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Michael Nouri is an American screen and stage actor. He has appeared in several television shows, as well as Broadway and off-Broadway plays.

Michael Nouri biography

a younger Michael Nouri

Michael Nouri was born on December 9, 1945, in Washington D.C., the capital of the United States of America. However, he was raised in New York City and Alpine, New Jersey, respectively. Nouri was a difficult child growing up and often got into fights at school. As a result, he was transferred to Avon Old Farms School, an all-boys boarding school in Connecticut, where he became the student body president. It was also in that school he made up his mind to become a professional actor after featuring in a Gilbert and Sullivan play.

Afterwards, Nouri attended Rollins College and Emerson College. In addition, he was briefly a student under Prem Rawat and participated in his three-day festival, Millennium ’73.

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Michael Nouri career

Michael Nouri in a red car
Actor Michael Nouri being photographed on October 1, 1985, at Spago Restaurant in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Nouri worked as a waiter while he tried creating a career in acting. His first acting gig was an off-Broadway production of The Crucible. After that, he landed his first Broadway show, Forty Carats, which ran for two years. He also appeared in another Broadway show, Victor/Victoria, alongside English actress, Julie Andrews.

In 1969, Nouri made his film debut Goodbye, Columbus. However, it was the 1983 romantic drama, Flashdance, that brought him fame. Nouri played “Nick Hurley” in the film and it became one of the highest-grossing films that year, despite mixed reviews. He has since appeared in other successful films and television shows such as  The O.C.DamagesNCIS, Army Wives, SVU: Law & Order, Yellowstone, All My Children and Hawaii Five-O.

Nouri was once nominated for the Daytime Emmy Award for his role as “Steve Kaslow” on Search for Tomorrow. He was also a nominee for the Saturn Award for “Best Actor” for The Hidden. In 1987, Nouri won the  Sitges Film Festival award for “Best Actor” for The Hidden.

Michael Nouri movies

The movies that Nouri has starred in include:

  • Goodbye, Columbus (1969)
  • Gangster Wars (1981)
  • Flashdance (1983)
  • The Imagemaker (1986)
  • GoBots: Battle of the Rock Lords (1986)
  • The Hidden (1987)
  • Thieves of Fortune (1988)
  • Little Vegas (1990)
  • Captain America (1990)
  • Fatal Sky (1990)
  • The Psychic (1991)
  • Total Exposure (1991)
  • Black Ice (1992)
  • DaVinci’s War (1993)
  • American Yakuza (1993)
  • No Escape, No Return (1993)
  • Fortunes of War (1994)
  • Inner Sanctum II (1994)
  • Lady In Waiting (1994)
  • Hologram Man (1995)
  • To the Limit (1995)
  • Overkill (1996)
  • Finding Forrester (2000)
  • Carman: The Champion (2001)
  • Lovely & Amazing (2001)
  • Terminal Error (2002)
  • Klepto (2003)
  • Stuey (2003)
  • The Terminal (2004)
  • Searching for Bobby D (2005)
  • Boynton Beach Club (2005)
  • Last Holiday (2006)
  • Invincible (2006)
  • The Proposal (2009)
  • Any Day Now (2012)
  • The Squeeze (2015)
  • Teleios (2017)
  • Alex & the List (2017)
  • Woman Walks Ahead (2017)
  • Con Man (2018)

Michael Nouri’s net worth

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Nouri has an estimated net worth of $2.5 million.

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Michael Nouri family

Michael Nouri with his family
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 26: Actor Michael Nouri, wife Vicki Light and daughter Jennifer Nouri attending “Sheba Humanitarian Awards Gala Honoring Liza Minnelli” on January 26, 1993 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images)

Nouri’s parents are Gloria (née Montgomery) and Edmond Nouri. Edmond Nouri was an Iraqi immigrant from Baghdad who arrived in the United States on a Georgetown University scholarship. He later enlisted in the U.S. Army during World War II and became a writer for Stars and Stripes and The New Yorker.

Michael Nouri was married and divorced twice. He was first married to Lynn Goldsmith before his second marriage was to Vicki Light. Nouri has two daughters, Hannah and Jennifer.

Michael Nouri age

Nouri is 77 years old as of 2023.

Michael Nouri now

Michael Nouri recent selfie

Nouri is an ambassador of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, a cause he became involved in after one of his ex-wives became affected by the condition. His most recent appearance in television shows is on The Watcher, an ongoing series that began airing in 2022.

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