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Adam Scott

Adam Scott has crafted a truly diverse and distinguished career. Though he began primarily as a dramatic actor, he has displayed great versatility and depth and built an equally impressive comedy résumé. No matter the medium—film, television or theater—Scott continues to earn rave reviews.

Scott can be seen starring in the Starz original television series Party Down, which will soon begin its second season. Scott plays Henry, who has rejoined a catering team after an eight-year attempt, and ultimate failure, at an acting career. NPR said of Henry: "Beautifully underplayed by Scott, he reveals himself in bone-dry quips and almost imperceptible inner crumples. He's Party Down's hero and melancholy heart." The half-hour comedy costars Ken Marino, Lizzy Caplan and Martin Starr. Scott also serves as a producer on the show, alongside executive producers Paul Rudd, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge and John Enbom.

Scott also stars in The Vicious Kind, a dramedy about a man who becomes obsessed with the girlfriend (Brittany Snow) his brother brings home for Thanksgiving. Executive produced by Neil LaBute, the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2009 and has since won Best Picture at the 2009 New Orleans Film Festival. Scott has been lauded for his performance as Caleb, winning Best Performance at the 2009 Sidewalk Moving Picture Festival and Best Actor at the 2009 Strasbourg International Film Festival. Variety stated, "Best known for his colorful supporting turns, Scott proves more than up to the challenge of a juicy lead role: his brilliant delivery, replete with tasty vulgarities and sarcastic asides, whets our appetites for more." The film was released to a limited audience in December 2009.

Scott has the lead role, opposite Elisabeth Shue, Ving Rhames and Richard Dreyfuss, in the upcoming Piranha 3-D. The film, produced by The Weinstein Company and directed by acclaimed director Alexandre Aja, will be released in April 2010. Other upcoming projects include Rogue's Gallery, an ultraviolent action-comedy from Richard Kelly and Darko Entertainment.

The all-star ensemble includes Rob Corddry and Ellen Barkin. Scott also stars in Passenger Side, a road movie that never leaves Los Angeles, with Joel Bissonnette and Robin Tunney, on which he also serves as an executive producer. The film premiered to rave reviews at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Toronto International Film Festival in 2009.

Last summer, Scott co-starred alongside Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the blockbuster comedy Step Brothers, for Columbia Pictures. As Derek, Ferrell's egomaniacal younger brother, Scott garnered praise; the Los Angeles Times said of Scott's performance, "It's the movie's plum part and Scott runs mightily with it, while the San Francisco Chronicle added, Scott eats up the screen...inspired. The Washington Post called Scott's performance magnificently smarmy while the New York Post said Scott's turn was a hilarious foil...not just a tool, but a power tool."

He was recently seen in August, a drama that centers on two brothers (Scott and Josh Hartnett) who fight to keep their start-up company afloat during the dot-com bust of 2001. Augustwas featured at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. In addition, he appears in Lovely, Still, with Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Banks. Lovely, Still premiered at the 2008 Toronto International Film Festival.

Previously, Scott starred as Palek in the critically acclaimed HBO television series Tell Me You Love Me. In addition, he portrayed Johnny Meyer, Howard Hughes'press agent, in Miramax's Oscar-winning film The Aviator, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, John C. Reilly and Alec Baldwin for legendary director Martin Scorsese. Additional film credits include the blockbuster comedy Knocked Up, directed by Judd Apatow; The Great Buck Howard, opposite John Malkovich, Colin Hanks and Tom Hanks; and Art School Confidential, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terry Zwigoff.

Scott currently resides in Los Angeles.

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Adam Scott Facts

Birth Name Adam Paul Scott
BirthdayApril 3, 1973 (49)
BirthplaceSanta Cruz, California, USA
Height5' 10" (1m78)  How tall is Adam Scott compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Doctor Strange
Somebody's Dead
Saint Ralph
Hot Tub Time Machine 2
Step Brothers
Black Mass
Pontypandy Heatwave
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