Corey Stoll

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Corey Stoll
Corey Stoll SDCC 2014.jpg
Stoll at San Diego Comic-Con in 2014
Born (1976-03-14) March 14, 1976 (age 46)
Alma materOberlin College (BA)
New York University (MFA)
Years active2001–present
Nadia Bowers
(m. 2015)

Corey Stoll (born March 14, 1976)[1] is an American actor. He is best known for his roles as Congressman Peter Russo on the Netflix political thriller series House of Cards (2013–2016), for which he received a Golden Globe nomination in 2013, and Dr. Ephraim Goodweather on the FX horror drama series The Strain (2014–2017). Since 2020, he has portrayed Michael Prince, a business rival to protagonist Bobby Axelrod, in the Showtime series Billions. He was also a regular cast member on the NBC drama series Law & Order: LA (2010–2011) and portrayed Darren Cross / Yellowjacket in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man (2015). Other notable roles include an off-Broadway performance of Intimate Apparel (2004), Ernest Hemingway in the romantic comedy film Midnight in Paris (2011) a performance for which he was nominated for the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male, bulldog prosecutor Fred Wyshak in Black Mass (2015), astronaut Buzz Aldrin in the biopic First Man (2018), and Junior Soprano in The Many Saints of Newark.

Early life[edit]

Corey Stoll was born on the Upper West Side of New York City's Manhattan borough,[2] the son of Judith and Stephen Stoll. His father co-founded The Beacon School. Stoll was raised Jewish.[3][4] He studied drama at Long Lake Camp for the Arts from 1988 to 1992, and is a drama graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1998 and enrolled in the Graduate Acting Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, graduating in 2003.[5]


Stoll (far left) with the cast and crew of Café Society at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival

In 2004, Stoll received a Drama Desk Award nomination as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Intimate Apparel, opposite Tony winner and Oscar winner Viola Davis. He went on to appear in several films, including North Country, Lucky Number Slevin, the television film A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story, Brief Interviews with Hideous Men, and Push. In 2010, he appeared in Helena from the Wedding and Salt.

Stoll starred as LAPD Detective Tomas Jaruszalski on the NBC police drama Law & Order: LA. He played Ernest Hemingway in Woody Allen's 2011 film Midnight in Paris. Stoll, who is mostly bald, wore a custom wig for the role.[6] In 2013, Stoll received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in the Netflix series House of Cards.[7] After House of Cards, he joined the FX horror television series The Strain, which is based on a series of novels written by Chuck Hogan and film director Guillermo del Toro.[8]

In 2014, Stoll also played Austin Reilly, an NYPD police officer, in the action film Non-Stop, and Paul Altman in the comedy-drama This Is Where I Leave You. In 2015, Stoll played Ben Day in the film Dark Places, based on the novel by Gillian Flynn,[9] and had a major role as the villain in the superhero film Ant-Man, playing Darren Cross, later reimagined as the supervillain Yellowjacket.[10] The following year, he reunited with Woody Allen, playing gangster Ben Dorfman in his 2016 film Café Society. Also in the summer of 2016, he played the wily Greek warrior Ulysses in the Public Theater production of Troilus and Cressida by William Shakespeare, in Central Park.[11]

In January 2019, it was announced that Stoll would recur in the Netflix drama series Ratched.[12] Since 2020, he has portrayed Michael Prince, a business rival to Bobby Axelrod, in the Showtime series Billions.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Stoll became engaged to his girlfriend Nadia Bowers, an actress, in October 2014.[14] They were married on June 21, 2015.[15] They had their first child in October 2015.[16]



Year Title Role Notes
2001 Okénka Short film
2005 North Country Ricky Sennett
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Saul
2007 The Number 23 Sgt. Burns
2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Subject No. 51
Push Agent Mack
2010 Helena from the Wedding Steven
Salt Schnaider
2011 Midnight in Paris Ernest Hemingway Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
2012 The Bourne Legacy Zev Vendel
The Time Being Eric
Victoriana Bill
2013 C.O.G. Curly
Decoding Annie Parker Sean
2014 Non-Stop Austin Reilly
Glass Chin Bud Gordon
This Is Where I Leave You Paul Altman
The Good Lie Jack
2015 Dark Places Ben Day
Anesthesia Sam
Ant-Man Darren Cross / Yellowjacket
Black Mass Fred Wyshak
2016 Café Society Ben
Gold Brian Wolff
2018 The Seagull Boris Trigorin
First Man Buzz Aldrin
Driven Benedict Tisa
2019 The Report Cyrus Clifford
2021 The Many Saints of Newark Corrado "Junior" Soprano
West Side Story Police Lieutenant Schrank
TBA Rebel Moon Filming[17]


