The Riddler of popular TV series “Gotham,” yes you have guessed it right, Cory Michael Smith is better known as the ex-boyfriend of “Mother of Dragons” Emilie Clark. The highly talented actor made his way through the entertainment industry from Theatre shows. The Critic’s Choice Award nominee is currently single which is certain to delight his massive female fans.
Career And Professional Life
American actor during his college days wanted to become a Concert pianist to a lawyer but ended up being a stage artist and celebrated actor. Cory after completion of his study at Otterbein University starred in various regional theater works. In 2012, he played the role of Billy Cane in Bright Star. The same year, he got the role for three different theater shows.
After his successful stint on the stage, he became a cast of Olive Kitteridge as Dr. Kevin Coulson for which he was nominated for the 2015 Critic’s Choice Television Awards. But his success story began its real journey from Gotham where he portrayed the character of Edward Nygma as the main cast.
Then, it was always an uphill journey for Gotham star and bagged several films including Camp X-Ray, Dog Food, Carol, and 2017’s Wonderstruck.
How Much Is Cory's Net Worth?
The Gotham Star receives a decent salary between $20,000 and $70,000 per episode in Gotham. Cory who is relatively new to entertainment has amassed a net worth of $2 million. He accomplishes his net worth by starring in movies and TV series.
Cory Comes Out As Gay
Most people remember American actor Cory Michael Smith as the supervillain of Gotham, Edward Nygma/ The Riddler. The one who had an obsession with riddles, word games, and puzzles in the American crime drama series stunned the world when he revealed his sexuality as gay while promoting his movie 1985.
During the interview with The Daily Beast in March 2018, the 6 feet tall actor said that his family was accepting his sexuality with a lot of love' but it took a 'lot of time.' Furthermore, he explained that his new film revolves around a man living with AIDS who decides to return to his hometown in Texas.
Cory Michael Smith with a role of Adrian in film 1985 (Photo: advocate.com)
The actor stated that the plot of his new film 1985 is relatable to every gay and straight people. The story about AIDS and shredding away politics, activism, and musical drama of it overwhelmed him.
Cory Splits With Girlfriend Emilie Clark!
“The Mother of Dragon” from Games of Throne is everyone’s crush, but the British actress was dating Cory in March of 2014. But Emilie Clark who was Cory’s Breakfast at Tiffany co-star decided to part their way sooner than their fans expected.
The Gotham star is currently busy working on film projects and doesn’t have time for dating. This is why getting married and having a wife is far from the sight of Cory for now.
In an interview in 2016, he shared his delight as his character rebirth as “Riddler” and being absolved of his character’s sins and crimes.
Short Bio Of Cory
“The Riddler” was born as Cory Michael Smith on14th November 1986 in Ohio, US. Cory was raised by his parents David and Theresa Smith and has one sibling in the form of older brother Chad. The actor possesses a tall height of 6 feet and maintains a well-toned body. Cory has American Nationality and belongs to white ethnicity.
The dedicated and talented actor has that “Never Give Up” attitude and is flying high in his career. The Gotham star who started his career from Ground Zero has no intention to slow down but made his intention clear to make a great statue of him as an actor.