Paul Schneider

Actor, Writer
Actor Paul Schneider initially made a name for himself as flawed, but relatable characters in several small films before moving into more mainstream fare on television. A friend and classmate of David Gordon Green while ... Read more »
Born: 03/15/1976 in Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (23)

The Daughter 2015 (Movie)

Christian (Actor)

Goodbye to All That 2014 (Movie)

Otto Wall (Actor)

Hello Carter 2014 (Movie)

Aaron (Actor)

The Divide 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Black Eyed Dog 2013 (Movie)

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Beloved 2012 (Movie)

Henderson (Actor)

The Babymakers 2012 (Movie)

Tommy Macklin (Actor)

The Flowers of War 2011 (Movie)

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Water for Elephants 2011 (Movie)

Charlie (Actor)

Parks and Recreation 2008 - 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bright Star 2009 (Movie)

Charles Armitage Brown (Actor)

Lars and the Real Girl 2007 (Movie)

Gus (Actor)

Live Free or Die 2007 (Movie)

Lagrand (Actor)

Elizabethtown 2005 (Movie)

Jessie Baylor (Actor)

The Family Stone 2005 (Movie)

Brad Stevenson (Actor)

All the Real Girls 2003 (Movie)

Paul (Actor)

How to Lose Your Lover 2003 (Movie)

Owen (Actor)

Third Watch 2003 (Tv Show)

Actor

Crude 2002 (Movie)

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The Rough South of Larry Brown 2001 (Movie)

Narrator/Man (Actor)

George Washington 2000 (Movie)

Rico Rice (Actor)

Security, Colorado 2000 (Movie)

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Biography

Actor Paul Schneider initially made a name for himself as flawed, but relatable characters in several small films before moving into more mainstream fare on television. A friend and classmate of David Gordon Green while attending the North Carolina School for the Arts, it was a natural progression for Schneider to appear in the writer-director's first two feature films, "George Washington" (2000) and "All the Real Girls" (2003). The latter effort, in particular, gave the actor enough exposure to land work in projects like Cameron Crowe's dramedy "Elizabethtown" (2005) and "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" (2007). More prominent performances in the dramas "Lars and the Real Girl" (2007) and "Bright Star" (2009) illustrated just how versatile Schneider was, causing people to take notice. So much so, that his regular cast role on the television comedy "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009- ) was written out after just two seasons when further film offers lured the actor away. Subsequent screen efforts included a supporting turn in the Reese Witherspoon-Robert Pattinson period romance "Water for Elephants" (2011). By embracing the possibilities offered by both network television and independent film, Schneider ensured himself a healthy future in Hollywood.

EDUCATION

University of North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem , North Carolina 1998

Milestones

2009

Cast as Amy Poehler’s colleague and love interest in the NBC comedy "Parks and Recreation"

2008

Made directorial debut with the independent film "Pretty Bird"; also wrote screenplay

2007

Cast as a member of the outlaw Jesse James Gang in the drama "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford"

2007

Played Ryan Gosling’s brother in the independent drama "Lars and the Real Girl"

2006

Played Rachel McAdams’ love interest in the holiday hit, "The Family Stone"

2005

Featured in Cameron Crowe’s "Elizabethtown"

2004

Played the lead role in "50 Ways to leave Your Lover"

2003

Played a serial rapist in three episodes of NBC’s "Third Watch"

2003

Played the lead role, opposite Zooey Deschanel, in "All the Real Girls"; directed by Green

2000

Made feature acting debut in Green’s debut feature, "George Washington"

1997

Acted in several of Green’s short films

While still in school co-wrote the screenplay "All the Real Girls" with Green

Met writer-director David Gordon Green while attending NCSA

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