Jesse Eisenberg

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Jesse Eisenberg
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Born Jesse Adam Eisenberg
(1983-10-05) October 5, 1983 (age 33)
Queens, New York, United States
Alma mater The New School
Occupation Actor, author, humorist, playwright
Years active 1999–present
Relatives Hallie Eisenberg (sister)
Jamey Eisenberg (cousin)

Jesse Adam Eisenberg (born October 5, 1983) is an American actor, author and playwright. He made his television debut with the short-lived comedy-drama series Get Real (1999–2000). Following his first leading role in the comedy-drama film Roger Dodger (2002), he appeared in the drama film The Emperor's Club (2002), the psychological thriller The Village (2004), the comedy-drama The Squid and the Whale (2005) and the drama The Education of Charlie Banks (2007). In 2006, Eisenberg won the Vail Film Festival Rising Star Award for his role in The Living Wake.[1]

In 2009, he starred in the comedy-drama Adventureland with Kristen Stewart and the horror comedy Zombieland with Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, and Woody Harrelson. He then played Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in The Social Network (2010), for which he received BAFTA Award, Golden Globe, and Academy Award nominations in the Best Actor category. He also starred in Holy Rollers (2010), which was nominated for the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival.

Since then, he has gone on to voice the main character, Blu, a male Spix's macaw, in the animated films Rio (2011) and Rio 2 (2014), and starred in the action-comedy 30 Minutes or Less (2011). Eisenberg then starred in Woody Allen's To Rome with Love (2012) and the magician caper film Now You See Me (2013) and its 2016 sequel. He then re-teamed with Kristen Stewart for the action-comedy film American Ultra (2015); portrayed Lex Luthor opposite Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, and Gal Gadot in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was released in March 2016;[2][3] and reunited with Allen and Stewart in Café Society, which opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[4][5]

Eisenberg has contributed pieces to The New Yorker and McSweeney's websites.[6] He has written and starred in three plays for the New York stage: Asuncion, The Revisionist, and The Spoils.[7] Eisenberg's first book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups: and Other Stories, a short story collection, was released in September 2015.[8]

Early life[edit]

"... It taught me ... about the discipline about performance ... Every morning she had a party, she would wake up very early and tune her guitar and warm up her voice, and it taught me that you could take performance seriously. I think a lot of actors have trouble taking things seriously, ... but it's really like anything else in the world ... So it gave me the confidence to take it seriously and not make me feel silly for indulging in a role."

— Eisenberg, on the influence his mother's previous job as a children's clown had on his acting[9]

Eisenberg was born in Queens, New York, and grew up in East Brunswick Township, New Jersey. His mother, Amy (née Fishman), who now teaches cultural sensitivity in hospitals, previously worked as a clown at children's parties and choreographer for a Catholic high school for 20 years.[9][10][11] His father, Barry Eisenberg, drove a taxicab, then owned and worked at a hospital, and later became a college professor, teaching sociology.[12][13][14] He has two sisters, Hallie Kate Eisenberg, a former child actress who was once famous as the "Pepsi girl" in a series of commercials, and Kerri Eisenberg, now Kerry Lea,[15] who also worked as an actress[16] and started The Acting Creatively Veg Kids, a children's theatre troupe who "use their passion for compassion to entertain, educate, and change the world"[17] about vegetarianism and animal rights, of which both Jesse Eisenberg and Hallie Eisenberg played in.[17]

Eisenberg is Jewish[18] and was brought up in a secular Jewish family[19] that originated in Poland and Ukraine.[20][21] He attended the East Brunswick Public Schools at Frost School, Hammarskjold Middle School, and Churchill Junior High School, and spent his sophomore year at East Brunswick High School.[22] Eisenberg then transferred to the High School of Performing Arts in New York. When he was a senior, he received his breakthrough role in the independent comedy-drama film Roger Dodger.[23]

Eisenberg struggled to fit in at school due to his anxiety and sensitivity, and began acting in plays at an early age. When he was 7, he starred as Oliver Twist in a children's theater production of the musical Oliver!, and by the age of 12 he was an understudy in the 1996 Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke. At 13, he understudied the role of Young Scrooge in a musical version of A Christmas Carol starring Tony Randall.[24] Eisenberg made his first professional role in Arje Shaw's off-Broadway play, The Gathering, at the age of 16.[25] He stated, "When playing a role, I would feel more comfortable, as you're given a prescribed way of behaving."[26]

