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Campbell Scott Biography

Birth Name:
Campbell Whalen Scott
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States
Actor, director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Despite being born to acting royalty (his parents are George C
  • Scott and Colleen Dewhurst), intended to be a teacher when he went to college, where he majored in history
  • Costarred with his mother on Broadway in Long Day's Journey Into Night and Ah! Wilderness
  • Nominated twice for an Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead in Mrs
  • Parker and the Vicious Circle (1995) and Rodger Dodger (2003)
  • Also nominated in the Best First Feature category along with high-school friend Stanley Tucci for their codirectorial effort Big Night (1997)
  • Met wife, Kathleen McElfresh, in 2007 when they were appearing in different plays (Scott in The Atheist; McElfresh in Brendan) by the same playwright, Ronan Noone, at the Huntington Theatre in Boston


  • 2003Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2002National Board of Review-Best Actor: winner
  • 1997Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: nominated
  • 1996New York Film Critics Circle-Best New Director: winner
  • 1995Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated