JONAH Hill landed his big break in Hollywood playing funny characters in a series of comedy flicks, including Superbad, Knocked Up and 21 Jump Street.
However, more recently the star has slowly transitioned into more dramatic roles including Maniac but who does he play and what’s he said about his dramatic weight loss?
How old is Jonah Hill and who are his siblings?
Jonah Hill Feldstein was born December 20, 1983, in Los Angeles, California to costume designer Sharon Lyn and Richard Feldstein, a tour accountant for Guns N’ Roses.
The 34-year-old’s younger sister Elizabeth Greer ‘Beanie’ Feldstein is an actress who’s starred in Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, and Oscar-nominated comedy-drama film Lady Bird.
He also had an older brother Jordan Feldstein, who was a music manager of Robin Thicke and Maroon 5. Jordan passed away in December 2017 of pulmonary embolism.
Jonah is currently dating Erin Galpern and the pair were spotted enjoying a romantic getaway to Mexico in January 2018.
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Jonah made early appearances in Judd Apatow’s The 40-Year-Old-Virgin and Knocked Up before landing his first leading role as Seth in 2007’s Superbad.
Predominantly a comedic actor, Jonah is known for roles in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Get Him to the Greek, 21 and 22 Jump Street, This Is the End and War Dogs.
He has recently begun a swing to more dramatic roles and has earned an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 2011’s Moneyball and 2013’s The Wolf of Wall Street.
He will be reunited with Superbad co-star Emma Stone in dark Netflix comedy Maniac as Owen Milgrim, the son of a wealthy New York businessman who struggles with disputed schizophrenia.
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What’s he said about weight loss?
Jonah may have shed a huge amount of weight for his latest role in Maniac but the star famously first underwent a huge transformation to star alongside Brad Pitt in Moneyball.
He previously told Vulture magazine: “I just want to be a good man and to make my family proud. And, you know, I want to live a long time.”
After increasing his BMI once again for roles in War Dogs and Wolf of Wall Street, Jonah revealed he sought out the help of Jump Street co-star Channing Tatum.
Speaking on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon earlier this year, he quipped: “I gained weight for this movie War Dogs, and then I wanted to get in better shape, so I called Channing Tatum, and said, ‘Hey, if I ate less and go to a trainer, will I get in better shape?’
“And he said, ‘Yes, you dumb motherf****r, of course, you will, it’s the simplest thing in the entire world’.”