It all began with taking up guest roles in television series, it may not sound like much, but that was how Noah Emmerich grew his career and has since carved out a niche for himself as a force to reckon with in Hollywood.
He started out with guest roles in popular television series including NYPD Blue and Melrose Place with his role as FBI Agent Stan Beeman on the FX series The Americans as his most notable. His performance on the series was met with much acclaim and good reviews from critics. Additionally, it got the actor a Critic’s Choice Award nomination. The Americans have been renewed for a sixth season which will also serve as the finale.
Notably, Emmerich’s breakout role came in the film Beautiful Girls which he starred in positive reviews from both the audience and critics. Apart from acting, Emmerich has also made a name as a director. His directorial debut came on a season 3 episode of the series Walter Taffet after which he directed episode 5 of season four.
While he’s easily available on the screens, there are so many facts you didn’t know about Noah Emmerich. Let’s take a sneak peek at the biography and other facts you would want to know about the American actor.
Noah Emmerich’s Biography
The actor was born in New York on February 27, 1965, to a Jewish family with Constance as his mother and André Emmerich as his father. While his mother is a concert pianist, his father earned a living as a gallery owner and art dealer. Perhaps Emmerich would have been born in Germany had his father not fled the country with his family as a result of the unrest in the country. The family first stayed in Amsterdam, Netherlands before settling down in New York in 1940.
Noah Emmerich has brothers who may not be movie stars but are doing well in their chosen careers. Toby Emmerich is the President and Chief Operating Officer at New Line Cinema and also a screenwriter. On the other hand, Adam Emmerich is a partner at the firm of Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. He also specializes in mergers and acquisitions.
Noah Emmerich got his early education at the Dalton School and graduated from Yale University with a degree in History. He started building himself for the entertainment industry as a youth when he learned to play the trumpet and privately studied the Meisner technique of acting under the tutelage of Ron Stetson, an actor/director.
The actor later launched his acting career in the film Beautiful Girls to critical acclaim. Both the audience and film critics applauded his performance, paving the way for more roles to flood in. Subsequently, Emmerich was able to score some supporting roles in movies like The Truman Show, Life, and Frequency.
The 2000s were even more favorable for Emmerich who started starring in more films. Julie Johnson, Beyond Borders, Little Children, Pride, and Glory are just a few of his film exploits. His role as the main antagonist, Colonel Nelec, in Super 8, was a box office hit that also garnered positive reviews.
Emmerich also took up roles in television series. He played guest roles in series like NYPD Blue and Melrose Place. Nonetheless, he soon started getting more prominent guest roles and starred in the television series – Monk, The Walking Dead, the latter put his name on the Saturn Award nomination list.
Starring as FBI Agent Stan Beeman on the FX series The Americans remains his most notable role in television series which earned him a Critic’s Choice Award nomination.
5 Quick Facts You Need to Know About Noah Emmerich
He was born into a Jewish family in New York City, New York.
His nationality is American and he is of white ethnicity.
He has been married twice. His first marriage was to actress Melissa Fitzgerald. Their union lasted from 1998 to 2003. It wasn’t until 2014 that Emmerich walked down the aisle once again with actress and producer Mary Regency Boies. His second wedding took place at the Gramercy Park Hotel in New York.
Apart from acting, Emmerich is also doing well as a director. His first attempt at directing was on a season 3 episode of the series Walter Taffet.
The actor currently lives in Greenwich Village in New York City.
You can connect with him on Twitter.