Agent “Stan Beeman,” played by Noah Emmerich, is a member of the FBI’s Counter-Intelligence Division, fighting against foreign agents on U.S. soil – including the elite KGB Directorate S illegals: Russian spies posing as Americans. His romantic entanglement with KGB mole Nina had him struggling with his loyalty to the U.S. and effectively destroyed his marriage – and his choice to give Nina up to the KGB has further devastated him. Newly recommitted to his career but now alone, the one thing Stan can count on is his friendship with neighbor Philip Jennings – who, unbeknownst to Stan, is the very man that he is hunting.
Emmerich’s breakout performance was in Ted Demme’s cult hit Beautiful Girls (Natalie Portman, Uma Thurman, Matt Dillon). His next role, opposite Jim Carrey in Peter Weir’s Academy Award®-nominated The Truman Show, firmly established his outstanding talent.
His film work includes Todd Field’s Academy Award nominated Little Children (Kate Winslet), J.J. Abrams’ Super 8, Gavin O’Connor’s Pride and Glory (Edward Norton, Colin Farrell), Doug Liman’s Fair Game (Naomi Watts, Sean Penn), Sympathy for Delicious (Mark Ruffalo), Miracle (Kurt Russell), Frequency (Dennis Quaid), Beyond Borders (Angelina Jolie, Clive Owen), Windtalkers (Nicolas Cage), Life (Eddie Murphy, Martin Lawrence), Cop Land (Sylvester Stallone, Robert De Niro, Harvey Keitel), Guillaume Canet’s Blood Ties (Marion Cotillard, Clive Owen, Zoe Saldana), and Warrior (Tom Hardy, Joel Edgerton). He recently finished starred in Gavin O’Connor’s Jane Got A Gun, starring Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor and Joel Edgerton.
On television, Emmerich appeared to great acclaim as “Dr. Jenner” in Frank Darabont’s breakout hit The Walking Dead. He has guest starred on shows including The West Wing, Monk, White Collar and the Netflix series Master of None. Emmerich also recently directed an upcoming episode of Billions for Showtime.
His recent stage work includes Stephen Belber’s Fault Lines at the Cherry Lane (directed by David Schwimmer) and the Kennedy Center’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire opposite Patricia Clarkson.
Emmerich received an honors degree in history from Yale University and studied filmmaking at New York University. He was born and raised in New York City, where he currently lives.