May 20, 2024

David Packard Corenswet (born on July 8, 1993) is a renowned American actor widely recognized in the entertainment industry as David Corenswet. He rose to prominence with his exceptional performances and captivating presence on the silver screen.

David first garnered attention for his remarkable portrayal of River Barkley in the critically acclaimed Netflix film, “The Politician.” This role showcased his immense talent and solidified his position in the competitive Hollywood movie scene.

Following his breakthrough performance, David went on to grace the screens in numerous other highly acclaimed American films, further establishing himself as one of the industry’s leading actors.

Early Life

David Corenswet was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, to Mr. John Corenswet and Caroline Packard. His father, John Corenswet, came from a Jewish family with roots in New Orleans. Before transitioning to a career in law, John spent several years pursuing his passion as a stage actor in the vibrant theater scene of New York City. On the other hand, David’s mother, Caroline Packard, is a highly skilled lawyer known for her expertise in conflict resolution within nonprofit organizations. 

Growing up in a household that celebrated both the arts and legal justice, David was immersed in a diverse range of influences from an early age.

Alongside his parents, David has a sister named Amy Corenswet, who followed in the family’s legal footsteps. Amy pursued her education at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating with a law degree. The Corenswet family’s commitment to education and intellectual pursuits played a significant role in shaping David’s aspirations.

After completing his primary education at the Shipley School, David Corenswet’s passion for the arts led him to enroll at the prestigious Juilliard School in New York. At Juilliard, he delved deep into the study of drama, refining his acting skills and exploring various performance techniques. The training he received at one of the world’s most renowned performing arts institutions laid a solid foundation for his future career.

In 2016, David graduated from Juilliard with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in drama. His time at the esteemed institution exposed him to a rich and diverse repertoire of theatrical works and allowed him to collaborate with talented peers and experienced mentors.


David Corenswet embarked on his acting career, following in the footsteps of his father, by making his debut in theatre productions at a young age. One of his notable early appearances was in the Arden Theatre Company’s production of Arthur Miller’s play, “All My Sons.” His talent and dedication continued to shine as he secured roles in various prestigious shows, including the Philadelphia Shakespeare Festival’s rendition of “Macbeth” in 2003 and the Walnut Street Theatre Company’s production of “La Vie En Bleu” in the same year. In 2004, he further showcased his acting skills in the People’s Light and Theatre Production’s show, “The Forgiving Harvest.

David’s transition to the screen began in 2011 when he made his debut in a short film called “Following the Chase,” produced by Crossbow Studio. This marked the beginning of his journey into the world of filmmaking. As his career progressed, he caught the attention of audiences and industry professionals alike. He landed roles in notable films such as “The Tap,” directed by Rob Reiner, where he shared the screen with esteemed actors like Patti LuPone, Dylan McDermott, Darren Criss, and Holland Taylor. In this film, set in the post-World War II era, David portrayed the character of Jack Costello. Additionally, he portrayed the role of River Barkley in the Netflix film “The Politician.”

David’s talent and versatility also led him to the realm of television. In 2022, he appeared in the HBO limited series “We Own This City,” where he captivated audiences as a veteran investigator. His notable performances caught the attention of fans and industry insiders, culminating in an exciting announcement in 2023. 

David Corenswet and Rachael Brosnahan were chosen to lead the highly anticipated DC Studios film “SupermanLegacy.” In this film, directed by James Gunn, David will portray the iconic superhero Clark/Superman, marking a significant milestone in his career.


David Corenswet have appeared in several films in the Hollywood industry including 

  • Moe & Jerryweather
  • One Bad Choice 
  • Elementary 
  • The Tap 
  • Controversy 
  • Instinct 
  • House of Cards 
  • The Politician 
  • Hollywood 

Personal Life

David Corenswet is known to maintain a private personal life, preferring to keep details about his relationships and dating life out of the public eye. While he has clarified his sexual orientation as straight, dispelling rumors about his sexuality, he has not made any public appearances with a romantic partner, leaving his relationship status uncertain.

David stands at an impressive height of approximately 6ft4 inches (193 cm) and weighs around 79 kilograms (174 lbs).

Social Media

  • Instagram @Davidcorenswet
  • Twitter @Corenswet

Net Worth

David Corenswet has an estimated net worth of approximately US$2 million- US$5 million.

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