Scott Foley

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Scott Foley
BornScott Kellerman Foley
(1972-07-15) July 15, 1972 (age 42)
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Garner (m. 2000–04)
Marika Dominczyk (m. 2007)
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Scott Foley
BornScott Kellerman Foley
(1972-07-15) July 15, 1972 (age 42)
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.
Years active1995–present
Spouse(s)Jennifer Garner (m. 2000–04)
Marika Dominczyk (m. 2007)

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 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 two children together, Malina and Keller,[7] and announced on July 16, 2014, that they were expecting a third.[8]



2000Scream 3Roman Bridger
2000Self StorageZack GriffeyShort film
2001Stealing TimeCasey Shepard
2014Let's Kill Ward's WifeTom
2014Mr Maple LeafMax WexlerShort film, completed


1995Sweet Valley HighZackEpisode: "Blunder Alley"
1997Crowned and DangerousMattTV film
1997Step by StepJeremy BeckEpisode: "A Star Is Born"
1998Dawson's CreekCliff ElliotRecurring role (5 episodes)
1998Someone to Love MeIan HallTV film
1998Forever LoveDavidTV film
1998-2002FelicityNoel CraneMain role (84 episodes)
1999Zoe, Duncan, Jack and JaneMontana KennedyEpisodes: "Pilot", "Everything You Wanted to Know About Zoe"
2002Girls ClubWayne HenryEpisode: "Pilot"
2002-2009ScrubsSean KellyRecurring role (12 episodes)
2003A.U.S.A.Adam SullivanMain role (8 episodes)
2004Jack & BobbyLars ChristopherEpisode: "Election Night"
2005HouseHank WiggenEpisode: "Sports Medicine"
2006Firestorm: Last Stand at YellowstoneClay HardingTV film
2006-2009Unit, TheThe UnitBob BrownMain role (69 episodes)
2009Last Templar, TheThe Last TemplarSean DaleyTV miniseries
2009Law & Order: Special Victims UnitDalton RindellEpisode: "Hammered"
2009-2010Cougar TownJeffRecurring role (4 episodes)
2010True BluePeter CallahanTV film
2010Open BooksDylanTV film
2010-2012Grey's AnatomyHenry BurtonRecurring role (15 episodes)
2011Doctor, TheThe DoctorDavidTV film
2011-2012True BloodPatrick DevinsRecurring role (10 episodes)
2013Goodwin Games, TheThe Goodwin GamesHenry GoodwinMain role (8 episodes)
2013-2014ScandalJake BallardMain role (36 epiosdes)


  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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