Zoe Kazan or Zoe Swicord Kazan is an American actress with multiple talents. Apart from being an actress, she also works as a professional screenplay writer. She has a long journey in the field of acting and screenplay writing. She began her acting career from the movie Swordswallowers and Thin Men, which was released in 2003.
Though she started her career in acting from movies, she also has worked in theatres and TV series. Meanwhile, she started writing scripts for movies and TV series since 2012. Ruby Sparks is her debut film as the screenplay writer. In 2018, Zoe Kazan had also written the script for the movie Wildlife. Her partner, Paul Dano, was the director of the film. Zeo has received many awards for both her acting and screenplay writing skills.
Zoe Kazan Wiki/Biography
Born on 09th September 1983, Zoe Kazan is 38 years old as of 2021. She is an American by nationality. Her family has a great history of acting and screenwriting. While her parents used to write scripts for movies and TV series, Kazan’s grandparents were film directors.
Zoe Kazan was born and brought in Los Angeles, California, USA. Her childhood education started from Wildwood School, and later she moved to the Windward School and Marlborough School to finish her primary-level education. For higher education, she joined Yale University and completed her graduation in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.
Family, Boyfriend & Relationships
Zoe Kazan’s grandfather, Elia Kazan, was a Greek who migrated in childhood from Istanbul. On the other hand, her grandmother, Molly Kazan, was a Mayflower descendant. Her grandfather’s original surname was Kazantzoglou. When he moved to Greece from Istanbul, he modified the surname to make it simpler. Thus, Kazantzoglou had become Kazan.
Zoe Kazan’s father’s name is Nicholas Kazan who is a screenwriter, film producer, and director by profession and his mother’s name is Robin Swicord who is a screenwriter, film director, and playwright.
Her sister’s name is Maya Kazan.
Zoe Kazan is not married yet, though she is in a serious relationship with Paul Dano since 2007. Paul Dano is a notable film director, and Zoe met him for the first time in 2007 while acting for the play “Things We Want”. Before making his directorial debut in 2018, Dano also used to be an actor and screenplay writer. Dano made his directorial debut with the film Wildlife, and the script of the movie was written by both Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan. Zoe and Dano have a daughter too.