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Relationship Facts of Michael Chernus

Michael Chernus is married to Emily Simoness.
Michael Chernus married on September 26, 2015.
💑 Anniversary in 164 days 💑
He is father of 1.
Michael Chernus is not having an affair with anyone presently.
His sexual orientation is straight.

Is Michael Chernus married?

Michael Chernus is a married man. He tied the knot with Emily Simoness, on September 26, 2015, in New York. The duo has been blessed with a kid. He has shared several pictures of his wife and his newborn baby on Instagram.

Recently, he also wished his wife her 40th birthday through Instagram.

Michael Chernus: Biography in Details

Who Is Michael Chernus?

Michael Chernus is an American actor. He is best known for playing the role of Cal Chapman in an American comedy-drama television series Orange Is the New Black.

Similarly, he is also known for his appearances in Love & Other Drugs, He’s Way More Famous Than You, and The Most Hated Woman in America.

Michael Chernus- Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Michael Chernus was born on August 8, 1977, in Rocky River, Ohio, U.S. As of 2024, he is 46 years old. His birth name is Michael Louis Chernus.

He is American by nationality and his ethnicity is caucasian. Similarly, his birth sign is Leo.

Moreover, he was born to his father Richard Louis Chernus, and a mother Barbara Jo. The info about his siblings is under review.

Speaking about his educational background, he attended the Juilliard School’s Drama Division.

Michael Chernus-Professional Life, Careers

Talking about his career, Michael has been active in the entertainment industry since 2003 and has worked in several films and television series. He began his acting career in 2003 playing the role of Dave in a stage show titled Jump/Cut at Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, Regional.

Later, he was seen in several plays including Romeo and Juliet, Finer Noble Gases, The Mistakes Madeline Made, American Sligo, and many more.

He made his screen debut by landing the role of Ben in the 2005 American comedy-drama film Winter Passing directed by playwright Adam Rapp. In the following years, he was seen as Humpkin in Lovely by Surprise, and as Kirby in Lovely by Surprise.

His other film appearances include The Messenger, The Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia, Goodbye to All That, The Most Hated Woman in America, and many more.

Similarly, he has also worked in several television series. He made his first television appearance in 2009 playing the role of Francis Hamm in Bored to Death.  From 2013 to 2019, he played the recurring role of Cal Chapman in an American comedy-drama television series Orange Is the New Black.

His other television series credits include:

  • Patriot Congressman as Edward Tavner
  • The Good Wife as Spencer Harman
  • Easy as Kyle
  • Wormwood as Mal
  • Ramy as Michael
  • Perpetual Grace, LTD as Everly Pirdoo
  • Tommy as Ken Rosey
  • Monsterland as Tommy
  • Prodigal Son as Jerry

Awards and Nominations

YearNominated workAwardCategoryResult
2011In the WakeLucille Lortel AwardsOutstanding Featured Actor in a PlayNominated
Obie AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Featured ActorWon
2022SeveranceScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesNominated

Michael Chernus-Net Worth, Salary

Talking about his earnings, he has earned a good amount of money as a professional actor. As of 2024, his estimated net worth is around $1.5 million.

Most of his earnings are from his acting career, movies, television series, and other business ventures. The info about his salary is under review.

Rumors, Controversy

Michael has not been involved in controversy till now. He keeps his personal life private and has successfully avoided unnecessary controversy and activities that can hamper his career and profile.

Body Features Height, Weight

The 46-year-old American has maintained a good body shape and stands at a decent height. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs around 103kg. Similarly, he has blonde hair and blue color eyes.

His other body measurements are 42-35-16 inches. The info about his dress size and shoe size is under review.

Social Media

The actor is quite active on Instagram where he has more than 11.7k followers. However, he is not available on Facebook and Twitter.

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