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Justin Long

Justin Long is a potent combination of charm and charisma, who is rapidly rising as one of Hollywood's top young actors.

Last year, Long starred in the Steve Pink film Accepted. He played Bartleby Gaines, a high school senior who creatively schemes against his parents in an attempt to avoid college. Also in 2006 came Idiocracy, starring Luke Wilson, Maya Rudolph and Dax Shepard, written and directed by Mike Judge, the director of Office Space.

Long co-starred in the romantic comedy The Breakup, playing Jennifer Aniston's flamboyant hairstylist. At the 2006 Slamdance Film Festival, Long starred in The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang, a comedy produced by Kevin Spacey and Jared Hess, who wrote and directed Napoleon Dynamite. The film won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature. Also set to be released this year is the independent feature Dreamland, with Long in the starring role of this basketball-themed drama, opposite Agnes Bruckner.

Long continues to maintain a long list of upcoming projects slated to be released in 2007. He recently completed filming the comedy Strange Wilderness and has also wrapped One Part Sugar, opposite Danny DeVito. He voices the character of the brave and honorable mouse Desperaux for Universal Pictures' computer-animated feature The Tale of Despereaux.

Previously, Long appeared opposite Ryan Reynolds and Anna Farris in the Lionsgate feature Waiting. Produced by Chris Moore, Waiting is a slice of life comedy that follows a group of young waiters at a family style restaurant. In the past he has starred as the love interest of Lindsay Lohan in Herbie: Fully Loaded, Disney's latest incarnation of their successful love bug series.

Long is best known for his performance alongside Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in the Twentieth Century Fox comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story. As a high school student who dreams of making the cheerleading squad, Justin painfully and comically helps in winning the big dodgeball tournament. Prior to Dodgeball, he also provided the voice for Dwayne in Bill Plympton's animated feature Hair High. Hair High is a gothic high-school comedy with a Carrie-like story that also features the voices of David Carradine, Dermot Mulroney, and Martha Plimpton.

Long sent shivers down the spine of audiences with his starring role in the 2001 box office hit Jeepers Creepers. He also shared the screen with Britney Spears in her feature-film debut Crossroads. His other film credits include the Daniel Waters satirical comedy Happy Campers, Galaxy Quest with Tim Allen and Sigourney Weaver, and the independent feature Raising Genius with Wendie Malick and Stephen Root.

On the small screen, Long was a favorite of viewers on NBC's critically acclaimed Ed for his portrayal of the lovable and quirky Stuckeyville High School student Warren Cheswick.

On stage, he has appeared in several New York Theater productions, including The Hot L Baltimore, starring Sam Rockwell and The Shadowbox. Born in Fairfield, Connecticut, Long attended Vassar College where he was a two-year member of the acclaimed sketch comedy group Laughingstock.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2007.
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Justin Long Facts

BirthdayJune 2, 1978 (43)
BirthplaceFairfield, Connecticut, USA
Height5' 9" (1m75)  How tall is Justin Long compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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