Noah Nicholas Emmerich
February 27, 1965
New York City, U.S.
(m. 1998; div. 2003)
Mary Regency Boies
Noah Nicholas Emmerich (born February 27, 1965) is an American actor and director 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 was born in New York City, New York. His mother, Constance, is a concert pianist; his father, André Emmerich (1924–2007), was a gallery owner and art dealer. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, André emigrated from Nazi Germany with his family, first to Amsterdam, Netherlands, then to New York in 1940. His aunt was a classmate of Anne Frank. Emmerich's family is Jewish, from Germany and France on his father's side and Hungary and Romania on his mother's. He has two older brothers: Toby Emmerich, a screenwriter and former chairman of the Warner Bros. Pictures Group; and Adam Emmerich, a partner at the law 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 privately studied the Meisner technique of acting under Ron Stetston, an actor/director who is currently a senior member of the acting staff at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City. Emmerich graduated from Yale University in 1987 having received a bachelor’s degree in history. He sang in the "Yale Spizzwinks(?)", an a cappella singing group which also included actor Joshua Malina.
Emmerich had his first starring role in the film Beautiful Girls, which earned him positive reviews from audiences and critics. He had supporting roles in such movies as The Truman Show, Life and Frequency.
In the 2000s, Emmerich began starring in more dramatic films, such as Julie Johnson, Beyond Borders, Little Children, Pride and Glory. 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. He played assistant coach Craig Patrick in the 2004 film Miracle. In 2016, Emmerich portrayed Bill Hammond in the Western Jane Got a Gun.
Beginning in the 2000s, he had more prominent guest roles on series such as Monk, White Collar[better source needed] and The Walking Dead, the last of which brought him a Saturn Award nomination. In 2021, he reprised the role in the series finale of The Walking Dead: World Beyond.
His most notable TV series role role was that of FBI Agent Stan Beeman on the FX series The Americans. The series earned positive reviews, and Emmerich earned a Critics' Choice Award nomination for his performance. It ran for six seasons, ending in May, 2018. Emmerich made his directorial debut on season 3's episode 7, "Walter Taffet", and also directed episode 5 of season 4.
Emmerich was married to actress Melissa Fitzgerald from 1998 to 2003. On April 26, 2014, he married actress and producer Mary Regency Boies (daughter of prominent lawyers David and Mary Boies) at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York. He lives in Greenwich Village in New York City.
|1993||Last Action Hero||Rookie|
|1994||Laura Sobers||Dale||Short film|
|1996||Beautiful Girls||Michael "Mo" Morris|
|1997||Cop Land||Deputy Sheriff 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|
|2022||The Good Nurse||Tim Braun|
|1993||Flying Blind||Ronald||Episode: "The Long Goodbye"|
|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|
|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"|
|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||6 episodes|
|2020–2022||Space Force||Kick Grabaston||5 episodes|
|2021||The Walking Dead: World Beyond||Dr. Edwin Jenner||Episode: "The Last Light"|
|2022||Suspicion||Scott Anderson||7 episodes|
|2022||Dark Winds||Leland Whitover||6 episodes|
|2023||The Big Cigar||Stanley Schneider||Upcoming miniseries|
|2015–2017||The Americans||3 episodes|
Awards and nominations
|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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