Michael Stuhlbarg was born on July 5, 1968, in Long Beach, California. He attended The Juilliard School in Nyc and has performed in several theatre productions, including The Pillowman in 2005 and Hamlet in Central Park in 2008. He’s additionally a successful film actor, appearing in leading launches A Serious Man, Men in Black III, Hitchcock and Lincoln, along with the HBO drama show Boardwalk Empire. As a kid, he was more enthusiastic about drawing cartoons than in playing; nonetheless, at age 11 he took part in a community production of Bye Bye Birdie as an associate of the team and chorus and fell in love with theatre.
After high school, Stuhlbarg attended the University of California, Los Angeles’ School of Theatre, Film, and Television for a couple of years. Then he transferred to The Juilliard School in Nyc, where he studied from 1988 to 1992, receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts in the play program. While at Juilliard, Stuhlbarg became friends and housemates with Tony Award winning performer Viola Davis.
After graduation from Juilliard, Michael Stuhlbarg started a stage career in The Big Apple. He took on among theatre’s infamous lead characters in Hamlet, made by the Public Theater in Central Park’s Delacorte Theater in 2008. In another notable theatre appearance, Stuhlbarg got favorable reviews as well as a Tony nomination because of his portrayal of a mentally handicapped guy in Martin McDonagh’s black comedy The Pillowman in 2005.
Stuhlbarg made his first movie appearance in 1998, in a modest part in the play A Price Above Rubies. A decade after, he was still appearing in minor parts, like in the cerebral comedy Cold Souls as well as the action-thriller Body of Lies. Nevertheless, an audition with Joel and Ethan Coen got Stuhlbarg the lead character in A Serious Man in 2009. Stuhlbarg’s performance as distressed professor Larry Gopnik brought him a Golden Globe nomination as well as a fresh degree of popularity.
Stuhlbarg’s career in television followed the same trajectory, from small parts to your breakthrough role. The pilot of Boardwalk Empire was directed by Martin Scorsese, with whom Stuhlbarg worked again when he played a movie historian in Scorsese’s Hugo (2011).
Stuhlbarg’s movie career reached new peaks in the year 2012, starting along with his appearance as a time-traveling alien in the mainstream hit Men in Black III, as well as a part in the modern-day gangster comedy Seven Psychopaths. Other contain Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, David Strathairn and John Hawkes. In 2013, Stuhlbarg appeared in the acclaimed Woody Allen movie Blue Jasmine.