Eisenberg started writing screenplays at sixteen, some of which were optioned by major studios, but claimed that he was dissatisfied with the lack of control he had over his creations once they were sold.[24] Pre-fame, Eisenberg got into trouble with Woody Allen's lawyers. As a teenager he penned a play about how Woody Allen came to change his name and managed to get the script to Allen's "people". Instead of a seal of approval, Eisenberg received two "cease and desist" letters.[27] Eisenberg went on to star in Woody Allen's 2012 film To Rome with Love (2012), as well as 2016's Café Society, which opened the 2016 Cannes Film Festival.[28][29][30]

Eisenberg would go on to study anthropology and contemporary architecture at The New School in Greenwich Village, New York City.[31] Eisenberg majored in liberal arts, with a concentration in Democracy and Cultural Pluralism.[32] Originally, he had applied and was accepted to New York University directly following his high school graduation, but declined enrolment in order to complete his first film, Roger Dodger.[33][34]

Career[edit]

1999–2008: Early work[edit]

Eisenberg made his television debut in the series Get Real, from 1999 to 2000. In 2001, he appeared in a UK Dr Pepper commercial as "Butt Naked Boy."[35] After appearing in the made-for-television film Lightning: Fire from the Sky at 18, he starred in the independent film Roger Dodger (for which he won an award at the San Diego film festival for Most Promising New Actor), and in The Emperor's Club, both of which were released in 2002 to generally positive reviews. Eisenberg was sick for the majority of the nightclub scene and can be seen sweating in different shots.[31]

In 2005, Eisenberg appeared in Cursed, a horror film directed by Wes Craven, and The Squid and the Whale, a well-reviewed independent drama starring Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels.[33] In 2007, he starred opposite Richard Gere and Terrence Howard in The Hunting Party, a comic thriller in which he plays an American journalist reporting from Bosnia. In 2009, Eisenberg played the lead role Adventureland, a comedy directed by Greg Mottola and filmed in Kennywood Park, near Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Filming wrapped in October 2007,[36] and the movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009. In November 2007, Eisenberg was cast in the indie comic-drama Holy Rollers alongside his sister, Hallie Eisenberg, who played his fictional sister in the film. He played a young Hasidic Jew who becomes involved in the ecstasy smuggling trade, using his religion as a disguise to deal without suspicion. Filming took place in New York in 2008.[37] During the late 2000s, he also had roles in the independent films Solitary Man, playing college student Daniel, and Camp Hell, a horror film directed by George Van Buskirk.[38][39]

2009–2011: Breakthrough and critical success[edit]

Eisenberg at the Madrid premiere of The Social Network, October 2010

Eisenberg's breakthrough starring role was in Zombieland. The horror-comedy, which saw him with Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, and Abigail Breslin on a roadtrip through a post-zombie apocalypse America, was a sleeper hit.[40] In 2010, he starred alongside Andrew Garfield and Justin Timberlake in the role of Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg in the film The Social Network, for which he earned the Best Actor Award from the National Board of Review of Motion Pictures,[41] and nominations for Best Actor at the BAFTA Awards, Golden Globes, and Academy Awards. According to the film's director, David Fincher, both he and screenwriter Aaron Sorkin knew Eisenberg was the one for the role as soon as they watched his audition tape, despite Eisenberg's own anxieties about his audition.[42] On November 22, 2010, Eisenberg was honored, along with Whoopi Goldberg, Joycelyn Engle, and Harvey Krueger, at the Children at Heart Celebrity Dinner Gala and Fantasy Auction, to benefit The Children of Chernobyl. Steven Spielberg is Chair of the event each year.[20] On January 29, 2011, Eisenberg hosted Saturday Night Live on NBC, with musical guest Nicki Minaj. During his opening monologue, Eisenberg was joined by Facebook creator Mark Zuckerberg.[43]

