Justin Long Biography

Going the Distance

Going the Distance

Score: 6.46 / 10
Released: September 3, 2010
Director: Nanette Burstein
Producer: Jennifer Gibgot, Adam Shankman, Garrett Grant
Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures
Cast: Drew Barrymore, Justin Long, Charlie Day, Jason Sudeikis, Christina Applegate, Ron Livingston, Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jim Gaffigan, Natalie Morales, Kelli Garner
Genre: Comedy
Length: 97 minutes
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Justin Long Biography


Date of Birth: June 2, 1978

Before graduating from Vassar College in 2000, Long had already gained a mass of acting experience throughout his school years. Besides being a two-year member of Laughingstock, a sketch comedy group at the school, and taking part in a number of school plays, he extended his theater credits by working on a number of productions outside of school including New York Stage & Film, Westport Theatre Artists Group and Fairfield Summer Theatre.

He made his movie debut in a major studio film, Galaxy Quest. Playing sci-fi geek Brandon who ends up helping the crew save the universe was a big boost for Long's career. Soon after, he landed a regular role on the TV series Ed, playing Warren Cheswick. He stayed with the show for the four year run, but continued to work in films during hiatus from the series.

Next came a part in the summer teen film, Happy Campers and a starring role in the horror flick, Jeepers Creepers, as well as the sequel, Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003). His appearance in Crossroads (2002), Britney Spears' movie debut, luckily didn't hurt his career despite the movie being lambasted by critics. After playing opposite stars such as Ben Stiller and Vince Vaughn in the comedy Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, he was the romantic lead opposite Lindsay Lohan in Herbie Fully Loaded (2005).

Happy to take on a variety of roles, whether comedy or dramatic, his star continues to rise with five movies released in 2006, including a supporting role in The Break Up (2006) starring Jennifer Aniston and Vince Vaughn and the starring role in Accepted (2006) for Universal Pictures.

While filming He's Just Not That Into You (2009) in 2008, he met Drew Barrymore and they began dating. After a brief break up, they got back together again and then co-starred in the romantic comedy Going the Distance (2010). They then broke up again.

In the summer of 2010, he starred in a production of Samuel J. and K. at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The following year, he began work on the series New Girl, and in 2012, he appeared in For A Good Time, Call....

His most recent film credits include Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015), Yoga Hosers (2016), the drama Frank & Lola (2016), and the thriller Lavender (2016).

Justin is also famous for his numerous Apple Mac computer commercials.


Frank & Lola (2016)
Yoga Hosers (2016)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015)
For a Good Time, Call... (2012)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked (2011) (voice)
10 Years (2011)
The Conspirator (2010)
Alpha and Omega (2010) (voice)
Going the Distance (2010)
Youth in Revolt (2010)
Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009) (voice)
Alpha and Omega (2010)
Planet 51 (2009) (voice)
After.Life (2009)
Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Patriotville (2009)
Serious Moonlight (2009)
Still Waiting... (2009)
He's Just Not That Into You (2009)
Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)
Just Add Water (2008)
Strange Wilderness (2007)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) (uncredited)
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) (voice)
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Idiocracy (2006)
Accepted (2006)
The Break Up (2006)
The Sasquatch Dumpling Gang (2006)
Dreamland (2006)
Waiting... (2005)
Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005)
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)
Raising Genius (2003)
Jeepers Creepers II (2003)
Crossroads (2002)
Happy Campers (2001)
Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Galaxy Quest (1999)


Actor 10 Years (2011) (2016)
Actor Frank & Lola (2016)
Actor Lavender (2016)
Actor Yoga Hosers (2016)
Actor The Lookalike (2014)
Actor Tusk (2014)
Actor A Case of You (2013)
Producer A Case of You (2013)
Actor The Conspirator (2011)
Actor After.Life (2010)
Actor Alpha and Omega (2010)
Actor Youth in Revolt (2010)
Actor Battle for Terra (2009)
Actor Drag Me to Hell (2009)
Actor Planet 51 (2009)
Actor Serious Moonlight (2009)
Actor Accepted (2006)
Actor The Break-Up (2006)
Actor Dreamland (2006) (2006)
Actor Waiting... (2005)
Actor Crossroads (2002)
Actor Happy Campers (2001)
Actor Jeepers Creepers (2001)
Actor Galaxy Quest (1999)