Zoe Kazan

Though initially reluctant to be a part of show business, actress and writer Zoe Kazan - daughter of screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord, and granddaughter of director Elia Kazan - nonetheless entered the ... Read more »
Born: 09/09/1983 in Los Angeles, California, USA

Filmography

Actor (24)

My Blind Brother 2016 (Movie)

Francie (Actor)

There Are Monsters 2016 (Movie)

Kathy (Actor)

Our Brand Is Crisis 2015 (Movie)

LeBlanc (Actor)

Olive Kitteridge 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Showing Up 2014 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

The Pretty One 2014 (Movie)

Laurel/Audrey (Actor)

What If 2014 (Movie)

Chantry (Actor)

In Your Eyes 2013 (Movie)

Rebecca (Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Some Girl(s) 2013 (Movie)

Reggie (Actor)

Ruby Sparks 2012 (Movie)

Ruby Sparks (Actor)

HappyThankYouMorePlease 2011 (Movie)

Mary Catherine (Actor)

Meek's Cutoff 2011 (Movie)

Millie Gately (Actor)

Bored to Death 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Exploding Girl 2010 (Movie)

Ivy (Actor)

I Hate Valentine's Day 2009 (Movie)

Tammy Greenwood (Actor)

It's Complicated 2009 (Movie)

Gabby (Actor)

Me and Orson Welles 2009 (Movie)

Gretta Adler (Actor)

The Private Lives of Pippa Lee 2009 (Movie)

Grace Lee (Actor)

Revolutionary Road 2008 (Movie)

Maureen Grube (Actor)

Fracture 2007 (Movie)

Mona (Actor)

In the Valley of Elah 2007 (Movie)

Angie (Actor)

Medium 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Savages 2007 (Movie)

Student (Actor)
Producer (1)

Ruby Sparks 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

Though initially reluctant to be a part of show business, actress and writer Zoe Kazan - daughter of screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord, and granddaughter of director Elia Kazan - nonetheless entered the family business, finding success both in front of and behind the cameras. After making her film debut in 2003, Kazan began her professional career in earnest with small roles in "Fracture" (2007) and "In the Valley of Elah" (2007), while marking her Broadway debut in a revival of "Come Back, Little Sheba" (2008). As a noted playwright, her drama "Absalom" premiered to positive reviews in 2009, though she created major buzz with her screenplay for "Ruby Sparks" (2012), a romantic comedy that starred real-life beau Paul Dano and earned her substantial critical acclaim. Though she came from a long line of show business players, Kazan blazed her own path as an actress and screenwriter, possessing the critical talent to be a success in her own right.

Relationships

Paul Dano Actor

Companion
Reportedly dating as of March 2009 Acted together in "Meek's Cutoff" (2010) and "Ruby Sparks" (2012)

Elia Kazan Actor

Grandfather
Born Sept. 7, 1909; directed "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1951) and "East of Eden" (1955) Died Sept. 28, 2003

Nicholas Kazan Screenplay

Father
Born in 1950

Maya Kazan Actor

Sister
Younger; attended Windward School in Los Angeles CA; degree in Film Studies from Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT

Robin Swicord Screenplay

Mother
Born in 1952

EDUCATION

Yale University

New Haven , Connecticut 2005

Milestones

2012

Feature writing debut, "Ruby Sparks"; also played title role opposite Dano

2010

Acted opposite Paul Dano, as husband and wife, in the Western "Meek's Cutoff"

2009

Cast as Meryl Streep's daughter in Nancy Meyers comedy "It's Complicated"

2008

Played Leonardo DiCaprio's secretarial fling in "Revolutionary Road"

2008

Made Broadway debut opposite S. Epatha Merkerson and Kevin Anderson in a revival of William Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba"

2006

Cast opposite Cynthia Nixon in The New Group's production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"

2003

Made feature film debut in "Swordswallowers and Thin Men"

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