Scott Cohen
Scott Cohen
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Actor Biography

A very versatile actor, Cohen has garnered rave reviews for his wide range of performances in television, theater and film.

He also joined the cast of FX blockbuster The Americans for its final season. He stars opposite Charlie Heaton and Mary Stuart Masterson in Miles Joris-Peyrafitte's As You Are, winner of the Special Jury Prize at Sundance. He recently appeared with Famke Janssen and AnnaSophia Robb in Janet Grillo's Jack of the Red Hearts. Additionally, Cohen continues on Showtime's Billions, opposite Paul Giamatti. Upcoming film projects include The Week Of for Netflix; Write When You Get Work, premiering at SXSW; and Braid, premiering at this year's Tribeca Film Festival.

Cohen starred opposite Natalie Portman in Don Roos' film adaptation of Love and Other Impossible Pursuits. He also appeared in the Robert De Niro film Everybody's Fine, in Nicole Holofcener's project Please Give and Ed Zwick's film Love and Other Drugs. He also starred in the indie drama Iron Cross with the late Roy Scheider, and alongside Mel Gibson and Peter Stormare in How I Spent My Summer Vacation. Cohen starred in the hit film and critical favorite, Kissing Jessica Stein and also appeared in Jacob's Ladder, A Brother's Kiss, The Mambo Kings, Private Parts and Brother's Shadow.

Cohen starred in NBC's Allegiance, a remake of a successful Israeli series. He recurred on Showtime's I'm Dying Up Here after wrapping the third and final season of the USA hit Necessary Roughness, where he played Nico, the team's mysterious fixer. At the same time, Cohen recurred on The Carrie Diaries for CW. In other series television, he starred on Showtime's Street Time with Rob Morrow; the FOX sitcom The Return of Jezebel James, from Amy Sherman-Palladino; and Law & Order spinoff Trial by Jury. Cohen also has a loyal following for his role as Max Medina on Gilmore Girls.

On stage, Cohen starred in the Broadway comedy Losing Louie for the Manhattan Theater Club, in David Ives' The Other Woman and A Nervous Smile, opposite Amy Brennerman. He starred with John Spencer in Glimmer, Glimmer and Shine, Warren Leight's follow-up to Side Man, also at the Manhattan Theatre Club. He starred in the Playwrights Horizons production Three Changes, alongside Dylan McDermott and Maura Tierney, and appeared in the American premiere of Caryl Churchill's Drunk Enough to Say I Love You at the Public Theater. Cohen's prolific stage work also counts numerous appearances at the Williamstown Theater Festival.

Along with his acting projects, Cohen also serves on the Columbia County Film Festival Advisory Board, now in its 15th year. Cohen resides in New York City with his wife and son.