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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 27 February 1965New York City, New York, USA
Birth NameNoah Nicholas Emmerich
Height 6' 3" (1.91 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Born and raised in New York City, he attended Yale University, where he sang with the a capella group the Yale Spizzwinks. He attended NYU Film School where he wrote and directed an award winning short film called "The Painter." Emmerich came to prominence with starring roles in the cult hit Beautiful Girls (1996) and the Jim Carrey blockbuster The Truman Show (1998). He is considered a real "actor's actor," noted for his understated, subtle realism and his deep emotional presence on screen. His production company, Sandbox Entertainment, has a first-look production deal with New Line Cinema. His older brother is Toby Emmerich.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Heather Rochester

Spouse (1)

Melissa Fitzgerald (28 November 1998 - 2003) (divorced)

Trivia (2)

Brother of New Line Cinema executive Toby Emmerich.
Noah's grandparents were born in four different countries. Noah's paternal grandfather was a German Jew (born in Bad Homburg), and Noah's paternal grandmother was a French Jew (born in Paris). Noah's father was born in Frankfurt, Germany, and later moved to the United States. Noah's maternal grandfather was a Romanian Jewish immigrant, and Noah's maternal grandmother was born in New York, to Hungarian Jewish parents.

Personal Quotes (10)

In the modern world there's no such thing as formality. A dinner jacket used to mean a tuxedo, you know?
I'm not really a zombie genre guy; I'm not particularly versed in it. Doing 'The Walking Dead' sort of turned me on to the whole thing.
I did do a war movie, 'Windtalkers.' That was a lot of action. But once you've done one big action/war movie, you don't need to do another one.
After every movie, you get offered the role that you just did in the last movie.
A movie set or any set is a completely private place and it feels very insulated.
My brother started in the music business, and I was an actor - we were both in the entertainment industry, but doing separate things. Then he went over to New Line and started their soundtrack department, that's how he got his foot in the door.
It seems like the more I live, the more I realize that saying 'yes' is almost never a mistake. If you say no, it might feel safe, but then you end up going nowhere.
I'm actually pretty scientifically interested. I have a lot of friends who are doctors, so the idea of the virus and the synapses in the brain and how the nervous system works was actually all pretty familiar to me.
That's the weirdest thing about television for me is that you're getting feedback in the middle of the work.
Some of the things I've been in are comedic, but I don't get considered for true comedies because I'm a 'dramatic' actor.

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