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Michael Stuhlbarg

Birth Name:
Michael S. Stuhlbarg
Birth Place:
Long Beach, California, United States
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Became interested in acting at age 11 during a community-theater production of Bye Bye Birdie
  • Bored with stage crew, he improvised during rehearsal, pretending to be drunk, and was asked to act
  • Studied at the National Youth Theatre in London, England
  • Won a contest at UCLA to study mime with Marcel Marceau
  • While at Juilliard, started drawing sketches of his characters before he played them on stage
  • Appeared in the 1993 Broadway production of Three Men on a Horse alongside Tony Randall, Jack Klugman and Jerry Stiller
  • Received a Tony nomination and a Drama Desk Award for his role in the 2005 play The Pillowman
  • Got the leading role in the Coen brothers' 2009 film A Serious Man after auditioning for multiple roles because the Coens couldn't decide which part was best for him
  • "We would have cloned him if we could," said Joel Coen

Awards

  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated
  • 2015Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2012Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2011Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2010Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner

Relationships

  • Mort Stuhlbarg--Father
  • Susan Stuhlbarg--Mother