Michael Cera, the Canadian actor and singer, started his career by acting in commercials. He was nine years old when he got began auditioning for commercials. However, it took him some time to gain stardom. Michael Cera got roles in movies like Superbad, Juno, and Scott Pilgrim, which brought him into the spotlight.
What most people might not know that he is also an excellent musician and singer. He has released four different albums of his own. And although you might feel like his stage presence is low, he has been working on voice-over roles. Currently, Michael is doing voice-overs for the computer animation adaptation of 1974’s classic the Blazing Samurai. He plays the role of Hank, who is a good dog. The movie is set to be released in 2021.
Michael Austin Cera was born on June 7, 1988, in Ontario, Canada. His father, Luigi Cera, is of Sicilian descent, and his mother Linda Cera has Irish, Dutch, Scottish, and English descent. In a family of parents who both worked in Xerox, he grew up as a middle child. He has an older sister named Jordan and a younger one named Molly.
Once he got chickenpox at the age of 3. To spend the time, he repeatedly watched Ghostbusters. It was shocking and amusing when he managed to memorize and idolized all the dialogues of Bill Murray. It was then when he realized his interest in acting.
Michael Cera studied at Heart Lake Secondary School until grade 9. However, after he completed his high school education from an online school, taking his passion for acting seriously, he also took improvisation classes in the second city Toronto.
Michael Cera became famous even before he had finished high school. The actor started his career acting in commercials. Soon he was given roles in TV series and movies. Some of his major characters include the following:
|2000||Steal this movie|
|2002||Confessions of a Dangerous mind|
|2013||This is the end|
|2017||The Lego Batman Movie|
Some of Michael Cera’s earliest roles were in the Movie What Katy Did and the TV series I was a sixth-grade alien during 1999. Michael Cera appeared in similar series until his first starring role in Superbad. He played identical movies and also won several awards. Some of his major award-winning parts were:
|Satellite Awards||Best Actor: Comedy or Musical||Scott Pilgrim vs. the World||2010|
|Chicago Film Critics Association||Most Promising Performer||Juno||2007|
|Austin Film Critics Association||Breakthrough Artist Award||Juno||2007|
|Austin Film Critics Association||Breakthrough Artist Award||Superbad||2007|
Along with his acting roles, Michael Cera has been able to carry forward his passion for music. He worked in backup vocals to one of Weezer’s songs named Hang on. He has also gone on tours as the bass player in Mister Heavenly. Till now, he has released four different albums. They are:
|2010||Youth In Revolt|
Additionally, he is also a member of the band called The Long Goodbye with Clark Duke. The 31-year-old artist has also played a few songs for his movies.
The actor is 5 foot 9 inches (175m) tall and is approximately 70 kg’s in weight.
Michael likes to keep his personal life favorite. He doesn’t feel the need to convince people through social media. In an interview with Time Out magazine, he said: “The compulsion of Twitter is so odd; I don’t see the appeal,” he admitted. “I just don’t like spending my time that way. It’s just laziness.”
Although he has tried to keep his personal life a secret, several channels have released and confirmed his relationship. He was together with his girlfriend Nadine for a long time before getting married in January 2018. Although the couple didn’t announce about marriage, they were spotted together, kissing with wedding rings on streets in Brooklyn.
In 2014, Michael wrote a song for his then-girlfriend Nadine named Oh Nadine (You Were In My Dream). Michael Cera has also dated his co-star Aubrey Plaza from the movie Scott Pilgrim vs. the World in the past. However, the relationship was revealed by Aubrey only after the couple split. The couple reportedly had dated for a year and a half before they split.
The actor and singer reportedly have a net worth of 20 Million dollars as of now. Most of his earnings are from the roles that he has played in movies and series. Some of his wealth is also contributed to the voice roles that he played in movies. Another potential source of income for him is the music that he has released.
Like many of us, Cera also had a phase during which he grew a mustache. Although he gots a lot of criticism, some people called it iconic and still remember it to date. But he soon got over it too.