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Cohen in The Place Beyond the Pines.

About Emory Cohen (1990 – ____)

Emory Isaac Cohen was born in Manhattan, the only child of Donna (née Ackerman), a director of a preschool, and Noel Cohen, a music teacher. He is Jewish, a fourth generation New Yorker whose ancestors emigrated from Russia.

Cohen made his stage debut as Mr. Peachum in a school production of The Threepenny Opera. He graduated from Elisabeth Irwin High School in 2008 and received a full scholarship to study acting at University of Arts in Philadelphia. He trained at UArts for two years before dropping out to study acting in New York.

Cohen made his feature film debut in Afterschool (2008) opposite Ezra Miller. The film premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Festival and received positive reviews from critics." His next role was in the 2010 drama film The Hungry Ghosts.

In 2012, he co-starred in Derek Cianfrance's crime drama film The Place Beyond the Pines opposite Bradley Cooper and Dane DeHaan. The film received generally positive reviews and was a box office success.

He had a recurring role as Debra Messing's character's son Leo during the first season of Smash and starred as Wendell Pierce's lover in the independent film Four.

In 2014, he appeared in the drama The Gambler playing a tennis player and in the independent film Beneath the Harvest Sky.

In 2015, he portrayed Tony, the love interest of Eilis, played by Saoirse Ronan, in Brooklyn. Rex Reed praised his "wonderful, warm and deeply touching performance". In Variety, Kristopher Tapley wrote that Brooklyn offered "another reminder that Emory Cohen is one of the most exciting actors of his generation."

Cohen had a leading role in the independent film Stealing Cars (2015), opposite Felicity Huffman and William H. Macy. He received positive reviews for his role as Billy Wyatt.

Emory Cohen's movie credits include...

Year Movie Role
2008Tess and NanaJuiceman
2009New York, I Love YouProm Date
2010The Hungry GhostsMatthew
2012The Place Beyond the PinesAvery "AJ" Cross, Jr.
2012Nor'easterDanny Strout
2013All Is BrightLou
2014Beneath the Harvest SkyCasper
2014The GamblerDexter
2015BrooklynAnthony "Tony" Fiorello
2015Stealing CarsBilly Wyatt
2016The DuelIsaac
2016DetourJohnny Ray
2016Shot Caller
2016Hot Summer Nights
2017War Machine

Emory Cohen's television credits include...

Year Show/Series Role
Smash Leo Houston

Memorable Quotes by Emory Cohen

“If I wanted to play it safe, I'd get a normal job with a secure paycheck.”

Things You May Not Know About Emory Cohen

He graduated from Elisabeth Irwin High School and started acting at UArts in Philadelphia under a full scholarship.

He is of Russian Jewish descent.

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Emory Cohen in Stealing Cars (2015).
Cohen in The Duel (2016).
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Cohen in Smash (2012-2013)... with Debra Messing and Brian D'arcy James
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With Dane Dehaan in The Place Beyond the Pines (2012).
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Cohen in Four (2012)... with Wendell Pierce in top picture.
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Cohen with Saoirse Ronan in Brooklyn (2015).
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Emory Cohen in Beneath the Harvest Sky (2014)... top picture with Zoe Levin... second picture with Aidan Gillen... with Callan McAuliffe and Sarah Sutherland in third picture... with Callan McAuliffe in fourth picture.