|Date of Birth
||3 April 1973
|Place of Birth
||Santa Cruz, California, USA
Starting out acting with a bit part in Michael Becker's 1994 black and white movie Cityscrapes: Los Angeles and as a guest on the pilot episode of MTV's brief-lived sci-fi series "Dead at 21" (starring Jack Noseworthy, Lisa Dean Ryan and Whip Hubley), Adam Scott quickly landed another guest role, in a March 1995 episode of the popular NBC medical drama "ER." He subsequently scored recurring roles, as Griffin 'Griff' Hawkins / Senior on 4 episodes (1994-1995) of ABC’s sitcom "Boy Meets World," and as Sydney Schneider in 6 episodes (1995) of ABC's crime drama "Murder One."
In 1996, after guest starring in an episode of ABC’s long-running cop drama "NYPD Blue," Scott was featured in the fourth entry in the Hellraiser series of films, Hellraiser: Bloodline (starring Bruce Ramsay), and in the eighth feature film based on the Star Trek science fiction television series, Star Trek: First Contact (starring Patrick Stewart). He followed it up with roles in the next year’s film Lawrence Trilling's romantic comedy Dinner and Driving and Peter Markle's crime drama comedy The Last Days of Frankie the Fly (starring Dennis Hopper).
Scott spent the rest of the 1990s appearing in Jonathan Kahn's romantic drama inspired by Blake Nelson's novel, Girl (starring Dominique Swain and Sean Patrick Flanery), David Mackay's thriller drama The Lesser Evil, and Dean Paras' romantic comedy Hairshirt (starring Dean Paras). TV viewers also remembered him playing the recurring role of Josh Macon on 7 episodes (1998-1999) of Fox’s original soap opera "Party of Five" and as Phillip The Coffee Boy on 7 episodes (1999) of the short-lived TV series "Wasteland."
The new millennium saw Scott added to his film-acting resume with a supporting role in writer-director Derek Simonds' independent drama comedy Seven and a Match (2001) and picking the title role of Ronnie (2002), a troubled young man who works in a mental institution sets out to seduce a mentally disabled woman patient, in Christopher Haifley's thriller with the same name. Director Joseph Finder then paired cast him to costar with A-list actors Ashley Judd and Morgan Freeman in his adaptation of Joseph Finder’s novel, the thriller/drama High Crimes. He also starred as Brian Austin Green's old friend Fulton in Jacob Rosenberg's 13-minute drama comedy Bleach. Meanwhile, TV viewers could see him playing Ben Cooper in two episodes (2002) of HBO's popular and critically acclaimed drama comedy "Six Feet Under."
Scott was next seen in Something More (2003), Two Days (2003), Torque (2004), Off the Lip (2004) and Martin Scorsese's Academy Award-winning biographical drama film, The Aviator (2004; starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Cate Blanchett). He also supported Pierce Brosnan and Greg Kinnear in writer-director Richard Shepard's action-comedy The Matador and costarred with Jennifer Lopez, Jane Fonda and Michael Vartan in Robert Luketic's romantic comedy Monster-in-Law (both in 2005). More recently, he could be seen in Terry Zwigoff's drama comedy loosely based on the comic by Daniel Clowes, Art School Confidential, and writer-director Matt Bissonnette's drama Who Loves the Sun. He was also spotted as a guest in a March episode of NBC's police procedural and legal drama "Law & Order."
Soon, Scott will play Sarah Michelle Gellar's obsessed ex-boyfriend in director Asif Kapadia's thriller drama The Return. He just completed Mark Fergus' drama First Snow (with Guy Pearce and Piper Perabo) and will soon finish writer-director Dan Cohen's comedy Ted's MBA* (*Many Brief Affairs), Sean McGinly's drama comedy The Great Buck Howard (with Colin Hanks and John Malkovich), and writer-director Judd Apatow's romantic comedy Knocked Up (starring Paul Rudd). He will also lend his voice in Brad Bird's upcoming animated movie, Ratatouille.