Adam Scott

Adam Scott

TV Actor

Adam Paul Scott is an American actor, comedian, and producer. He is known for his role as Ben Wyatt in the NBC sitcom Parks and Recreation for which he was twice nominated for the Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.

Full Name
Apr 3, 1973
Net Worth


Adam Scott was born on April 3, 1973 in Santa Cruz, California. He is the son of Anne and Douglas Scott, a teacher. His zodiac sign is Aries and his ethnicity is Caucasian. He has two siblings, Shannon and David. Scott attended Harbor High School in Santa Cruz, and went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California.

Scott began acting professionally when he was 17 years old with a role on the television drama ‘Silk Stalkings’ in 1990. After appearing on several shows such as 'Boy Meets World' and 'Party of Five', he landed his breakthrough role as Henry Pollard in the NBC comedy series 'Parks and Recreation'. He was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series for this role. In 2012, he starred alongside Kristen Bell in the romantic comedy film 'Hit & Run'.

He also had roles in films such as 'Step Brothers' (2008), 'The Aviator' (2004), and 'A.C.O.D.' (2013). In addition to film roles, Scott has also been seen on many TV shows such as the HBO comedy series 'Tell Me You Love Me' (2007-2008), CBS's legal drama 'The Good Wife' (2009-2016) and Fox's sitcom 'Ben and Kate' (2012-2013). 

In 2015, Scott joined the cast of FX's horror anthology series ‘American Horror Story: Hotel’ as Matt Miller. Since then he has appeared on various other TV shows like Netflix’s ‘Big Mouth’, ABC’s ‘Modern Family’ and HBO’s ‘Big Little Lies’ - which earned him an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie in 2017. Most recently he played the lead role of Ben Wyatt in NBC's hit show ‘The Good Place’ from 2016 to 2020.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1976</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Adam Scott is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On April 3, 1976, Adam Scott was born in Santa Cruz, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">First TV Apperance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Scott makes his first television appearance as a guest star on the sitcom Boy Meets World.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1997</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Party of Five</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Scott earns a starring role in the Fox drama series Party of Five.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1999</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Joins the Cast of Six Feet Under</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Scott joins the cast of HBO's critically acclaimed drama series Six Feet Under in 2002.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2006</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role in Step Brothers</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Scott stars opposite Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the comedy film Step Brothers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Leading Role on Parks and Recreation</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Scott takes on the leading role of Ben Wyatt on NBC's hit comedy series Parks and Recreation.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Guest Star on The Good Place</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Scott appears as a recurring guest star on NBC's critically acclaimed comedy series The Good Place.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> He's Talented</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Adam Scott is an incredibly talented actor. He has starred in a variety of television shows and movies, from Parks and Recreation to Step Brothers. He also has a great sense of comedic timing and can deliver jokes with ease.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> He's Charismatic </h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Adam Scott has a certain charisma that makes him very likable. He is able to make people laugh and feel comfortable, no matter the situation. He also has a great ability to connect with an audience and keep them entertained.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> He's Generous </h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Adam Scott is incredibly generous when it comes to charity work. He has donated his time and money to numerous charities over the years, including The Nature Conservancy and UNICEF. He is also an advocate for environmental causes, such as reducing carbon emissions.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Major Role in The Office</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adam Scott's first major role was playing Ben Wyatt on the hit sitcom, The Office. He appeared in 27 episodes between 2005 and 2013.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Raised by Hippie Parents</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adam Scott was born to two hippie parents who were heavily involved in the anti-war movement of the 1960s. His father was an environmental lobbyist.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Longtime Friend of Amy Poehler</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adam Scott and Amy Poehler have been friends since they met at Upright Citizens Brigade in New York City. They often appear together in movies and television shows.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Voiced a Character in Family Guy</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adam Scott voiced the character of Tony in the episode "The Tan Aquatic with Steve Zissou" of the popular animated TV show, Family Guy.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has a Twin Brother</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Adam Scott has a twin brother named Matthew who is also an actor and appeared alongside Adam in the movie Step Brothers.</p></div>


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