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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...
|2008||Tess and Nana||Juiceman|
|2009||New York, I Love You||Prom Date|
|2010||The Hungry Ghosts||Matthew|
|2012||The Place Beyond the Pines||Avery "AJ" Cross, Jr.|
|2013||All Is Bright||Lou|
|2014||Beneath the Harvest Sky||Casper|
|2015||Brooklyn||Anthony "Tony" Fiorello|
|2015||Stealing Cars||Billy Wyatt|
|2016||Hot Summer Nights|
Emory Cohen's television credits include...
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.