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Connor Paolo (born July 11, 1990) is an American actor. He is known for his roles as Eric van der Woodsen on The CW's teen drama series Gossip Girl and Declan Porter on the ABC drama series Revenge . He has also appeared in two Oliver Stone films, Alexander (2004) and World Trade Center (2006).
Eric van der Woodsen is a fictional character from the book series Gossip Girl and the television series of the same name, in which he is portrayed by Connor Paolo.
The CW Television Network is an American English-language free-to-air television network that is operated by the CW Network, LLC, a limited liability joint venture between CBS Corporation, the former owners of United Paramount Network (UPN); and AT&T, whose WarnerMedia subsidiary is the parent company of Warner Bros., former majority owner of The WB. The network's name is an abbreviation derived from the first letters of the names of its two parent corporations.
Gossip Girl is an American teen drama television series based on the book series of the same name written by Cecily von Ziegesar. The series, created by Josh Schwartz and Stephanie Savage, originally ran on The CW network for six seasons from September 19, 2007, to December 17, 2012.
Paolo was born in New York City, the son of Julia Mendelsohn, a vocal coach and classical pianist, and Colin Paolo, a writer and screenwriter.Paolo is Jewish.
He attended, beginning in 2006, the Professional Performing Arts School alongside Sarah Hyland, Paul Iacono and Taylor Momsen. He took acting classes at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Paolo also attended Appel Farm Arts and Music Center Summer Arts Camp located in Elmer, New Jersey for several summers. He attended New York University for one semester in fall 2008.
The Professional Performing Arts School, colloquially known as PPAS, is a public school in Hell's Kitchen, Manhattan, New York City.
Sarah Jane Hyland is an American actress. Born in Manhattan, Hyland attended the Professional Performing Arts School, followed by small roles in the films Private Parts (1997), Annie (1999), and Blind Date (2007). She is most popularly known for playing the character of Haley Dunphy on the ABC sitcom Modern Family.
Paul Stanley Iacono is an American actor. He is best known for portraying RJ Berger in the MTV scripted series The Hard Times of RJ Berger.
He dated Adelaide Kane from April 2011 to July 2013.
Adelaide Victoria Kane is an Australian actress. She gained recognition for her roles as Lolly Allen in the Australian soap opera Neighbours, Cora Hale in the third season of MTV's Teen Wolf, Tenaya 7 in Power Rangers RPM, Mary, Queen of Scots in the CW period drama series Reign and Drizella in the ABC series Once Upon a Time.
He played a preteen murderer-rapist in an episode of Law & Order: Special Victims Unit .He made his motion picture debut in Clint Eastwood's Oscar-nominated Mystic River , playing Young Sean. In 2004, Paolo was on One Life to Live as Travis O'Connell, a recurring character. Paolo also made a return appearance on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, playing a disturbed teenager based on the real case of Justin Berry. Other films include World Trade Center for Oliver Stone in 2006; Snow Angels , directed by David Gordon Green; and Favorite Son, his first leading role.
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is an American crime drama television series created by Dick Wolf for NBC. It stars Christopher Meloni as Elliot Stabler and Mariska Hargitay as Olivia Benson, the lead detectives of the Special Victims Unit in a fictionalized version of the 16th Precinct of the New York City Police Department, until the former left the cast after twelve seasons, unable to come to an agreement on his contract.
Clinton Eastwood Jr. is an American actor, filmmaker, musician, and politician. After achieving success in the Western TV series Rawhide, he rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name in Italian filmmaker Sergio Leone's Dollars Trilogy of spaghetti Westerns during the 1960s, and as antihero cop Harry Callahan in the five Dirty Harry films throughout the 1970s and 1980s. These roles, among others, have made Eastwood an enduring cultural icon of masculinity.
Mystic River is a 2003 American mystery crime thriller drama film directed and scored by Clint Eastwood. It stars Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney. The screenplay, written by Brian Helgeland, was based on the novel of the same name by Dennis Lehane. The film was produced by Robert Lorenz, Judie G. Hoyt, and Eastwood. It is the first film on which Eastwood was credited as composer of the score.
