Justin Long Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 27 Aug, 2018
Facts of Justin Long
Date of Birth: 1978 , June-2
Age: 40 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Justin Long
Birth Name Justin Jacob Long
Nick Name Justin Long
Father R. James Long
Mother Wendy Lesniak
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Fairfield, Connecticut
Ethnicity white-American
Profession Actors
Working For Jeepers Creepers (2001), Dodgeball (2004), Accepted (2006),
Net Worth $15 million
Salary $1 million
Famous for Jeepers Creepers (2001), Dodgeball (2004), Accepted (2006),
Affair with Drew Barrymore and Amanda Seyfried
Girlfriend Lauren Mayberry
Education Fairfield College Preparatory School and Vassa College
Movies Fairfield College Preparatory School
TV Show Ed, New Girl
Siblings 2
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There are only a few actors who get success from their debut film and Hollywood actor Justin Long is one of them. He rose to fame from his first film, Galaxy Quest (1999) which was both critically and commercially successful. He never failed to impress audiences through his versatile acting and dialogue delivery. Some of his notable roles include Dodgeball, Jeepers Creepers, Accepted, Alvin and the Chipmunks, Comet, and others. 

Early Life And Education Of Justin Long

Justin Long was born Justin Jacob Long on June 2, 1978, in Fairfield, Connecticut, U.S. He is the middle son of R. James Long, a philosophy and Latin professor and Wendy Lesniak, a former actress. He is the grandson of Jody Lesniak.  

His maternal grandmother was of Sicilian descent. He was raised in a Roman Catholic family along with his two brothers, an elder brother, Damian Long who is a local stage actor, teacher, and younger brother, Christian Long.   

Long attended  Fairfield College Preparatory School, a Jesuit school and completed his schooling. Then he joined Vassar College, where he was a member of the sketch comedy group, Laughingstock and starred in several plays.  

Justin Long's Career

Justin Long started his acting career in 1999 American comic science fiction film, Galaxy Quest as Brandon. He earned Saturn Award nomination for his role in the category of Best Performance by a Younger Actor. The following year, he debuted in television in NBC's Ed where he played the role of socially awkward Warren P. Cheswick and appeared in altogether 71 episodes.

CAPTION: Hollywood actor, Justin Long SOURCE: HuffPost

Some of his notable film credits,  Idiocracy, Waiting, The Break-Up, CrossroadsJeepers Creepers, DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story,  Live Free or Die HardAcceptedThe Sasquatch Gang. He had a small role in the comedy film Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008). 

Justin Long has appeared in numerous TV series as well such as New Girl, Unsupervised, Mom, TripTank, F Is for FamilyDrunk HistorySkylanders Academy. In 2014, Long starred in the independent love drama, Comet which he produced. His most recent released film was And Then I Go and Literally, Right Before Aaron in 2017. 

As of 2018, he voice-over the character of Spyro the Dragon in Netflix animated series, Skylanders Academy.

Justin Long's Net Worth

Justin Long is an undeniable Hollywood talent who is active in the industry since 1999. He has an estimated net worth of $15 million.

He lives a lavish lifestyle. Long purchased a 1,975-square-foot apartment at the high-rise Blue luxury complex of New York City at $2.4 million in 2008. In 2018, Justin Long bought  Los Feliz house at $2.1 million. 

In 2009, Long earned $6,240,000 from the sales of the video Still Waiting as Dean, in 2016 he made $19,140 from the sales of the video Yoga Hosers as Yogi Bayer. Similarly, he made $5,190 from the sales of the video Literally, Right Before Aaron as Adam in 2017.  

Similarly, he starred in numerous box office hit movies and some of them are enlisted below;  

1. DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Budget= $20 million

Box-office collection= $167.7 million

IMDb rating= 6.7 stars

Starring= Vince Vaughn, Ben Stiller, Christine Taylor, Rip Torn

2. Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Budget= $110 million

Box-office collection= $383.5 million

IMDb rating= 7.2 stars

Starring= Bruce Willis, Timothy Olyphant, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Maggie Q

3. Drag Me to Hell (2009)

Budget= $30 million

Box-office collection= $90.8 million

IMDb rating= 6.6 stars

Starring= Alison Lohman, Lorna Raver, Dileep Rao, David Paymer

4. He's Just Not That into You (2009)

Budget= $40 million

Box-office collection= $181.1 million

IMDb rating= 6.4 stars

Starring=  Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly

Justin Long's Personal Life

Justin Long is in a romantic relationship with his longtime musician girlfriend, Lauren Mayberry. Lauren is the lead singer of the Scottish synth-pop band CHVRCHES. The couple is together since 2016 and shares a healthy relationship. As of 2018, he lives in Los Angeles with his girlfriend.

CAPTION: Justin Long with musician girlfriend, Lauren Mayberry SOURCE: Losanjealous

Previously, Long dated actress, Drew Barrymore but the couple failed to handle their love life and split apart after three years of relationship in 2010. He then dated actress and model, Amanda Seyfried from mid-2013 for two years before breaking up in September 2015.

In 2008, he was ranked #25 on  Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' the actor's list. He loves watching movies and some of his favorite films are Back to the Future (1985), Way Out West (1937), Drugstore Cowboy (1989).  Long has a dog named, Moose and he loves spending time with them. 

Body Measurement  

  • Height: He stands at the height of 5 feet 9 inches tall (1.75m).
  • Weight: As of 2018, he weighs 67kg (148 pounds). 

Check out the interview with Justin Long at The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,   

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