Josh Pais - Biography

Last Modified: Mar 20, 2022

Josh Pais
Profession: Actor
Best Known For: The Dropout (TV series)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : June 21, 1958 (age 65)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Joshua Atwill Pais
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Horoscope: Cancer
Father's Name: Abraham Pais
Mother's Name: Lila Lee Pais
Siblings: N/A
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (Ashkenazi-Jewish, Irish, German, Swiss)
Nationality: American


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wife's Name: Marie Forleo

Lisa Emery (1990-2003)

Children: 1

Zane Pais (son)

Body Measurements

Height: 1.70 meter (5 feet 7 inch)
Weight: N/A
Hair Color: Grey
Eye Color: Hazel
Shoe Size: N/A
Bicep Size: N/A
Chest Size: N/A
Waist Size: N/A

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Who is Josh Pais?

Josh Pais is an actor by profession and American by nationality. He is best known for starring in the films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I Saw the Light, Music of the Heart, and series Ray Donovan, The Dropout.

Josh Pais – Age, Parents, Siblings

Josh Pais was born on June 21, 1958, in New York City, New York, USA. His mother Lila Lee (née Atwill), worked as a painter and poet, and his father Abraham Pais, a famous Dutch-born physicist, a professor named him Joshua Atwill Pais. Although the information on his siblings is limited, he might have a brother(s) and/or sister(s). His father’s first wife is Jeanne, whom he met while both had been arrested by Gestapo during World War II and his third wife is Lila Lee Atwil.

young Josh Pais (Image: Instagram)

Education, Ethnicity

The educational history of Josh Pais is wanting. His ethnicity includes Ashkenazi Jewish, Irish,  German, Swiss.

Josh Pais – Girlfriend, Wife, Children, Divorce

Josh Pais married his girlfriend Lisa Emery on August 27, 1990.  Emery is also an actress best known for starring in the Netflix series Ozark as Darlene Snell. They had two children together before divorcing in 2003. One of their sons Zane Pais is an actor.

Currently, he is married to entrepreneur Marie Forleo, who is the host of MarieTV & The Marie Forleo Podcast. They had first met in the West Village where they had signed up for a course that took place in the Andes Mountains in Chile. They began dating in late February 2003 and married in 2006. He and his wife do not have any children together.

Josh Pais, Marie Forleo (Image: Instagram- posted Feb 2022)

Josh Pais – Career

Early Days

Pais’ debut screen role was in an episode of The Cosby Show (1988) as Andy. He went on to star in the films Jacknife (1989), How to Be Louise (1990), Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (1990) as Raphael, I'm Not Rappaport (1996), Rounders (1998), Music of the Heart (1999), among others and in episodes of the TV series Star Trek: Deep Space Nine (1997-1998), Sex and the City (1998), etc.

Films, Series

Since the year 2000, Josh Pais has portrayed characters in the episode(s) of TV series The Job (2001), Phone Booth (2002), Hope & Faith (2004), The Sopranos (2006), The Bronx Is Burning (2007), Law & Order: Criminal Intent (2003-2007), Law & Order (1990-2009), Michael & Michael Have Issues (2009), 2 Broke Girls (2012), The Good Wife (2014), Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2015), Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (2000-2016), Ray Donovan (2013-2019), Mrs. Fletcher (2009), Younger (2015-2021), The Dropout (2000), etc.

Moreover, he has also appeared in the films Scream 3 (2000), The Reality Trap (2005), Watching the Detectives (2007), Assassination of a High School President (2008), The Family Fang (2015), Joker (2019), to name a few.

Alan Ruck, Andrew Leeds, Josh Pais, Rich Sommer, and Kevin Hunter in The Dropout (Image: IMDb)


On the set of The Dropout, Josh Pais has worked with Shaun J. Brown, Naveen Andrews, Nicky Endres, Elizabeth Marvel, Dylan Minnette.

Josh Pais – Net Worth, Salary

The figure on the net worth and annual salary of Josh Pais is under review and will be updated.

Josh Pais – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

On Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Pais is followed by thousands of followers and counting.

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