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Paul Dano Biography

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

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
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  • 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

  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated
  • 2019Independent Spirit Awards-Best First Feature: nominated
  • 2016Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2015Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2013Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2008BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2007Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Acting Ensemble: winner
  • 2007Critics' Choice Awards-Best Young Actor: nominated
  • 2007Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Male: nominated
  • 2006Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 2002Independent Spirit Awards-Best Debut Performance: winner

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