Steve Zahn

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  • Birth Name: Steven James Zahn
  • Birth Place: Marshall, Minnesota, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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  • Made his stage debut freshman year of high school in a community theater production of Biloxi Blues.
  • Met his wife, Robyn Peterman, while both were performing in a touring production of Bye Bye Birdie in 1991. She is the daughter of J. Peterman, a catalog founder and inspiration for the Seinfeld character of the same name.
  • Ben Stiller cast him in Reality Bites (1994) after seeing his performance in the 1993 off-Broadway play Sophistry (also starring Ethan Hawke). 
  • Gained 20 lbs. for Employee of the Month (2004). Ironically, his next role, as a treasure hunter in Sahara (2005), required him to be in excellent physical shape. 
  • Is an avid fly-fisherman.
  • His endearingly quirky role as Davis in the HBO drama Treme is punctuated by his musical contributions, which include the left-wing political song "Shame, Shame, Shame."

Awards

  • 2016, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 1999, Sundance Film Festival — Special Jury Prize for Comedic Performance (Dramatic): Winner
  • 2000, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Winner
  • 2008, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee

Relationships

  • Audrey Claie Zahn — Daughter
  • Henry James Zahn — Son
  • Robyn Peterman — Wife

College

  • Attended Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota, United States; attended American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States

Details

  • Birth Name: Steven James Zahn
  • Birth Place: Marshall, Minnesota, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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