Zoe Kazan
Actress, writer
Zoe Kazan
Zoe Swicord Kazan is an American actress and screenwriter.
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Celebrities React To Trump's #MuslimBan With Anger And Calls To Action
Huffington Post - 30 days
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Zoe Kazan on Overcoming an Eating Disorder
NYTimes - 3 months
“Dragging the terrible thing into the light can strip it of its potency.”
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Review: Watch the Road, and the Driver, Too, in ‘The Monster’
NYTimes - 4 months
Zoe Kazan plays a mother driving into the night with her daughter (Ella Ballentine) in this chiller written and directed by Bryan Bertino.
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Zoe Kazan Says Sandra Bullock Would be Great Alien Ambassador
ABC News - over 1 year
"Our Brand Is Crisis" hit theaters today and with the lovely Zoe Kazan stopping by for "Popcorn with Peter Travers," ABC News caught the actress on her way out the buildi
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Watch: Sandra Bullock and Zoe Kazan on Their New Comedy "Our Brand is Crisis"
ABC News - over 1 year
Bullock and Kazan appear on "Popcorn with Peter Travers" and talk about working together for the first time in the new big screen flick.
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Movie Review: Zoe Kazan Plays Disparate Twins in ‘The Pretty One’
NYTimes - about 3 years
“The Pretty One” stars Zoe Kazan as a pair of twins, one mousy and insecure, the other vivacious. When the popular twin dies in a car accident, her sister decides to assume her identity.     
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Zoe Kazan dips back into love for new play 'Trudy and Max' at SCR
LATimes - about 3 years
Zoe Kazan talks up the new play she's written, 'Trudy and Max in Love,' her talented family and her two loves, acting and writing. Stage and screen credits abound in Zoe Kazan's family — her parents are the screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord and her grandfather is the pioneering director Elia Kazan ("A Streetcar Named Desire"). But the 30-year-old actress and writer, who has lived in New York for the past 12 years, is wracking up a hefty IMDB page of her own.
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On the Culture Front: Celebrity Charades, <i>Arguendo</i>, <i>All the Way</i>, Eric Bogosian and more
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The Labyrinth Theater Company put on Celebrity Charades, their whimsical annual benefit last week. As the name would suggest, the evening was an all-star lineup assembled into teams to play the age-old theatrical party game. Players included Richard Kind, Josh Charles and Zoe Kazan who blazed through movies, television shows, songs and plays often in mere seconds to edge each other out for the final prize. The space at Capitale where it was held is hardly intimate but there were moments when the event felt like a tiny glimpse into what it would be like to have a dinner party with Bobby Cannavale, Padma Lakshmi or Amanda Seyfried. Legendary monologist and playwright Eric Bogosian was also in attendance though sadly did not participate in the charades. I was lucky enough to see him the previous week reading monologues from his shows "Sex, Drugs, Rock &amp; Roll," "Pounding Nails in the Floor with my Forehead" and "Wake Up and Smell the Coffee" -- which I saw in high school at the now d ...
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Sean P. Kelly: TIFF 2013 Films You Won't Want to Miss
Huffington Post - over 3 years
A longer version of the following post originally appeared in three parts on Sean's blog, Sean Kelly on Movies. Midnight Madness Highlights This will be a big year for TIFF's Midnight Madness programme, since it will be celebrating its 25th anniversary. As such, it is becoming quite likely that I will take this into consideration when putting together my schedule this year and will see more midnight screenings than I have seen in the past (I'm lamenting the lack of sleep already). Only nine of the ten films have been announced, so it will be fun to guess over the coming weeks what that tenth film will be. All Cheerleaders Die - Lucky McKee, Chris Sivertson, USA (Opening Night Film) Over the last few years, the opening Midnight Madness film has always been a fun crowd-pleasing affair and this horror-comedy looks to be in that same vein. Almost Human - Joe Begos, U.S.A. This films looks to be a mix of an alien abduction film with a slasher. The Green Infern ...
