Michael Stuhlbarg Biography – Actor And Two-Time Emmy Nominee

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Michael Stuhlbarg Bio

Michael Stuhlbarg has been working in Hollywood for 30 years. Image Source: Wikimedia Commons.

  • Birth DateJuly 5, 1968
  • Birth Name Michael Stewart Stuhlbarg
  • Age 56
  • Height 5' 8"
  • Weight 163.14 pounds
  • Father's Name Mort Stuhlbarg
  • Mother's Name Susan Stuhlbarg
  • Birth Place Long Beach, California, United States
  • Birth Sign Cancer
  • Nationality American
  • Profession Actor
  • Partner Mai-Linh Lofgren
  • Relationship Status Married
  • Eye Color Brown
  • Hair Color Black
  • Education Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts
  • Awards Honors Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series x2
  • Official Website https://www.michaelstuhlbarg.com/
  • IMDB https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0836121/
  • Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Stuhlbarg

Michael Stuhlbarg is a popular actor who is well known for his role as American billionaire businessman Richard Stephen Sackler in Dopesick. He has also appeared in several other great movies and tv shows, most notably Denis Villeneuve‘s Arrival (2016), Doctor Strange (2016), and Guillermo del Toro‘s The Shape of Water (2017), among others. He was nominated for his second Emmy in 2022 for the Hulu show Dopesick.

Having featured in more than 40 movies and television series, Stuhlbarg has managed to build quite a reputation in Hollywood. Michael is famous for being a character actor and has appeared in some of the best films over the years, including Steven Spielberg‘s Lincoln. With a career that has gone to great heights, fans are eager to know how he has achieved such a feat.

Hence, we will discuss that and some more in this Michael Stuhlbarg’s biography.

High School Play Convinced Parents About Acting

Michael Stewart Stuhlbarg was born on July 5, 1968, to American philanthropist parents Mort Stuhlbarg and Susan Stuhlbarg in California. Raised in Long Beach as a Reform Jew, his mom and dad were not always in support of his career choice when he was a kid. But, after watching him deliver a brilliant performance at a high school play, Michael Stuhlbarg’s parents came on board and supported him.

Moreover, the Stuhlbarg couple advised their son to try everything but be safe in his career. That must have meant a lot for the actor as he kept doing theater work to hone his skills. Sadly, Michael Stuhlbarg’s father passed away at the age of 79 on April 14, 2017, after complications from a fall.

Michael's Stuhlbarg's mom and dad
Michael Stuhlbarg’s father and mother started supporting his career after watching his performance. Image Source: CSULB – Theatre Arts Department Facebook.

Likewise, the American star attended The Juilliard School in New York and got a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts in 1992. Before that, he studied acting at the University of California in Los Angeles (UCLA). He was also enrolled at the British American Drama Academy and other institutions.

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Michael Stuhlbarg Net Worth And Career

The A Serious Man star debuted in theatre in 1992 when he played a soldier in Woyzeck. With 30 years of experience in his career, Stuhlbarg has managed to amass a considerable amount of wealth and fortune. Having appeared in a multitude of projects over the years, Michael Stuhlbarg’s net worth must be a notable sum.

Furthermore, the actor was praised for his brilliant performance in Call Me By Your Name where he played an accepting and loving father to a gay son. He has also showcased good acting skills in Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and a biopic Hitchcock. He also had a cameo role in MCU’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness in 2022.

Besides appearing in movies, Michael has also starred in some of the top tv shows. His tv credits include Your Honor, The Staircase, Dopesick, Boardwalk Empire, and 2018’s The Looming Tower. Stuhlbarg was also nominated for an Emmy for the latter series. He must have made massive money from all these projects.

Here are some of the box office collections of the movies Michael has been in:

Movies Box Office Collection
Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (2022) $411.2M
Doctor Strange (2016) $232.6M
Lincoln (2012) $182.2M
Men In Black 3 (2012) $179M
Arrival (2016) $100.5M

Table Source: Rotten Tomatoes 

Having acted in such blockbusters, the 5′ 8″ tall actor must have earned notably as well. Likewise, an average salary of an actor in the USA is $43,760, as of 2022. He must earn more than that as he is an established celebrity figure with big projects to his name. Thus, Michael Stuhlbarg’s net worth must be immense after all these roles.

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Married For Almost A Decade

The movie star is in a happy marital life with his gorgeous spouse Mai-Linh Lofgren. The couple got married in August 2013, but several sites claim they dated for a long time before that. Michael Stuhlbarg’s wife has often been credited as an actress, but there is no mention of her works.

Michael Stuhlbarg's Wife
Michael Stuhlbarg married his wife Mai-Linh Lofgren in August 2013. Image Source: Social Media.

As per bookmyshow, Michael Stuhlbarg’s wife was born on January 1, 1970. She seems to be a very supportive partner and has appeared at various events with her husband. The duo does not have a child yet in almost 10 years of their marriage.

Nevertheless, the pair seem to be very happy with each other in their long conjugal life. Let’s hope Michael gets more movies and TV shows in the future and live a content life with his dear wife.

Trivia And Facts

  • Stuhlbarg’s family heritage traces back to Russia, Hungary, England, and Germany.
  • He has worked with 7 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar.
  • He was raised in a reform synagogue.