Now known as the world's most lovable movie nerd, Michael Cera has hit his stride on both sides of the border. Irrepressibly popular here in Canada, he has grown on our pals to the south - enough to the point that he's cast in numerous upcoming movies. Who would have guessed that that shy, feathery voice and skin-and-bones physique could score him so many roles? Now known as the world's most lovable movie nerd, Michael Cera has hit his stride on both sides of the border. Irrepressibly popular here in Canada, he has grown on our pals to the south - enough to the point that he's cast in numerous upcoming movies. Who would have guessed that that shy, feathery voice and skin-and-bones physique could score him so many roles?

Birth Date: June 7, 1988
Hometown:
Brampton, Ontario
Claim to Fame:
As stated above, he's the world's favourite nerd. From his breakout role as the lovable knocker-upper in 'Juno' to his dorky sidekick turn in 'Year One', moviegoers can't get enough of Cera. Fans adored him in 'Arrested Development' and 'Superbad', and keep hungering for more.
Trivia: - His last name means 'wax' in Spanish, Portuguese, and Italian
- He auditioned for the role of Cole Sear in 'The Sixth Sense'. As we all know, the role eventually went to Haley Joel Osment
- His first role was in a Tim Horton's summer camp commercial - and he wasn't paid for it
Why You Should Care: Cera's latest film, 'Youth in Revolt', has the star playing his usual self (read: dork), but this time he has an alter-ego with a bad-ass moustache. He's also cast in the lead role in 'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World', which was filmed in Toronto. Fans were overjoyed when they learned that he's going to be in the 'Arrested Development' movie adaptation. Read our review of 'Youth in Revolt''
Canuck-o-Meter (1: American, 10: Maple Leaf): 7