Who Is Michael Cera?
Michael Cera is a famous Canadian actor. He is well-known for his awkward, offbeat characters in coming-of-age comedy films and for portraying George Michael Bluth in the sitcom Arrested Development (2003-2006, 2013, 2018-2019). Also, he is known for portraying Brother Bear in The Berenstain Bears.
Cera has had numerous roles in the U.S.A. television and film productions. Particularly, he is known for playing the characters of Evan in Superbad (2007), Paulie Bleeker in Juno (2007), Scott Pilgrim in Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010), and Scott Pilgrim Takes Off (2023), a fictional version of himself in This Is the End (2013), and Allan in Barbie (2023). Other starring roles include in Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist (2008), and Youth in Revolt (2009). Cera also has had dramatic roles in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002), Molly’s Game (2017), and Gloria Bell (2019). He voiced Dick Grayson/Robin in The Lego Batman Movie (2017), Barry in Sausage Party (2016), and Sal Viscuso, the voice behind the announcements in Children’s Hospital.
Moreover, he is known for his Broadway performances in Kenneth Lonergan’s plays This Is Our Youth in 2014, Lobby Her in 2018, for which he received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play, and The Waverly Gallery in 2019. In addition to acting, he is a musician and in 2014 he released his debut album, True That. Also, he has performed as the touring bassist for indie rock supergroup Mister Heavenly.
How Old Is Michael Cera?
Cera is 35 years old as of September 2023, having been born on June 7, 1988, in Brampton, Canada. Michael Cera shares his birthdate with celebrities such as; George Ezra, Tom Jones, Liam Neeson, Tony Ricca, Bill Hader, and many more.
Michael Cera Family
Who are Michael Cera’s Parents?
Cera was born to Luigi Cera (Father) a technician, and Linda Cera (Mother). His parents both worked for Xerox.
Does Michael Cera have Siblings?
Michael has two sisters. An elder sister by the name of Jordan Cera. And a younger sister named Molly Cera.
Michael Cera Education
Cera received his education at Conestoga Public School, Robert H. Lagerquist Senior Public School, and Heart Lake Secondary School until grade nine. After starting acting, he completed school online through grade 12. Also, he enrolled in The Second City where he took improvisation classes.
Michael Cera Wife
Cera is married to the love of his life, Nadine. However, nothing much is known about his wife and it is not known when they got married.
Michael Cera Kids
Cera has one kid with his wife Nadine, a son born in 2021.
Michael Cera Height – Measurements
Adding to his well-built body is a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m) and a weight of 65kg (143 lbs).
Michael Cera Career
Michael Cera 1999-2008
His first role was an unpaid appearance in a Tim Hortons summer camp commercial. In 1999, he was cast in the Canadian children’s show I Was Sixth Grade Allen as Larrabe Hicks. The show ran for two seasons. That same year, he appeared in the television films What Katy Did and Switching Goals, starring the Olsen twins. In 2000, he made his theatrical film debut in the science fiction film Frequency as the son of Noah Emmerich’s character. Also, he began voicing Josh Spitz in the animated series Braceface which he continued until 2004. In 2002, he had a role in the critically panned Fox pilot The Grubbs which was never aired. He then successfully auditioned for a part in another Fox sitcom, Arrested Development.
It began airing in November 2003 and ran for three seasons. After three seasons, Fox canceled the series in 2006 due to low viewership. That year, he created and starred in a parody of Impossible is Nothing. In May 2007, he appeared in the film Knocked Up. That same year in November, he hosted a live staged version of Saturday Night Live. But it was not broadcast due to the ongoing 2007 Writers Guild of America Strike. His second film of 2007 was Juno, where he co-starred as Paulie Bleeker. For Superbad and Juno, he won Breakthrough Artist in the Austin Film Critics Association Awards 2007 and was included in Entertainment Weekly’s “30 Under 30” list in February 2008.
Michael Cera 2009-2013
In 2009, he played a fictionalized version of himself in the independent romantic comedy Paper Heart. That same year, he began to write and his first published short story “Pinecone” appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly. Next, he was cast in the film adaptation of the graphic novel by Bryan Lee O’Malley as Scott Pilgrim. He made his theatre debut at the Sydney Opera House in a production of Kenneth Lonegran’s play This Is Our Youth in a two-week run. In 2013, he collaborated with Chilean filmmaker Sebastian Silva on two films – Magic Magic and Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus. Both of the films were filmed in Chile and premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival. In March 2013, he along with Reggie Watts, Tim & Eric, and Sarah Silverman created the web-based comedy YouTube channel Jash, where he posted short films in which he directs and/or stars.
Michael Cera 2014-Present
In 2014, he played a marijuana dealer in the film Hits, with David Cross. He then went on to co-star alongside John Hawkes and Sally Hawkins in Charlie Kaufman’s television pilot How & Why, which was rejected by FX. The following year, he made a cameo on Louis C.K’s Louie on FX, in the season five episode “Sleepover” alongside Glenn Close, John Lithgow, and Matthew Broderick. In 2017, he had five film releases. First was the animated superhero comedy The Lego Batman Movie. Second as a supporting role in the comedy How to Be a Latin Lover and then co-starred in Janicza Bravo’s first full-length feature, the comedy-drama Lemon. Next, he starred in the drama Person to Person opposite Abbi Jackson.
In March 2018, he returned to the stage starring in a second Kenneth Lonergan production, Lobby Hero at the Helen Hayes Theatre on Broadway. The play also stars Chris Evans, Brian Tyree Henry, and Bel Powley. Michael and Henry were both nominated for Best Featured Actor in a Play at the 72nd Tony Awards. Again he appeared onstage in October 2018 starring in a revival of The Waverly Gallery at the John Golden Theatre on Broadway. In 2021, he lent his voice to the adult animated film Cryptozoo. In 2023, he starred in the fantasy comedy film Barbie as Allan opposite Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling. That same year in August, he said he was working on getting financing to direct his first movie.
Michael Cera Music
In 2020, he contributed Mandolin and backing vocals to the Weezer song “Hang On” from their album Hurley. Also, he has established himself as the touring bass player in Mister Heavenly and is a member of the band The Long Goodbye along with Clark Duke. Moreover, he played bass and sang backup during songs in both Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist. On August 8, 2014, he released his first full-length debut album, True That through his official Bandcamp page.
Michael Cera Salary
Cera earns an annual basic salary of $125,000 per episode working as an actor.
Michael Cera’s Net Worth
Michaels boasts a net worth of $20 million. He has accumulated his wealth through his career as an Actor.