Model, musician, entrepreneur, and now actor—all words to describe Luke Eisner. The multi-hyphenate young star will be seen in his first major role in Netflix’s Tall Girl, which premieres on September 13. He’s the Tall Guy to Ava Michelle’s Tall Girl, Jodi, when he arrives at her high school as a foreign exchange student. Too bad Jodi’s tormenter snags him first. Teen rom-com love triangles aside, Eisner is the one you need to keep an eye on. So, we’ve got Luke Eisner’s wiki to get you started.
|About Luke Nicholas Eisner|
|Birth||August 1, 1996|
|Height||6 feet 2 inches|
|Parents||Denise Eisner, Bill Eisner|
|Address||Los Angeles, California|
|Job||Actor, Model, Musician|
|Alumni||USC, Greendale High School|
|Awards||EY Entrepreneur Of The Year (2013)|
Luke Eisner’s Grandfather Was a Famous Advertising Entrepreneur
Luke Nicholas Eisner was born on August 1, 1996 to Denise and Bill Eisner. He hails from Wisconsin, where his father’s parents are well-known entrepreneurs and philanthropists.
Luke’s grandfather, William Eisner (died 1990), was a prolific designer and advertising entrepreneur from Milwaukee. His wife, Elaine, and son, Bill, dedicated The William F. Eisner Museum of Advertising & Design, aka The Eisner, in Milwaukee’s historic Third Ward to William for his contributions to the creative industry.
Bill Eisner, 64, also followed his father’s footsteps, now a prominent advertising entrepreneur himself. Some of his most famous works have been for the beverage giant Coca-Cola.
He renamed William Eisner & Associates, a firm founded by his father in 1959, Nonbox in 1999. It is best known for working with political campaigns, including for former Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker. In 2018, he started Incendiary, a consultant business for branding strategies.
Bill has, however, taken a step back from leadership roles in business since being diagnosed with cancer. The severity of his disease is not yet known.
Elaine has been more focused on the family foundation, which has supported several local charities. And she’s also a doting grandma, gushing about Luke’s every achievement on Facebook.
I am so proud of all my grandchildren and their accomplishments, but tonight was Luke's night. I was so blessed to be…
Luke Started His First Business When He Was 13
Luke’s cousins, Paul and David Hackbarth, own Sound By Design, the largest wedding DJ company in Wisconsin. When he was 13, Luke began working with them as a wedding DJ before starting his own company in 2010.
With a genetic acumen for business, he founded Luke Eisner DJ and Lighting, LLC, registering it in 2011. He bought all his equipment, consisting of a sound system and a few lights, with his savings earned from working with his cousins.
His business grew from lugging around his equipment in his parents’ car and performing at weddings to playing club music at top venues all over Milwaukee, including The Milwaukee Art Museum, Discovery World, The Grain Exchange, and The Botanical Gardens. Soon, he had his own staff, better equipment, a 12-foot trailer to transport them, and apparel.
He also did free performances for homebound soldiers, special events, and fundraisers for the Milwaukee Rescue Mission, Sophia’s Heart Foundation, and the Crohn’s Disease Foundation. He even helped raise funds for his high school’s FBLA chapter. All that while maintaining a 4.0 GPA!
Luke’s success paid off when he was named the 2013 Wisconsin Young Entrepreneur of the Year by Ernst & Young, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, and the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction when he was a Greendale High student.
Luke has since moved to California for his entertainment career; his company has been “administratively dissolved.”
Eisner Is Part of the Band VOILÀ
Eisner has always been drawn to music, and performing and entertaining people. He grew up learning to play the piano and guitar and listening to various genres of music.
When a young Luke began working as a wedding DJ at his cousins’ business, he dreamed of playing more club-style music. He got that opportunity when he started his own company, but he still aspired to perform live and entertain audiences.
He moved to Los Angeles where he attended USC’s Thornton School of Music. And it was in a classroom there that he met Gus Ross. London-born Ross had previously studied at Eton and performed big band jazz in his home country.
Eisner and Ross performed as DJs at some venues. When he was 19, Luke was also part of a touring electronic dance music duo, Symphony.
However, after graduating in 2018, they decided to pursue music and express themselves through their lyrics. Thus, VOILÀ, a two-man band, was formed, and they became known for their earnest lyricism in less than a year.
They debuted in 2018 with their single, “Don’t,” which caught everyone’s attention for its lyrical take on toxic relationships. Luke said the lyrics were inspired by a past relationship and a childhood experience of climbing a difficult tree.
“When you did get to the top, it was the most beautiful view of my subdivision, the kind of view that made you forget how much you hated the climb. And I grew up and fell in love with a girl who was like that willow tree, so that’s kind of what the song is about to me,” Eisner explained.
One of their songs, “Stand Tall,” talks about watching someone you love suffering from a terminal illness. Luke drew from his experience watching his father battle cancer to compose the song.
VOILÀ toured as opening acts for Kesha, The Fray, and X Ambassadors, among other artists, while performing in venues in California.
Eisner Is a Model and Actor
Before collaborating with Ross in music, Eisner had already established his career as a model. He got scouted at a hair salon when he moved to L.A. The shop’s owner thought he had the modeling looks and insisted he give it a go.
Signed to IMG Models, Luke has appeared in campaigns for H&M and Calvin Klein. But the modeling environment and L.A. culture took a little adjusting to.
“I vividly remember standing in this shoot, and there’s a guy with a bucket of potatoes, and he’s tossing the potatoes at me to catch for the pictures. I’m in this long robe, I’m wearing makeup for the first time in my life and my hair is all wavy, and I remember thinking, ‘what has happened?’ It all hit me at one time, literally, as the potatoes were flying at me,” recalled Luke.
He’s grateful for the opportunity, though, since it provided him the financial independence to pursue music and acting.
After debuting with VOILÀ, now set to release their debut album, Eisner took the next step in his career and plunged into acting. After minor appearances in TV shows like The Goldbergs, Eisner is getting his first major role in Netflix’s teen coming-of-age romance, Tall Girl.
He plays Stig, a new student at the high school our protagonist Jodi, played by Ava Michelle Cota, goes to. Jodi’s statuesque height has made her the target of the mean popular girls, while all she dreams about is falling in love with a guy she doesn’t have to crouch down to reach.
Enter tall and handsome Stig who Jodi immediately falls for. But her arch nemesis snags him first. Now, Jodi must set about a journey of self-discovery with the help of her sister and her best friend. Tall Girl sees her come to terms with her body image and grow more confident to win the guy she likes.