Paul Dano

American actor (born 1984)

Paul Franklin Dano (born June 19, 1984) is an American actor, director, producer, screenwriter, and musician.

Paul Dano Deauville in 2012.

Early life


He was born in New York City. Dano's family then moved to Wilton, Connecticut. Dano went to Wilton High School there.



When Dano was 17 he played a 15-year-old boy in the 2001 movie L.I.E.. It was his first big movie role. He also appeared in the 2004 comedy movie The Girl Next Door. In 2006, Little Miss Sunshine was released.In 2007 Dano had a major role in There Will Be Blood ,as preacher Eli Sunday & twin Paul Sunday. In 2012 Dano played the main character in a romantic comedy called Ruby Sparks. Dano also executive produced the film. He played John Tibeats in the 2013 movie 12 Years a Slave.

In October 2019, Dano was cast as Riddler in Matt Reeves’s 2022 movie The Batman.[1]

Personal life


Dano has been in a relationship with actress and screenwriter Zoe Kazan since 2007.[2][3] They have a daughter, born in August 2018.[4] They live in Brooklyn.[5]


  1. "'The Batman' Casts Paul Dano as the Riddler". The Hollywood Reporter. October 17, 2019.
  2. "Actual Couples Explore a Fantasy, the Aesthetic Sort". The New York Times. July 20, 2012. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  3. "Love and Mercy's Paul Dano relates to Brian Wilson's tortured genius". The Sydney Morning Herald. June 4, 2015. Retrieved July 3, 2015.
  4. "Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan Welcome a Daughter". People. October 25, 2018.
  5. Ugwu, Jeffrey (January 2, 2019). "Paul Dano's Cup Runneth Over (and Over)". The New York Times. Retrieved 7 March 2019.

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