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An American Academy of Dramatic Art alumna, Adam Scott began his professional acting career in the mid '90s, playing recurring roles in the TV series on the ABC teen sitcom "Boy Meets World" and ABC crime/drama/thriller series "Murder One," and later on FOX dramatic TV series "Party of Five" and ABC drama series "Wasteland." He now plays Sonya Walger's partner Palek, on the HBO drama series "Tell Me You Love Me."
Meanwhile, the 5' 10" actor has ventured in films and has appeared in "Hellraiser: Bloodline" (1996), "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996), "Torque" (2004), "The Aviator" (2004), "The Matador" (2005), "Monster-in-Law" (2005), "The Return" (2006), and "Knocked Up" (2007). He will next be seen in the upcoming films "Step Brothers," "Passenger Side," "The Vicious Kind," and "Lovely, Still."
Childhood and Family:
Born in Santa Cruz, California, on April 3, 1973, Adam Paul Scott was introduced to acting in elementary school. He later attended and graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Art in Pasadena.
Scott now lives in Hollywood, California with his wife, Naomi Sablan.
Boy Meets World
After graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Art in Pasadena, Adam Scott decided to test the waters in Hollywood, where he landed his first professional acting job in the pilot episode of the MTV sci-fi series "Dead at 21" (1994).
He followed it up with a recurring role as Griffin 'Griff' Hawkins (1994-1995) on the ABC teen sitcom "Boy Meets World," and another recurring role, as Sydney Schneider, on the ABC crime/drama/thriller series "Murder One."
Meanwhile, the newcomer made his film debut in Michael Becker's black-and-white feature "Cityscrapes: Los Angeles" (1994). He was also spotted as a guest in an episode of the hit NBC medical drama series "ER" and ABC's Emmy Award-winning police drama "NYPD Blue."
Scott subsequently added to his resume with roles in the films "Hellraiser: Bloodline" (1996; starring Bruce Ramsay, Valentina Vargas, and Doug Bradley), the fourth entry in the "Hellraiser" series of films directed by Alan Smithee (Kevin Yagher) and Joe Chappelle (uncredited), "Star Trek: First Contact" (1996; with Patrick Stewart, Brent Spiner, and James Cromwell), the eighth science fiction feature film based in the "Star Trek" fictional universe, "Dinner and Driving" (1997; alongside Joey Slotnick, Paula Devicq, and Brigitte Bako), a romantic comedy by Lawrence Trilling, and "The Last Days of Frankie the Fly" (1997; starring Dennis Hopper, Daryl Hannah, Michael Madsen, and Kiefer Sutherland), a crime/drama/comedy by Peter Markle.
He also co-starred with Mary Tyler Moore, Edward Asner, Denis Arndt, and Fredric Lehne in the dramatic made-for-television movie "Payback" (1997).
From 1998 to 1999, Scott played Josh Macon on FOX dramatic TV series "Party of Five." Afterwards, he portrayed Phillip The Coffee Boy in several episodes of the ABC drama series "Wasteland."
During this time, Scott continued acting in films, in Jonathan Kahn's big screen version of Blake Nelson's novel, "Girl" (1998; with Dominique Swain, Sean Patrick Flanery, Summer Phoenix, Tara Reid, and Selma Blair), David Mackay's psychological drama "The Lesser Evil" (1998; alongside Colm Feore, Tony Goldwyn, Arliss Howard, and David Paymer), and Dean Paras' romantic comedy "Hairshirt" (1998).
He also went to stage to play Carl in "Dealer's Choice" play by Patrick Marber at Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles, California, in April 1998.
Meanwhile, Scott co-starred in the TV movies "Sagamore" (1999), opposite Rachel Wilson, and "Winding Roads" (1999), alongside Kimberly Quinn, Katrina Holden Bronson, and Rachel Hunter.
