001 Wild Iris Lony Brevard
2002 Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, TheThe Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys Francis Doyle
Emperor's Club, TheThe Emperor's Club Sedgewick Bell Nominated - Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a Feature Film - Supporting Young Actor
2003 Mudge Boy, TheThe Mudge Boy Duncan Mudge Limited release
2004 Girl Next Door, TheThe Girl Next Door Matthew Kidman Nominated - MTV Movie Award for Best Kiss (shared with Elisha Cuthbert)
Imaginary Heroes Tim Travis Limited release
2005 Lords of Dogtown Jay Adams Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Breakout Movie Actor
2006 Alpha Dog Johnny Truelove
2007 Air I Breathe, TheThe Air I Breathe Tony Limited release
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 Speed Racer Speed Racer Nominated - Teen Choice Award for Choice Action Movie Actor
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
The Darkest Hour Sean
2012 Savages Spin
Venuto al mondo - Twice Born Diego
The Motel Life Frank Flannigan
2013 Prince Avalanche Lance
Bonnie & Clyde Clyde Barrow Miniseries
Lone Survivor Danny Dietz
2015 Ten Thousand Saints Johnny
Just Jim Dean
2016 Vincent N Roxxy Vincent
The Autopsy of Jane Doe Austin
2017 All Nighter Martin
The Chinese Widow Jack
I Am Heath Ledger Himself Documentary
2018 An Evening with Beverly Luff Linn Shane Danger
The Swimmer Richard Morgan Completed
The Outsider Paulie Bowers
TBA The Disassembled Man Frankie Avicious Announced
Never Grow Old Patrick Tate Post-production

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