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Also Known As: Zoe Swicord Kazan Died:
Born: September 9, 1983 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, USA Profession:

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Though initially reluctant to be a part of show business, actress and writer Zoe Kazan - daughter of screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord, and granddaughter of director Elia Kazan - nonetheless entered the family business, finding success both in front of and behind the cameras. After making her film debut in 2003, Kazan began her professional career in earnest with small roles in "Fracture" (2007) and "In the Valley of Elah" (2007), while marking her Broadway debut in a revival of "Come Back, Little Sheba" (2008). As a noted playwright, her drama "Absalom" premiered to positive reviews in 2009, though she created major buzz with her screenplay for "Ruby Sparks" (2012), a romantic comedy that starred real-life beau Paul Dano and earned her substantial critical acclaim. Though she came from a long line of show business players, Kazan blazed her own path as an actress and screenwriter, possessing the critical talent to be a success in her own right.

Though initially reluctant to be a part of show business, actress and writer Zoe Kazan - daughter of screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord, and granddaughter of director Elia Kazan - nonetheless entered the family business, finding success both in front of and behind the cameras. After making her film debut in 2003, Kazan began her professional career in earnest with small roles in "Fracture" (2007) and "In the Valley of Elah" (2007), while marking her Broadway debut in a revival of "Come Back, Little Sheba" (2008). As a noted playwright, her drama "Absalom" premiered to positive reviews in 2009, though she created major buzz with her screenplay for "Ruby Sparks" (2012), a romantic comedy that starred real-life beau Paul Dano and earned her substantial critical acclaim. Though she came from a long line of show business players, Kazan blazed her own path as an actress and screenwriter, possessing the critical talent to be a success in her own right.

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CAST: (feature film)

1.
 In Your Eyes (2014)
2.
 Some Girls (2013)
3.
 Pretty One, The (2013)
4.
 Ruby Sparks (2012)
6.
 Meek's Cutoff (2010)
9.
 It's Complicated (2009)
10.
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2003:
Made feature film debut in "Swordswallowers and Thin Men"
2006:
Cast opposite Cynthia Nixon in The New Group's production of "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie"
2008:
Made Broadway debut opposite S. Epatha Merkerson and Kevin Anderson in a revival of William Inge's "Come Back, Little Sheba"
2008:
Played Leonardo DiCaprio's secretarial fling in "Revolutionary Road"
2009:
Cast as Meryl Streep's daughter in Nancy Meyers comedy "It's Complicated"
2010:
Acted opposite Paul Dano, as husband and wife, in the Western "Meek's Cutoff"
2012:
Feature writing debut, "Ruby Sparks"; also played title role opposite Dano
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Education

Yale University: New Haven , Connecticut - 2005

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