Noah Emmerich

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Noah Emmerich
Emmerich in 2016
Noah Nicholas Emmerich

(1965-02-27) February 27, 1965 (age 58)
EducationYale University
Years active1993–present
(m. 1998; div. 2003)
Mary Regency Boies
(m. 2014)

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.

Early life[edit]

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.[1][2][3] His aunt was a classmate of Anne Frank.[4] Emmerich's family is Jewish, from Germany and France on his father's side and Hungary and Romania on his mother's.[1][5][6] 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.[7]

Noah Emmerich attended the Dalton School and learned to play the trumpet as a youth.[1] 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[8] which also included actor Joshua Malina.



Emmerich had his first starring role in the film Beautiful Girls,[9] which earned him positive reviews from audiences and critics. He had supporting roles in such movies as The Truman Show,[10] Life and Frequency.

In the 2000s, Emmerich began starring in more dramatic films, such as Julie Johnson, Beyond Borders, Little Children,[11] Pride and Glory.[12] He played the main antagonist, Colonel Nelec, in J. J. Abrams's film Super 8,[13] 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.[14]


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

Beginning in the 2000s, he had more prominent guest roles on series such as Monk, White Collar[15][better source needed] and The Walking Dead,[16] the last of which brought him a Saturn Award nomination.[17] 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.[18] The series earned positive reviews, and Emmerich earned a Critics' Choice Award nomination for his performance.[19] It ran for six seasons, ending in May, 2018.[20] Emmerich made his directorial debut on season 3's episode 7, "Walter Taffet",[21] and also directed episode 5 of season 4.

In September 2019, he starred in Netflix's limited series The Spy as the Israeli Mossad recruiting agent Dan Peleg.[22]

On October 23, 2019, it was announced that he was cast as Kick Grabaston in the Netflix comedy series Space Force.[23][24]

Personal life[edit]

Emmerich was married to actress Melissa Fitzgerald from 1998 to 2003.[citation needed] On April 26, 2014, he married actress and producer Mary Regency Boies (daughter of prominent lawyers David and Mary Boies)[25][26][27] at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York.[28] He lives in Greenwich Village in New York City.

He has two brothers, Warner Bros. Pictures chairman Toby Emmerich and Adam Emmerich.[citation needed]


Noah Emmerich in September 2008.


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 Sheriff 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
2022 The Good Nurse Tim Braun


Year Title Role Notes
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


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
2013 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series The Americans Nominated
2019 Won
Screen Actors Guild Award Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Nominated


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