Michael Cera
Canadian actor
Michael Cera
Michael Austin Cera is a Canadian actor best known for his roles in Arrested Development, Youth in Revolt, Superbad, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Juno. In 2010, he won the Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture for Scott Pilgrim vs. the World.
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'Lego Batman' Fights Off 'Fifty Shades' And 'The Great Wall' At The Box Office
Huffington Post - 8 days
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How Seth Rogen and Michael Cera got away with showing an orgy in 'Sausage Party'
LATimes - 7 months
If Seth Rogen and Michael Cera have their way, you may never look at a hot dog quite the same again. Nearly a decade after the two first worked together on the raunchy 2007 high-school comedy “Superbad,” Rogen, 34, and Cera, 28, voice a pair of sexually frustrated, existentially angsty frankfurters in...
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From Jash to Jashfesht: A festival of fun, online and in person
LATimes - 11 months
Jash (YouTube channel); Jashfesht (live performances, Palm Springs, Friday through Sunday). In 2013, Sarah Silverman, Michael Cera, Reggie Watts, Tim Heidecker and Eric Warehmeim loosely joined forces in a YouTube Channel called Jash, sometimes represented in capital letters as if it were an acronym:...
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Tony Hale Teases A More Bluth-Centric Season Of 'Arrested Development'
The Huffington Post - about 1 year
Heeeeeeey, brother. Beloved by many but watched by few, "Arrested Development" was resurrected by Netflix in 2013, seven years after Fox pulled the plug on the criminally low-rated sitcom. Where were you then, America?! But the fourth season of the cult series -- the first on the streaming service -- provoked a mixed response, due largely to its frustrating narrative structure. Each episode centered around a single character, severely decreasing the amount of big family scenes, which remain some of the strongest in the series' history. (The chicken dance, anyone?) We sat down recently with actor Tony Hale, who plays Byron "Buster" Bluth, the baby of the Bluth family, to discuss what's in store for the series fifth season, his all-time favorite Buster scene and how the Bluths will be more united than ever.   Once described as "odd and alienating" in our all-time favorite episode, "Public Relations," Buster quickly made his mark, participating in some of the series' most me ...
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Facebook’s Music Stories adds more services, lets you keep scrolling while you listen
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Early last month, Facebook introduced a new feature called Music Stories that allowed users to stream 30-second music clips directly from their news feeds. The feature was somewhat limited at launch, only allowing streaming from Apple Music and Spotify. Now Music Stories is getting a bit more fleshed out, as Facebook director of product Michael Cerda shared in an update to a blog post. First, four new audio streaming services have been added: Deezer, Napster, Rhapsody, and KKBOX. The ability to stream audio previews from NPR has been added as well. Related:  Facebook’s Music Stories allows iPhone users to share snippets on News Feeds The second feature is more important, and really should have been included from the start. The feature is called Listen & Scroll, and does exactly what it says: Users can now continue to keep scrolling through their feed while they listen. The currently streaming clip moves down to the lower right of the screen, so you don’t have to worry about losing ...
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Tavi Gevinson, Michael Cera reunite for ensemble movie about relationships
Chicago Times - about 1 year
Tavi Gevinson and Michael Cera, who co-starred in a 2014 Steppenwolf production of "This Is Our Youth" that was later mounted on Broadway, have been cast in a new ensemble drama about relationships called "Human People." The film "follows a variety of New York characters navigating unexpected problems...
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Facebook mobile introduces music sharing feature
Yahoo News - over 1 year
Facebook on Thursday made it easier to share music, introducing a new post format amid the boom in online streaming. A person listening to a song on a streaming site would click "share" and then "copy." He or she would then paste it on Facebook, adding commentary if desired, and friends will see the post with options to hear the song. "We hope by making this experience better, artists will share more, friends will share and engage more, and music will become a better part of the Facebook experience overall," Michael Cerda, director of product at Facebook -- the world's second most popular website after Google -- wrote in a blog post.
