Scott Foley

Scott Foley

Foley in April 2015
Born Scott Kellerman Foley
(1972-07-15) July 15, 1972
Kansas City, Kansas, U.S.A.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1995–present
Spouse(s) Jennifer Garner (m. 2000–04)
Marika Domińczyk (m. 2007–present)
Children 3

Scott Kellerman Foley (born July 15, 1972)[1] is an American actor, director and screenwriter. Foley 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, Grey's Anatomy and Cougar Town.

Early life

Foley was born in Kansas City, Kansas to Connie and Hugh Foley, the first of three boys. He spent part of his childhood in Japan and Australia, due to the career demands of his father, an international banker.[1] The family settled in St. Louis, Missouri when Scott was 15 years old. His mother died from ovarian cancer when he was a teenager. Foley attended Ladue High School, before graduating from Clayton High School.[2] His ancestry is English, German, Irish and Scottish.


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 for Choice Movie Villain 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 CBS military drama The Unit, in which he had a starring role as Sergeant First Class Bob Brown throughout its four-season run. He also produced the sitcom A.U.S.A., on which he appeared. He guest-starred as a drug-addicted baseball pitcher on House.

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

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.[4] Later that year he was added as a regular to the cast.


Foley made his feature film writing and directing debut in 2013 with Let's Kill Ward's Wife. Foley's wife, Marika Domińczyk, and his brother-in-law Patrick Wilson star in the film, along with Donald Faison, Amy Acker and Nicollette Sheridan.[5]

Personal life

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.[6]

Foley became engaged to actress Marika Dominczyk in 2006, and in June 2007, the two wed in a private ceremony in Hawaii.[7] They have three children: daughter Malina and sons Keller and Konrad (b. November 13, 2014).[8]

Through that marriage, he became the brother-in-law of actress Dagmara Dominczyk, his wife's sister, who is married to the actor Patrick Wilson.

In episode 2 season 8 of the genealogy reality program Who Do You Think You Are?, it was revealed that Foley had an ancestor, Samuel Wardwell, who was a defendant in the Salem witch trials. Another ancestor, Simon Wardwell, was a member of then General George Washington's "Life Guard" during the Revolutionary War.[9]



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-present Scandal Jake Ballard Main role (70 episodes)
Pending People's Choice Award for Favorite Dramatic TV Actor (2017)
2015 Repeat After Me Himself 1 episode
2015-2016 Undateable Himself 3 episodes
2016 Goldie & Bear Prince Charming 2 episodes


  1. 1 2 "Scott Foley". Archived from the original on September 13, 2015. Retrieved July 16, 2014.
  2. "Acting Up". Retrieved October 4, 2015.
  3. Natalie Abrams (October 30, 2009). "Scott Foley to Guest-Star on Cougar Town". TV Guide. Archived from the original on October 17, 2015. Retrieved August 25, 2015.
  4. Profile,, January 15, 2013; accessed August 25, 2015.
  5. "'Scandal's' Scott Foley Directs Donald Faison in 'Ward's Wife'". June 14, 2013. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
  6. Susman, G. "Syd Dishes", Entertainment Weekly, May 30, 2003; retrieved December 12, 2006.
  7. "It's Official: Scott Foley Is Hitched". E! Online. Archived from the original on June 11, 2007.
  8. Webber, Stephanie (November 19, 2014). "Scott Foley's Wife Marika Dominczyk Gives Birth, Couple Welcomes Baby Boy Konrad Foley". Us Weekly. Retrieved November 3, 2016.

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