Emory Isaac Cohen (born March 13, 1990) is an American actor. He made his feature film debut in Afterschool (2008). He is best known for his roles as AJ Cross in Derek Cianfrance's film The Place Beyond the Pines (2012), Tony Fiorello in John Crowley's film Brooklyn (2015), and Homer in the Netflix series The OA (2016).
Cohen was born in Manhattan, the only child of Donna (née Ackerman), a director of a preschool, and Noel Cohen, a music teacher. He is Jewish, a fourth generation New Yorker whose ancestors emigrated from Russia. Cohen made his stage debut as Mr. Peachum in a school production of The Threepenny Opera at the Robert F. Wagner Jr. Scondary School for Arts and Technology, under the direction of Alma Whitney and Oskar Sarasky. He graduated from Elisabeth Irwin High School in 2008 and received a full scholarship to study acting at the University of Arts in Philadelphia. He trained at UArts for two years before dropping out to study acting in New York.
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The Birthday Cake
Giovanni reluctantly accepted the task of bringing a cake to his uncle's home on the 10th anniversary of his father's death. Two hours into the night, Gio's life has irrevocably changed.
Fred's chance encounter with a man from his youth leads to frightening memories because he has a corporate job, a steady relationship, and a sick mother. A mystery that has been hidden for years about...
The plot tells the story of Antonio, a Korean adoptee raised in the US who is forced to confront his distant past, and what it means for his own future as well as his family's, as he suddenly - and un...
A bank robbery ends in a fall.
3 Movies · 1 TV show
The Loudest Voice
The rise and fall of Fox News founder Roger Ailes, focusing primarily on the past decade in which Ailes arguably became the Republican Party's de facto leader, while flashing back to defining events i...
It doesn't take her long to realize she's alone after she washed up on a small tropical island. She must not only survive the elements, but also fight off the evil force that comes out each night.
The Wolf Hour
June E was once known as a counterculture figure. During the '77 Summer of Sam', Leigh lived in self-imposed exile in her South Bronx apartment. When an unseen tormentor begins exploiting June's weakn...
A New York City money launderer desperately searches for answers after waking up with no memory, millions in stolen cash and drugs, and an insane crew of dirty cops violently hunting him down.
A newly-released prison gangster is forced by the leaders of his gang to organize a major crime with a brutal rival gang on the streets of Southern California.
A general wants to win. It inspired the story.
A law student is grieving for his dead mother and trying to decide if he should kill his father.
3 Movies · 1 TV show
Vincent N Roxxy
A small town misfit and a punk rocker fall in love as they are forced to flee and find violence follows them everywhere.
A Texas Ranger is looking into unexplained deaths in a town called Helena.
Prairie Johnson returned to her hometown with her sight restored after being blind as a child. Prairie won't talk to the FBI or her parents about the seven years she was missing.
A teenager is in the juvenile court system.
A literature professor is a high-stakes gambler. Bennett is always a risk-taker and when he borrows from a mobster and offers his own life as security, he is always a risk-taker as well. Staying one s...
All Is Bright
Two people from Quebec travel to New York City to sell trees.
Adapted from a stage play by Christopher Shinn, the debut feature from Joshua Sanchez is a provocative rumination on race and sexuality set on a sweltering 4th of July evening.
The Place Beyond the Pines
A motorcycle stunt rider is considering committing a crime in order to provide for his wife and child, an act that puts him on a collision course with a cop-turned-politician.
Beneath the Harvest Sky
The fall potato harvest in a small northern Maine town is the setting for a teen drama.
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Smash is an American musical drama television series created by Theresa Rebeck and developed by Robert Greenblatt for NBC. Steven Spielberg was an executive producer. The series was broadcast in the U...
A young and inexperienced priest encourages a family to declare their missing son dead, but once they do, the boy mysteriously returns, testing the priest's commitment to church doctrine over the laws...
New York, I Love You
New York, I Love You focuses on the intimate lives of New Yorkers as they grapple with, delight in and search for love. From the Diamond District in the heart of Manhattan, through Chinatown and the U...
A prep-school student accidentally films the drug-related deaths of two classmates and is asked to make a memorial video.
Tess and Nana
13-year-old Tess wants nothing more than to escape the dilapidated house she shares with her sick grandmother, Nana, so she does something drastic to get the attention of her real estate agent mother....
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