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Zoe Kazan

Zoe Swicord Kazan was born in Los Angeles, California, to screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord. She is the granddaughter of director Elia Kazan. She is of Greek (from her paternal grandfather), English, and German descent. Kazan received her BA in Theater from Yale University. In the fall of 2006, she played "Sandy" opposite Cynthia Nixon... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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 2016 The Deuce (TV Movie) (post-production)
 2015 Our Brand Is Crisis
 2015 The Walker (TV Series)
- Real Friends Do Brunch (2015) ... Dotty
- Where's Walker-O? (2015) ... Dotty
- The Secret to Making Friends (2015) ... Dotty (credit only)
 2014 Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini-Series)
Denise Thibodeau
- Pharmacy (2014) ... Denise Thibodeau
 2013/I What If
 2013 The Pretty One
Laurel / Audrey
 2010 Bored to Death (TV Series)
- Super Ray Is Mortal! (2010) ... Nina
- Escape from the Castle! (2010) ... Nina
- Forty-Two Down! (2010) ... Nina
- Escape from the Dungeon! (2010) ... Nina
 2010 Meek's Cutoff
Millie Gately
 2009 The Exploding Girl
 2008 August
Gal Employee
 2007 In the Valley of Elah
 2007 Fracture
 2007 Medium (TV Series)
- The Boy Next Door (2007) ... Izzy
 2007 The Savages
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Other Works:

: Plays Marie in "Come Back, Little Sheba" play by William Inge (Biltmore Theatre, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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2 Interviews | See more »


5' 4½" (1.64 m)

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[on taking up screen-writing] We are in the most insane waiting game of a business, and the only way I have stayed sane is by giving myself another creative outlet. See more »


She and boyfriend Paul Dano shot the movie, Ruby Sparks (2012), which Zoe wrote and in which they co-star. See more »

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