Adam Scott

Despite often playing irreverent and smarmy characters in critically acclaimed films and on television, actor Adam Scott possesses ability to connect with an audience due to equal parts charm and skill. He enthralled as one-half of a barren couple pushed to desperation on the provocative and sexually charged HBO drama series "Tell Me You Love Me" (2007), while his sad sack character on "Party Down" (Starz, 2009-2010), about wannabe actors stuck working for tips while waiting to be discovered, resonated with anyone who had ever worked a dead end job. A darker dramatic turn in the feature film "The Vicious Kind" as a misanthropic scholar on the brink of a breakdown and obsessed with his brother's girlfriend showed new sides to his acting skill, but his breakthrough role as sweetly nerdy civil servant Ben Wyatt on the hit sitcom "Parks and Recreation" (NBC, 2009-15), helped establish Scott as one of the most compelling and versatile of actors working on television. Eclectic roles on shows ranging from the intense drama "Big Little Lies" (HBO 2017) to cult comedy reboot "Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later" (Netflix 2017), along with his own surreal comic experiments on the Adult Swim network and film roles in indie comedies like "Friends With Kids" (2011) and "A.C.O.D." (2013) showed off his remarkable range.