Emory Cohen

2016 Tribeca Film Festival - "Vincent-N-Roxxy" Premiere - Arrivals

Cohen in 2016, photo by Prphotos

Birth Name: Emory Isaac Cohen

Place of Birth: New York City, New York, U.S.

Date of Birth: March 13, 1990

Ethnicity: Ashkenazi Jewish

Emory Cohen, also credited under his full name Emory Isaac Cohen, is an American actor. He has appeared in many films, mostly smaller productions, Afterschool, The Hungry Ghosts, Four (2012), The Place Beyond the Pines, Nor’easter, All Is Bright, Beneath the Harvest Sky, The Gambler (2014), Brooklyn (2015), Stealing Cars, Detour, Vincent N Roxxy, The Duel (all three 2016), Hot Summer Nights, War Machine, Shot Caller, Lords of Chaos, The Wolf Hour, Sweetheart, Killerman, Flashback (2020), The Birthday Cake, Blue Bayou, and Big Gold Brick; and on the shows Smash and The OA.

Emory has described himself as a “New York Jew.” He is a fourth-generation New Yorker, and his family is of Russian Jewish descent. He has said:

The old joke in my family is that the last person who isn’t from New York was coming from Russia…

Emory’s maternal grandfather is Murray Ackerman (the son of Louis/Leo Ackerman and Minnie Ackerman). Murray was born in New York, to Jewish parents from Russia and/or Romania. Leo was the son of Morris Ackerman and a woman whose surname was Kitroser. Minnie was the daughter of Morris Ackerman and Dora Manis.

Emory’s maternal grandmother is Sophie Wallman (the daughter of Isadore/Isidore/Isidor Wallman and Jennie Simon). Sophie was born in New York, to a Romanian Jewish father and a Russian Jewish mother. Jennie was the daughter of Yistrak Toiman Simon and Sophie Pelzman.

Sources: http://ex-press.ca

Emory’s maternal grandfather, Murray Ackerman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

Marriage record of Emory’s maternal great-grandparents, Louis/Leo Ackerman and Minnie Ackerman – https://www.familysearch.org

Emory’s maternal grandmother, Sophie Wallman, on the 1930 U.S. Census – https://www.familysearch.org

3 Responses

  1. ethnic says:

    I’m going to get some pics from prphotos who may have their pics.

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