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Steve Zahn Biography

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

Fast Facts

  • 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
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Awards

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

Relationships