Zoe Kazan is an award-winning stage and film actress, who recently wrote her firstscreenplay, RUBY SPARKS, which she went on to star in opposite Paul Dano, Chris Messina,Anne!e Bening and Antonia Banederas. She also served as Executive Producer. A 2005 graduate of Yale University, Zoe made her New York stage debut in 2006 in the O"-Broadway revivalof The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie opposite Cynthia Nixon. In 2008, Zoe received the Clarence Derwent Award, honoring “the most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene.” She is the only actor to be awarded the Derwent Award for three roles inone year: Come Back, Little Sheba, 100 Saints You Should Know, and Things We Want.
As a playwright, Zoe’s family drama, Absalom, was produced at the Humana Festival at the Actor’s Theater of Louisville in 2009. Her second play, We Live Here, was produced Off-Broadway by The Manhattan Theatre company in the fall of 2011. While continuing to work in theater, Zoe has appeared in several feature films, including Sam Mendes’ REVOLUTIONARY ROAD and Nancy Meyers’ IT’S COMPLICATED. Since wrapping RUBY SPARKS, Zoe has had starring roles in the independent films IN YOUR EYES, written and produced by Joss Whedon, and THE PRETTY ONE, written and directed by Jenée LaMarque. She recently completed filming THE F WORD, which she stars in opposite Daniel Radcliffe.