The new millennium saw Scott in the films "Seven and a Match" (2001; with Eion Bailey, Heather Donahue, Devon Gummersall, and Tina Holmes), a drama/comedy by writer/director Derek Simonds, "Ronnie" (2002), a thriller by Christopher Haifley in which Scott starred as the title role of a troubled young man working in a mental institution sets out to seduce a patient who has accidentally escaped, and "High Crimes" (2002; with Ashley Judd, Morgan Freeman, James Caviezel, and Amanda Peet), Carl Franklin's film adaptation of Joseph Finder's novel.
He also acted opposite Amanda Peet and Sandra Oh in the romantic comedy TV movie "Date Squad" (2001) and guest starred on the WB mystery series "Glory Days" and the HBO drama "Six Feet Under."
In the following years, Scott starred in two short films, Jacob Rosenberg's 13-minute drama/comedy film "Bleach" (2002), playing Brian Austin Green's old friend Fulton, and Devon Gummersall's musical/comedy "Something More" (2003), alongside Billy Burke, Tony Shalhoub, Kellie Waymire, and Jeremy Sisto.
He was also cast in Sean McGinly's drama feature "Two Days" (2003), opposite Paul Rudd, Donal Logue, and Mackenzie Astin, Joseph Kahn's action movie "Torque" (2004), with Martin Henderson, Ice Cube, Monet Mazur, and Jaime Pressly, and Robert Mickelson's surfing movie "Off the Lip" (2004), co-starring with Marguerite Moreau and Mackenzie Astin.
After portraying Johnny Meyer in Martin Scorsese's critically-acclaimed biographical drama film "The Aviator" (2004; starring Leonardo DiCaprio), Scott supported Pierce Brosnan in writer/director Richard Shepard's crime/comedy movie "The Matador" (2005) and teamed up with Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda, and Michael Vartan in Robert Luketic's romantic comedy "Monster-in-Law" (2005).
Meanwhile, he guest-starred in an episode of CBS crime drama series "CSI: Miami," Fox dramedy "Wonderfalls," UPN/CW teen drama/mystery series starring Kristen Bell, "Veronica Mars," and NBC police procedural and legal drama series "Law & Order."
In 2006, Scott co-starred with Max Minghella, Sophia Myles, John Malkovich, and Jim Broadbent in Terry Zwigoff's comedy-drama film loosely based on the comic by Daniel Clowes, "Art School Confidential," supported Guy Pearce and Piper Perabo in Mark Fergus' thriller "First Snow," acted opposite Lukas Haas and Molly Parker in Matt Bissonnette's Canadian comedy/drama/romance film "Who Loves the Sun," and co-starred with Sarah Michelle Gellar in Asif Kapadia's psychological horror/thriller "The Return."
Scott returned to television in 2007 on the HBO drama series "Tell Me You Love Me," in which he co-stars as Sonya Walger's partner Palek. Premiered on September 9, 2007, the show has been picked up by HBO for a second season.
During this time, he appeared in Judd Apatow's hit romantic comedy film "Knocked Up" (2007; starring Seth Rogen, Katherine Heigl, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann), Sean McGinly's Sundance-premiered drama/comedy "The Great Buck Howard" (2008; starring Colin Hanks and John Malkovich), Austin Chick's dramatic film that debuted at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, "August," starring Josh Hartnett and Naomie Harris, and Dan Cohen's comedy movie "Corporate Affairs" (2008), in which he co-stars with Breckin Meyer. He also could be seen in a comedic TV movie called "Party Down" (2008).
Scott has completed his new film, "Step Brothers," a comedy directed by Adam McKay, produced by "Knocked Up"'s Judd Apatow, and starring Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly, in which Scott portrays Ferrell's biological brother Derek.
He will soon wrap his upcoming films "Passenger Side," a comedy written and directed by Matt Bissonnette in which he co-stars as Joel Bissonnette's estranged brother Michael (Scott also serves as the executive producer), "The Vicious Kind," a drama/comedy written and directed by Lee Toland Krieger in which he will co-star with Brittany Snow, and "Lovely, Still," a drama helmed by Nicholas Fackler in which he will act opposite Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn, and Elizabeth Banks.