Paul Franklin Dano took birth on June 19, 1984, in
New York. He is a singer, director, musician and an actor by profession. Dano has a younger sibling and both of them hail from Slovak, Austrian, Swedish, and Czech descent. He initially went to Browning School, and when he moved to Connecticut with his family, he attended Wilton High School there. Later for his college education, he again moved to New York and graduated from Eugene Lang College. He started his career by doing plays and made his debut at a very young age of 12 years with John Tillinger. He then featured in the sitcom Smart Guy for one episode and later starred in the movie The Newcomers and L. I. E. in the year 2000 and 2001 respectively. Paul received Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance. He starred opposite
Angelina Jolie in movie Talking Lives and in 2005 he grabbed a supporting role in The Ballad of Jack and Rose.
The year 2006 was when he received praise and a great acclamation for his role as a mute teenager in Little Miss Sunshine. After this movie, he played a dual role in There will be blood and this film earned him not only positive reviews but got him nominated for BAFTA Awards in the category of Best Supporting Actor. Paul also got included in the Hot List of the magazine Rolling Stone in 2007. Hs next appearances were in the movies Gigantic opposite
Zooey Deschanel, The Good Heart, which was a low-budgeted film, a small role in Knight and Day and also starred in Cowboys and Aliens. He was a voice-over actor in Where the Wild Things Are and in 2012 Paul did three feature movies titled
Ruby Sparks, Looper, and
Being Flynn. Dano received a nomination for the Golden Globe Award in the category of Best Supporting Actor. He is currently dating actress
Zoe Kazan. As far as music is concerned, Dano plays guitar and is the main vocalist in a band called Mook. His last appearance was in the year 2016 in War and Peace, a six-part adaptation.