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Monday's Morning Email: Inside The Mysterious Russian Plane Crash
Huffington Post - over 1 year
TOP STORIES OFFICIAL: RUSSIAN PLANE DID NOT CRASH BECAUSE OF TECHNICAL FAULT "The Russian airline whose jet crashed in Egypt killing everyone on board said on Monday the crash could not have been caused by a technical fault or human error. The crash, in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Saturday, could only have been the result of some other 'technical or physical action' which caused it to break up in the air and plummet to the ground, said Alexander Smirnov, deputy general director of the airline, Kogalymavia." The remains of more than half of the 224 victims were flown back to St. Petersburg today. Scenes of the crash show the devastation of the plane, which reportedly broke up at a high altitude. [Reuters] ROYALS WIN WORLD SERIES Congrats to the Kansas City Royals, who won their first pennant since 1985 in a spectacular 12-inning rally. Check out the front page of the Kansas City Star. [Erick Fernandez] GOP CANDIDATES FIGHT FOR MORE CONTROL OF DEBATES And the rift between ...
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Getting Nostalgic With Tavi Gevinson
Huffington Post - over 1 year
At the front row of a fashion week show, among the many poised faces, there once sat an ornately dressed preteen whose unabashed self-expression could’ve been described as courageous, naive, or both. Though her wild, keen sense of fashion launched Tavi Gevinson’s career -- which the now 19-year-old writer and actress is still defining -- it was clear even then that her ability to express herself boldly and artistically would only continue to grow and change along with her. Among her many creative endeavors -- Tavi is the editor-in-chief of Rookie.com, a site dedicated to teen-centric interviews and personal essays, and she recently starred in a Broadway play called “This Is Our Youth” opposite Michael Cera -- perhaps the most personal is her annual collage-like collection of articles and photos, Rookie Yearbook. There are four in total, meant to mimic the progression of actual high school yearbooks. The fourth is out today, and hinges on the positive aspects of growing past y ...
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Paul Feig talks women comedians, his love for streaming, and his new Yahoo show Other Space
Yahoo News - almost 2 years
Back before MarsOne got completely debunked, the most promising aspect of it was clearly the reality show. The mission may have tumbled into ignominy, but we still have Other Space, executive producer Paul Feig’s sci-fi comedy, now available to stream on Yahoo Screen. Our would-be hero is Stewart Lipinski, played with Michael Cera-esque throttle-ability by Karan Soni (previously seen on the short-lived Amazon show Betas). He's been named captain of a routine exploratory mission into outer space, much to the chagrin of his sister Karen (Bess Rous) and childhood best friend Michael (Eugene Cordero) who serve as his second and third in command, respectively.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Michael Cera
    TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 26
    In early 2015, Canadian musician, Alden Penner released, "Meditate", a track from his upcoming EP, Canada in Space, which features Cera.
    More Details Hide Details Penner subsequently announced that the EP would be released on 29 June 2015 on City Slang records, as well as a European tour of the UK, Netherlands, France and Germany, which featured Cera as both co-headliner and member of Penner's backing band. Studio albums Soundtrack
  • 2014
    Age 25
    He released his full-length debut album True That on August 8, 2014 through his official Bandcamp page.
    More Details Hide Details The album features 19 original tracks, a cover of Roderick Falconer's "Play It Again" as well as a cover of Blaze Foley's "Clay Pigeons."
    In August 2014, Cera began a run of Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth on Broadway, costarring with Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson.
    More Details Hide Details In 2010 Cera contributed mandolin and backing vocals to the Weezer song "Hang On" from their album Hurley. Cera has also established himself as the touring bass player in Mister Heavenly, an indie rock band originating in the American northwest, and is a member of the band The Long Goodbye, along with Clark Duke. Cera also played bass and sang back up during songs in both Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist.
    Aside from acting, Cera is also a musician, having released his debut album True That in 2014.
    More Details Hide Details Cera was born in Brampton, Ontario. He is the son of Linda (née Cockman) and Luigi Cera, a technician. His father is Sicilian, and his mother has Irish, Dutch, Scottish, and English ancestry. His parents both worked for Xerox. Cera has an older sister, Jordan, and a younger sister, Molly. He became interested in acting after viewing Ghostbusters repeatedly when sick with the chicken pox at the age of three. He memorized all the dialogue and idolized Bill Murray. He enrolled in The Second City Toronto and took improvisation classes. He attended Conestoga Public School, Robert H. Lagerquist Senior Public School and Heart Lake Secondary School until ninth grade, but then completed school online through 12th grade. His first role was an unpaid appearance in a Tim Hortons summer camp commercial. That eventually led to a Pillsbury commercial in which he poked the Pillsbury Doughboy, his first role with lines.
