Corey Stoll

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Corey Stoll
Corey Stoll by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Born Corey Daniel Stoll
(1976-03-14) March 14, 1976 (age 40)
New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater Oberlin College
Tisch School of the Arts
Occupation Actor
Years active 2001–present
Spouse(s) Nadia Bowers (m. 2015)

Corey Daniel Stoll (born March 14, 1976) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Dr. Ephraim Goodweather on the American television horror/suspense series The Strain on the FX network, as well as Congressman Peter Russo in House of Cards, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination in 2013. He was a regular cast member on the NBC drama series Law & Order: LA (2010–2011), and portrayed Darren Cross (also known as Yellowjacket) in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Ant-Man. Other notable roles include a 2004 Off-Broadway performance of Intimate Apparel, portraying Ernest Hemingway in the 2011 romantic comedy film Midnight in Paris and bulldog prosecutor Fred Wyshak in Black Mass.

Early life[edit]

Stoll was born on the Upper West Side of New York City, New York.[1] He is the son of Judith and Stephen Stoll, who is the co-founder of The Beacon School. Stoll was raised Jewish.[2] He studied drama at Long Lake Camp for the Arts from 1988 through 1992. He was a Drama Department graduate of Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. He graduated from Oberlin College in 1998, and from New York University's Graduate Acting Program at the Tisch School of the Arts in 2003.[3]


In 2004, Stoll received a Drama Desk Award nomination as Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for Intimate Apparel, opposite Tony winner and Oscar nominee 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 "TJ" Jaruszalski on the NBC police drama Law & Order: LA.[4] 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.[5] In 2013, Stoll received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his performance in the Netflix series House of Cards.[6] 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.[7]

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,[8] and had a major role in the superhero film Ant-Man, playing Darren Cross, reimagined as the supervillain Yellowjacket.[9] 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.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Stoll and his girlfriend, actress Nadia Bowers, became engaged in October 2014.[11] The couple wed on June 21, 2015.[12] They welcomed their first child in October 2015.[13]

Nadia Bowers is a descendant of Maximilian de Beauharnais, 3rd Duke of Leuchtenberg, of the Dukes of Leuchtenberg, and of Napoleon's first wife, Joséphine de Beauharnais (though she is not a descendant of Napoleon himself).[14]



Year Film Role Director Notes
2001 Okéna Joseph Cahill Short film
2005 North Country Ricky Sennett Niki Caro
2006 Lucky Number Slevin Saul Paul McGuigan
2007 The Number 23 Sgt. Burns Joel Schumacher
2009 Brief Interviews with Hideous Men Subject #51 John Krasinski
2009 Push Agent Mack Paul McGuigan
2010 Salt Schnaider Phillip Noyce
2010 Helena from the Wedding Steven Joseph Infantolino
2011 Midnight in Paris Ernest Hemingway Woody Allen Nominated—Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
2012 The Bourne Legacy Zev Vendel Tony Gilroy
2012 The Time Being Eric Nenad Cicin-Sain
2012 Victoriana Bill Jadrien Steele
2013 C.O.G. Curly Kyle Patrick Alvarez
2013 Decoding Annie Parker Sean Steven Bernstein
2014 Non-Stop Austin Reilly Jaume Collet-Serra
2014 Glass Chin Bud Gordon Noah Buschel
2014 This Is Where I Leave You Paul Altman Shawn Levy
2014 The Good Lie Jack Philippe Falardeau
2015 Dark Places Ben Day Gilles Paquet-Brenner
2015 Anesthesia Sam Tim Blake Nelson
2015 Ant-Man Darren Cross / Yellowjacket Peyton Reed
2015 Black Mass Fred Wyshak Scott Cooper
2016 Café Society Ben Woody Allen
2016 The Seagull Boris Trigorin Michael Mayer Post-production
2016 Gold Brian Wolff Stephen Gaghan Post-production


Year Film Role Notes
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Sex Shop Clerk Episode: "What's Eating Gilbert Grissom?"
2004 Charmed Demon Episode: "Witchness Protection"
2004 NYPD Blue Martin Schweiss Episode: "The Dead Donald"
2005 Alias Sasha Korjev Episode: "The Road Home"
2005 Numb3rs Agent Reacher Episode: "Sacrifice"
2005 ER Teddy Marsh Episode: "Cañon City"
2005 CSI: Miami Craig Seaborn Episode: "Three-Way"
2006 Law & Order Gerald Ruane Episode: "Heart of Darkness"
2006 Without a Trace Steve Goodman Episode: "Candy"
2006 The Unit Intel Type (Bobby Cullen) Episode: "Old Home Week"
2006 Standoff Dr. Wayne Episode: "Life Support"
2006 The Nine Alex Kent 2 episodes
2006 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"
2009 The Unusuals Lewis Powell Episode: "The Circle Line"
2009 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
2014–present The Strain Dr. Ephraim Goodweather 26 episodes
2014 American Dad! Vincent Edmonds (voice) Episode: "Blagsnarst, a Love Story"
2014 Homeland Sandy Bachman Episode: "The Drone Queen"
2016 Girls Dill Harcourt 4 episodes


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