Michael Cera is currently dating Charlyne Yi, a comedienne most known for playing "Jodi" in the film Knocked Up.
Michael performed the song "Anyone Else But You" with co-star, Ellen Page, in the movie Juno. The song is featured on the Juno Soundtrack.
Michael was ranked #1 on Entertainment Weekly's '30 Under 30' actors list for 2008.
Michael auditioned for the role of Cole Sear in The Sixth Sense, which went to Haley Joel Osment.
He was educated at Heart Lake Secondary School for grade nine, but then completed high school through correspondence.
Michael was chosen as one of People Magazine's Sexiest Men Alive for 2007.
Michael's favorite movie is Ghostbusters and favorite actor is Ernie Hudson.
Michael played Harold in the 2005 film, Darling Darling.
Michael and his friend, Clark, have set up a faux Production Company called Pure Gold Dynamite. They have created two short films that are credited as 'Pure Gold Dynamite Productions' and are hoping to make a show.
Michael's zodiac sign is Gemini.
Michael has brown eyes.
Michael's parents are Luigi and Linda Cera.
Michael is in the band called The Long Goodbye.
Michael guest starred in an episode of teen noir drama Veronica Mars with his Arrested Development co-star, Alia Shawkat. The producers of the show were in talks to have him back again, but he was currently booked for a movie, and was unable to fulfill the requirements.
In 2007, Michael was in the movie Parental Guidance Suggested.
Michael splits his time between Los Angeles and with his family at home in Brampton.
Michael's first acting role was in the television series Rolie Polie Olie in 1998. He was the voice of Little Gizmo.
Michael's father comes from Sicily, Italy.
Michael's mother comes from Montreal, Quebec.
Michael is 5' 10½" (179 cm)
Michael has an older sister Jordan and a younger sister Molly.
Michael Cera: (On doing a gay role) I wouldn't mind doing a gay role actually I think it would probably help me develope in my acting career.
Michael Cera: I sort of gave up my ambition to be handsome... I was excited about people thinking I was an idiot.
Michael Cera (on his love of awkward silences): Yeah, that's my favorite thing. I always kind of end up in situations where I don't know too many people, and I'm not very social, and I feel, you know, extremely uncomfortable. But there's some secret pleasure I take in things like that, in things going horribly wrong.
Michael Cera (on Arrested Development co-star, David Cross): In particular, David Cross is always incredible. He never lets you know what's coming, and is also a really supportive and encouraging guy.
Michael Cera: I enjoy LA much more than I used to. I guess it becomes more tolerable when you stay there for a bit. I love the weather, but get bored with it. I hate 79% of the drivers there. I love how it's almost like a dreamworld.
Michael Cera (on Arrested Development): There was one thing where David Cross was doing a scene and he was showing me his cutoff shorts and he throws them at my chest. And he had to stop throwing them at my chest because every time he did I started laughing. And it was so funny. It would have been so funny on the show but it's not even on the show anymore because I couldn't do it without laughing. He would just hurl the shorts into my chest. I robbed all the viewers of a funny thing because I couldn't stop laughing.
Michael Cera (on his 'kiss' scene with Alia Shawakat on the pilot of Arrested Development): I think it was her first kiss ever. So that put the pressure on. And her dad is very strict. Like even if boys call about homework he'll slam down the phone and tell them to never call again. And that was terrifying because he was working on the pilot too. He's a really nice guy. It was the last day that we were shooting too, so the suspense had built up.
Michael Cera (on Arrested Development): Reading the pilot script, it was written in a very clear way, like the feel of the show, the mockumentary. And Mitch wrote it so awesomely and the dialogue was incredible. It was written exactly like how it turned out. So I called my manager right after I read it and told him I wanted to audition for it.
Michael Cera (on Arrested Development): I guess it's hard to tune in and know what's going on—because there's about 10 storylines going at one time. So if people haven't seen the show and they just jump in and try to watch it's easy to get confused. But at the same time I think it's easy for anyone to tune in and enjoy it. I mean, it's just a really dirty show. There are a lot of dirty jokes.
Michael Cera (on Arrested Development): Yeah. I mean, FOX has picked us up repeatedly. We've never had decent ratings and they've picked us up over and over, so I guess that's commendable. But I've never seen a commercial for the show so I don't know how anyone could have ever heard of it.
Michael: I always try and bring stuff from home, not only to make it feel like home, but to remind me of Toronto all the time.
Michael Cera (on Arrested Development): The atmosphere is amazing. It's honestly one of the best sets I've ever worked on because everyone gets along amazingly. Everyone's hilarious!