In 2011, he starred in the box-office animated hit Rio, as the main character Blu, a metropolitan, domesticated male Spix's macaw who learns how to fly. He starred alongside Anne Hathaway, his former co-star (and onscreen sibling) from Get Real,[44] as well as George Lopez, Tracy Morgan, will.i.am and Jamie Foxx.[45] He featured in one song, "Real in Rio", in the movie's soundtrack, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song.[46] He also starred alongside Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, and Nick Swardson in 30 Minutes or Less, a film noir heist-comedy about a pizza delivery man, played by Eisenberg, who is forced to rob a bank, which was released in August 2011.[47] In October 2011, Eisenberg made his playwriting debut in Rattlestick Playwrights Theater's Off-Broadway production of Asuncion, staged at Cherry Lane Theatre. Eisenberg also acted in the play, which was directed by Kip Fagan. The play highlights two overeducated, liberal-minded friends, played by Eisenberg and Justin Bartha, whose assumptions are challenged by their new Filipina roommate, played by Camille Mana.[48][49]

2012–present[edit]

In 2012, he starred alongside Melissa Leo in Why Stop Now, a drama about a drug addict mother (Leo) and her piano prodigy son (Eisenberg),[50] and in the magical realist romantic comedy To Rome with Love, directed by Woody Allen.[51] That same year, he filed a $3 million lawsuit against the producers of the 2010 direct-to-DVD movie Camp Hell, claiming exploitation. According to the lawsuit, Eisenberg agreed to appear in the film as a favor to his friends. He was on set for one day of filming in 2007, earned about $3,000,[52] and logged only a few minutes of total screentime.[53] Because of his minimal involvement in the production, he was surprised to see that his face was prominently featured on the cover of the DVD, implying that he starred in the film. His lawsuit asserts various California law causes of action, including claims for unfair business practices and publicity rights.[54]

In 2013, Eisenberg reunited with Woody Harrelson for the magician caper thriller Now You See Me, playing a world-famous close-up magician and street performer recruited into a secret group of elite magicians to pull off bank heists with magic tricks, redistributing the money from a wealthy businessman (Michael Caine) to victims of his corrupt capitalist schemes. That year he announced his plan to continue writing, for both stage and screen, as well as continuing to act.[55] He starred in Richard Ayoade's drama, The Double (2013), which was shot in 2012,[56] and reprised his role as Blu in Rio 2 (2014).[57] He starred alongside Kristen Stewart in the action comedy American Ultra (2015), playing a rogue sleeper agent being chased by the C.I.A.[58]

In 2015, Eisenberg portrayed Rolling Stone journalist David Lipsky in the biographical drama film The End of the Tour, appearing opposite Jason Segel, who portrayed the late author David Foster Wallace.[59] Eisenberg's third play, The Spoils, premiered off-Broadway in The New Group Perishing Square Signature Center Alice Griffin Box Theatre. The play featuring Eisenberg as Ben, also starring Kunal Nayyar, Michael Zegen, Erin Darke, and Annapurna Sriram, was the winner of The Blanche and Irving Laurie Foundation Theatre Visions Fund Award.[60] On September 8, 2015,[8] Eisenberg's first book, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, a collection of short humor pieces,[61] was released.

Eisenberg serves on the Board of Advisors for Playing On Air, a public radio show/podcast that works with contemporary playwrights to produce plays for "today's digital audience."[62] He has written one short play for Playing On Air, called A Little Part of All of Us (2015), which he starred in with Justin Bartha.[63] He has voiced for two other plays, The Final Interrogation of Ceaucescu's Dog (2015), written by Warren Leight, and The Blizzard (2016), written by David Ives and directed by John Rando.[64][65]

Eisenberg played the supervillain Lex Luthor in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, which was released in March 2016, to mixed reviews.[2][66] As part of a viral marketing campaign to promote the film, a fictional write-up of the "new" LexCorp in Fortune, stylized as a magazine profile and published October 5, 2015, revealed that Lex Luthor's full name is Alexander Luthor, Jr.[3] In the interview, Luthor is described as "a 31-year-old wunderkind who transformed an aging petrochemical and heavy machinery dinosaur into a tech darling of the Fortune 500 in what some call a superhuman feat."[3]

Eisenberg with the cast of Café Society at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

Eisenberg then starred in Café Society, directed by Woody Allen.[28] Other cast members include Kristen Stewart, Jeannie Berlin, Blake Lively, Parker Posey, Steve Carell, Corey Stoll, Ken Stott, and Tony Sirico.[28][67][68] The film had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival on May 11, 2016.[69] Eisenberg next reprised his role as street magician J. Daniel "Danny" Atlas in Now You See Me 2, which was released on June 10, 2016, previewed June 9, to mixed reviews.[70][71] The film was shot primarily in London and Macau.[72][73] It has grossed over $267 million worldwide,[74][75] and Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer announced that they had "already begun early planning for Now You See Me 3.[76]

