Paul Dano Biography
Paul Dano (Paul Franklin Dano) is an American actor, screenwriter, director, producer, and musician. Dano started acting in community theater productions as a child. And made his film debut in the movie “The Newcomers” (2000). He gained critical acclaim for his role as Dwayne in the movie “Little Miss Sunshine” (2006). Which earned him a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.
Paul Dano Age
Paul Franklin Dano was born on June 19, 1984 in New York City, U.S. He is [agecalc birthdate=1984-06-19]
Paul Dano Family
Dano was born the son of Gladys (née Pipp) and Paul A. Dano and has a younger sister named Sarah.
He spent the first few years of his childhood in New York City and initially attended the Browning School. It was when his father worked as a businessman in New York.
His family moved to New Canaan, Connecticut while he was a child and finally settling in Wilton, Connecticut. He continued his education there at Wilton High School. Graduating in 2002 and then attending Eugene Lang College in New York City.
Dano was involved in community theater, and while he was performing in New Canaan, his parents were encouraged to take him to New York.
Zoe Kazan Paul Dano | Paul Dano And Zoe Kazan | Paul Dano Girlfriend
He has been in a relationship with actress and screenwriter Zoe Kazan since 2007.
Paul Dano Zoe Kazan Baby
Zoe and Dano have a daughter born in August 2018.
Paul Dano Actor
He began his acting career in the late 1990s with small roles in films and television shows. However, he gained recognition for his performance as Dwayne Hoover in the 2006 film “Little Miss Sunshine.”
Since then, Dano has appeared in several critically acclaimed films, including “There Will Be Blood,” “12 Years a Slave,” “Prisoners,” and “Love & Mercy.” He has also worked in television, starring in the limited series “Escape at Dannemora” and “The Plot Against America.”
In addition to acting, Dano has directed and written films. His directorial debut was the 2018 film “Wildlife,” which he also co-wrote with his partner, Zoe Kazan. The film was based on the novel of the same name by Richard Ford and starred Carey Mulligan and Jake Gyllenhaal.
Dano has been nominated for several awards for his performances, including a BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Screen Actors Guild Award. He continues to be a highly respected and sought-after actor in the industry.
Paul Dano Little Miss Sunshine
He came to greater attention in 2006, this is when he played as Dwayne, a voluntarily mute teenager as part of an ensemble in the comedic drama Little Miss Sunshine.
Paul Dano There Will Be Blood
Paul Dano is an American actor known for his roles in both independent and mainstream films. He played the character of Paul Sunday and his twin brother Eli Sunday in the 2007 film “There Will Be Blood,” directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
In the movie, Paul Sunday is a young man who tells oil prospector Daniel Plainview about a potentially valuable oil deposit on his family’s land. His twin brother Eli Sunday is a charismatic preacher who seeks to use the oil money to further his own religious ambitions.
Dano’s performances as both Paul and Eli were widely praised by critics, with his portrayal of Eli Sunday earning him several award nominations. His work in “There Will Be Blood” helped establish him as a talented young actor with a promising future in the industry.
Paul Dano Looper
He appeared in three feature films in 2012: Ruby Sparks, as a writer whose fictional character (played by Zoe Kazan, the film’s writer and Dano’s girlfriend) inexplicably appears as a real person; time-travel thriller Looper, in a supporting role with Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis; and also with Robert De Niro in Being Flynn as the film’s writer Nick Flynn, about his relationship with his father.
Paul Dano 12 Years A Slave
He appeared in Steve McQueen’s period drama biopic 12 Years a Slave, which is based on the memoirs of Solomon Northup in 2013. He portrayed John Tibeats, an overseer at the plantation Northup is sold to.
The film was then a massive critical success and also won the Academy Award for Best Picture, among numerous other awards.
Paul played a younger version of the Beach Boys founder Brian Wilson in 2014, with John Cusack as an older version of Brian, in the biopic Love & Mercy, for which he received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor.
Paul appeared with Michael Caine and Harvey Keitel in the Italian comedy-drama Youth in 2015. He portrayed Jimmy Tree, an actor who is researching for an upcoming role but is frustrated that he is best-remembered by the public for a prior role as a robot.
Paul Dano War And Peace
Paul appeared as Pierre in the BBC’s six-part adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace in January 2016.
Dano appeared in video as an onstage “stand-in” during the Nostalgia For the Present concert tour of Australian singer Sia Furler for her song, “Bird Set Free” in the autumn of 2016. He then portrayed escaped inmate David Sweat in the Showtime miniseries Escape at Dannemora alongside Patricia Arquette and Benicio Del Toro in 2018.
Paul Dano Net Worth
The Little Miss Sunshine star has an estimated net worth of $10 million.