Jun. 2nd, 1978
Fairfield, Connecticut, USA
5' 8 1/2"
Justin Long's Main TV Roles
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A likable, boyish-looking actor with thick eyebrows and a friendly smile, Justin Long is a native of Connecticut. He grew up in Fairfield, the second of three sons. His father, R. James Long, is a Professor of Philosophy at Fairfield University and his mother, Wendy Lesniak, is a Broadway actress. He attended Fairfield Prep, and after graduating, he attended Vassar College. He first really showed his promise as a member of the comedy troupe "LaughingStock." His performing talent garnered favorable notices and he won roles in some independent productions, notably Galaxy Quest (1999). However, he refused to act full time until after he graduated, which he did in 2000. He first gained notice when he played the nervous teenager Warren Cheswick in the TV series "Ed" (2000). The following year, he starred in the offbeat horror film Jeepers Creepers (2001). The film, with its surprise ending, was a major hit on the horror circuit and raised his profile. He played the boyfriend of Britney Spears in Crossroads (2002/I), and won a supporting role in the Vince Vaughn comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004). He had high-profile roles in some offbeat independent films, most notably Raising Genius (2004) and Waiting... (2005), and scored commercial success again when he played Lindsay Lohan's boyfriend in Herbie Fully Loaded (2005). He continues to win acclaim and fans. He scored commercial success again with a role in the Jennifer Aniston romantic comedy The Break-Up (2006). He is private about his personal life and does not make a point of attending nightclubs and parties. However, his personal life did get scrutiny in 2008, due to his romance with actress Drew Barrymore (I) that year.
In addition to his film appearances, he is a spokesman for the Apple Mac computers, appearing with John Hodgman in its commercials.
- Attended Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, New York.
- Was ranked #25 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actors list. (2008).
- He was in the movie _The Break-Up (2006)_ (qv), which premiered on his birthday.
- After graduating from Fairfield Prep (Fairfield College Preparatory School), he attended Vassar College, where he was in the graduating class of 2000. He was a member of "LaughingStock," a sketch comedy group at Vassar. He appeared in two independent films, "Boygazm!" and "Time Writer," before appearing in his first commercial film, _Galaxy Quest (1999)_ (qv).
- Has an older brother, Damien Long, and a younger brother, Christian Long, both of whom are actors. Has one dog named, Moose.
- His senior year at Fairfield Prep, Justin received the "Most likely not to be seen in class" superlative.
- Was roommates with 'Jonah Hill' (qv) after they met on the set of _"Campus Ladies" (2006)_ (qv).
- His mother Wendy - a stage actress - teaches at Roger Ludlowe Middle School, in Fairfield, Connecticut.