Scott Foley

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Scott Foley
Born Scott Kellerman Foley
(1972-07-15) July 15, 1972 (age 42)
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Garner (m. 2000–04)
Marika Dominczyk (m. 2007)
Children 3

Scott Kellerman Foley (born July 15, 1972)[1] is an American actor. He is known for roles in television shows such as The Unit and Felicity, and in films such as Scream 3. He has also guest starred in series including Dawson's Creek, House, Scrubs, Grey's Anatomy, and Scandal.

Early life[edit]

Foley was born in Kansas City, Kansas, the first of three boys, and has two younger brothers, Chris and Sean.[1] The boys' parents were Connie and Hugh Foley.[1] He spent part of his childhood in Australia and Japan, due to losing his mother at 15 and career demands of his father, an international banker.[1]


Foley's breakthrough role was playing Noel Crane on Felicity. Foley has had recurring guest appearances on Scrubs as Elliot Reid's boyfriend, Sean Kelly and on Dawson's Creek as Cliff.

Foley was nominated for a Teen Choice Award/Film as Choice Sleazebag for his role in Scream 3. Aside from acting, Foley directed one episode of Felicity (called "The Graduate"), one episode of Monk, called Mr. Monk and the Employee of the Month, in season 3, along with one episode of The Unit. He also produced the sitcom A.U.S.A., on which he appeared. He had a starring role in CBS military drama The Unit, throughout its entire four season run, as Sergeant First Class Bob Brown. He guest-starred as a drug addicted baseball pitcher on the hospital drama, House.

Scott Foley appeared in three episodes of ABC's comedy Cougar Town. He signed on to play a businessman being shown houses by Cougar Town's resident real estate agent, Jules, played by Courteney Cox, reuniting with her 9 years after Scream 3. His character and Jules began a dating relationship, but it ended quickly as his character wanted a more serious relationship than on-the-rebound Jules.[2]

After appearing on Shonda Rhimes' Grey’s Anatomy, Foley appeared as a guest star on the second season of her hit show Scandal as captain Jake Ballard. News of Foley’s casting was revealed in January of 2013.[3] Later that year he was added as a regular to the cast.


Foley made his feature film writing and directing debut with Let's Kill Ward’s Wife. Donald Faison, Amy Acker, Nicollette Sheridan, Patrick Wilson and Foley's real life wife Marika Doninczyk will also star in the film.[4]

Personal life[edit]

On October 19, 2000, Foley married actress Jennifer Garner, whom he met when she guest starred on Felicity. Foley and Garner separated in March 2003 and Garner filed for divorce in May 2003.[5]

In 2006, he was engaged to actress Marika Dominczyk;[citation needed] they married in June 2007 in a private ceremony in Hawaii.[6] Through this marriage he became brother-in-law to actress Dagmara Dominczyk, his wife's sister, and her husband, actor Patrick Wilson. The couple have two children together, Malina and Keller,[7] and announced on July 16, 2014, that they were expecting a third.[8]


Year Film Role Notes
2000 Self Storage Zack Griffey
Scream 3 Roman Bridger Teen Choice Award (nominated)
2001 Stealing Time Casey Shepherd
2002 Below Lt. Steven Coors


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Sweet Valley High Zack Episode: Blunder Alley
1997 Crowned and Dangerous Matt Television movie
Step by Step Jeremy Beck Episode: A Star is Born
1998 Dawson's Creek Cliff Elliot 5 episodes
Someone to Love Me: A Moment of Truth Movie Ian Hall Television movie
Forever Love David Television movie
1998–2002 Felicity Noel Crane 84 episodes
Teen Choice Award (nominated-4)
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Montana Kennedy Episode: Pilot
Episode: Everything You Want to Know About Zoe
2002 Girls Club Wayne Henry Episode: Pilot
2002–09 Scrubs Sean Kelly 12 episodes
2003 A.U.S.A. Adam Sullivan
2004 Jack & Bobby Lars Christopher Episode: Election Night
2005 House Hank Wiggen Episode: Sports Medicine
2006 Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone Dr. Clay Harding Television movie
2006–09 The Unit SSG/SFC Bob Brown 69 episodes
2009 The Last Templar Sean Daley (Original Real Name: Sean Reily) Miniseries
2009 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Dalton Rindell 1 Episode
2009–10 Cougar Town Jeff 4 episodes
2010–2011 Grey's Anatomy Henry Burton 15 episodes
2011–12 True Blood Patrick Devins 9 episodes
2013–present Scandal Capt. Jake Ballard Recurring: Season 2 (9 Episodes) Series Regular: Season 3-[9]
2013 The Goodwin Games Henry Goodwin Main role


  1. ^ a b c d "Scott Foley". Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  2. ^ Natalie Abrams. "Scott Foley to Guest-Star on Cougar Town". 
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  4. ^ "‘Scandal’s’ Scott Foley Directs Donald Faison in ‘Ward’s Wife’". 14 June 2013. Retrieved 16 June 2013. 
  5. ^ Susman, G. "Syd Dishes". Entertainment Weekly. May 30, 2003. Retrieved on December 12, 2006
  6. ^ "It's Official: Scott Foley Is Hitched". E! Online. Archived from the original on June 11, 2007. 
  7. ^ Gennis, Sadie (July 16, 2014). "Scott Foley Expecting Third Child". TV Guide. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ Lewis, Hilary (July 16, 2014). "'Scandal' Star Scott Foley, Wife Expecting Third Child". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
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