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Net Worth:
$8 Million
Apr 3, 1973 (51 years old)
Santa Cruz
5 ft 9 in (1.77 m)
Actor, Film Producer, Television producer, Television Director, Screenwriter
United States of America
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Adam Scott is an American actor, director, and producer who has a net worth of $8 million. Adam Scott first became widely known for playing Ben Wyatt on the NBC series "Parks and Recreation" (2010–2015). He has also starred on the television shows "Party Down" (2009–2010), "Big Little Lies" (2017–2019), and "Ghosted" (2017–2018). Adam has 115+ acting credits to his name, including "Step Brothers" (2008), "A.C.O.D." (2013), "Hot Tub Time Machine 2" (2015), "Krampus" (2015), and "Little Evil" (2019). He created, directed, and produced the four-episode Adult Swim mockumentary series "The Greatest Event in Television History" (2012–2014), and he directed the 2014 short film "The First A.D." and the 2014 "Parks and Recreation" episode "Farmers Market." Scott has served as a producer on several projects, such as "Party Down," "Ghosted," and the ABC game show "Don't," which he hosts as well. Adam also co-created and co-hosted the Earwolf podcasts "U Talkin' U2 To Me" (2014), "R U Talkin' R.E.M. Re: Me?" (2018), and "U Talkin' Talking Heads 2 My Talking Head" (2020) with comedian Scott Aukerman.

Early Life

Adam Scott was born Adam Paul Scott on April 3, 1973, in Santa Cruz, California. His parents, Simon (better known as Doug) and Anne, are retired teachers, and he has two older siblings, brother David and sister Shannon. Adam attended Harbor High School in Santa Cruz, and he graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Los Angeles in 1993.


Scott made his onscreen acting debut in 1994, appearing in the pilot for the MTV series "Dead at 21" and beginning a four-episode stint on the ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World." He guest-starred on an episode of "ER" and six episodes of "Murder One" in 1995, then appeared in the 1996 films "Hellraiser: Bloodline," "The Last Days of Frankie the Fly," and "Star Trek: First Contact." In the late 1990s, Adam guest-starred on seven episodes of "Party of Five" (1998–1999) and "Wasteland" (1999) and appeared in the films "Girl" (1998), "The Lesser Evil" (1998), "Hairshirt" (1998), and "Winding Roads" (1999) and the 1999 TV movie "Sagamore." In 2002, he co-starred with Morgan Freeman and Ashley Judd in the legal thriller "High Crimes" and guest-starred on two episodes of "Six Feet Under," and he portrayed press agent Johnny Meyer in the 2004 Oscar-winning film "The Aviator," which grossed $213.7 million at the box office. Scott guest-starred on "Veronica Mars" (2005) and "Law & Order" (2006) and appeared in the films "The Matador" (2005), "Monster-in-Law" (2005), "Art School Confidential" (2006), "The Return" (2006), and "Knocked Up" (2007) as well as all 10 episodes of HBO's "Tell Me You Love Me" (2007).

In 2008, Scott played Derek Huff in the Will FerrellJohn C. Reilly comedy "Step Brothers" and appeared in the romantic drama "Lovely, Still," and 2009's "The Vicious Kind" earned him awards from the Strasbourg International Film Festival and Sidewalk Film Festival. From 2009 to 2010, he played Henry Pollard on the Starz series "Party Down," which ran for 20 episodes; in March 2021, it was reported that a six-episode revival was in the works. In 2010, Adam guest-starred on "Eastbound & Down," "The Sarah Silverman Program," "Childrens Hospital," and "Nick Swardson's Pretend Time" and starred in the films "Operation: Endgame," "Leap Year," and "Piranha 3D." That year he also joined the cast of "Parks and Recreation" as Ben Wyatt, state auditor and future husband of Amy Poehler's Leslie Knope. Scott appeared in 96 episodes of the series as well as 2020's "A Parks and Recreation Special." While starring on "Parks and Recreation," he appeared in the films "Our Idiot Brother" (2011), "Friends with Kids" (2011), "Bachelorette" (2012), "The Guilt Trip" (2012), "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" (2013), and "They Came Together" (2014), guest-starred on "NTSF:SD:SUV::" (2011), "Burning Love" (2012–2013), and "Maron" (2013), and portrayed John Wilkes Booth in a 2013 episode of "Drunk History."

In 2015, Adam starred in and produced the film "The Overnight" and appeared in "Sleeping with Other People," "Hot Tub Time Machine 2," "Black Mass" and "Krampus." He produced the 2016 film "Other People," and that year he also appeared in "My Blind Brother" and guest-starred on "Angie Tribeca" and "Bajillion Dollar Propertie$." From 2016 to 2018, Scott played Trevor in five episodes of "The Good Place," and in 2017, he began playing Ed MacKenzie on HBO's "Big Little Lies," Ben on Netflix's "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later," and Max Jennifer on Fox's "Ghosted." Adam appeared in the films "Fun Mom Dinner" (2017), "The Disaster Artist" (2017), "Between Two Ferns: The Movie" (2019), and "Have a Good Trip: Adventures in Psychedelics" (2020), and he played the lead role of Gary Bloom in the 2017 Netflix horror comedy film "Little Evil." In recent years, he has guest-starred on "Veep" (2017), "I'm Sorry" (2019), and "The Twilight Zone" (2019) and served as a guest judge on the Netflix baking competition "Nailed It!" (2020). In late 2020, it was announced that Scott would be producing and starring on the Apple TV+ drama "Severance."

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Personal Life

Adam married Naomi Sablan in 2005, and they have two children, son Graham and daughter Frankie. The couple has produced several projects together, including "The Overnight," "Fun Mom Dinner," and "Ghosted."

Scott is a huge fan of R.E.M. and was an extra in the band's 1992 "Drive" music video. He also loves "Star Wars," and during a 2015 "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" interview, Adam revealed that when he was a child, he invited Mark Hamill to his birthday party. When Kristen Bell guest-hosted the show on May 4, 2017 (aka "Star Wars" Day), she arranged for a lightsaber-wielding Hamill to surprise Scott, who remarked, "This really is one of the best moments of my life."

Awards and Nominations

In 2009, "The Vicious Kind" earned Scott a Best Performance award at the Sidewalk Film Festival and a Festival Prize for Best Actor at the Strasbourg International Film Festival. He received Best Actor in a Comedy Series nominations from the Critics Choice Television Awards (2013 and 2014) and Online Film & Television Association (2012 and 2013) for "Parks and Recreation," and the Online Film & Television Association also nominated him for Best Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for "The Good Place" in 2019. Adam has earned five Gold Derby Award nominations, three for "Parks and Recreation" (Comedy Lead Actor), and one each for "Big Little Lies" (TV Movie/Mini Supporting Actor) and "The Good Place" (Comedy Guest Actor). He received a Teen Choice Award nomination for Choice TV: Villain for "The Good Place" in 2019, and the "Big Little Lies" cast earned a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2020. Scott has also received two Independent Spirit Award nominations, Best Male Lead for "The Vicious Kind" and Best First Feature for "Other People."

Real Estate

In March of 2007 Adam paid $889,000 for a home in LA's Silver Lake neighborhood. He sold this home for sale in October 2012 for a little over $1 million.

In December 2013 Adam paid $1.8 million for a home in the Hollywood Hills overlooking the valley.

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