    Cera made his Broadway debut in the 2014 installment of Kenneth Lonergan's This is Our Youth.
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  • 2013
    Age 24
    Cera reprised his role of George Michael Bluth for the fourth season of Arrested Development in May 2013, which he was also a consulting producer on.
    More Details Hide Details According to press reports, Cera will appear in the Arrested Development film when it eventually goes into production. Cera, along with Reggie Watts, Tim & Eric, and Sarah Silverman created the web-based comedy YouTube channel known as Jash, where he posts short films which he directs and stars in. Cera is part of the cast of Burning Love, a web spoof of ABC's The Bachelor and The Bachelorette.
    He played an exaggerated version of himself in the apocalyptic comedy film This Is the End, which was released in summer of 2013.
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    He also worked with Silva in another Chilean film released in 2013 titled Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus.
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    In 2013, Cera starred in Magic Magic, a film directed by Sebastian Silva and filmed in Chile, for which he spent "five hours a day learning Spanish".
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  • 2010
    Age 21
    Cera played the title character in the film adaptation of the graphic novel Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, released in August 2010.
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    In January 2010, Cera starred in a film adaptation of the novel Youth in Revolt, in the role of the lead character, Nick Twisp, and his destructive "supplementary persona", François Dillinger.
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  • 2009
    Age 20
    In 2009, Cera's first published short story, "Pinecone", appeared in McSweeney's Quarterly.
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    He also starred alongside Jack Black in the 2009 comedy Year One.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2007
    Age 18
    In 2007, Cera appeared in the comedy short "Drunk History", playing Alexander Hamilton in a comedic retelling of Hamilton's duel with Aaron Burr.
    More Details Hide Details Cera starred in the independent film Paper Heart. It was written by and co-starred Charlyne Yi, and premiered at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival where it won a screenwriting award. Cera and Yi composed the movie's soundtrack.
    For Superbad and Juno, Cera won Breakthrough Artist in the Austin Film Critics Association Awards 2007.
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    Also in 2007, Cera co-starred in Juno as Paulie Bleeker, a teenager who impregnates his long-time school friend Juno (Ellen Page).
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    In November 2007, he hosted Saturday Night Live on strike, a live staged version of SNL not shown on television due to the 2007 Writers Guild of America Strike.
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  • 2006
    Age 17
    In 2006, he created and starred in a parody of Impossible is Nothing, a video résumé created by Aleksey Vayner.
    More Details Hide Details He also guest-starred in an episode of teen noir drama Veronica Mars – in the episode "The Rapes of Graff", which also featured Arrested Development co-star Alia Shawkat – and also in the Adult Swim series Tim and Eric Awesome Show, Great Job! Cera, along with best friend Clark Duke, wrote and starred in a series of short videos released on their website. The idea came from Duke, who was enrolled at Loyola Marymount University and did it for his film school studies. In 2007, they signed a deal with CBS Television to write, produce, direct, and act in a short-form comedy series entitled Clark and Michael. The show featured guest stars such as David Cross, Andy Richter and Patton Oswalt, and was distributed via CBS's new internet channel, CBS Innertube. Cera also appeared in a staged comedy video that shows him being fired from the lead role of the film Knocked Up after belittling and arguing with the director, in a scene that mocks the David O. Russell blow up on the set of I Heart Huckabees.
  • 2005
    Age 16
    In 2005, he starred as Harold in the award winning short film Darling Darling, for which he was awarded Best Actor at the San Gio Festival in Verona, Italy.
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  • 2002
    Age 13
    Also in 2002, he was cast in The Grubbs, a new Fox TV series.
    More Details Hide Details It received a poor critical response, including an E! Online review that called it "the worst sitcom ever produced". He also voiced Josh Spitz in the cartoon Braceface. He played George Michael Bluth in the award-winning television series Arrested Development for three seasons before it was cancelled for six years.
    In 2002, Cera played the young Chuck Barris in Confessions of a Dangerous Mind and he also provided the voice for Brother Bear in the 2002 Berenstain Bears animated series.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1999
    Age 10
    Cera's career began when he was cast as Larrabe Hicks in the Canadian television series I Was a Sixth Grade Alien in 1999.
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  • 1988
    Born
    Born on June 7, 1988.
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