Scott Foley

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Scott Foley
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Born Scott Kellerman Foley
(1972-07-15) July 15, 1972 (age 43)
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Garner (m. 2000–04)
Marika Dominczyk (m. 2007 – present)
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, Felicity and Scandal, and in films such as Scream 3. He has also guest starred in series including Dawson's Creek, House, Scrubs and Grey's Anatomy.

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 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 Dominczyk 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 three children together: Malina, Keller,[7] and Konrad.[8]



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Scream 3 Roman Bridger
2000 Self Storage Zack Griffey Short film
2001 Stealing Time Casey Shepard
2002 Below Coors
2014 Let's Kill Ward's Wife Tom Also writer, director, and producer
2014 Mr Maple Leaf Max Wexler Short film, completed


Year Title Role Notes
1995 Sweet Valley High Zack Episode: "Blunder Alley"
1997 Crowned and Dangerous Matt TV film
1997 Step by Step Jeremy Beck Episode: "A Star Is Born"
1998 Dawson's Creek Cliff Elliot Recurring role (5 episodes)
1998 Someone to Love Me Ian Hall TV film
1998 Forever Love David TV film
1998-2002 Felicity Noel Crane Main role (84 episodes)
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Montana Kennedy Episodes: "Pilot", "Everything You Wanted to Know About Zoe"
2002 Girls Club Wayne Henry Episode: "Pilot"
2002-2009 Scrubs Sean Kelly Recurring role (12 episodes)
2003 A.U.S.A. Adam Sullivan Main role (8 episodes)
2004 Jack & Bobby Lars Christopher Episode: "Election Night"
2005 House Hank Wiggen Episode: "Sports Medicine"
2006 Firestorm: Last Stand at Yellowstone Clay Harding TV film
2006-2009 Unit, TheThe Unit Bob Brown Main role (69 episodes)
2009 Last Templar, TheThe Last Templar Sean Daley TV miniseries
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dalton Rindell Episode: "Hammered"
2009-2010 Cougar Town Jeff Recurring role (4 episodes)
2010 True Blue Peter Callahan TV film
2010 Open Books Dylan TV film
2010-2012 Grey's Anatomy Henry Burton Recurring role (15 episodes)
2011 Doctor, TheThe Doctor David TV film
2011-2012 True Blood Patrick Devins Recurring role (10 episodes)
2013 Goodwin Games, TheThe Goodwin Games Henry Goodwin Main role (8 episodes)
2013-2015 Scandal Jake Ballard Main role (36 episodes)
2015 Repeat After Me Himself 1 episode
2015 Undateable Himself 1 episode


  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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