Biel, Hirsch climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

Biel, Hirsch climbing Mount Kilimanjaro

ARUSHA, Tanzania, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Celebrities Jessica Biel, Emile Hirsch and Lupe Fiasco are climbing Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro to highlight global clean water needs, their Web site says.
Hirsch set to star in 'Hamlet'

Hirsch set to star in 'Hamlet'

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 3 (UPI) -- Overture Films has announced it is developing a modern-day film adaptation of William Shakespeare's tragic play "Hamlet" to be set in the United States.

Hirsch talked to fugitive's dad for film

NEW YORK, Jan. 7 (UPI) -- To prepare to play a drug dealer in the new film, "Alpha Dog," U.S. actor Emile Hirsch says he talked to the dad of real-life suspect Jesse James Hollywood.

Sean Penn working on 'Into the Wild'

HOLLYWOOD, N.Y., June 9 (UPI) -- Writer and director Sean Penn continues to draw a stellar cast to the Paramount Vantage film "Into the Wild."

Cast lined up for 'Into the Wild'

LOS ANGELES, May 1 (UPI) -- Actors Vince Vaughn and Katherine Keener have signed on to star with Emile Hirsch in Sean Penn's film, "Into the Wild," it was reported Monday.

Sean Penn to direct 'Into the Wild'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- Sean Penn is returning to the director's chair for the first time since 2001 to helm the Alaska adventure "Into the Wild" for Paramount Pictures.

'Dogtown' star is real-life skater

LOS ANGELES, March 2 (UPI) -- Venice, Calif., native and actor Emile Hirsch is putting his skateboarding skills to good use in the new film "Lords of Dogtown."
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Emile Hirsch
Actor Emile Hirsch arrives at the amfAR Cinema Against AIDS 2009 gala at the Hotel du Cap in Antibes, France on May 21, 2009. The event, held each year during the Annual Cannes Film Festival, raises funds for AIDS research. (UPI Photo/David Silpa)

Emile Davenport Hirsch (born March 13, 1985) is an American television and film actor. He began performing in the late 1990s, appearing in several television films and series, and became known as a film actor after roles in Lords of Dogtown, The Emperor's Club, The Girl Next Door, Alpha Dog, and Into the Wild. In 2008, Hirsch starred in Speed Racer and in Milk with Sean Penn, his director from Into the Wild.

Hirsch was born in Topanga, California, the son of Margaret (née Davenport), a visual artist and teacher who designed pop-up books, and David Hirsch, an industrial consultant, manager, and producer. His older sister Jenny introduced him to acting. Hirsch was raised in Los Angeles, California, and Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he lived with his mother after his parents divorced. He attended Paul Revere Middle School and the Academy of Music at Alexander Hamilton High School in Los Angeles. Hirsch left early and did not obtain a high school diploma.

Hirsch began acting at the age of eight, appearing in minor roles on television shows and made-for-television films, including Kindred: the Embraced; Sabrina, the Teenage Witch and NYPD Blue. He made his film debut with the 2002 drama, The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys, where he starred opposite Kieran Culkin in the story of two Catholic school boys. His next role was in the prep school drama, The Emperor's Club, which was released later in 2002. Both films received generally positive reviews, but performed only moderately at the box office.

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