Born in Los Angeles in 1983, comedic actor Jonah Hill has always had a passion for performing arts and creative writing. In 2007 his dreams came true when he was cast as the lead star in the hit movie Superbad. Since then, he’s gone on to become one of Hollywood’s most famous comedy performers in recent times and has even made the transition into more serious acting roles as of late. It’s that seriousness that has also been a part of Hill’s personal life as of late, with some life-changing events having had a profound impact on him. So when he showed his latest tattoo off, many people took to social media to praise its touching poignancy.
He almost seemed to hit stardom overnight, but comedic performer Hill has been striving to make it in showbusiness since he was young. He initially looked to make it as a writer for esteemed shows such as The Simpsons and Saturday Night Live, but he took quite a radical left turn when he chose to study drama at university.
Yes, his tenure at New York’s The New School proved to be a fruitful one. While he still pursued writing, performing started to take center stage in Hill’s life – even leading to him landing his very first movie role in 2014. Incredibly, it wasn’t just a small motion picture either but, rather, the all-star comedy I Heart Huckabees.
He followed it up with roles in Accepted, Grandma’s Boy, Knocked Up and more. They were mainly minor roles, but they helped to get Hill’s name out there for bigger projects, and in 2007 that bigger project came in the form of the rude, crude and lewd comedy Superbad.
The movie shot Hill into the entertainment stratosphere, taking him from being a potential talent to becoming a bona fide star. It earned him a Teen Choice Award nomination and made him one of the most talked-about performers in cinema that year. Fortunately, that success would continue.
In the years after that project, Hill appeared in the likes of The Wolf of Wall Street, 21 Jump Street, War Dogs and more – expanding his arsenal to include more dramatic performances in his work. However, it’s not just Hill who has made a name for himself in showbiz, but also his siblings.
His sister Beanie is also a top performer in the acting field, thanks to roles in both film and television. Career highlights include performances in movies such as Fan Girl and Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising, as well as standout parts in TV shows such as Orange Is the New Black and Will & Grace.
Meanwhile, brother Jordan was a successful manager in the music industry – best known for his lengthy stint with pop group Maroon 5, along with other successful acts that he managed. Unfortunately, Jordan’s upward trajectory would come to an end in 2017.
Hill’s brother passed away in 2017 due to pulmonary thromboembolism and a blood clot in one of his legs. The death was thought to have been brought on by obesity and other health issues.
A statement from the 40-year-old’s family read, “Unfortunately, last night Jordan called 911 for shortness of breath, when paramedics arrived it was determined he went into full cardiac arrest and passed away shortly thereafter.”
Beanie reminisced with The Cut on what deceased brother Jordan meant to her, saying, “Jordi was one of the most incredible people I’ve ever known in my life, and he was so incredible at what he did, so I feel like me continuing to work is honoring his work ethic that I always so admired in him.”
And she wasn’t alone in recognizing his life’s work. Other notable tributes to Jordan came from music industry figures such as Miguel, Iggy Azalea, Big Boi and many more. It just highlights the impact Jordan had on more lives than his siblings’.
Still, Hill’s sister would not go short on love. In March 2018 a photo emerged on Hill’s Instagram account that depicted the actor sporting a new tattoo. The ink read, “Hello, Beanie!” – a reference to his sister landing a part in the Broadway show Hello, Dolly. The touching and affectionate post was meaningful in more ways than one.
His sister responded in kind with, “Somebody wants to put on his Sunday clothes!!! @jonahhill – this is NEXT LEVEL. Love you!” The sweet gesture came just three months after the death of their brother Jordan – and Beanie was certainly in a sentimental mood after seeing the picture of Hill’s tattoo.
Beanie shared an old photo of her and Jonah together with the caption, “my best friend.” Her brother followed suit by reposting the picture with a touching message to accompany it. The Get Him to the Greek star took to Instagram to let his followers know how much she means to him.
In it Hill gushed, “@beaniefeldstein just posted this. As always, I’m copying her because she’s cooler and the leader of us two even though she’s ten years younger.” He heartwarmingly added, “My hero and my best friend. And now she’s going to make fun of how earnest my Instagram posts are.”
Hill finished the caption, admitting he has a soft center by saying, “But too bad Beanie, you taught me to be myself. And I’m sappy AF. Whatever.” And his sister showed that she had two brothers she admired.
Meanwhile, fans of Hill generally responded to the new tattoo with glee, with one stating on Beanie’s Instagram account, “Wow wow wow I can’t believe I’m just seeing this and I had no idea y’all were related. So awesome. Y’all have the same humor. I just love it!”
Another touchingly recounted their own personal family experiences, writing, “So very cool. My son is 32 and my daughter is 22 and they are best friends. When her father passed, he stepped in.” Clearly, Hill had struck a chord with some in his large social media following.
But perhaps it made one person smile more than anyone else: his sister. Evidently, unity is important to both of them – and it shows. Meanwhile, Hill is slated to star in two films in 2018: Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far on Foot and The Beach Bum. His sister Beanie, on the other hand, is set for a 2019 feature role in the movie Booksmart.