That said, I feel so lucky and happy and honored today…especially to be recognized alongside such incredible women, every single one of them an inspiration & hero to me.
Kazan made her acting debut in Swordswallowers and Thin Men (2003) and later appeared in films such as The Savages (2007), Revolutionary Road (2008) and It's Complicated (2009).
Her paternal grandparents were film and theatre director Elia Kazan and playwright Molly Kazan (née Thacher). 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.
Paul Dano and Zoe Kazan are not your typical Hollywood couple.
Though they were talking business, we’re told Kazan and Dano sat next to each other and “She put her hand on his knee.” Kazan, 32, and Dano, also 32, began dating in 2007.
Reps for both stars didn’t respond to requests for comment.
Zoe expressed her gratitude for her nomination on her Twitter today.
“I come from a family that puts very little premium on awards and prizes.