Cory Michael Smith (‘Adrian’ in 1985) is known for his work in director Todd Haynes’ films, Carol, opposite Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara, and Wonderstruck opposite Julianne Moore. Prior to that, he was featured opposite Frances McDormand in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge, directed by Lisa Cholodenko. His performance in that role earned him a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Limited Series. He will next be seen starring in the film 1985 with Virginia Madsen, Michael Chiklis and Jamie Chung for director Yen Tan, and opposite Ryan Gosling as astronaut Roger Chaffee in Damien Chazelle’s First Man for Universal.
He can currently be seen playing ‘The Riddler’ aka ‘Edward Nygma’ on the hit Fox series Gotham. Smith made his Broadway debut starring opposite Emilia Clarke in Truman Capote’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Also during the 2012-2013 theatre season, he starred Off-Broadway in the U.S. premiere of Cock aka The Cockfight Play, by Mike Bartlett, at the Duke on 42nd Street; and the New York premiere of The Whale, by Samuel D. Hunter, at Playwrights Horizons. Prior to that, he was seen in the New York premiere of The Shaggs: Philosophy of the World, produced by Playwrights Horizons and New York Theatre Workshop. He is a graduate of Otterbein University. Originally from Columbus, OH, Smith resides in New York City.
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