Michael Austin Cera was born on the 7th June 1988, in Brampton, Ontario Canada, of Sicilian (father) and Irish, Dutch, Scottish, and English (mother) descent. Michael is an actor usually recognized for his roles in the television series “Arrested Development” (2003 – 2006) and feature films “Superbad” (2007), “Youth in Revolt” (2009), and “Scott Pilgrim vs. the World” (2010). The role in the latter film was worth the prestigious Satellite Award for the Best Actor in Motion Picture.. Michael Cera has been active in the entertainment industry since 1998.
Michael Cera Net Worth $20 Million
Acting and music are the main sources of Michael Cera net worth. As long as he is famous, is he wealthy enough? It has already been reported by sources that the overall sum of Cera’s net worth is $20 million, the most lucrative film Michael has worked on being “Magic, Magic” (2013), earning $1,666,667 from his acting and being the executive producer.
Michael Cera was determined to pursue the career of an actor from early childhood. Cera attended school until he reached the ninth grade and then finished study through correspondence. His career began with an unpaid role in a commercial, yet it opened doors to his future career. From 1999 to 2001, Cera was part of the cast of the television show “I Was a Sixth Grade Alien”. As long as it was permanent role, it made a positive impact on actor’s net worth.
Meanwhile, Michael landed his first role in a feature film – “Switching Goals” (1999) directed by David Steinberg. Afterwards, he appeared in various films playing supporting roles as well as episodically appearing in many television series, also over-voicing some, and acquiring experience, popularity and increasing his wealth. However, in 2005 the actor’s career gathered pace after winning the Best Actor’s award at the San Gio Festival in Italy for his role in the short film “Darling, Darling”. What is more, he landed the main role alongside Jonah Hill in the comedy film “Superbad” (2007) directed by Greg Mottola, a part well evaluated by critics. Cera won the Canadian Comedy Awards 2008, Chicago Film Critics Association Awards 2007 (as the most promising performer) and Austin Film Critics Association Awards 2007 (as the breakthrough artist). Those have helped Cera not only to become famous but also significantly increased his net worth.
Afterwards Michael Cera successful played many characters in the films “Juno” (2007), “Youth in Revolt” (2010), “The End of Love” (2012), “This Is the End” (2013) and “Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus” (2013) – earning more than $1 million for each of the last three – and others. His characters are usually praised by both critics and cinema goers. Currently, he is working on the upcoming films “Entertainment” and “Sausage Party” both, it is believed, will increase his net worth.
Michael Cera is not only a successful actor but is also known as a vocalist and the bass player with the band Mister Heavenly. More, Cera is now a member of the band The Long Goodbye. On top of this, Michael has released one studio album “True That” and also performed on several soundtracks and songs in the films he landed the roles.
Currently, Michael Cera is single. However, he was in a three-year long relationship with the actress and comedian Charlyne Yi.
His mother, Linda, comes from Montreal, Quebec, and has English, Irish, Scottish, and Dutch ancestry, and his father, Luigi Cera, is from Sicily.
Michael has two siblings, an older sister Jordan and a younger sister, Molly.
Splits his time between Los Angeles and with his family at home in Brampton.
Curly light brown hair
Wide expressive eyes
Often plays soft-spoken, sensitive characters
Often plays naive and/or slightly nerdy characters
One of the great things about being involved in this business is that you meet people who are so talented, whose stuff you admire, who you can potentially work with.
[re confusion with Jesse Eisenberg] I get it a lot. People will tell me they loved me in The Social Network (2010), and I will tell them I'm not Jesse. I was in a convenience store one time buying something, and the guy just ahead of me was paying for something and he looked at me and he goes, 'Jesse Eisenberg?' I went, 'No.' Then he goes, 'Michael Cera?' I was pretty impressed he got it on the second try.
[re social life in Hollywood, and move to NYC] I'm not plugged into that world. It's a really good city to be a homebody and sit and watch movies with friends. It takes a lot of work to be plugged in to people. Every day you wake up it's a new challenge, like: 'What am I going to do with myself today?'...In New York, if you walk outside you are involved. Everyone feels that, and everyone is feeding off that. I saw New York in Ghostbusters (1984) when I was 4 years old and decided I would end up living there.
[re his character in Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus and 2012 (2013)] Even the nicest people in the world know what it's like to be selfish, even if they don't act on it. Everyone has access to those impulses. He's both fixated and miserable. He's a person who is so uncomfortable with himself that he can't be in the present moment for even a second.
I like a woman to take control but they're hard to find. For example, when I go out to a restaurant I know every girl in there wants to come say hi and be sexually aggressive, but they're all so gripped by shyness that they don't even make a move. In some cases the shyness is so severe they won't even look at me.