Eric Nelsen

Eric Nelsen (born June 26, 1991) is a multiple Emmy Award winning and Tony Award nominated American actor and producer. He is best known for his work as an actor in Hulu's revival of All My Children playing AJ Chandler and most recently, his recurring role in season 4 of Showtime's hit drama The Affair.[1] On stage, Nelsen portrayed Brett Sampson in the original Broadway production of 13,[2] and starred in The Good Mother,[3] produced by The New Group. He has appeared in over 30 television series, including The Blacklist,[4] Girls,[5] The Following,[6] NCIS,[7] Blue Bloods[8] and iCarly.[9] Nelsen has also appeared in the Universal Pictures film A Walk Among the Tombstones[10] opposite Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson and Coming Through the Rye[11] opposite Academy Award winner Chris Cooper.

Eric Nelsen
Eric Michael Nelsen

(1991-06-26) June 26, 1991 (age 30)
OccupationActor • producer
Years active2006–present
Spouse(s)Sainty Reid (m. 2013)

In 2018, Nelsen most recently won a Daytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series[12] for his work on the Amazon web series The Bay. As a producer, Nelsen has won three Daytime Emmys for his work producing The Bay and recently was nominated for a Tony Award for producing the Broadway play, The Inheritance. He also produced the indie feature Wakefield starring Bryan Cranston and Jennifer Garner.

At age 23, Nelsen became the youngest producer in history to win an Emmy Award.

Personal lifeEdit

Nelsen is a native of West Palm Beach, Florida.[13] He moved to New York City with his family at the age of 13. Eric married actress Sainty Reid (now Nelsen) in Fort Worth, Texas on November 29, 2013 and his wife gave birth to their daughter Molly Morgan Nelsen[14] on October 1, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.


Year Title Role Notes
2019 The Last Whistle Greg Reid
2018 Nightmare Cinema Fred / The Welder Starring alongside Academy Award nominee Mickey Rourke
2016 Happy Baby Theo
2015 Coming Through the Rye Ted Tyler Starring alongside Academy Award winner Chris Cooper
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones Howie Starring alongside Academy Award nominee Liam Neeson
2013 Epic (voice) Various Characters Starring alongside 2x Academy Award winner Christoph Waltz
Year Title Role Notes
2006 Sensing Murder Donald Neufeld Jr. "Random Killer" (Season 1, Episode 4)
Guiding Light Kevin Ross Marler Episode 14,890
2007 iCarly Zeke "iDream of Dance" (Season 1, Episode 3)
2008 Law & Order Brandon Doherty "Betrayal" (Season 18, Episode 11)
2009 The Battery's Down Bat Mitzvah Guest "Bad Bad News" (Season 2, Episode 2)
2010 Zeke and Luther Bob "Ball of Trash" (Season 2, Episode 22)
The Good Wife Mark "Taking Control" (Season 2, Episode 1)
Big Time Rush Windmill "Big Time Mansion" (Season 1, Episode 6)
2010–2017 The Bay Daniel Garrett
2011 Blue Bloods Alex Kasper "Innocence" (Season 2, Episode 4)
2012 NYC 22 Hazzard 3 episodes: "Ransom" (Season 1, Episode 11), "Samaritans" (Season 1, Episode 12), "Turf War" (Season 1, episode 13)
2013 All My Children[15] AJ Chandler 32 episodes
2015 Girls Lewis "Female Author" (Season 4, Episode 3)
The Following Justin Windsor "Reunion" (Season 3, Episode 6)
The Blacklist David Kenyon "The Kenyon Family (No. 71)" (Season 2, Episode 12)
NCIS Sean Quinn "Blood Brothers" (Season 13, Episode 10)
2018 The Affair Bram 2 episodes: "4.2" (Season 4, Episode 2), "4.4" (Season 4, Episode 4)


Year Show[16] Role Notes
2008 13 Brett Sampson Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre
2008 – January 4, 2009
2019 The Inheritance Co-producer Ethel Barrymore Theatre
2019 – currently running

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Award Nominated Work Category Result Ref.
2015 Daytime Emmy Award The Bay Outstanding New Approaches Drama Series Won [17]
2017 Daytime Emmy Award The Bay Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series Won [18]
2018 Daytime Emmy Award The Bay Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Digital Daytime Drama Series Won [19]
Outstanding Digital Daytime Drama Series Won [20]
2020 Tony Award The Inheritance Best Play Pending [21]
Drama Desk Award Outstanding Play Won [22]
Drama League Award Outstanding Production of a Play Won [23]
Outer Critics Circle Award Outstanding New Broadway Play Won [24]
GLAAD Media Award Outstanding Broadway Production Won [25]


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  2. ^ "13, Jason Robert Brown's Pop Musical About Coming of Age, Opens on Broadway". Retrieved October 5, 2008.
  3. ^ "After a Date, Accusations Everywhere". Retrieved November 15, 2012.
  4. ^ "IMDB". Retrieved February 19, 2015.
  5. ^ "IMDB". Retrieved January 25, 2015.
  6. ^ "IMDB". Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  7. ^ "IMDB". Retrieved November 24, 2015.
  8. ^ "IMDB". Retrieved October 14, 2011.
  9. ^ "IMDB". Retrieved September 16, 2007.
  10. ^ "IMDB". Retrieved September 19, 2014.
  11. ^ "IMDB". Retrieved October 14, 2016.
  12. ^ "Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: 'Bold And The Beautiful', 'Sesame Street' Top Winners". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  13. ^ Frias, Carlos. "'AMC at home on OWN Local actor gets his big break", The Palm Beach Post, July 14, 2013. Accessed July 14, 2013. "You can say Eric Nelsen came to star in the soap opera All My Children two years too late or exactly at the right time. The soap had aired on ABC for 41 years until it was cancelled in late 2011. But it found new life as a web series on this year — just as Nelsen, 22, who grew up in West Palm Beach as a Bak Middle School of the Arts student, became a series regular."
  14. ^ "All My Children alum Eric Nelsen lands his dream role: new dad". Soap Central. Retrieved March 28, 2019.
  15. ^ "EXCLUSIVE! Eric Nelsen Cast as AJ Chandler on All My Children". Retrieved February 25, 2013.
  16. ^ Eric Nelsen at the Internet Broadway Database  
  17. ^ Mulcahy, Jr., Kevin (April 25, 2015). "Variety".
  18. ^ Mulcahy, Jr., Kevin (January 10, 2011). "National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences" (PDF). Retrieved April 28, 2017.
  19. ^ "Daytime Creative Arts Emmy Awards: 'Bold And The Beautiful', 'Sesame Street' Top Winners". Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  20. ^ "Daytime Emmy Awards Complete Winners List: Days Of Our Lives, The Talk, GMA Among Honorees" (PDF). Retrieved April 30, 2018.
  21. ^ "Full List of the 2020 Tony Award Nominees". October 15, 2020.
  22. ^ News Desk, BWW (April 21, 2020). "Broadway World".
  23. ^ Drama League Awards, 86th Annual (2020). "Drama League".
  24. ^ CLEMENT, OLIVIA (May 11, 2020). "Moulin Rouge! Leads 2020 Outer Critics Circle Award Honorees".
  25. ^ "The Nominees for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards". January 8, 2020.

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