Jeremy Shamos Biography

Gender: Male

Jeremy is currently in Bruce Norris' new play The Qualms at Playwrights Horizons. On TV he currently appears as the smirking Norwegian real estate developer on Showtime's last season of “Nurse Jackie” and recently recurred on AMC's “Better Call Saul.” He received a Tony Award nomination for his starring role in the Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play Clybourne Park in 2012. Jeremy Shamos has also appeared on Broadway with Al Pacino in Glengarry Glen Ross at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, with Judith Light in Richard Greenberg's Tony nominated Assembled Parties, and Off-Broadway in Dinner With Friends, for which he won the 2014 Lucille Lortel Award. In these two years he has also filmed roles in Woody Allen's Magic in the Moonlight and Alejandro Gonzales’s Oscar-winning film Birdman, as well as guest appearances on TV's “The Good Wife” and “Unforgettable,” both for CBS, and Phillip Seymour Hoffman’s pilot for Showtime, “Happyness.” Prior Broadway credits includes Elling, Reckless and The Rivals. Off-Broadway: Clybourne Park (Drama League and Lortel Award nominations.); Animals Out of Paper (Second Stage, Drama Desk nominee); Engaged (Theatre for a New Audience, Obie Award); We Live Here and Corpus Christi (MTC); The New York Idea (Atlantic); 100 Saints You Should Know and Miss Witherspoon (Playwrights); Gutenberg! The Musical (Actors’ Playhouse/59E59); Observe the Sons of Ulster… (LincolnCenter); Shakespeare (Abridged) (Century Center); Race and The Alchemist (CSC); Stranger (Vineyard); Hamlet, Cymbeline and Paris Commune (Public). Film: The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby, Taking Woodstock, Dedication, The Rebound, Trust the Man. TV: “The Michael Showalter” (pilot), “Fringe,” “L&O Criminal Intent,” “Damages.” MFA, NYU Graduate School of Acting.

Jeremy Shamos Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jeremy Shamos, If I Forget
The Lortels - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jeremy Shamos, Dinner With Friends
Drama League Awards - 2012 - Distinguished Performance Award
Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park
Tony Awards - 2012 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park
The Lortels - 2010 - Outstanding Featured Actor
Jeremy Shamos, Clybourne Park
Drama Desk Awards - 2008 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play
Jeremy Shamos, Animals Out of Paper
Obie Awards - 2005 - Performance
Jeremy Shamos, Engaged