|Born||Alden Caleb Ehrenreich
November 22, 1989
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Ehrenreich was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Sari, an interior designer, and Mark Ehrenreich. His stepfather, Harry, is an orthodontist. His family is Jewish, and he was raised in Reconstructionist Judaism. Ehrenreich began acting at the Palisades Elementary school in Pacific Palisades, California, and continued doing so at Crossroads School in Santa Monica, California.
Ehrenreich was discovered at a friend's bat mitzvah reception by Steven Spielberg, when Spielberg saw a short comedy movie featuring Ehrenreich. Ehrenreich has described the comedic performance he gave in the movie as: "I ran around as a skinny little punk, trying on girls’ clothes and eating dirt". The meeting with Spielberg led to acting roles on television shows.
In 2007, Ehrenreich auditioned and won the role of Bennie Tetrocini in Francis Ford Coppola's movie Tetro. Coppola requested Ehrenreich read a passage from The Catcher in the Rye for his main audition.
Ehrenreich attended New York University majoring in theatre starting in 2008, but did not finish his degree to pursue acting. In 2009, he founded the theatre and film company, The Collectin, with Zoe Worth.
On September 2, 2014, Variety reported that Ehrenreich would be joining the cast of the Coen brothers' newest film, "Hail, Caesar!", currently in pre-production and featuring Josh Brolin, George Clooney, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill among others.
|2010||Ten Fingers||Harry||Short film|
|A Dentist||Alan Goldenberg||Short|
|2012||Beautiful Creatures||Ethan Wate||Disney Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated- Teen Choice Award for Actor Romance
|2015||Untitled Warren Beatty Project||Frank Forbes||Post-production|
|2005||Supernatural||Ben Collins||Episode 1.02: "Wendigo"|
|2006||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Sven||Episode 7.02: "Built to Kill, Part 2"|
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Mazel Tov to Alden Ehrenreich, son of Sari Ehrenreich, who was "discovered by Steven Spielberg"
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