Michael Stuhlbarg

Michael Stuhlbarg
Born (1968-07-05) July 5, 1968
Long Beach, California, U.S.
Alma mater Juilliard School
Occupation Actor
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Mai-Linh Lofgren

Michael Stuhlbarg (born July 5, 1968)[1] is an American actor. He played organized-crime boss Arnold Rothstein in the HBO television series Boardwalk Empire (2010–2013), troubled university professor Larry Gopnik in the 2009 dark comedy film A Serious Man, Griffin in Men in Black 3 (2012), Dr. Flicker in Blue Jasmine (2013), and computer scientist and inventor Andy Hertzfeld in the biopic Steve Jobs (2015).

Personal life

Stuhlbarg was born in Long Beach, California,[2] the son of Susan and Mort Stuhlbarg.[3] He was raised in Reform Judaism.[1] Stuhlbarg trained at The Juilliard School in New York City,[4] where he was a member of the Drama Division's Group 21 (1988–1992).[5] He graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1992.

Stuhlbarg studied acting at the University of California at Los Angeles,[6] the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania, the British American Drama Academy at Oxford, and the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain at the University of London. He also studied mime with Marcel Marceau.[7] Stuhlbarg is married to Mai-Linh Lofgren.[8]


Stuhlbarg appeared in several stage productions, including award-winning performances in Old Wicked Songs in 1996, Long Day's Journey into Night in 1997, and The Pillowman in 2005 (for which he won a Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play and received his first Tony Award nomination).[9] He has appeared in a number of television shows, including Law & Order, Ugly Betty, and The American Experience.

Starting in 2010, Stuhlbarg portrayed organized crime boss Arnold Rothstein in the HBO series Boardwalk Empire. His film credits had been limited to a handful of minor roles, including playing a lawyer in Body of Lies and a hedge fund consultant in Cold Souls,[9] until the Coen brothers' 2009 dark comedy A Serious Man, in which he starred as troubled 1960s university professor Larry Gopnik. He was nominated for a Golden Globe for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy.[4]

Stuhlbarg will star in an adaptation of André Aciman‘s novel Call Me By Your Name, directed by Luca Guadagnino. Filming began in May 2016 and the film is expected to be released in 2017.[10]



Year Title Role Director Notes
1998 Price Above Rubies, AA Price Above Rubies Young Hassid Boaz Yakin
2001 Grey Zone, TheThe Grey Zone Cohen Tim Blake Nelson
2007 The Key to Reserva Louis Bernard Martin Scorsese Short film
2008 Afterschool Mr. Burke Antonio Campos
Body of Lies Ferris' Attorney Ridley Scott
2009 Cold Souls Hedge Fund Consultant Sophie Barthes
Serious Man, AA Serious Man Larry Gopnik Joel & Ethan Coen Independent Spirit Awards - Robert Altman Award
Santa Barbara International Film Festival - Virtuoso Award
Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated—Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated—Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Nominated—London Film Critics Circle Award for Actor of the Year
Nominated—San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble
2011 Hugo René Tabard Martin Scorsese
2012 Men in Black 3 Griffin Barry Sonnenfeld
Seven Psychopaths Tommy Martin McDonagh
Lincoln George Yeaman Steven Spielberg
Hitchcock Lew Wasserman Sacha Gervasi
2013 Blue Jasmine Dr. Flicker[11] Woody Allen
2014 Cut Bank Derby Milton Matt Shakman
Pawn Sacrifice Paul Marshall Edward Zwick
2015 Steve Jobs Andy Hertzfeld Danny Boyle
Trumbo Edward G. Robinson Jay Roach
Miles Ahead Harper Hamilton Don Cheadle
2016 Arrival Agent Halpern Denis Villeneuve
Doctor Strange Nicodemus West Scott Derrickson
Miss Sloane Pat Connors John Madden
2017 Call Me by Your Name Luca Guadagnino In post-production
The Shape of Water Guillermo del Toro Filming


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Marcel Costas Episode: "Slither"
2006–2007 Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip Jerry 2 episodes
2006–2010 American Experience, TheThe American Experience Various Characters 4 episodes
2008 Law & Order Timothy Pace Episode: "Bogeyman"
2009 Ugly Betty Heinrich 1 episode
2010–2013 Boardwalk Empire Arnold Rothstein 32 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2010, 2011)
2015 Transparent Haim Episode: "Grey Green Brown & Copper"


  1. 1 2 Wloszczyna, Susan (October 11, 2009). "Michael Stuhlbarg: Coen brothers get their 'Serious Man'". USA Today. Retrieved December 16, 2009.
  2. "Michael Stuhlbarg". Broadway.com. Retrieved September 16, 2009.
  3. http://www.tvguide.com/celebrities/michael-stuhlbarg/bio/298785
  4. 1 2 Grosz, Christy (September 13, 2009). "The Coens found Michael Stuhlbarg to be 'A Serious Man'". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 14, 2009.
  5. "Alumni News". The Juilliard School. September 2007. Archived from the original on 2011-11-11.
  6. "NOTABLE ALUMNI ACTORS". UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television. Retrieved September 29, 2014.
  7. "Michael Stuhlbarg". Back Stage. September 3, 1999.
  8. http://www.gettyimages.ca/detail/news-photo/actor-michael-stuhlbarg-and-wife-mai-linh-lofgren-arrive-at-news-photo/160220296
  9. 1 2 "Cast and Crew – Michael Stuhlbarg". FilmInFocus.com. Retrieved September 14, 2009.
  10. "Michael Stuhlbarg, Armie Hammer & More Leading Luca Guadagnino's 'Call Me By Your Name'". The Film Stage. 23 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.
  11. "Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine". Sony Pictures. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
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