Who is Ebon Moss-Bachrach?

American actor Ebon Che Moss-Bachrach was born in Amherst, Massachusetts USA, on 19 March 1977, making Pisces his zodiac sign. He has 61 acting credits, perhaps known best for playing Desi Harperin in 25 episodes (2014-2017) of the popular comedy series “Girls”, which starred Lena Dunham, who also created it. The series aired from 2012 through 2017, follows a group of girls in their 20s, and won 19 of its 143 award nominations.

Ebon’s today shooting for new episodes of the series “The Bear”, and the upcoming movies “Dust” and “No Hard Feelings”.

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Education and early life

Ebon was raised in Amherst alongside his younger brother Elan, by their father Eric Bachrach and mother Renee Moss, who together ran a music school; Ebon’s paternal grandparents were Jewish-American, and were originally from Germany.

He studied at Amherst Regional High School, and it was during his time there that he became passionate about acting; Ebon was also into playing football and basketball, and enjoyed taking creative writing lessons.

He matriculated in 1995, and then enrolled at Columbia University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1999.

Roles in movies

Ebon’s debut film role was playing Billy in the 1999 crime mystery thriller “Murder in a Small Town”, and some of his following roles were in the drama “The Believer”, the romantic comedy “Never Again”, and the comedy “The Royal Tenenbaums”, all released in 2001.

He portrayed Charlie Stewart in the 2003 drama “Mona Lisa Smile”, which starred Kirsten Dunst and Julia Roberts, and was directed by Mike Newell. It follows an art professor who’s teaching a group of girls in the ‘50s to question their traditional social roles, and the film was nominated for six awards. Ebon could then have been seen appearing in the 2004 drama “Poster Boy”, the thriller comedy “Out There” and the crime comedy “Live Free or Die” both in 2006.

In 2009, he starred as Dylan in the romantic drama “Breaking Upwards”, which also starred Daryl Wein and Zoe Lister-Jones, and was written and directed by Daryl Wein. It follows a couple from New York City as they’re planning to break-up.

Some of Ebon’s notable performances in the first half of the 2010s were in the 2012 horror “Come Out and Play”, the 2013 drama “The Volunteer” and the 2014 short horror comedy “The Grey Matter”, and in 2019, he played Gorski in the crime comedy “Blow the Man Down”, which starred David Pridemore and David Coffin, and was directed by Bridget Savage Cole. It follows the lives of sisters Priscilla Connolly and Mary Beth as they’re trying to conceal their crime, and the movie won one of its 14 award nominations.

Some of Ebon’s most recent movie roles have been in the 2019 crime thriller “Lying and Stealing”, the 2020 biographical drama “Tesla” and the 2022 comedy “Sharp Stick”.

Roles in TV series

Ebon’s debut TV series role was playing College Boy in the 2001 episode “One” of the crime mystery “Law & Order: Criminal Intent”, and his following role came in 2005, when cast to play Danny Wallace in the episode “Truth or Consequences” of the crime mystery “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”. The remainder of the 2000s saw Ebon appear in an episode of a couple of series, such as the crime drama “Kidnapped”, the biographical historical mini-series “John Adams” and the mystery science fiction “Fringe”.

In 2014 and 2015, he played Niels in 10 episodes of the popular science fiction action “The Last Ship”, which starred Adam Baldwin and Eric Dane, and was created by Hank Steinberg and Steven Kane. It tells the story of a virus which has killed most of the Earth’s population, while the crew of a naval destroyer are amongst the very few survivors; the series won one of the seven awards for which it was nominated.

In 2019 and 2020, Ebon starred as Chris McQueen in all 20 episodes of the fantasy horror “NOS4A2”, which also starred Olafur Darri Olafsson and Ashleigh Cummings, and follows seductive immortal Charlie Manx who feeds off children’s souls, and has now discovered the existence of a girl who might be able to kill him; the series won two of its five award nominations.

Ebon’s three most recent TV series roles have been in three episodes of the biographical mini-series “The Dropout”, three episodes of the action adventure “Andor” and eight episodes of the comedy “The Bear”, all released in 2022.

Other credits

Ebon sang four songs in the 2009 movie “The Marc Pease Experience” and three songs in two episodes of the 2015 series “Girls”.

He’s made a guest appearance in talk-shows “Independent Lens” and “Celebrity Page”.

Most recently, in 2023, Ebon was featured in TV specials “The 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards” and “38th Film Independent Spirit Awards”.

Awards and nominations

Ebon’s won one of his four award nominations: a 2005 Los Angeles Film Festival Jury Prize for Outstanding Performance, for “Road”.

He was nominated for a 2005 Online Film & Television Association Award for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series, for “Law & Order: Trial by Jury”, and in 2023 for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series and a Film Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Performance in a New Scripted Series, both for “The Bear”.

Love life and relationships

Ebon’s a highly secretive man who prefers to keep his love life away from media; it’s still known that he’s been in a relationship with Ukrainian photographer, actress and screenwriter Yelena Yemchuck for more than 15 years now, while some sources claim that they exchanged vow on 20 June 2010. Ebon hasn’t confirmed whether or not he and Yelena have indeed married.

Yelena gave birth to their daughter Sasha in 2007, and their second daughter Mirabelle followed in 2009; Yelena and Ebon are keeping their girls away from the media’s attention, wanting them to be able to lead normal lives.

Ebon’s yet to talk about other women whom he’s dated, he’s in a long-term relationship with Yelena Yemchuck as of June 2023, and they have two daughters together.

Interesting facts and hobbies

Ebon’s middle name ‘Che’ is after Argentinian revolutionist Che Guevara.

He’s followed by over 25,000 people on Instagram and has posted nearly 300 pictures and videos, with most of these showing him during his everyday life.

Ebon’s physically quite active; he often plays tennis and basketball with his friends, and also has several training sessions at the gym every week.

He’s a lover of animals, and his favorites are turtles.

One of Ebon’s favorite actors is Patrick Stewart, while some of his favorite movies include “X-Men”, “Dune” and “Star Trek Generations”.

Height, eyes and wealth

Ebon’s age is 46. He has blue eyes and brown hair, is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall, and weighs around 180lbs (82kgs).

Ebon’s net worth’s been estimated at close to $1 million, as of June 2023.

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