Corey Stoll plays Representative Peter Russo, a drug-addled congressman whose arrest for drunk driving and soliciting prostitution lands him under the thumb of Machiavellian politico Frank Underwood.
An American stage and screen actor, Corey Stoll gained critical recognition for portraying one of the most iconic literary figures of all time in a film written and directed by Woody Allen, Midnight In Paris. His revelatory performance in the film earned Stoll a nomination for Best Supporting Male at the 2012 Independent Spirit Awards.
Prior to this Stoll has appeared in numerous supporting roles on television dramas including CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2004), North Country (2005), NYPD Blue (1993 - 2005), ER (1994 - 2009) and Law & Order (1990 - 2010).
Stoll often returned to his theater roots even while establishing his film and television career. In 2010, he co-starred with Scarlett Johansson and Live Schreiber on a Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's play A View from the Bridge. It was this role that introduced the actor to cinematic auteur Allen, who invited him to read for a part in Midnight in Paris.