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Date Of BirthDecember 9, 1945
SpouseVicki Light, Lynn Goldsmith
FactAttended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, USA.

Michael Nouri is an American actor. He was born on December 9, 1945 in Washington, D.C., the son of Josephine (nee Haddad) and Jack Nouri. His father was a Lebanese immigrant and his mother was of Syrian descent. He has two sisters, Rosemary and Theresa. He was educated at Georgetown University and the American University.

Nouri began his acting career in the early 1970s, appearing in a number of Off-Broadway productions. He made his Broadway debut in 1974 in the play “The Shadow Box”. He made his film debut in 1976 in “The Drowning Pool”. He has since appeared in over 70 films and television shows.

Some of his most notable roles include Nick Hurley in “Flashdance” (1983), Alex Marsh in “The Burning Bed” (1984), Lt. Cmdr. Nick Austin in “The Hidden” (1987), Dr. Neil Gordon in “The Phantom of the Opera” (1989), Capt. Nathan Bridger in “SeaQuest DSV” (1993-1996), and Det. Malcolm Turner in “The Out-of-Towners” (1999).

Nouri has been married three times. His first marriage was to actress Sharon Gless from 1977 to 1979. His second marriage was to actress Catherine Oxenberg from 1994 to 1999. He has been married to actress Marla Maples since 2000. He has three daughters, Alexandra, Ariana, and Olivia.

Nouri has a net worth of $5 million.

General Info

Full NameMichael Nouri
Date Of BirthDecember 9, 1945
Height1.9 m
EducationEmerson College, Rollins College


SpouseVicki Light, Lynn Goldsmith
ChildrenJennifer Nouri, Hannah Nouri
ParentsEdmond Nouri, Gloria Montgomery


NominationsDaytime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
MoviesFlashdance, The Hidden, The Proposal, Last Holiday, The Terminal, Finding Forrester, Boynton Beach Club, To the Limit, The Squeeze, American Yakuza, Inner Sanctum II, No Escape, No Return, Terminal Error, GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords, Lovely and Amazing, The Imagemaker, Invincible, Carman: The C...
TV ShowsDamages, The O.C., Downtown, Search for Tomorrow, Bay City Blues, The Gangster Chronicles, Beacon Hill, Love & War, Curse of Dracula

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1Currently singing in a musical bio of the French femme sculptor Camille Claudel entitled "Camille" at the Goodspeed Opera House in Connecticut. He plays her lover, noted sculptor Auguste ("The Thinker") Rodin. [July 2003]
2Residing in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. [July 2002]
3Met his attorney, Vicki Roberts, at a Clipper's basketball game at Staples Center which she attended with Gary Busey.
4Spent three months selling insurance prior to embarking on an acting career.
5Is of Irish/Iraqi descent.
6In 2003, broke off a long-term relationship with Roma Downey.
7His ex-wife has multiple sclerosis. As a result, Michael has served as an ambassador of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
8Has two daughters, Jennifer and Hannah.
9Best known as the hunky blue-collar boyfriend of Jennifer Beals in Flashdance (1983).
10Graduated from Emerson College in Boston.
11Sang the closing theme song for CBS's long-running daytime drama Search for Tomorrow (1951) during the 1976 season, on which he played Steve Kazlow.
12Attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida, USA.




