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Michael Emerson Biography
Michael Emerson is an American actor who is best known for his roles as serial killer William Hinks on The Practice, Benjamin Linus on Lost, Zep Hindle in the first Saw film, Cayden James on Arrow, and Harold Finch in the CBS series Person of Interest.
Emerson has also worked extensively in theater and narration. He has won two Primetime Emmy Awards and been nominated for three others, as well as receiving other awards and nominations. He currently stars as Dr. Leland Townsend in the Paramount+ thriller series Evil.
Michael Emerson Age
Emerson was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on September 7, 1954. He is 69 years
Michael Emerson Education
Emerson graduated from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, with a degree in theater and minored in art. He studied for a semester at the National Theater Institute at The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, then moved to New York City. Unable to find acting work, he took retail jobs and worked as an illustrator.
Michael Emerson Parents | Sibling | Brother
Emerson was born in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on September 7, 1954. He is the son of Ronald H. Emerson and Carol (née Hansen) Emerson. He has one sibling, a brother named Joshua Emerson.
Michael Emerson Wife | Is Michael Emerson Married ?
He is married to actress Carrie Preston. They have been married since 1998 and have two children together, a daughter named Penny and a son named Magnus.
Michael Emerson Children | Kids| Daughter | Son
Emerson and Carrie Preston have two children together, a daughter named Penny and a son named Magnus. Penny was born in 2000 and Magnus was born in 2003.
Michael Emerson Net worth
Michael Emerson’s net worth is estimated to be around $5 million. He has earned his net worth through his successful career as an actor. He has starred in many popular television shows and movies, including Lost, Person of Interest, and The Shape of Water.
Michael Emerson Height
Emerson is 5′ 8½” (1.74 m) tall.
Michael Emerson Career
Emerson began his acting career in the theater, appearing in productions of The Crucible, The Glass Menagerie, and A Streetcar Named Desire. He also narrated several audiobooks, including The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.
Emerson’s breakthrough role came in 2001 when he portrayed William Hinks on the legal drama The Practice, earning him an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his exceptional performance. In 2011, Emerson took on the role of Harold Finch in the crime drama Person of Interest, a character he portrayed for five seasons to critical acclaim.
In 2006, Emerson was cast as Benjamin Linus on the mystery drama Lost. He played the role for six seasons, and his performance was critically acclaimed. Additionlly he won another Emmy Award, this time for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.
Michael Emerson Batman
He voiced the Joker in the animated film “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2” (2013). He was the second actor to voice the Joker in this film, after Mark Hamill
Michael Emerson Movies and TV Shows
Here are some of Michael Emerson’s movies and TV shows
- William Hinks on The Practice (2001, 13 episodes)
- Benjamin Linus on Lost (2006, 121 episodes over six seasons)
- Cayden James on Arrow (2013, 18 episodes over two seasons)
- Harold Finch on Person of Interest (2011, 118 episodes over five seasons).
- Saw (2004) as Zep Hindle
- Saw VI (2009) as Zep Hindle
- The Manchurian Candidate (2004) as Raymond Shaw
- The Shape of Water (2017) as Strickland
- The Little Things (2021) as Albert Sparma
Michael Emerson Awards and nominations
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (2009, Lost)
- Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (2001, The Practice)
- Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor – Television Series (2009, Lost)
- Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor on Television (2007, Lost)
- Saturn Award for Best Guest Actor on Television (2004, Lost)