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  • Date of birth : 03/04/1973

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Adam Scott (1973)

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Adam Scott is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Henry Pollard in the Starz comedy series Party Down and as Ben Wyatt in the NBC comedy Parks and Recreation.

  Biography  

 life and career
Scott was born in Santa Cruz, California. He has two older siblings, Shannon and David. Scott has said that his brother David "looks like him but is far more cerebral and inherited the intellect of their parents," both of whom are retired teachers. He is a graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles, California.

 Film
One of his earliest roles was in Hellraiser: Bloodline. He has appeared in several feature films, including Who Loves the Sun , Monster-in-Law , The Aviator , Torque , High Crimes , Star Trek: First Contact , and The Lesser Evil . In 2007-08, he had a cameo as a nurse in Knocked Up, and played Will Ferrell's biological brother Derek in Step Brothers, as well as Josh in the dot-com drama August. Scott played a supporting role in Alexandre Aja's remake Piranha 3-D, playing a character similar to Bradford Dillman's character from the original. He also played Jeremy in Leap Year. Scott's name appears next to Jon Hamm's in the movie Anchorman in one of the broadcast's credits. In an appearance on G4's Attack of the Show program on April 21, 2011, Scott confirmed that this was due to his and Hamm's friendship with producer Shauna Robertson, who put their names in the credits as an easter egg.

He appeared in the film Our Idiot Brother as Miranda's neighbor and love interest, Jeremy.

Alongside recurring Party Down guest star J.K. Simmons, Scott starred as Caleb Sinclair in the 2009 film The Vicious Kind, in an as-yet uncharacteristic role. Though the film itself was met with mixed reviews, Scott's own performance was held in much higher regard. For his efforts, Scott won two individual awards at two separate film festivals, with writer and director of the film Lee Toland Krieger winning one as well.
Scott starred in the film Passenger Side, released on DVD on October 26, 2010. Following Who Loves The Sun, the film was his second collaboration with writer-director Matt Bissonnette.

 Television
On television, he appeared as Griff in the series Boy Meets World and Josh on Party of Five, as well as David's love interest, Ben Cooper, on Six Feet Under. He played Palek on the HBO drama Tell Me You Love Me . Scott played a cocaine-addicted, delirious baseball front office representative in the first and second seasons of the HBO series, Eastbound & Down. From 2009 to 2010 he appeared on the Starz network show Party Down, created by Rob Thomas. His role as Henry Pollard in Party Down earned him an Entertainment Weekly Ewwy nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy Series in 2009.In 2010 he left Party Down and joined the cast of NBC's Parks and Recreation.

On Sunday, September 19, 2010, he appeared in the Adult Swim comedy Childrens Hospital as a part of an unofficial Party Down reunion. Scott has also appeared in the Comedy Central television show Nick Swardson's Pretend Time, as a newscaster in the episode, "Relapse into Refreshment." He has appeared in a series of commercials for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball.

 Personal life
Scott lives in Hollywood, California, with his wife, Naomi Sablan, who used to be a writer for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and their daughter, Frankie, and son, Graham.

He mentioned on an episode of Conan that he is good friends with Mad Men star Jon Hamm. The two star in the movie Friends with Kids .

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