Paolo has a background in theatre and commercials. He has appeared on the Broadway stage in the hit musical The Full Monty [ citation needed ] He played Bottom in an abridged production of Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream .and off-Broadway in the New York public theater production of Shakespeare's Richard III .
Theatre or theater is a collaborative form of fine art that uses live performers, typically actors or actresses, to present the experience of a real or imagined event before a live audience in a specific place, often a stage. The performers may communicate this experience to the audience through combinations of gesture, speech, song, music, and dance. Elements of art, such as painted scenery and stagecraft such as lighting are used to enhance the physicality, presence and immediacy of the experience. The specific place of the performance is also named by the word "theatre" as derived from the Ancient Greek θέατρον, itself from θεάομαι.
Broadway theatre, commonly known as Broadway, refers to the theatrical performances presented in the 41 professional theatres, each with 500 or more seats located in the Theater District and Lincoln Center along Broadway, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Along with London's West End theatre, Broadway theatre is widely considered to represent the highest level of commercial theatre in the English-speaking world.
The Full Monty is a 1997 British comedy film directed by Peter Cattaneo, starring Robert Carlyle, Mark Addy, William Snape, Steve Huison, Tom Wilkinson, Paul Barber and Hugo Speer. The screenplay was written by Simon Beaufoy. The film is set in Sheffield, England and, starting off with a travelogue of the city in 1972, tells the story of six unemployed men, four of them former steel workers, who decide to form a male striptease act in order to gather enough money to get somewhere else and for the main character, Gaz, to be able to see his son. Gaz declares that their show will be better than the Chippendales dancers because they will go "the full monty"—strip all the way—hence the film's title.
From 2007 to 2011, Paolo had a supporting role on The CW's series Gossip Girl , where he played Eric van der Woodsen, the brother of lead Serena van der Woodsen's character. His last appearance was in the sixth season.
In 2010, he starred in the vampire apocalypse film Stake Land directed by Jim Mickle.
In April 2011, Paolo joined the cast of ABC's dramatic series Revenge . In August 2011, Paolo stated that he would be taking on the new series Revenge full-time and his character Eric van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl would no longer appear on the show.He, however, returned to Gossip Girl for a brief appearance during the series finale. Paolo exited Revenge in May 2013, after his character was written off the second season finale.
|2003||Mystic River||Young Sean Devine|
|2006||World Trade Center||Steven McLoughlin||Nominated—Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actor|
|2007||Snow Angels||Warren Hardesky|
|2009||The Winning Season||Damon|
|2016||Like Lambs||Mick Springfield|
|2016||Stake Land II: The Stakelander||Martin|
|2002||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Zachary Connor||Episode: "Juvenile"|
|2004||One Life to Live||Travis O'Connell||16 episodes|
|2006||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Teddy Winnock||Episode: "Web"|
|2007–2012||Gossip Girl||Eric van der Woodsen||Recurring (seasons 1–4); special guest (season 6)|
|2010||Mercy||Everett Cone||Episode: "I Did Kill You, Didn't I?"|
|2011–2013||Revenge||Declan Porter||Main cast (seasons 1–2)|
|2016||Rush Hour||Henry||Episode: "Welcome Back, Carter"|
|2017||The Brave||Nate||Episode: "Enhanced Protection"|
|2018||Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams||Ethan||Episode: "Safe & Sound"|
|The Pretty Reckless||My Medicine|
Gossip Girl is an American young adult novel series written by Cecily von Ziegesar and published by Little, Brown and Company, a subsidiary of the Hachette Group. The series revolves around the lives and romances of the privileged socialite teenagers at the Constance Billard School for Girls, an elite private school in New York City's Upper East Side. The books primarily focus on best friends Blair Waldorf and Serena van der Woodsen,whose experiences are among those chronicled by the eponymous gossip blogger. The novel series is based on the author, Cecily von Ziegesar, experiences at Nightingale-Bamford School and on what she heard from friends.
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