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Born: June 7, 1988
Brampton, Ontario, Canada

As a Canadian TV and film actor, Michael Cera began his career in commercials for a Canadian fast food chain at age 9. He then moved to sitcoms, and landed a role on Fox Family's comedy series "I Was a Sixth Grade Alien." The baby-faced actor gained most of his exposure acting as the son of Jason Bateman on Fox sitcom "Arrested Development," which portrayed a dysfunctional family of land-tract developers. Later, he played the young, sexually overactive Chuck Barris in the 2002 film Confessions Of A Dangerous Mind.

No stranger to "awkward" or "challenging" roles, he's become a recent staple of big-screen comedies, co-starring in Superbad, Juno, Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist and Year One. His dry-witted screen persona has brought nothing but laughter to audiences across the nation. Michael has helped reinvent new age humor with his on screen awkwardness and growing fan base.


  • In 2008, Michael was ranked #1 on Entertainment Weekly's "30 Under 30" the actors list.
  • He is the voice of Little Gizmo on Playhouse Disney's Emmy-winning animated series "Rolie Polie Olie."
  • Used to date actress Charlyne Yi, the two split in July 2009 after 3 years.