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Michael Cera Biography


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Michael Cera at the Hollywood premiere of Juno.

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His Birthday:

June 7, 1988

Place of Birth:

Brampton, Ontario, Canada

Full Name:

Michael Austin Cera

A Bit of Trivia:

The guitar-playing Michael Cera divides his time between LA and Toronto.

Role That Got Him Noticed - Sort Of:

Playing Jason Bateman's nerdy son in Arrested Development. Cera and Bateman went on to co-star in Juno however they never shared a scene in that film.

Michael Cera's Acting History:

Michael Cera got his start in feature films at the age of nine. His first big screen role was as a young Chuck Barris (Sam Rockwell played the adult Barris) in the twisted comedy Confessions of a Dangerous Mind directed by George Clooney.

No stranger to working in television, Cera's small screen credits include the kids show Rolie Polie Olie and Fox's I Was a Sixth Grade Alien. Cera was a regular on the TV series Arrested Development, a critically acclaimed comedy show which, unfortunately, never won over audiences.

Cera's film credits include Frequency and Steal This Movie. 2007 was a pivotal year in Cera's film career as he starred in two box office hits - Superbad and Juno. In Superbad Cera played a high school senior looking to lose his virginity before graduation. Juno found him not only losing his virginity but accidently impregnating his almost-girlfriend, Juno MacGuff (played by Oscar nominee Ellen Page).

Cera's other movies include in Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist with Kat Dennings, Year One with Jack Black, Youth in Revolt, and Scott Pilgrim vs the World.

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