Paul Dano

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  • Birth Name: Paul Franklin Dano
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Made his Broadway debut at the age of 12, acting alongside George C. Scott and Charles Durning in Inherit the Wind. 
  • Made his feature-film debut in the 2000 family drama The Newcomers.
  • In 2002, he won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance for his work in the 2001 indie L.I.E.
  • Was nominated for a 2007 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male against Little Miss Sunshine costar Alan Arkin.
  • Plays guitar and sings; has performed in the alt rock bands Cherry Revision and Mook.

Awards

  • 2006, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Winner
  • 2008, BAFTA Film Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Young Actor: Winner
  • 2007, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2013, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
  • 2007, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Acting Ensemble: Winner
  • 2002, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Debut Performance: Winner
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Supporting Actor: Nominee
  • 2016, Independent Spirit Awards — Best Supporting Male: Nominee
  • 2016, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in Any Motion Picture: Nominee

Relationships

  • Paul Dano — Father
  • Zoe Kazan — Significant Other
  • Gladys Dano — Mother

College

  • Attended the New School, New York, New York, United States

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  • Birth Name: Paul Franklin Dano
  • Birth Place: New York, New York, United States
  • Profession: Actor