Noah Emmerich

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Noah Emmerich
Noah Emmerich Cannes 2013.jpg
Emmerich at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival
Born
Noah Nicholas Emmerich

(1965-02-27) February 27, 1965 (age 54)
ResidenceGreenwich Village, New York, U.S.
OccupationActor
Years active1993–present
Spouse(s)
Melissa Fitzgerald
(m. 1998; div. 2003)

Mary Regency Boies (m. 2014)

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.

Early life[edit]

Emmerich was born 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. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, he had emigrated from Nazi Germany with his family, who relocated first to Amsterdam, Netherlands, and then to New York in 1940.[1][2][3] His family is Jewish, from Germany and France on his father's side and from Hungary and Romania on his mother's.[1][4][5] Noah has two older brothers: Toby Emmerich, a screenwriter and current 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.[6]

Noah Emmerich attended the Dalton School and learned to play the trumpet as a youth.[1] 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;[7] another member performing with him in the group was actor Josh Malina.

Career[edit]

Film[edit]

Emmerich had his first starring role in the film Beautiful Girls,[8] which earned him positive reviews from audiences and critics. He had supporting roles in such movies as The Truman Show,[9] Life, and Frequency.

In the 2000s, Emmerich began to star in more dramatic films, such as Julie Johnson, Beyond Borders, Little Children,[10] Pride and Glory[11] and many more. He played the main antagonist, Colonel Nelec, in J.J. Abrams's film Super 8,[12] which earned positive reviews from critics and was a box office success.

Most notably, he played assistant coach Craig Patrick in the 2004 film Miracle.

In 2016, Emmerich portrayed Bill Hammond in the western Jane Got a Gun.[13]

Television[edit]

Emmerich started his career doing guest roles in television series such as NYPD Blue and Melrose Place.

Beginning in the 2000s, Emmerich began to portray more prominent guest roles on television series such as Monk, White Collar[14][better source needed] and The Walking Dead,[15] which earned him a Saturn Award nomination.[16]

His most notable role in a television series is as FBI Agent Stan Beeman on the FX series The Americans.[17] The series has earned positive reviews from critics and Emmerich earned a Critics' Choice Award nomination for his performance.[18] The series ran for six seasons ending in May, 2018.[19] Emmerich made his directorial debut on the episode 7 of the season three of the series, entitled "Walter Taffet".[20] He again directed episode 5 of season four.

In September 2019, Emmerich starred in Netflix limited series The Spy, as the Israeli Mossad recruiting agent Dan Peleg.[21]

On October 23, 2019, it was announced that Emmerich was cast as Kick Grabaston in the upcoming Netflix comedy series, Space Force.[22][23]

Personal life[edit]

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)[24][25][26] at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York.[27] He lives in Greenwich Village in New York City.

He is not related to director Roland Emmerich.

Filmography[edit]

Noah Emmerich in September 2008.

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Life Stan Blocker
1999 Crazy in Alabama Sheriff Raymond
1999 Tumbleweeds Vertis Dewey
2000 Love & Sex Eric
2000 Frequency Gordo Hersch
2001 Julie Johnson Rick Johnson
2002 Windtalkers Private Chick
2003 Beyond Borders Elliot Hauser
2004 Miracle Craig Patrick
2004 Cellular Jack Tanner
2006 Little Children Larry Hedges
2007 Joulutarina Nikolas English dub
2008 Pride and Glory Francis Tierney, Jr.
2010 Sympathy for Delicious Rene Faubacher
2010 Trust Al Hart
2010 Fair Game Bill Johnson
2011 Super 8 Colonel Nelec
2011 Warrior Dan Taylor
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

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 6 episodes
2020 Space Force Kick Grabaston Recurring role

Director[edit]

Year Title Notes
2015–2017 The Americans 3 episodes
2017–2018 Billions 2 episodes

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2011 Saturn Awards Best Guest Starring Role on Television The Walking Dead Nominated
[28]
2013 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series The Americans Nominated
[29]
2019 Won
[30]
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Noah Emmerich of ‘The Americans:’ Emmy Awards watch | The Ticket. Jewish Journal (2013-06-29). Retrieved on 2014-06-05.
  2. ^ "Andre Emmerich, influential art dealer". The Mercury News. San Jose, California. 29 September 2007. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  3. ^ "Noah Emmerich Biography (1965-)". FilmReference.com. Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  4. ^ Bloom, Nate (October 31, 2008). "Jewish Stars". Cleveland Jewish News.
  5. ^ https://jewishjournal.com/culture/arts/299189/noah-emmerich-enters-the-hot-zone/
  6. ^ Emmy Watch: Noah Emmerich Talks TV vs. Movies, 'The Americans' |Thompson on Hollywood. Blogs.indiewire.com (2013-03-31). Retrieved on 2014-06-05.
  7. ^ "Noah Emmerich". The Yale Spizzwinks(?). Retrieved 14 November 2017.
  8. ^ "'Beautiful Girls': Where Are They Now?". MSN. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  9. ^ Koppelman, Brian (12 May 2015). "Noah Emmerich on His Journey to The Truman Show and The Americans". Slate. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  10. ^ "Little Children | EW.com". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  11. ^ "Noah Emmerich (Pride and Glory) Interview 2008 | Movie Trailers and Videos". Tribute.ca. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  12. ^ White, James. "Noah Emmerich Cast In Super 8". Empire. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  13. ^ "Interview with Jane Got A Gun star Noah Emmerich". AXS.com. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  14. ^ Frederick, Brittany S (25 February 2015). "'The Americans' Star Noah Emmerich On His Journey To Television". Starpulse. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  15. ^ "Could Noah Emmerich Reprise His 'Walking Dead' Role in Prequel?". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  16. ^ "2011 Saturn Award Nominations". Collider.com. 23 February 2011. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  17. ^ "Emmys: You Won't Forget Noah Emmerich's Name After Seeing 'The Americans'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  18. ^ "2013 // Nominees for the 3rd Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards - Critics' Choice Awards". Critics' Choice Awards. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  19. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (May 25, 2016). "'The Americans' To End Run With Two-Season Final Renewal By FX, EPs Ink Deals". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved May 25, 2016.
  20. ^ Silman, Anna. ""The Americans" star Noah Emmerich on Stan's troubles, the heart behind the spycraft and directing tonight's pivotal episode". Salon. Retrieved 11 October 2016.
  21. ^ https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/the_spy
  22. ^ Reimann, Tom (October 23, 2019). "'Space Force' Cast Adds Noah Emmerich, Fred Willard, and Jessica St. Clair". Collider. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  23. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (October 23, 2019). "'Space Force': Noah Emmerich, Fred Willard & Jessica St. Clair Join Cast Of Netflix Comedy Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 24, 2019.
  24. ^ https://observer.com/2006/12/the-boies-family
  25. ^ http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2017/11/david-boies-from-top-u-s-litigator-to-weinsteins-lawyer.html
  26. ^ https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2017-12-07/the-superstar-lawyer-tied-to-harvey-weinstein-and-charlie-rose-isn-t-panicked
  27. ^ "Biografie Noah Emmerich" (in German). SerienJunkies.de. Retrieved December 22, 2015.
  28. ^ "'Inception,' 'Walking Dead' Top Saturn Awards Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  29. ^ TVLine, Team (22 May 2013). "Big Bang, Horror Story, Parks & Rec, Good Wife, The Americans Lead Critics Choice Nominations". TVLine.com. Retrieved 1 November 2016.
  30. ^ Tapley, Kristopher (December 10, 2018). "'Americans,' 'Versace,' 'Dannemora' Lead Critics' Choice Nominees". Variety.

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