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Zach Udko: Highlights From the Tribeca Film Festival
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Elaine Stritch in a scene from Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me. Photo Courtesy of the Tribeca Film Festival. Fraud, redemption, suicide, fear of failure, the ineluctable dance with death, alcoholism, and the addictive joy of creating art -- these are a few of the recurring themes in some of the highlights from this year's Tribeca Film Festival. Now in its 12th year, this celebration of independent film has become a first-rate showcase for outstanding new documentaries, while the fictional entries tend to be understated pieces, often starring well-known Hollywood talent. This year's revelation is Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me, Chiemi Karasawa's remarkable portrait of the legendary 87-year-old Broadway veteran. Irresistible and inspiring, Shoot Me is an unflinching no-holds-barred look at this New York institution, as she faces aging and bids farewell to the theater with dignity and a wicked sense of humor. Karasawa's all-access pass takes us into her apartment at the Carlyle H ...
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Headed To SXSW
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Before Midnight," "Don Jon's Addiction," "Upstream Color," Joss Whedon's "Much Ado About Nothing" and news from John Sayles, Joe Swanberg, David Gordon Green and Jeff Nichols will screen at the 2013 South By Southwest Film Festival. Those films join the previously announced premieres of the Steve Carell comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and the horror reboot "Evil Dead" on the SXSW lineup. “It’s an incredible privilege to sift through so much exciting work, and every year brings new surprises. Though trends emerge after the fact, not consciously while we’re programming, much of this year’s program embraces love and the need/search/desire for connection,” Janet Pierson, SXSW Film Conference and Festival Producer, said in a statement. “Many films reflect importantly on our culture and include intimate looks at iconic figures, and we’re lucky to have a plethora of hugely entertaining and audience pleasing films. Even more thrilling is the opportunity to support so m ...
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The independent film breakout stars of 2012
LATimes - about 4 years
Among those poised for bigger things are actors Emayatzy Corinealdi, Ezra Miller, Zoe Kazan, Mark Duplass and Craig Zobel. Independent filmmaking often acts as a farm team of sorts for Hollywood, a showcase for performers and filmmakers who go on to bigger, if not always necessarily better, things.
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Tony Bartolone: Top 5 Movies You Did Not See in 2012
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Why can't a film simply exist without trying to change the world? There are plenty of different kinds of movies, and in the chaos of awards season some wonderful, little flicks are completely forgotten. With last year's underwhelming Oscar season still on my mind, I challenge you to seek out and enjoy the little things in life that never seem to get enough attention. 5. The Most Fun I've Had with My Pants On Drew Denny and Sarah Hagan star in The Most Fun I've Ever Had With My Pants On. Photo courtesy of Drew Denny. This small, simple story succeeds in expressing an extremely interesting emotional phenomenon that happens when somebody dies. There is a certain excitement in grief that can truly influence a person's life. While not much happens in terms of plot or drama, this subtle effort is a breath of fresh air in an industry that is constantly trying to hard. It flows like a small stream though the desert, with the wind rushing and the sunshine bursting from eve ...
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Michael Hogan: Should 'The Hunger Games' & 'The Avengers' Win Oscars?
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Welcome to Gold Rush, HuffPost Entertainment's weekly breakdown of all things Oscar. Between now and Feb. 25, 2013, executive arts and entertainment editor Michael Hogan and entertainment editor Christopher Rosen will chat about awards season and which films will make the most noise at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Rosen: Hello, Mike! It was quite a week: An incredibly feisty presidential debate, an incredibly pathetic performance by your beloved New York Yankees (that's the last shot, I promise) and an incredibly interesting quote from Joaquin Phoenix about Oscar season: "I think it's total, utter bullshit, and I don't want to be a part of it. I don't believe in it. It's a carrot, but it's the worst-tasting carrot I've ever tasted in my whole life. I don't want this carrot. It's totally subjective. Pitting people against each other ... It's the stupidest thing in the whole world." My first reaction to that quote was, well, not that much. Nothing Phoenix said there is ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Zoe Kazan
    THIRTIES
  • 2014
    Age 30
    In 2014, her third play Trudy and Max in Love opened at the South Coast Repertory and she played the role of Denise Thibodeau in the HBO miniseries Olive Kitteridge.
