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Paul Andrew Schneider
Paul Schneider
March 16, 1976
Birth Place
Asheville, North Carolina, U.S.
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Paul Andrew Schneider (born March 16, 1976) is an American film actor. He made his cinematic debut in 2000 in the independent film George Washington, directed by David Gordon Green. He has since starred in All the Real Girls,[1] Elizabethtown, The Family Stone, and Live Free or Die. His most recent roles were in supporting roles in Lars and the Real Girl and The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford. In 2008 he made his directorial debut with the independent film Pretty Bird. In 2009 Schneider appeared as Charles Armitage Brown in the Keats film Bright Star, directed by Jane Campion, for which he won the Best Supporting Actor Award from the National Society of Film Critics. The award was shared with Christoph Waltz for Inglourious Basterds. Schneider also has a role in Away We Go, directed by Sam Mendes.

He also played William Henry Harrison in Volume 4 of Drunk History.

Schneider was born and raised in Asheville, North Carolina. He graduated from the North Carolina School of Arts and currently resides in Los Angeles. He was named as one of the "Ten Actors to Watch" by Variety in 2007.

He appeared on the first two seasons of the NBC series, Parks and Recreation as Mark Brendanawicz.


Year Film Role Other notes
2000 George Washington Rico Rice
2003 All the Real Girls Paul
2005 Elizabethtown Jesse Baylor
The Family Stone Brad Stevenson
2006 Live Free or Die Lagrand
2007 The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford Dick Liddil
Lars and the Real Girl Gus
2009 Bright Star Charles Armitage Brown Nominated - San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActorWinner - National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actor
Away We Go Courtney
Year Title Role Notes
2009 - Present Parks and Recreation Mark Brendanawicz Main Cast


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