Year Title Role Notes
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sex Shop Clerk Episode: "What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?"
Charmed Demon Episode: "Witchness Protection"
NYPD Blue Martin Schweiss Episode: "The Dead Donald"
2005 Alias Sasha Korjev Episode: "The Road Home"
Numb3rs Agent Reacher Episode: "Sacrifice"
ER Teddy Marsh Episode: "Cañon City"
CSI: Miami Craig Seaborn Episode: "Three-Way"
2006 Law & Order Gerald Ruane Episode: "Heart of Darkness"
Without a Trace Steve Goodman Episode: "Candy"
The Unit Intel Type (Bobby Carrol) Episode: "Old Home Week"
Standoff Dr. Wayne Episode: "Life Support"
The Nine Alex Kent 2 episodes
A Girl Like Me: The Gwen Araujo Story Joey Marino Television film
2006–2007 NCIS Martin Quinn 3 episodes
2009 Life on Mars Det. Ventura / Russell Episode: "Home Is Where You Hang Your Holster"
The Unusuals Lewis Powell Episode: "The Circle Line"
The Good Wife Collin Grant Episode: "Stripped"
2010–2011 Law & Order: LA Det. Tomas "TJ" Jaruszalski 22 episodes
2012 Christine Max 2 episodes
2013, 2016 House of Cards Rep. Peter Russo 12 episodes
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film
2014 The Normal Heart John Bruno Television film
Homeland Sandy Bachman Episode: "The Drone Queen"
2014–2017 The Strain Dr. Ephraim Goodweather 45 episodes
American Dad! Vincent Edmonds (voice) 4 episodes
2015 WHIH Newsfront Darren Cross 1 episode
2016–2017 Girls Dill Harcourt 5 episodes
2017 A Season with Navy Football Narrator 13 episodes
2018 The Romanoffs Michael Romanoff Episode: "The Royal We"
2018–2020 American Experience Narrator 4 episodes
2019 The Deuce Hank Jaffe 7 episodes
2020 Ratched Charles Wainwright 3 episodes
Baghdad Central Captain John Perodi 6 episodes
2020–present Billions Michael Prince Recurring (season 5); Main cast (season 6)[18]
2021 Scenes from a Marriage Peter Miniseries, 1 episode


Year Title Role Venue Notes
2003 Henry IV Ensemble Vivian Beaumont Theatre
2004 Intimate Apparel Mr. Marks Laura Pels Theatre Nominated—Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
2007 Old Acquaintance Rudd Kendall American Airlines Theatre
2008 Some Americans Abroad Philip Brown Second Stage Theatre
Beast Banquo / Seyton New York Theatre Workshop
2010 A View From the Bridge Marco Cort Theatre
2016 Troilus and Cressida Ulysses Shakespeare in the Park Joe A. Callaway Award
Plenty Raymond Brock The Public Theater
2017 Julius Caesar Marcus Brutus Shakespeare in the Park
2018 Othello Iago Shakespeare in the Park
2019 Macbeth Macbeth Classic Stage Company


  1. ^ "Birthdays". The Modesto Bee. The Associated Press. March 14, 2015. p. A2. Actor Corey Stoll is 39.
  2. ^ VanAirsdale, S.T. (September 26, 2011). "Corey Stoll on Midnight in Paris, Being Ernest Hemingway and the Audition of a Lifetime". Archived from the original on September 4, 2012. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  3. ^ Schulman, Michael (August 1, 2016). "From Hemingway to Shakespeare". The New Yorker. Retrieved March 21, 2019. That scene-stealing part kicked off a prolific run for the forty-year-old character actor...
  4. ^ "How Corey Stoll Manned Up for Hemingway in 'Midnight in Paris'". Reuters. August 26, 2011.
  5. ^ "NYU Graduate Acting Alumni". 2011. Retrieved December 8, 2011.
  6. ^ "Frame Grab: Who is that guy who plays Hemingway in 'Midnight in Paris'? -". May 30, 2011. Retrieved June 14, 2011.
  7. ^ Michael Cieply and Brooks Barnes (December 12, 2013). "'American Hustle' and '12 Years a Slave' Top 2014 Golden Globe Nominations". The New York Times. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
  8. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 25, 2013). "Corey Stoll To Topline FX's 'The Strain', From Guillermo Del Toro & Carlton Cuse". Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  9. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (April 25, 2013). "Dark Places". DC. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
  10. ^ Collis, Clark (January 18, 2015). "Corey Stoll talks about playing 'Ant-Man' villain Yellowjacket". Entertainment Weekly.
  11. ^ Playbill, July/August 2016
  12. ^ Denise Petski (January 14, 2019). "'Ratched': Sharon Stone, Cynthia Nixon Among 10 Cast In Ryan Murphy's Netflix Series". Deadline. Retrieved January 20, 2019.
  13. ^ Crucchiola, Jordan (November 5, 2019). "Julianna Margulies and Corey Stoll Join Billions, That Other Rich People Show". Vulture. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  14. ^ Boardman, Madeline (October 5, 2014). "Homeland Star Corey Stoll Engaged to Girlfriend Nadia Bowers". US Weekly.
  15. ^ "Corey Stoll and Nadia Bowers are Married – and Expecting a Baby Boy!". Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  16. ^ "Corey Stoll, Wife Nadia Bowers Welcome First Child: See the Family Pic". November 9, 2015. Retrieved January 13, 2018.
  17. ^ Kit, Borys (April 8, 2022). "Cary Elwes, Corey Stoll Join Zack Snyder's Sci-Fi Fantasy 'Rebel Moon' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved April 20, 2022.
  18. ^ Pedersen, Erik (November 5, 2019). "'Billions': Julianna Margulies & Corey Stoll Join Season 5 Cast Of Showtime Drama". Deadline.

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