Noah Nicholas Emmerich (born February 27, 1965) is an American film actor who is best known for his roles in films such as Beautiful Girls (1996), The Truman Show (1998), Frequency (2000), Miracle (2004), Little Children (2006) and Super 8 (2011). From 2013 to 2018 he starred as FBI Agent Stan Beeman on the FX series The Americans for which he won the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series in 2019.
Emmerich at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Noah Nicholas Emmerich
February 27, 1965
|Residence||Greenwich Village, New York|
(m. 1998; div. 2003)
Mary Regency Boies (m. 2014)
Early life and educationEdit
Emmerich was born youngest of three boys on February 27, 1965, in New York City, New York. His mother, Constance, is a concert pianist; and his father, André Emmerich (1924–2007), was a gallery owner and art dealer who was born in Frankfurt, Germany and left Nazi Germany with his family, relocating first to Amsterdam, Netherlands, and then New York in 1940. His family is a Jewish family, from Germany and France on his father's side and from Hungary and Romania on his mother's. Noah has two brothers: Toby Emmerich, President and Chief Operating Officer at New Line Cinema, as well as a screenwriter; and Adam Emmerich, a partner at the firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York, specializing in mergers and acquisitions.
Noah Emmerich attended the Dalton School and learned to play the trumpet as a youth. He studied the Meisner technique of acting privately under Ron Stetston, an actor/director who is currently senior member of the acting staff at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he majored in History. He sang in the "Yale Spizzwinks(?)" an a cappella singing group; another member performing with him in the group was actor Josh Malina.
Emmerich starred in the film Beautiful Girls, which was his first starring role and earned him positive reviews from audiences and critics. He then went on to have supporting roles in such movies as The Truman Show, Life and Frequency.
In the 2000s, Emmerich began to star in more dramatic films, such as Julie Johnson, Beyond Borders, Little Children, Pride and Glory and many more. He played the main antagonist, Colonel Nelec, in J. J. Abrams's film Super 8, which earned positive reviews from critics and was a box office success.
Beginning in the 2000s, Emmerich began to portray more prominent guest roles on television series such as Monk, White Collar[better source needed] and The Walking Dead, which earned him a Saturn Award nomination.
His most notable role in a television series is as FBI Agent Stan Beeman on the FX series The Americans. The series has earned positive reviews from critics and Emmerich earned a Critics' Choice Award nomination for his performance. The series has been renewed for a sixth and final season. Emmerich made his directorial debut on the season 3 episode of the series, entitled "Walter Taffet". He again directed episode 5 of season four.
Emmerich was married to actress Melissa Fitzgerald from 1998 to 2003. On April 26, 2014, Emmerich married actress and producer Mary Regency Boies (daughter of the lawyers David and Mary Boies) at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York. He lives in Greenwich Village in New York City.
Despite frequent speculation, Noah Emmerich is not related to the director Roland Emmerich.
|1993||Last Action Hero||Rookie|
|1994||Laura Sobers||Dale||Short film|
|1996||Beautiful Girls||Michael "Mo" Morris|
|1997||Cop Land||Deputy Bill Geisler|
|1998||The Truman Show||Louis Coltrane / Marlon|
|1999||Crazy in Alabama||Sheriff Raymond|
|2000||Love & Sex||Eric|
|2001||Julie Johnson||Rick Johnson|
|2003||Beyond Borders||Elliot Hauser|
|2006||Little Children||Larry Hedges|
|2008||Pride and Glory||Francis Tierney, Jr.|
|2010||Sympathy for Delicious||Rene Faubacher|
|2010||Fair Game||Bill Johnson|
|2011||Super 8||Colonel Nelec|
|2012||The Fitzgerald Family Christmas||Francis "FX" Xavier|
|2013||Blood Ties||Lt. Connellan|
|2016||Jane Got a Gun||Bill Hammond|
|2017||The Wilde Wedding||Jimmy Darling|
|2018||That's Harassment||Actor||Short film|
|1993||Flying Blind||Ronald||Episode: "The Long Goodbye"|
|1993||Precious Victims||Patrolman||Television film|
|1994||NYPD Blue||Eddie||Episode: "Serge the Concierge"|
|1994||Jack Reed: A Search for Justice||Cop #1||Television film|
|1995||Melrose Place||Sam Bennett||Episode: "Love and Death 101"|
|1995||If Someone Had Known||Officer Ed Hurt||Television film|
|1996||Smoke Jumpers||Rhino||Television film|
|2000||The West Wing||Bobby Zane||Episode: "Take This Sabbath Day"|
|2000||Wonderland||Johnny||Episode: "Spell Check"|
|2005||Sometimes in April||Lionel Quaid||Television film|
|2005||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Officer Pete Breslin||Episode: "Ripped"|
|2009||Monk||Roderick Brody||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Bully"|
|2009–2010||White Collar||Garrett Fowler||5 episodes|
|2010||The Walking Dead||Dr. Edwin Jenner||Episodes: "Wildfire" and "TS-19"|
|2010–2011||Backwash||Sgt. Benjamin Belter||5 episodes|
|2013–2018||The Americans||Stan Beeman||75 episodes|
|2015||Master of None||Mark||Episode: "The Other Man"|
|2016–2019||Billions||Freddy Aquafino||2 episodes|
|2019||The Hot Zone||Lt. Col. Jerry Jaax||6 episodes|
|2019||The Spy||Dan Peleg||Upcoming series|
|2015–2017||The Americans||3 episodes|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2011||Saturn Awards||Best Guest Starring Role on Television||The Walking Dead||Nominated|
|2013||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series||The Americans||Nominated|
|Screen Actors Guild Award||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Nominated|
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