Woman Walks Ahead2017post-productionKarl Valentine
Guest Appearances2016Short completedRob
The List2016/IcompletedRabbi Baskin
As Greek as It GetsannouncedPavlos Demakis
Heartbeat2016TV SeriesGérard Panttiere
Street Level: Behind the Scenes Featurrette2016TV SeriesLarry
Blue Bloods2016TV SeriesNick Constantine
Guest Appearances2016TV Mini-SeriesRob
Street Level2015Larry
Chicago P.D.2015TV SeriesCarlo Tafani
The Squeeze2015Jimmy Diamonds
The Slap2015TV SeriesThanassis
Taken Away2014TV MovieSenator Worthington
The Exes2014TV SeriesJames Malcolm
Major Crimes2013TV SeriesCongressman Steven Keller
Hunt for the Labyrinth Killer2013TV MovieGalen Anderson
Body of Proof2013TV SeriesDaniel Russo
NCIS2008-2013TV SeriesMossad Director Eli David
Dark Desire2012TV MoviePhil
Any Day Now2012Miles Dubrow
Easy Rider 2: The Ride Home2012Ward
House M.D.2011TV SeriesThad Barton
All My Children2010-2011TV SeriesCaleb Cortlandt / Caleb
Damages2007-2011TV SeriesPhil Grey
Sinatra Club2010Fatico
Army Wives2009-2010TV SeriesGeneral Ludwig
Legend of the Seeker2010TV SeriesFrederick Amnell
Crash2009TV SeriesWesley Thigpen
The Proposal2009/IChairman Bergen
Empire State2009TV MovieVictor Maddox
Privileged2008TV SeriesMiles Franklin
Without a Trace2007TV SeriesByron Carlton
Brothers & Sisters2007TV SeriesMilo Peterman
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2003-2007TV SeriesElder Roberts / Henry Webster
The O.C.2004-2007TV SeriesDr. Neil Roberts
CSI: NY2006TV SeriesDenney Lancaster
Invincible2006Leonard Tose
South Beach2006TV SeriesWarren Stella
Last Holiday2006Congressman Stewart
Boynton Beach Club2005Donald
Searching for Bobby D2005Angelo
Star Trek: Enterprise2004TV SeriesArev, aka Syrran
The Young and the Restless2004TV SeriesElliot Hampton
Medical Investigation2004TV SeriesWes Douglas
The Terminal2004Max
Cold Case2004TV SeriesKyle Silver
The West Wing2004TV SeriesRoy Turner
The Practice2004TV SeriesDwight Haber
The Lyon's Den2003TV SeriesSimon Freed
High Roller: The Stu Ungar Story2003Vincent
Klepto2003Dr. Cohn
Touched by an Angel2000-2003TV SeriesCarl Northum / Greg Sawyer
The District2003TV SeriesFBI Agent Spencer
Terminal Error2002Brad Weston
Lovely & Amazing2001Dr. Crane
61*2001TV MovieJoe DiMaggio
Gideon's Crossing2001TV SeriesCardiologist
Second Honeymoon2001TV MoviePhillip
Carman: The Champion2001Freddie
Finding Forrester2000Dr. Spence
Picture This1999
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit1999TV SeriesDallas Warner
Too Rich: The Secret Life of Doris Duke1999TV MoviePorfirio Rubirosa
Early Edition1998TV SeriesStanley Hollenbeck
Style & Substance1998TV SeriesJeff
This Matter of Marriage1998TV MovieAdam Barr
Law & Order1997TV SeriesDr. Donald Cosgrove
Overkill1996/ILloyd Wheeler
Victor/Victoria1995TV MovieKing Marchand
To the Limit1995Thomas 'China' Smith
Burke's Law1995TV SeriesJudd Timmons
Hologram Man1995VideoEdward Jameson
Between Love and Honor1995TV MovieJoey Gallo
Love & War1992-1995TV SeriesKip Zakaris
Lady in Waiting1994Jimmy Scavetti
Inner Sanctum II1994Bill Reed
Fortunes of War1994Father Aran
Eyes of Terror1994TV MovieLt. David Zaccariah
No Escape No Return1993Dante
American Yakuza1993Dino Campanela
Da Vinci's War1993China Smith
Due vite, un destino1992TV MovieDavid Sloane
Black Ice1992Ben Shorr
The Sands of Time1992TV MovieJaime Miro
Exclusive1992TV MovieReed Pierce
In the Arms of a Killer1992TV MovieBrian Venible
Total Exposure1991Dave Murphy
The Psychic1991Theodore 'Ted' Steering
Changes1991TV MoviePeter Hallam
Fatal Sky1990Jeff Milker
Captain America1990Lt. Colonel Louis
Little Vegas1990Frank de Carlo
Thieves of Fortune1990Juan Luis
Shattered Dreams1990TV MovieJohn Fedders
Quiet Victory: The Charlie Wedemeyer Story1988TV MovieCharlie Wedemeyer
The Hidden1987Tom Beck
Downtown1986-1987TV SeriesDet. John Forney
Rage of Angels: The Story Continues1986TV MovieJames Moretti
GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords1986Boulder (voice)
Between Two Women1986TV MovieHarry Petherton
The Imagemaker1986Roger Blackwell
Daniel and the Lion's Den1986Video short voice
Star Fairies1985TV MovieGiant (voice)
Spraggue1984TV MovieMichael Spraggue
Secrets of a Mother and Daughter1983TV MovieAlex Shepherd
Flashdance1983Nick Hurley
Bay City Blues1983TV SeriesJoe Rohner
Gangster Wars1981Charles "Lucky" Luciano
The Gangster Chronicles1981TV Mini-SeriesCharles 'Lucky' Luciano
Fun and Games1980TV MovieGreg
Nick and the Dobermans1980TV MovieNick Macazie
The Curse of Dracula1979TV SeriesCount Dracula
The Last Convertible1979TV Mini-SeriesJean RGR des Barres
Contract on Cherry Street1977TV MovieLou Savage
Beacon Hill1975TV SeriesGiorgio Bullock
Somerset1970TV SeriesTom Conway #1 (1974-1975)
The Girl with the Fabulous Box1969
Goodbye, Columbus1969Don Farber (uncredited)
Search for Tomorrow1951TV SeriesSteve Kaslo (1975-1978)


Victor/Victoria1995TV Movie performer: "King's Dilemma"


4th Annual Saving Innocence Gala: Live from the SLS Hotel2015TV MovieHimself
The History of 'Flashdance'2007Video documentary shortHimself
The 27th Annual People's Choice Awards2001TV SpecialHimself
The 10th Annual Ella Award Presented a Salute to Julie Andrews2001TV MovieHimself - Speaker
Timeless2000TV SeriesHimself - Host
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Live with Kelly and Michael1997TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997TV SeriesHimself
The Art of the Cigar1996TV MovieHimself
Working in the Theatre1996TV Series documentaryHimself
Timeless: Madrid, Spain1992TV MovieHimself Host
4th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards1977TV SpecialHimself
After Hours: From Janice, John, Mary and Michael, with Love1976TV MovieHimself
Tattletales1976TV SeriesHimself
Musical Chairs1975TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

NCIS2009-2011TV SeriesMossad Director Eli David
The Hidden II1993Tom Beck


Won Awards

1987Best ActorSitges - Catalonian International Film FestivalThe Hidden (1987)

Nominated Awards

1988Saturn AwardAcademy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USABest ActorThe Hidden (1987)
1976Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama SeriesSearch for Tomorrow (1951)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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