September 9, 1983
38 years old
5 ft 4½ in | 164 cm
33-24-35 in | 84-61-89 cm
54 kg | 119 lbs
10 US | 41 EU
Zoe Swicord Kazan was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S., on September 9, 1983, is an American actress.
Young Zoe Kazan began her professional acting career in 2003.
She made her big screen debut in drama film Swordswallowers and Thin Men (2003) in role as Samantha.
She got her television debut in NBC supernatural drama series Medium (2007) in episode "The Boy Next Door", in role as Izzy.
Her breakthrough performance came as Ruby in romantic comedy drama film Ruby Sparks (2012).
She made her stage debut in a play "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie" (2006) in role as Sandy, at Acorn Theatre.
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Come Back, Little Sheba" (2008) in role as Marie, at Biltmore Theatre.
She Said (2022) drama in role as Jodi Kantor, opposite Carey Mulligan and Samantha Morton
Cryptozoo (2021) animated drama, in voice role as Magdalene
She won the National Board of Review Award for Best Cast for her role as Gabby Adler in romantic comedy film It's Complicated (2009).
She produced, wrote and starred in role as Ruby in romantic comedy drama film Ruby Sparks (2012), for which she was nominated for the Saturn Award for Best Actress and Independent Spirit Award for Best Screenplay also she won the Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Breakthrough Performance.
She was nominated for a Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actress in a Comedy and a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Emily Gardner in romantic comedy movie The Big Sick (2017).
Revolutionary Road (2008) romantic drama with Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
The Exploding Girl (2009) romantic drama opposite Mark Rendall and Maryann Urbano
Me and Orson Welles (2009) romantic drama with Zac Efron, Christian McKay and Claire Danes
What If (2013) romantic comedy opposite Daniel Radcliffe, Mackenzie Davis and Adam Driver
The Pretty One (2013) comedy drama with Jake Johnson, John Carroll Lynch and Frankie Shaw
Some Girl(s) (2013) comedy opposite Adam Brody and Kristen Bell
In Your Eyes (2014) paranormal romance with Michael Stahl-David, Nikki Reed and Jennifer Grey
The Monster (2016) horror drama opposite Ella Ballentine, Aaron Douglas and Christine Ebadi
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) Western anthology in role as Alice Longabaugh, in segment "The Gal Who Got Rattled"
The Kindness of Strangers (2019) drama with Esben Smed, Jack Fulton and Finlay Wojtak-Hissong
She was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited or Anthology Series or Movie and the Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actress – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for her role as Denise Thibodeau in HBO television miniseries Olive Kitteridge (2014).
Bored to Death (2010) HBO comedy series in role as Nina
The Deuce (2017-2019) HBO drama series in role as Andrea Martino
The Plot Against America (2020) HBO alternate history drama miniseries in role as Elizabeth Levin
Clickbait (2021) Netflix drama miniseries in role as Pia Brewer
Attended Wildwood School and Marlborough School in Hancock Park, Los Angeles.
Graduated from Yale University (2005), with a Bachelor of Arts degree in theatre.
She was a member of the Manuscript Society.
Has younger sister, Maya.
Has Greek, English and German ancestry.
Her paternal grandfather is stage and film director Elia Kazan.
Good friends with actress Carey Mulligan.
She co-wrote (with Paul Dano) drama film Wildlife (2018).
She is also an acclaimed playwright, her play "Absalom" premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, KY (2009).
She played Masha in a play "The Seagull" (2008), at Walter Kerr Theatre.
She portrayed Marilyn in a play "A Behanding in Spokane" (2010) at Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.
Lives in Brooklyn, New York, United States.
She started dating actor Paul Dano in 2007, they have a daughter, Alma Bay.