On June 2, 2016, Eisenberg's play The Spoils began a run at London's Trafalgar Studios in the West End, with Scott Elliott returning to direct.[77] Einsenberg again played the lead, along with Nayyar and Sriram, while Zegen and Darke's characters were replaced by Alfie Allen and Katie Brayben respectively.[78]

Upcoming projects[edit]

Eisenberg is creating, writing, and directing a comedy adaptation of Bream Gives Me Hiccups with Jax Media, starring Parker Posey, Victor Rasuk, and Elliott Smith. A pilot was filmed in June.[79] A sequel to the 2009 Zombieland is reportedly in development at Sony, with a logo for Zombieland 2 having debuted at 2016 CinemaCon.[80] Writers of the first Zombieland, Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick, are penning the script, with David Callaham on board as writer with Ruben Fleischer as director.[81][82][83] In May 2016, Eisenberg stated that he would be reprising his role as Lex Luthor in the upcoming Justice League film. This was confirmed in an interview with ShortList magizine the following month.[84][85]

Personal life[edit]

He dated Anna Strout from 2002 to 2012 after they met on the set of The Emperor's Club, where she worked as a crew member and assistant.[86][87] Eisenberg dated Mia Wasikowska, his co-star in The Double,[85][86] from 2013 to 2015.[87][88] He has since gotten back together with Strout,[88][89] and has worked with her at an Indiana domestic violence shelter, where Strout's mother, Toby Strout, serves as executive director.[90][91] The couple is expecting their first child together.[92][93][94]

Eisenberg lived with his sister Hallie and her boyfriend, Owen Danoff, singer-songwriter and contestant on season 10 of NBC's The Voice, in New York,[95][96] until Hallie and Danoff moved to Nashville in June 2016.[97] He has been playing the drums since he was 8 years old.[31] In 2007, Eisenberg started an online wordplay website with his cousin, a social design evangelist at Facebook, called OneUpMe. They re-launched the site in 2010, instead exclusively formatted for Facebook users.[98][99]

Anxiety and OCD[edit]

Eisenberg has obsessive–compulsive disorder and is open about it. He said of his condition: "I touch the tips of my fingers in a weird way; I don't step on cracks; if I'm going onto a new surface - be it carpet to concrete, or concrete to wood, or wood to concrete, any new surface - I have to make sure all parts of my feet touch the ground equally before I touch that new thing. So I'll often hesitate before walking into a new room."[100] He has also spoken about going to therapy to manage his anxieties - OCD, separation anxiety, social anxiety - and depression, the latter of which he struggled with a lot when he was younger, as well as how acting helped him better cope.[101][102] He has said that acting serves as his coping mechanism.[103]

Charity work and other interests[edit]

Eisenberg is fond of cats and has been involved in fostering animals.[104] He is a vegetarian, and was vegan for a short period of time.[105] He has been associated with Farm Sanctuary and has presented at several of their galas.[106] In September 2015, Eisenberg announced that, starting November, he would match donations made to Middle Way House, a domestic violence shelter in Bloomington, Indiana, up to $100,000 until April 3. All contributions made went towards the organization's mortgage payment fund that was matched by a committee, led by Eisenberg.[107] "It's an incredible collective," Eisenberg told a reporter. "It's the kind of place where the residents go through their wonderful program and end up working there. It's saved so many lives."[108]

Eisenberg is also a cast member with Theater of War, a performing arts non-profit that presents readings of Sophocles' Ajax and Philoctetes to military and civilian communities across the United States and Europe.[109] "As an actor, sometimes you feel limited by the role you're in; stories without much meaning. [Theatre of War] allows you do something that has more substance and benefits people ... It's a greater purpose than just entertainment," Eisenberg said of the organization.[110]

