Ebon Moss-Bachrach
Moss-Bachrach at the 2019 WonderCon
Born (1977-03-19) March 19, 1977 (age 46)
EducationColumbia University (BA)
OccupationActor
Years active1999–present
SpouseYelena Yemchuk
Children2

Ebon Moss-Bachrach (born March 19, 1977) is an American actor. He has received various accolades, including a Primetime Emmy Award and a Critics' Choice Award, in addition to nominations for a Golden Globe Award and three Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Since 2022, Moss-Bachrach has played Richard "Richie" Jerimovich in the comedy-drama series The Bear for which he received the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 2023, as well as a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 2024.[1] He also played Arvel Skeen in the first season of the Star Wars series Andor.

Early life and education

Moss-Bachrach was born in Amherst, Massachusetts,[2] and is the son of Renee Moss and Eric Bachrach, who run a music school in Springfield, Massachusetts. His father was born in Germany to Jewish-American parents.[3] Moss-Bachrach attended high school at Amherst Regional High School in Massachusetts, and graduated from Columbia University in 1999 with a B.A in English Literature. He initially was an American history major and a music studies major.[4] During his third year of college, he studied abroad in Alicante, Spain for a semester.[5]

As a child, Moss-Bachrach had a passion for theatre and movies, and also loved to read. Some of his favorite authors were Isaac Asimov and Piers Anthony. He spent much of his childhood indoors,[6] and described his younger self as an "escapist".[4] In high school, Moss-Bachrach joined the school band, and became fond of performing. One of his favorite musical artists was Ornette Coleman.[6]

During his first year of college, Moss-Bachrach took an acting class out of curiosity, and quickly became inspired to pursue theatre.[7] After the class, he became an apprentice at the Williamstown Theatre Festival to gain some experience in theatre.[4] Moss-Bachrach went on to study acting and the Meisner technique at the William Esper Studio in New York City.[8][9][10][11]

Personal life

Moss-Bachrach is married to Ukrainian photographer Yelena Yemchuk, with whom he has two daughters.[12] Moss-Bachrach enjoys cooking and baking in his free time.

Filmography

Film

Key
Denotes works that have not yet been released
Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Believer First Waiter
Never Again Andy
The Royal Tenenbaums Fredrick the Bellboy
2003 American Splendor MTV Director
Death of a Dynasty Dave Katz
Mona Lisa Smile Charlie Stewart
2004 Winter Solstice Steve
Poster Boy Charlie
Point & Shoot Chad Rhodes
2005 The Dying Gaul Olaf
Stealth Tim
Road Jay
2006 Out There Stan
Live Free or Die Alex Gazaniga
The Lake House Henry Wyler
Wedding Daze Matador
2007 Chicago 10 Paul Krassner Voice
High Falls Jackson Short film
Suburban Girl Ethan Eisenberg
Evening Luc
2009 Breaking Upwards Dylan
The Marc Pease Experience Gavin
2011 Higher Ground Luke
2012 Lola Versus Nick
Come Out and Play Francis
2013 The Volunteer Ethan
Gods Behaving Badly Neil
2014 We'll Never Have Paris Guillaume
The Grey Matter Simon Peterson Short film
2017 Tokyo Project Sebastian Short film
2018 The Big Take Max O'Leary
2019 Good Posture Don Price
Blow the Man Down Gorski
Lying and Stealing Ray Warding
2020 Tesla Szigeti
2022 Sharp Stick Yuli
2023 No Hard Feelings Gary
TBA Dust Post-production

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Murder in a Small Town Billy Television film
2001 Law & Order: Criminal Intent College Boy Episode: "One"
2002 Porn 'n Chicken Hutch Television film
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Danny Wallace Episode: "Truth or Consequences"
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Justin Episode: "Informed"
2006 Kidnapped Tucker Episode: "Sorry, Wrong Number"
2008 John Adams John Quincy Adams Miniseries; 3 episodes
2008 Fringe Joseph Meegar Episode: "Power Hungry"
2009 Medium Simon Burwell Episode: "The First Bite Is the Deepest"
2009 A NY Thing Arthur Television film
2010 Damages Nick Salenger 8 episodes
2010 Rubicon Craig Young 3 episodes
2013–16 Person of Interest Michael Cole 2 episodes
2014–17 Girls Desi Harperin 25 episodes
2014 Believe Ben Wooten Episode: "White Noise"
2014–15 The Last Ship Niels Sørensen 10 episodes
2017 The Punisher David Lieberman / Micro Series regular
2019–20 NOS4A2 Chris McQueen Series regular
2020 Interrogation Trey Carano 6 episodes
2022 The Dropout John Carreyrou Miniseries; 3 episodes
2022–present The Bear Richard "Richie" Jerimovich Series regular
2022 Andor Arvel Skeen 3 episodes

Theater

Year Title Role Notes
2000 When They Speak of Rita Jimmy[13] Primary Stages
May 17 – August 6, 2000
2002 36 Views John Bell The Public Theater
March 27 – April 14, 2002
2003 Fifth of July Weston Hurley Signature Theatre Company
February 3 – April 6, 2003
2005 On the Mountain Carrick Playwrights Horizons
February 24 – March 13, 2005
2011 Three Sisters Baron Tuzenbach Classic Stage Company
February 3 – March 6, 2011
2015 Verité Winston[14] Claire Tow Theater
January 31 – March 15, 2015

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominated work Result Ref.
2005 Online Film & Television Association Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series Law & Order: Trial by Jury Nominated [15]
Los Angeles Film Festival Jury Prize: Outstanding Performance (shared with Catherine Kellner) Road Won [16]
2023 Independent Spirit Awards Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series The Bear Nominated [17]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Nominated [18]
2024 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated [19]
Critics' Choice Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Won [20]
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Won [21]
Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series Pending [22]
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series Pending

References

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  5. ^ Desta, Yohana (July 22, 2022). "The Bear's Ebon Moss-Bachrach Brings the Chaos". Vanity Fair. Retrieved January 17, 2024.
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  7. ^ Rice, Lynette (June 2, 2023). "'The Bear' Star Ebon Moss-Bachrach Delivers The Heat In The Kitchen: "Richie Is Very Much The Soul Of The Restaurant"". Deadline. Retrieved January 19, 2024.
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  10. ^ "HIGHER GROUND". sonyclassics.com.
  11. ^ "Columbia College Today" (PDF). Columbia College Today. December 2010. Archived (PDF) from the original on April 30, 2021. Retrieved July 4, 2021.
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  19. ^ "Winners & Nominees". Golden Globes. Archived from the original on January 6, 2024. Retrieved January 8, 2024.
  20. ^ Brathwaite, Lester Fabian (January 14, 2024). "Oppenheimer, Barbie, The Bear lead 2024 Critics Choice Awards: See the full winners list". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved January 15, 2024.
  21. ^ Moreau, Jordan; Schneider, Michael (July 12, 2023). "Emmys 2023: The Complete Nominations List". Variety. Retrieved July 13, 2023.
  22. ^ "Nominations Announced for the 30th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards®" (Press release). Screen Actors Guild. January 10, 2024. Retrieved January 10, 2024.