Michael Emerson Net Worth is
Michael Emerson Biography
Michael Emerson was born on the 7th September 1954, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa USA, and is an actor, perhaps best known to the world as William Hinks in the TV series “The Practice” (2000-2001), as Ben Linus/ Henry Gale in the popular TV series “Lost” (2006-2010), and as Harold Finch in “Person Of Interest” (2011-2016), among other roles. His career has been active since the late 1980s.
Have you ever wondered how rich Michael Emerson is, as of late-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Michael Emerson`s net worth is as high as $4 million, while his salary per episode of the “Person Of Interest” is $100,000. Apart from his career on screen, Michael has also had a notable career on stage, appearing in such plays as “Noises Off” (1986-1987), “The Importance of Being Earnest” (1990), “All’s Well That Ends Well” (1994-1995), “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me” (2004), and “Love Letters” (2010), among many others, which also improved his net worth.
Michael Emerson Net Worth $4 Million
Michael is the son of Carol and Ronald H. Emerson; although born in Cedar Rapids, he was raised in Toledo, and went to the South Tama County High School. Following his high school matriculation, Michael enrolled at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, studying theater and art. After that, he enrolled at the University of Alabama, to further his studies and obtain a Master of Fine Arts degree, although he didn`t actually graduate until 1995. Before obtaining the master`s degree, Michael had several retail jobs, as he couldn`t acquire acting work, but from 1986 until 1993 he was a part of the Theater Jacksonville in Florida, learning about acting, and gaining greatly needed experience. Also, he worked as a director and teacher at Flagler College. Before the 1980s ended he made his professional debut in theater, appearing as Gary in the play “Noises Off” (1986-1987), at Theatre Jacksonville, and then, he stayed active on the stage, appearing in over 30 titles, including “Romeo And Juliet” (1987), “The Way Of The World” (1994-1995), “The Crucible” (1994-1995), “Gross Indecency: The Trials of Oscar Wilde” (1997-1998), “Measure For Measure” (2003), “Hamlet” (2005), and “Every Good Boy Deserves Favour” (2008), among others, which all increased his net worth.
When it comes to his career on screen, Michael made his debut in 1990, in a minor role as Clown in the film “Orpheus Descending”. Seven years later he appeared as Michael in the film “The Journey” (1997), and the following year in “The Impostors”, “Playing By Heart”, and “Grace & Glorie”. By the end of the 1990s, Michael had also appeared in the film “For The Love Of Game” (1999).
He started the next millennium quite successfully, as he was selected for the role of William Hinks in the TV series “The Practice” (2000-2001), and in 2002 he featured in the films “The Laramine Project” with Christina Ricci and Steve Buscemi, and “Unfaithful” (2002) starring Richard Gere and Diane Lane. Michael continued successfully with roles in “Saw” (2004), “Straight Jacket” (2004), and “29th And Gay” (2005), steadily increasing his net worth.
In 2006 he was selected for the role of Ben Linus, who was also Henry Gale in the TV series “Lost”, and he stayed on the show until 2010, which not only increased his net worth, but also boosted his popularity. While the show lasted, it became his primary focus, apart from a few stage appearances, and a year after his stint in the show ended, he was selected for the role of Harold Finch in TV series “Person Of Interest” (2011-2016). In 2012 he lent his voice to Joker in the animated film “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1” (2012), and a year later in its sequel “Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 2” (2013). Most recently he was the narrator on the TV mini-series documentary “The Mystery of Matter: Search For The Elements” (2015), increasing further his net worth.
Thanks to his skills, Michael has received several prestigious awards, including two Primetime Emmy Awards, one in the category Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work on “The Practice”, and the second in the category Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his work on “Lost”. Furthermore, he won two Gold Derby TV Awards both in the category Drama Supporting Actor for “Lost”, plus a Golden Globe nomination in the category Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television, also for “Lost”.
Regarding his personal life, Michael has been married to Carrie Preston since 1998.
He is also known to the world for his philanthropic activities, supporting several organizations including Actors Fund, Off-Off Broadway, and Habitat For Humanity, among other projects and organizations.
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|Net Worth||$4 Million|
|Date Of Birth||September 7, 1954|
|Place Of Birth||Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S.|
|Education||University of Alabama, Drake University, South Tama County High School|
|Parents||Carol Emerson, Ronald H. Emerson|
|Siblings||Patrick Emerson, Melissa Emerson|