Who is Scott Foley?
American actor and director Scott Kellerman Foley was born in Kansas City, USA, on 15 July 1972, making Cancer his zodiac sign. He has 44 acting credits, and is perhaps known best for playing Jake Ballard in 104 episodes of the popular thriller series “Scandal”, which starred Kerry Washington and Darby Stanchfield, and was created by Shonda Rhimes. It follows the life of a former White House Communications Director, the series aired from 2012 through 2018, and won 35 of its 106 award nominations.
Scott’s today still focused on his acting career, and is currently shooting for the upcoming series “The Girls on the Bus”.
Education and early life
Scott was raised in Kansas City alongside his two younger brothers, by their father Hugh Foley and mother Constance; Hugh was an international banker and the family thus often moved, so Scott spent several years of his youth in Australia and Japan.
He was 15 when they finally settled in St. Louis, Missouri, but his mother died from ovarian cancer only a couple of months later. Scott studied at Ladue High School and was passionate about sports during his time there, as he played both soccer and basketball.
He eventually transferred to Clayton High School, from which he matriculated in 1990; Scott then began taking acting lessons, and worked a number of jobs to financially support himself.
Roles in TV series
Scott’s debut TV series role was playing Zack in the 1995 episode “Blunder Alley” of the comedy “Sweet Valley High”, and from 1998 through 2002, he starred as Noel Crane in all 84 episodes of the romantic drama “Felicity”, which also starred Scott Speedman and Keri Russell, and was created by J. J. Abrams and Matt Reeves. It follows a teenage girl who’s followed her high school crush to college; the series won seven of its 40 award nominations.
The following years saw Scott appear in an episode of the drama “Girls Club”, the romantic science fiction “Jack & Bobby” and the mystery “House”, and from 2006 through 2009, he played Bob Brown, one of the main characters in the action thriller “The Unit”, which also starred Regina Taylor and Dennis Haysbert, and was created by David Mamet. It follows the lives of several American super-secret operators, and the series won two of its 21 award nominations.
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The first half of the 2010s saw Scott play supporting characters in the romantic drama “Grey’s Anatomy”, the fantasy mystery “True Blood” and the comedy “The Goodwin Games”, while the year 2019 saw him star as Will Chase in all 13 episodes of the action adventure comedy “Whiskey Cavalier”, which also starred Lauren Cohan and was created by David Hemingson. It follows a CIA operative and an FBI agent who’ve embarked on a mission to save the world, and the series won one of its two award nominations.
Scott’s since had only a single TV series role, playing the main character Nick Blackburn in all 11 episodes of the 2021 comedy “The Big Leap”.
Roles in movies
Scott’s debut film role was playing Matt in the 1997 crime mystery comedy “Crowned and Dangerous”, and some of his following appearances were in the 1998 drama “Someone to Love Me”, the 1998 romantic drama “Forever Love”, and the 2000 mystery horror “Scream 3”.
In 2002, he portrayed Coors in the action horror mystery “Below”, which starred David Crow and Bruce Greenwood, and was written and directed by David Twohy. It follows the crew of a submarine during World War II, and the film was nominated for two awards. Scott’s three other film roles in the 2000s were in the 2006 action “Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone”, and in 2010 the drama “True Blue” and the comedy “Open Books”.
He played Tom in the 2014 crime comedy “Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife”, which he also wrote and directed. The film starred Ava Carpinello, James Carpinello and Amy Acker, and follows a group of Ward’s friends who hate his wife and want her dead.
Some of Scott’s most recent film roles have been in the 2017 crime drama “Final Vision”, the 2017 romantic fantasy comedy “Naked” and the 2022 comedy “The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry”.
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Scott received special thanks for the 2002 drama movie “Dreaming in Black and White”, and the 2013 drama film “Scandal: The Secret Is Out”.
He’s six producing and five directing credits; he directed an episode of the romantic series “Felicity” in 2002, the crime comedy series “Monk” in 2004, and the action thriller series “The Unit” in 2009, while some of his producing credits include the 2006 action movie “Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone”, the 2016 comedy movie “Toast”, and all 13 episodes of the 2019 series “Whiskey Cavalier”.
Some of Scott’s recent talk-show appearances have been in “The Talk”, “Entertainment Tonight” and “Live with Kelly and Mark”.
Awards and nominations
Scott was nominated for three Teen Choice Awards in 1999, 2000 and 2002, all for his performance in “Felicity”, while he was also nominated for another Teen Choice Award in 2000, for “Scream 3”.
In 2016 and 2017, he was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor.
Love life and wife
Scott’s married twice. His first wife was popular American actress Jennifer Anne Garner; she’s appeared in 70 movies and TV series, has won 12 of her 73 award nominations, and is perhaps still known best for starring as Sydney Bristow in all 105 episodes of the action mystery series “Alias”, which aired from 2001 through 2006. Scott and Jennifer married on 19 October 2000, but she filed for divorce in May 2003, which was finalized on 30 March 2004.
He and his second wife, Polish-American actress Marika Domińczyk became engaged in 2006, and married in a small ceremony in Hawaii on 5 June 2007; she’s had roles in 31 movies and TV series, and is probably still known best for playing Bernadette in the 2005 romantic comedy movie “The 40-Year-Old Virgin”.
Marika gave birth to her and Scott’s daughter Malina in November 2009, and their son Keller followed on 17 April 2012, and second son Konrad on 13 November 2014.
Scott’s married to his second wife Marika Domińczyk as of June 2023, and they have three children together.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Scott’s sister-in-law is famous Polish-American actress Dagmara Domińczyk, who’s today married to popular American actor Patrick Joseph Wilson.
Scott appeared in the reality genealogy show “Who Do You Think You Are?”, and it was revealed that his ancestor Samuel Wardwell was a defendant in Salem witch trials, and that his other ancestor Simon Wardwell was a member of General George Washington’s Life Guard in the Revolutionary War.
He was to star in the 2000 comedy series “Zoe, Duncan, Jack & Lane” but wasn’t able to because of the success of the series “Felicity”, so made only guest appearances in the series.
He’s an Instagram star as nearly 600,000 people are following him on the network today, while Scott’s shared over 650 pictures and videos, most featuring him spending time with his friends.
One of Scott’s favorite actors is the late Marlon Brando, and some of his favorite movies include “The Wild One”, “The Island of Dr. Moreau”, and “Mutiny on the Bounty”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Scott’s age is 50. He has brown hair and eyes, is 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall and weighs around 180lbs (82kgs).
Scott’s net worth’s been estimated at over $7 million, as of June 2023.