It all started with guest roles in TV series, which may not sound like much, but that’s how Noah Emmerich grew his career and has since carved out a niche for himself as a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood.
He began with guest roles in popular television series such as NYPD Blue and Melrose Place, with his role as FBI Agent Stan Beeman in the FX series The Americans being his most notable. His performance in the series was met with much critical acclaim and good reviews. The actor was also nominated for the Critic’s Choice Award. The Americans have been extended for a sixth season, which will also serve as the finale.
Emmerich’s breakthrough in the film Beautiful Girls deserves special mention, where he received positive reviews from both the audience and the critics. Besides acting Emmerich has also made a name for himself as a director. He made his directorial debut in an episode of the third season of the series Walter Taffet, after which he directed episode 5 of the fourth season.
Although he is easily accessible on the screens, there are so many facts you didn’t know about Noah Emmerich. Let’s take a quick look at the biography and other facts you want to know about the American actor.
Noah Emmerich – Biography
The actor was born on February 27, 1965, in New York as a son of a Jewish family with Konstanz as the mother and André Emmerich as a father. While his mother is a concert pianist, his father earned his living as a gallery owner and art dealer. Perhaps Emmerich would have been born in Germany if his father had not fled with his family because of the unrest in the country. The family first stayed in Amsterdam, Netherlands, before settling in New York in 1940.
Noah Emmerich has brothers who are not movie stars, but who are doing well in their chosen career. Toby Emmerich is president and chief operating officer at New Line Cinema and also a screenwriter. Adam Emmerich, on the other hand, is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz in New York. He also specializes in mergers and acquisitions.
Noah Emmerich received his early education at Dalton School and graduated in history from Yale University with a degree in history. As a teenager, he began to build himself up for the entertainment industry when he learned to play the trumpet and privately studied Meisner acting techniques under the guidance of Ron Stetson, an actor/director.
The actor later started his acting career in the movie Beautiful Girls, which was critically acclaimed. The audience as well as the film critics applauded his performance and paved the way for further roles which were included in the movie. Emmerich was able to get some supporting roles in movies like The Truman Show, Life, and Frequency.
The 2000s were even more favorable for Emmerich who began to play in more movies. Julie Johnson, Beyond Borders, Little Children, Pride, and Glory are just some of his film highlights. His role as the main adversary, Colonel Nelec, in Super 8 was a box office hit that also received positive reviews.
Emmerich also took roles in television series. He played guest roles in series like NYPD Blue and Melrose Place. Nevertheless, he soon got more and more prominent guest roles and starred in TV series – Monk, The Walking Dead, the latter put his name on the nomination list for the Saturn Award.
The leading role of FBI agent Stan Beeman in the FX series The Americans remains his most notable role in television series, earning him a nomination for the Critic’s Choice Award.
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 descent.
He has been married twice. In his first marriage, he was married to the actress Melissa Fitzgerald. Their union lasted from 1998 to 2003 and it was not until 2014 that Emmerich walked down the aisle 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 a good director. He made his first attempt at directing in an episode of the third season of the series Walter Taffet.
The actor currently lives in Greenwich Village in New York City.
You can get in touch with him via Twitter.