Michael Stuhlbarg (//; born July 5, 1968) is an American actor. He played troubled university professor Larry Gopnik in the 2009 dark comedy film A Serious Man, organized-crime boss Arnold Rothstein in the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2013), René Tabard in Hugo (2011), Griffin in Men in Black 3 (2012), Dr. Flicker in Blue Jasmine (2013), Edward G. Robinson in Trumbo (2015), computer scientist and inventor Andy Hertzfeld in the biopic Steve Jobs (2015), and Nicodemus West in superhero film Doctor Strange (2016).
Michael Stuhlbarg at the Casting Society of America Artios Awards in 2016
July 5, 1968 |
Long Beach, California, U.S.
|Alma mater||Juilliard School|
Personal life and educationEdit
Stuhlbarg was born in Long Beach, California, the son of Susan and Mort Stuhlbarg, a philanthropist. Stuhlbarg said: "I went to a reform Jewish synagogue growing up." He was raised as a Reform Jew. He added: "It's more of a spiritual resonance as opposed to particularly of Judaism." Stuhlbarg trained at The Juilliard School in New York City, where he was a member of the Drama Division's Group 21 (1988–1992). He graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992.
Stuhlbarg also studied acting at the University of California, Los Angeles, the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania, the British American Drama Academy at Oxford, and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain at the University of London. He also studied mime with Marcel Marceau. Stuhlbarg is married to Mai-Linh Lofgren.
Stuhlbarg appeared in several stage productions, including award-winning performances in Old Wicked Songs in 1996, Long Day's Journey into Night in 1997, and The Pillowman in 2005 (for which he won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play and received his first Tony Award nomination). He has appeared in a number of television shows, including Law & Order, Ugly Betty, The American Experience and Fargo.
He was then cast in the starring role of the Coen brothers' 2009 dark comedy A Serious Man, in which he portrayed the troubled 1960s university professor Larry Gopnik. His role as Gopnik was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.
|1998||Prey||Dr. Ed Tate||Episode: "Hungry for Survival" (unaired pilot)|
|1999||The Hunley||Wicks||Television film|
|2006||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Marcel Costas||Episode: "Slither"|
|2006–2007||Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip||Jerry||2 episodes|
|2006–2010||American Experience, TheThe American Experience||Various Characters||4 episodes|
|2007||Damages||Dr. Bernard Herschenfeld||Episode: "And My Paralyzing Fear of Death"|
|2008||Law & Order||Timothy Pace||Episode: "Bogeyman"|
|2009||Ugly Betty||Heinrich||Episode: "There's No Place Like Mode"|
|2010–2013||Boardwalk Empire||Arnold Rothstein||32 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2010, 2011)
|2017||Fargo||Sy Feltz||8 episodes|
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