Jesse Eisenberg as Toby Fleishman | Fleishman Is In Trouble on FX

Jesse Eisenberg

Toby Fleishman

Toby Fleishman, portrayed by Jesse Eisenberg, never had much luck with the ladies when he was younger, but all of that changed 15 years ago when he met Rachel. Him! Toby! With a beautiful, brilliant, blonde woman! A devoted liver specialist, Toby’s ambition is not to scale the medical field, but to get better and better at his job and heal more and more patients. The story begins as he and Rachel have just divorced and Toby is feeling out his first summer of app-assisted sexual freedom. He wakes up one morning, early that summer, to find that Rachel has dropped off their two kids without warning a day earlier than she was supposed to…and the fragile balance he’s begun to build for himself topples over.

Career Highlights

Eisenberg is an Academy Award®-nominated actor and an acclaimed playwright and author.

Eisenberg’s film credits include Roger Dodger, The Squid and the Whale, Adventureland, Zombieland, The Social Network, Now You See Me, The Double, Night Moves, The End of Tour, American Ultra, Louder Than Bombs, Batman v Superman, Now You See Me 2, Café Society, Justice League, The Hummingbird Project, The Art of Self-Defense, Zombieland: Double Tap, Resistance, Vivarium and Wild Indian.

Eisenberg recently made his directorial debut with A24’s When You Finish Saving the World, which premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival to glowing reviews and screened as a part of Critics Week at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival. The film is based on the Audible Original of the same name, both of which were written by Eisenberg.

Eisenberg has written four plays including The Spoils, which had a box office record-breaking run on West End. He also wrote The Revisionist, which he starred in alongside Vanessa Redgrave, and Asuncion. His play Happy Talk starring Susan Sarandon and Marin Ireland opened April 2019 at the Signature Theater in New York.  

Born in New York, Eisenberg is a frequent contributor to The New Yorker, the author of the collection Bream Gives Me Hiccups from Grove Press and the Audible Original When You Finish Saving the World, which won Best Original Work at the 2021 Audie Awards®.

Claire Danes

as Rachel Fleishman

Raised by a cold and withholding grandmother, Rachel Fleishman’s real first love was her career.