Paul Dano Bio, Age, Family, Wife, L.I.E., The Batman, Net Worth, Movies, TV Shows

Paul Dano Biography

Paul Dano is a well-known American actor. He began his career on Broadway before starring in The Newcomers. He received praise for his performance as in Little Miss Sunshine and won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Debut Performance in L.I.E. He was nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Supporting Actor for his dual roles and in Paul Thomas Anderson’s There Will Be Blood.


How old is Paul Dano? – Age

He is 38 years old as of June 19, 2022. He was born in 1984 in New York City, U.S. His real name is Paul Franklin Dano.

Paul Dano Family -Education

He is the son of Gladys (née Pipp), a homemaker, and Paul A. Dano, a financial adviser. Sarah, his younger sister, is his only sibling. Dano spent his early childhood in New York City, where he attended the Browning School. Dano’s family moved from New Canaan, Connecticut to Wilton, Connecticut when he was a child. Dano continued his education at Wilton High School, where he graduated in 2002 and went on to Eugene Lang College in New York City. He was involved in community theater, and his parents were encouraged to take him to New York while he was performing in New Canaan.

Paul Dano Wife

Dano has been married to actress and screenwriter Zoe Kazan since 2007. They have a daughter, who was born in August of this year. They live in Brooklyn’s Boerum Hill neighborhood.

Paul Dano L.I.E.

He appeared as Howie Blitzer in the 2001 American drama film L.I.E.


Howie Blitzer is devastated by his mother’s death in a car accident on the Long Island Expressway. His best friend Gary, a juvenile delinquent and hustler, is his only solace. They have two other friends their age, one of whom is incestuous with his sister. They break into “Big John” Harrigan’s house one night during his birthday party. Howie meets John, who becomes a kind of father figure to him in Boyhood; there is no sexual activity, but there is sex talk.

Howie discovers a cache of child pornography in the house, including photos of Gary as a young blond 11-year-old boy. In the final scene, Howie considers the expressway, vowing not to let it get to him.

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Paul Dano There Will Be Blood

He appeared as Paul Sunday and Eli Sunday in the 2007 American epic period drama film There Will Be Blood.


Daniel Plainview discovers silver while prospecting in New Mexico in 1898. He discovers oil near Los Angeles in 1902 and establishes a drilling company. After a worker is killed in an accident, Daniel adopts the man’s orphaned son. Paul Sunday approaches Daniel and informs him of an oil deposit beneath his family’s property. Daniel becomes suspicious of Henry’s story and confronts him at gunpoint one night.

“Henry” admits that he knew the real Henry, who died of tuberculosis, and that he impersonated Henry to get a job with Daniel. Daniel murders Henry and burys his body in a fit of rage.

Paul Dano Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of  $10 Million.

Paul Dano Escape at Dannemora

He appeared as David Sweat, a convicted murderer in the television limited series Escape at Dannemora. The series is based on the true story of the upstate New York Clinton Correctional Facility escape in 2015. The two convicted murderers were aided in their escape by a married female prison employee with whom they both became sexually entangled.

Paul Dano The Batman

She appeared as Edward Nashton / Riddler in the 2022 American superhero film The Batman. A forensic accountant who is inspired by Batman to become a serial killer who targets and live streams his crimes against elite Gotham citizens. He tries to “unmask the truth” about Gotham by taunting Batman and the police with riddles. According to Reeves, Batman’s inspiration for the Riddler reflects the comic book idea that he creates his own enemies, and the Riddler’s attack on Gotham gives the character a “political agenda” as a terrorist-like figure. He found it unsettling that Batman and the Riddler are “kind of two sides of the same coin,” as they have similar goals. He compared the Riddler to the Zodiac Killer, whom he felt was the “real-life” Riddler due to his use of ciphers and riddles, while Dano said his performance balanced the real-life basis with the theatricality of the Batman franchise. Nashton as a child is played by Joseph Walker.

Paul Dano Movies

♦ 2005 – The Ballad of Jack and Rose
♦ 2006 – Little Miss Sunshine – Dwayne
♦ 2009 – Taking Woodstock –
♦ 2010 – The Extra Man –
♦ 2011 – Cowboys & Aliens
♦ 2012 – Being Flynn
♦ 2013 – 12 Years a Slave
♦ 2014 – Love & Mercy
♦ 2015 – Youth
♦ 2016 – Swiss Army Man
♦ 2017 – Okja
♦ 2021 – The Guilty
♦ 2022 – The Batman

Paul Dano TV Shows

♦ 1996 – Sensei Rainbow and the Dojo Kids
♦ 1996 – Smart Guy
♦ 2002 – Too Young to Be a Dad
♦ 2002–2004 – The Sopranos
♦ 2016 – War & Peace
♦ 2018 – Escape at Dannemora
♦ 2022 – Saturday Night Live