    More Details Hide Details Kazan has been dating actor Paul Dano since 2007.
    In 2014, she starred in the film What If and the HBO mini-series Olive Kitteridge, for which she received an Emmy nomination.
    More Details Hide Details Kazan has also acted in several Broadway productions. Kazan was born in Los Angeles, the daughter of screenwriters Nicholas Kazan and Robin Swicord. Her paternal grandparents were film and theatre director Elia Kazan and playwright Molly (Thacher) Kazan. Kazan was educated at the private Wildwood School, Windward School, and also at the Marlborough School, located in Hancock Park, Los Angeles. She attended Yale University (also her grandfather's alma mater—where she was a member of the Manuscript Society), graduating in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theatre.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2011
    Age 27
    Her play We Live Here, about a dysfunctional family, received its world premiere production from October 12 to November 6, 2011 at the off-Broadway Manhattan Theater Club in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details Among the ensemble cast was Amy Irving and the director was 2010 Obie Award winner Sam Gold. Her next project, for which she wrote the screenplay, was Ruby Sparks, a comedy-romance film directed by Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris, and starring Kazan herself, along with Paul Dano, Chris Messina, Antonio Banderas, Annette Bening, Deborah Ann Woll, and Steve Coogan.
  • 2010
    Age 26
    She also starred as Millie Gately in 2010 (alongside Paul Dano, playing her husband) in Kelly Reichardt's independent western drama Meek's Cutoff.
    More Details Hide Details In the fall, Kazan played Harper Pitt in Signature Theatre Company's 20th Anniversary production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America. On the small screen, Kazan then appeared in four episodes of HBO's Bored to Death as Nina, the love interest of a fictionalized Jonathan Ames played by Jason Schwartzman.
    In 2010, she had a main role in the comedy-drama happythankyoumoreplease as Mary Catherine, the cousin of Josh Radnor's character.
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  • 2009
    Age 25
    She also played a main role in the movies I Hate Valentine's Day and The Exploding Girl, which were both released in 2009.
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    Kazan is also a playwright. In 2009, her play Absalom premiered at the Humana Festival of New American Plays in Louisville, KY.
    More Details Hide Details The play, about a father's tense relationships with his children, had been extensively read and workshopped since Kazan's junior year at Yale University. She capped off the year playing Meryl Streep's daughter in the Nancy Meyers comedy It's Complicated. She appeared in the Broadway production of A Behanding in Spokane with Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell until June 6, 2010.
  • 2008
    Age 24
    In January 2008, Kazan made her Broadway debut opposite S.
    More Details Hide Details Epatha Merkerson and Kevin Anderson in a revival of William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba. Ben Brantley of The New York Times called her performance "first-rate", adding, "Ms. Kazan is terrific in conveying the character's self-consciousness." In the fall, she appeared on Broadway as Masha in Anton Chekhov's The Seagull opposite Kristin Scott Thomas and Peter Sarsgaard. The same year she had roles in August, Me and Orson Welles and Revolutionary Road.
  • 2007
    Age 23
    In 2007 she had a small role in The Savages, which starred Laura Linney and Philip Seymour Hoffman.
    More Details Hide Details She also guest appeared in an episode of the supernatural drama Medium as a friend of the main character's younger self. She next appeared in the films Fracture and In the Valley of Elah. In the fall of the same year, she returned to the stage in a The New Group production of 100 Saints You Should Know and Jonathan Marc Sherman's Things We Want, directed by Ethan Hawke.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2003
    Age 19
    After her film debut in 2003 playing Samantha in Swordswallowers and Thin Men, Kazan went on to play her first professional stage role in the 2006 off-Broadway revival of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie starring Cynthia Nixon.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1983
    Born
    Born on September 9, 1983.
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