Eisenberg also works in performing for Voices of a People's History of the United States, which is an organization that works to "encourage civic engagement and to further history education by bringing the rich history of the United States to life through public readings of Primary source materials."[111] He read Howard Zinn's "The Problem is Civil Disobedience" (1970) for Voices of a People's History as part of "NYU Portraits" 2011 event.[112] Eisenberg is involved with Keep America Beautiful, which "[engages] individuals to take greater responsibility for improving their community environments,"[113] as well as Shoe Revolt, a "hybrid start-up company that auctions celeb shoes to raise funds to deploy a social franchising model which aims to educate, engage, and empower youth to take the lead in the fight against domestic sex trafficking through peer-to-peer involvement, training, activism and social enterprise development."[114]

On September 12, Eisenberg, as well as Cate Blanchett, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Peter Capaldi, Douglas Booth, Neil Gaiman, Keira Knightley, Juliet Stevenson, Kit Harington, and Stanley Tucci, featured in a video from the United Nations' refugee agency UNHCR to help raise awareness about the global refugee crisis. The video, titled "What They Took With Them", has the actors reading a poem, written by Jenifer Toksvig and inspired by primary accounts of refugees, and is part of UNHCR's #WithRefugees campaign, which also includes a petition to governments to expand asylum to provide further shelter, integrating job opportunities, and education.[115][116]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2002 Roger Dodger Nick
2002 Emperor's Club, TheThe Emperor's Club Louis Masoudi
2004 Village, TheThe Village Jamison
2005 Squid and the Whale, TheThe Squid and the Whale Walt Berkman
2005 Cursed Jimmy Myers
2007 Education of Charlie Banks, TheThe Education of Charlie Banks Charlie Banks
2007 Hunting Party, TheThe Hunting Party Benjamin Strauss
2007 One Day Like Rain Mark
2007 Living Wake, TheThe Living Wake Mills Joaquin
2009 Some Boys Don't Leave Boy Short film
2009 Adventureland James Brennan
2009 Beyond All Boundaries Lt. Fiske Hanley / Sgt. Benjamin McKinney (voice) Short film
2009 Zombieland Columbus
2010 Holy Rollers Sam Gold
2010 Camp Hell Daniel Jacobs
2010 Solitary Man Daniel Cheston
2010 Social Network, TheThe Social Network Mark Zuckerberg
2011 Rio Blu (voice)
2011 30 Minutes or Less Nick Davis
2012 Why Stop Now Eli Bloom
2012 Free Samples Tex
2012 To Rome with Love Jack
2013 He's Way More Famous Than You Himself
2013 Now You See Me J. Daniel "Danny" Atlas
2013 Night Moves Josh Stamos
2013 The Double Simon James / James Simon
2014 Rio 2 Blu (voice)
2015 The End of the Tour David Lipsky
2015 Louder Than Bombs Jonah
2015 American Ultra Mike Howell
2016 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Lex Luthor
2016 Café Society Bobby Dorfman
2016 Now You See Me 2 J. Daniel "Danny" Atlas
2017 Justice League Lex Luthor Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1999–2000 Get Real Kenny Green 22 episodes
2001 Lightning: Fire from the Sky Eric Dobbs Television film
2011 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) Episode: "Jesse Eisenberg/Nicki Minaj"
2012 The Newsroom Eric Neal (voice) Uncredited[117]
Episode: "We Just Decided To"
2014 Modern Family Asher Episode: "Under Pressure"
TBA Bream Gives Me Hiccups[118] Filming
Creator, director, writer

Theatre[edit]

Year Title[119] Role Theatre Notes
1996 Summer and Smoke Young John (Understudy) Criterion Center Stage Right
1999 The Gathering Michael Playhouse 91 Credited as Jesse Adam Eisenberg
2005 Orphans[120] Phillip Greenway Court Theatre, Los Angeles Workshop production
2007 Scarcity Billy Linda Gross Theater
2011 Asuncion Edgar Cherry Lane Theatre Also playwright
2013 The Revisionist David Cherry Lane Theatre Also playwright
2015 The Final Interrogation of Ceausescu's Dog Man Playing On Air Podcast
2015 The Spoils Ben Pershing Square Signature Center
The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre
Also playwright, Off-Broadway run
2015 A Little Part of All of Us Joey Playing On Air Also writer, podcast
2016 The Blizzard Neil Playing On Air Podcast
2016 The Spoils Ben Trafalgar Studios, West End Also playwright, West End run

Audiobooks[edit]

