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Michael Stuhlbarg is an American actor who has a net worth of $5 Million. He is best recognized for appearing in many series, whether it was “Boardwalk Empire,” “Fargo,” or “Dopesick.” Michael gained recognition for his role on HBO’s “Your Honor” where he plays Jimmy Baxter.

The talented actor might be working consistently on-screen these days but it wasn’t always this path. It took Michael quite some time to move from his long career in theatre productions and take his talent from the stage to the TV and film industries.

Michael first came to the spotlight after appearing in the 2009 comedy film “A Serious Man” in which he had the role of university professor Larry Gopnik. Later he starred in numerous films and also received Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations.

What is Michael Stuhlbarg’s Net Worth?

Net Worth$5 Million
BornJuly 5, 1968
CountryUnited States of America
Salary (Annual)$700,000
Last Updated2023

Early Life

Michael Stuhlbarg was born on July 5th, 1968, in Long Beach, California, to Jewish parents Susan and Mort Stuhlbarg were both teachers. Michael spent much of his childhood in Northern California where he developed a love for acting and performing.

As a child, he was fascinated by the world of theater and spent numerous hours watching plays and musicals with his parents. He also enjoyed performing in school plays and community theater productions. Michael’s love for acting led him to pursue a degree in theater at Juilliard school in New York City.

While at Juilliard he studied under some renowned acting teachers in the world including John Houseman and Sanford Meisner. He also got a chance to perform in a number of stage productions like “Saint Joan” where he showcased his talent and versatility. Michael graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Juilliard.

His other studies included time at the Vilnius Conservatory in Lithuania, the British American Drama Academy at Oxford, as well as the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in London, and Northwestern University’s National High School Institute cherub program.


After graduating from Juilliard, Michael began his career in theater working on and off Broadway in production such as “The Pillowman,” “The Invention of Love,” and “Hamlet.” He quickly established himself as a gifted actor with a range of skills and an ability to bring depth to his characters.

Michael’s success on stage eventually led to opportunities in film and television where he quickly made a name for himself as a versatile character actor. However, he had been a professional stage actor for 10 years when he made his first screen appearance in an unnamed part in “A Price Above Rubies” in 1998.

Michael Stuhlbarg as seen in an Instagram post of /castingnetworks/
Michael Stuhlbarg as seen in an Instagram post of /castingnetworks/


It was in 2009 when Michael landed the breakthrough role in the Coen brothers’ film “A Serious Man.” He played the lead character Larry Gopnik and his performance in the film was widely praised and was nominated for a number of awards.

Following the success of A Serious Man, Michael continued to land high-profile roles in both film and television. His first major TV role came in HBO’s period drama series the critically acclaimed “Boardwalk Empire.” In this series, he had the role of Arnold Rothstein and his performance led him to earn an Emmy Award nomination.

In 2017 Michael was cast in the role of Sy Feltz in the third season of the hit FX series “Fargo.” His performance was once again praised for its depth and complexity. In 2021 he was cast in the Hulu mini-series “Dopesick” which tells the story of the opioid crisis in America.

Other Ventures

Michael’s most current role is in the Showtime series “Your Honor” where he plays the role of Jimmy Baxter. He began starring on the show in 2020 when the series premiered. This show follows the story of a respected judge played by Brian Cranston who is forced to make a series of difficult decisions.

Michael’s casting in “Your Honor” came as a result of his long-lasting professional relationship with Brian Cranston. The two actors first worked together on “A Serious Man” and Michael previously auditioned for a role in Cranston’s hit series “Breaking Bad.”

Michael’s performance in “Your Honor” has been widely praised and he’s been singled out for his ability to bring complexity and depth of character. Apart from this, he had the role of David Rudolf in the 8 episodes of the miniseries “The Staircase” in 2022.

Personal Life

Michael Stuhlbarg has been in a relationship with Mai-Linh Lofgren. The couple began dating in the early 2010s and the two got married in 2013. However, Michael and his wife Lofgren are quite private about their personal life.

Career Highlights

  • A Serious Man (Film, 2009)
  • Boardwalk Empire (HBO series, 2010-2013)
  • Your Honor (Series, 2020–present)
  • The Pillowman (Theater, 2005)
  • Two Primetime Emmy Award _ Nominations
  • 2009 Golden Globe Awards, Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy _ Nominations
  • Two Screen Actors Guild Awards, Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, Won
  • 2009 Satellite Award, Best Actor – Musical or Comedy _ Won

Michael Stuhlbarg Net Worth

Michael is one of the top senior actors in the American entertainment industry. He is a multitalented star who worked in Theater, Film, and Television industries. Michael has been working in showbiz for many decades and already proved himself as a lead star in TV in the early 2000s.

He accumulated a vast chunk of money from his appearance in hit TV shows, movies, and plays. Thanks to his outstanding performance in the 2009 film “A Serious Man” which allowed him to work on major projects. As of 2023, Michael Stuhlbarg’s net worth is estimated to be $5 million.

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