Noah Emmerich is an American actor known for his roles in the feature films Beautiful Girls, The Truman Show, Cop Land, Frequency, Love & Sex, Windtalkers, Miracle and Little Children.
He currently stars as Stan Beeman, a federal agent tasked with uncovering Russian sleeper spies in suburban Washington, in the period drama television series The Americans, since 2013.
Emmerich's breakout performance was in Ted Demme's cult hit Beautiful Girls (Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Matt Dillon). His next role, opposite Jim Carrey in Peter Weir's Academy Award-nominated The Truman Show, established Emmerich's powerful presence and outstanding talent.
Emmerich's versatility as a character actor in combination with his leading-man charisma has led to appearances in a wide array of acclaimed films and roles.
The New York Times said of his work in Gavin O'Connor's Pride & Glory (Edward Norton, Colin Farrell, Jon Voight), "Mr. Emmerich steals the movie".
His film work includes Todd Field's Academy Award-nominated Little Children (Kate Winslet), Doug Liman's Fair Game (Sean Penn, Naomi Watts), Miracle (Kurt Russell), Frequency (Dennis Quaid), Beyond Borders (Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen), Windtalkers (Nicolas Cage), Life (Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence) and Cop Land (Sylvester Stallone, Robert DeNiro, Harvey Keitel).
Emmerich also appeared in J.J. Abrams' Super 8 (produced by Steven Spielberg), Mark Ruffalo's directing debut Sympathy for Delicious (Orlando Bloom, Juliette Lewis), David Schwimmer's Trust (Clive Owen, Catherine Keener), and Gavin O'Connor's Warrior (Tom Hardy, Nick Nolte), also marking his fourth collaboration with O'Connor.
On television, Emmerich appeared to great acclaim as Dr. Jenner in Frank Darabont's record-breaking hit The Walking Dead.
He was also seen onstage opposite Patricia Clarkson in the Kennedy Center's production of A Streetcar Named Desire, and at the Cherry Lane Theater in Stephen Belber's Fault Lines, directed by David Schwimmer.
Emmerich studied filmmaking at New York University, where he wrote and directed the short The Painter, which won the Cine Award and the International Film Festival of Spain. His second film, The Date, won the Golden Bear at the Houston Film Festival.
Emmerich received an honours degree in history from Yale University. He was born and raised in New York City, where he currently resides.