Year Title Role Notes Refs
2004 The Gospel According to Larry Narrator [121]
2004 Vote For Larry Narrator [122]
2005 Be More Chill Narrator [121]
2010 White Cat: The Curse Workers, Book One Narrator [123]
2011 Red Glove: The Curse Workers, Book Two Narrator [124]
2012 Black Heart: The Curse Workers, Book Third Narrator [125]
2012 Colin Fischer Narrator [126]
2015 Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories Narrator Also writer [127]

Accolades[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Eisenberg's short story "Marv Albert is My Therapist" appeared in The New Yorker in 2013.[128] Eisenberg has written other short humor pieces for The New Yorker's "Shouts & Murmurs" column, as well as for McSweeney's.[129] These pieces, as well as others, were included in Eisenberg's debut novel, Bream Gives Me Hiccups, which was released on September 8, 2015.[8]

Short stories[edit]

Eisenberg's short stories via The New Yorker (PUB)[130]

Title Date of publication Scope Medium
"Marv Albert is My Therapist" March 11, 2013 Shouts & Murmurs Print
"I Didn't Win Any Pulitzer Prizes This Year" April 17, 2013 Daily Shouts Web
"A Marriage Counselor Tries to Heckle at a Knicks Game" April 25, 2013 Daily Shouts Web
"Separation-Anxiety Sleepaway Camp" June 24, 2013 Shouts & Murmurs Print
"My Mother Explains the Ballet to Me" July 10, 2013 Daily Shouts Web
"A Short Story Written with Thought-To-Text Technology" August 15, 2013 Daily Shouts Web
"A Bully Does His Research" September 9, 2013 Daily Shouts Web
"Final Conversations at Pompeii" October 7, 2013 Shouts & Murmurs Print
"If I Was Fluent In ..." January 13, 2014 Shouts & Murmurs Print
"Carmelo Anthony and I Debrief Our Friends After a Pickup Game at the YMCA" June 10, 2014 Daily Shouts Web
"Men and Dancing" May 18, 2015 Shouts & Murmurs Print
"My Nephew Has Some Questions" September 1, 2015 Daily Shouts Web
"An Honest Film Review" November 16, 2015 Shouts & Murmurs Print
"Why I Broke Up with the Little Mermaid" February 12, 2016 Daily Shouts Web
"My Cousin Recently Became a Realtor" May 19, 2016 Daily Shouts Web

Eisenberg's short stories via McSweeney's (PUB)[131]

Title Date of publication Medium
"Manageable Tongue Twisters" November 30, 2009 Web
"Marxist-Socialist Jokes" February 24, 2010 Web
"A Post Gender Normative Man Tries to Pick Up a Woman at a Bar" December 28, 2011 Web
"Jeremy Lin Has Helped Me Through Some Pretty Tough Times" February 15, 2012 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Masgouf" June 6, 2012 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: The Whiskey Blue Bar at the W Hotel" July 9, 2012 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Tcby" August 1, 2012 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Robert Frost Elementary School Cafeteria" August 20, 2012 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Organix vs. the San Gennaro Street Festival" October 2, 2012 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Thanksgiving With Vegans" November 11, 2012 Web
"Body Rituals Among the Lauxesortem" December 11, 2012 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Matthew's House" February 22, 2013 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Fuddruckers and an Unreliable New Friend" June 3, 2013 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: A Crawfish Boil and Dad's New Family" August 6, 2013 Web
"A Post Gender Normative Woman Tries to Pick Up a Man at a Bar" October 2, 2013 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: The Museum of Natural History and Making Compromises" November 1, 2013 Web
"Alexander Graham Bell's First Five Phone Calls" November 12, 2013 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: The Ashram and Mom" December 12, 2013 Web
"Bream Gives Me Hiccups: Restaurant Reviews from a Privileged Nine-Year-Old: Sushi Nozawa" September 17, 2015 Web
"Self-Deprecating Heroes" November 4, 2016 Web

Short story collections[edit]

Title[132] Date of publication Publisher
Bream Gives Me Hiccups: And Other Stories September 8, 2015 Grove Press, New York

Plays[edit]

Title[119] Year of publication Publisher
Asuncion. 2011 Dramatists Play Service, New York
The Revisionist 2013 Grove Press, New York
The Spoils 2015 Grove Press, New York
A Little Part of All of Us 2015 Playing On Air

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