Birth Name: Paul Dano
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA
Born on June 19, 1983 in New York City, Dano was raised in Wilton, CT, by his father, Paul, a businessman, and his mother, Gladys. Bitten by the acting bug at four years old, Dano participated in community theater as a child and made his Broadway debut when he was 12 in a revival of "Inherit the Wind" opposite no less than Charles Durning and George C. Scott. Following a turn in a production of "A Christmas Carol" with Roddy McDowall and Hal Linden, Dano commenced his onscreen career as a guest star on the sitcom "Smart Guy" (The WB, 1997-99) and followed with his feature debut in the family drama "The Newcomers" (2000). He immediately moved up to leading roles with his performance in the in...
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