Adam Scott is an American actor best known for his roles as Henry Pollard in the comedy series Party Down (2009-2010), as Derek Huff in the 2008 film Step Brothers and as Ben Wyatt in Parks and Recreation.
Scott also produced Party Down, alongside executive producers Paul Rudd, Rob Thomas, Dan Etheridge and John Enbom.
Scott also appeared in Our Idiot Brother, opposite Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, and Emily Mortimer, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in 2011.
He also starred in Friends with Kids, with Jennifer Westfeldt. The film revolves around a couple who see the toll having a kid has taken on their friends, so they decide to have a baby and to maintain an open relationship. Megan Fox, Jon Hamm and Kristen Wiig round out the cast.
Scott also stars in The Vicious Kind, a dramedy about a man who becomes obsessed with the girlfriend (Brittany Snow) that his brother brings home for Thanksgiving. Executive produced by Neil Labute, the film premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won Best Picture at the 2009 New Orleans Film Festival.
Scott was lauded for his performance and nominated for Best Actor at the Independent Spirit Awards. He also won Best Performance at the 2009 Sidewalk Film Festival and Best Actor at the 2009 Strasbourg Film Festival.
Additionally, Scott was seen opposite Elizabeth Shue in The Weinstein Company's horror film Piranha 3D, which was directed by the acclaimed director Alex Aja.
Scott also starred in Passenger Side, a road movie that never leaves Los Angeles, with Joel Bissonnette and Robin Tunney, for which he served as an executive producer. The film premiered to rave reviews at the Los Angeles Film Festival and the Toronto Film Festival.
In addition, he appears in Lovely, Still with Martin Landau, Ellen Burstyn and Elizabeth Banks. Lovely, Still premiered at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival.
Scott also co-starred alongside Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly in the blockbuster comedy Step Brothers for Columbia Pictures. As Derek, the egomaniacal younger brother of Ferrell, Scott garnered praise.
Previously, Scott starred as Palek in the critically acclaimed series Tell Me You Love Me. In addition, he portrayed Johnny Meyer, Howard Hughes' press agent, in Miramax's Oscar-winning film The Aviator, alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, Cate Blanchett, John C. Reilly and Alec Baldwin for director Martin Scorsese.
He was seen in August, a drama that centres on two brothers (Scott and Josh Hartnett) who fight to keep their start-up company afloat during the dot-com bust of 2001, which was featured at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival.
Additional film credits include the romantic comedy Leap Year opposite Amy Adams; the blockbuster comedy Knocked Up, directed by Judd Apatow; The Great Buck Howard, opposite John Malkovich, Colin Hanks and Tom Hanks; as well as Art School Confidential, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Terry Zwigoff.
Scott currently resides in Los Angeles.