Zoe Kazan

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  • Birth Name: Zoe Swicord Kazan
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Born into the business: both parents are professional screenwriters and her paternal grandfather is the famed stage and film director Elia Kazan.
  • Won the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival Award for Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film for her performance in Bradley Rust Gray's The Exploding Girl.
  • Added playwright to her resume in 2009 when the play Absalom premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Penned her first screenplay for the 2012 film Ruby Sparks, costarring Paul Dano.

Awards

  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Comedy: Nominee
  • 2017, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2009, Tribeca Film Festival — Best Actress in a Narrative Feature: Winner
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: Nominee
  • 2013, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Screenplay: Nominee

Relationships

  • Nicholas Kazan — Father
  • Robin Swicord — Mother
  • Elia Kazan — Grandfather
  • Paul Dano — Significant Other
  • Maya Kazan — Sister

College

  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States (BA in Theater Studies, 2005)

Details

  • Birth Name: Zoe Swicord Kazan
  • Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Writer

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