Clark Gregg began his acting career as a founding member and former artistic director of the Atlantic Theater Company in New York. He has acted in many of the company's productions, including "Boys' Life" at Lincoln Center, "Mojo," "The Night Heron," "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" and "Happy Hour," written by Ethan Coen. He also appeared in the original Broadway production of "A Few Good Men," by Aaron Sorkin. Gregg moved to Los Angeles in the mid-90s to pursue film and television work, landing roles in films including playing S.H.I.E.L.D.' Agent Phil Coulson in "Thor," "Iron Man" and "Iron Man 2," "Mr. Popper's Penguins," "500 Days of Summer," "Choke," "In Good Company," "Spartan," "State and Main," "Lovely and Amazing," "The Human Stain," "We Were Soldiers," "One Hour Photo" and "Magnolia." He played the role of 'Hank/Henrietta' in Tod Williams' debut feature, "The Adventures of Sebastian Cole," for which he received an Independent Spirit Award nomination. In 2012, he reprised his role as Coulson in Marvel's "The Avengers," which broke box office records. An experienced screenwriter and director, Gregg's screenwriting debut, "What Lies Beneath" (Dreamworks), starred Harrison Ford and Michelle Pfeiffer and was directed by Robert Zemeckis. His feature film directing debut, "Choke," which he adapted from the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, starred Sam Rockwell and Anjelica Huston, and premiered at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, where it was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Best Ensemble before being acquired by Fox Searchlight. His second film as writer-director, the dark indie comedy "Trust Me," starred Gregg along with Sam Rockwell, Allison Janney, Felicity Huffman, William H. Macy and Amanda Peet. The film premiered at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and was released in May 2014.