• Nat Faxon is an American actor, comedian and movie director
• He is best known for his portrayal of Roddy in the 2013 comedy movie “The Way Way Back”
• He has over 100 acting credits and 5 writing, 6 producing and 5 directing credits
• He is married to non-celebrity Meaghan Gadd and they have three children
• He has a net worth of $6 million
Who is Nat Faxon?
Nathaniel ‘Nat’ Faxon was born in Boston, Massachusetts USA, on 11 October 1975 – his zodiac sign is Libra, and he holds American nationality. He’s an actor, comedian and movie director, with more than 100 acting credits to his name, while he’s perhaps known best for his portrayal of Roddy in the 2013 comedy movie “The Way Way Back”. Nat also wrote and directed the movie, while it co-starred Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Allison Janney; it follows Duncan who’s gone on summer vacation with his mother and her new boyfriend, while he’s now befriended the Water Wizz park’s manager. The movie won five of the 35 awards for which it was nominated.
Early life and education
Nat was raised in Manchester-by-the-Sea, Massachusetts, by his parents about whom not a lot is known, as he respects their privacy; it’s said that his father was a businessman, and his mother a model. Because he hasn’t spoken of having any siblings, most people believe Nat to be an only child.
He studied at Holderness School, and was interested in various activities during his four years there, including acting with the school’s drama club, playing soccer and practicing creative writing. Upon matriculating in 1994, Nat enrolled at Hamilton College, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1998.
He then went on to practice acting at The Groundlings in New York, graduating in 2001.
Roles in TV series
Nat made his debut TV series appearance in the 1999 episode “Slackula” of the comedy “Rude Awakening”, and in 2000 and 2001, he played Kevin the P. A. in 17 episodes of the comedy “Grosse Pointe”, created by Darren Star, and which starred Irene Molloy, Lindsay Sloane and bonnie Somerville. It follows the lives of five actors who’ve been cast to star in the teen drama “Grosse Pointe”; the series was nominated for four awards.
A couple of Nat’s following roles were in the comedy “Significant Others”, the crime comedy “Reno 911!” and the romantic comedy “Joey”.
In 2011, Nat voiced Jeremy in the animated comedy “Allen Gregory”, created by Jonah Hill, who also starred in it alongside Nat and Will Forte. It follows a seven years old boy as he’s trying to attend grade school, and the series was nominated for a People’s Choice Award for Favorite New TV Comedy.
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Nat’s also known for his portrayal of the lead character Russ Bowman in the romantic comedy drama “Married”, created by Andrew Gurland, and which also starred Judy Greer and Brett Gelman. It tells the story of two people who are trying to save their marriage; the series was nominated for a Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Guest Starring Young Actress 14-21 (Ekeme Ekanem).
Three of Nat’s most recent roles in TV series have been in 2022, in an episode of the family comedy drama “A League of Their Own”, three episodes of the comedy “Loot”, and 24 episodes of the animated comedy “HouseBroken” (voice role).
Roles in movies
Nat made his debut film appearance in the 2001 romantic comedy drama “The Medicine Show”, while a couple of his following roles were in the comedy drama “Orange County”, the romantic comedy “Slackers”, and the drama “In My Opinion”.
In 2007, Nat played Awards Show Stage Manager in the musical comedy “Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story”, written and directed by Jake Kasdan, and which starred John C. Reilly, Jenna Fischer and David Krumholtz. It follows the life of singer Dewey Cox, and the movie won one of the seven awards for which it was nominated. A couple of Nat’s most notable performances in the remainder of the 2000s were in the musical comedy “Hamlet 2” and the comedy “Lower Learning” both in 2008, and the 2009 comedy “The Slammin’ Salmon”.
In 2011, Nat played Mark in the romantic comedy “Bad Teacher”, directed by Jake Kasdan, and which starred Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel and Justin Timberlake. It follows a lazy former high school teacher who’s returned to teaching so that she could pay for breast implants; the movie won six of the 10 awards for which it was nominated.
Nat’s most recent three movie roles have been in the 2021 family comedy “Yes Day”, and in 2022 the comedy “The Moon & Back” and the animated comedy “Beavis and Butt-Head Do the Universe” (voice role).
Nat has five writing, six producing and five directing credits. He produced and directed the 2013 comedy movie “The Way Way Back” and the 2014 comedy film “Fatrick”, while a couple of his writing credits are the 2005 comedy film “Adopted”, the 2011 comedy movie “The Descendants”, and the 2020 comedy film “Downhill”.
He’s received special thanks for three movies: the 2016 drama “Manchester by the Sea”, the 2019 drama “The Sound of Silence”, and the 2020 musical drama “Dropkick Murphys: Streaming Outta Fenway”.
Nat’s made a guest appearance in a couple of talk-shows, most recently in “Hollywood Unscripted”, “Late Night with Seth Meyers” and “Today”.
Awards and nominations
Nat’s won 18 awards, including a 2012 Oscar for Best Writing, Adapted Screenplay for “The Descendants”; he’s been nominated for 24 other awards, including a 2012 Golden Globe nomination for Best Screenplay – Motion Picture, for “The Descendants”.
Love life and wife
Nat prefers to keep the details of his love life away from the media’s attention, but it’s still widely known that he’s today a married man. He exchanged vows with American non-celebrity Meaghan Gadd on 3 February 2007, in a large ceremony attended by many of their friends and family members; Meaghan’s probably only known for being the daughter of famous American drummer Steve Gadd.
Nat and Meaghan have three children together: Otis, Beatrice and Ruthie, however, they’re keeping them away from the media’s attention, and thus not a lot about them is known.
Nat hasn’t spoken of any other women whom he’s perhaps been with, so as of June 2022, Nat’s married to Meaghan Gadd, and they have three children together.
Hobbies and interesting facts
Nat’s not a big fan of social media networks, but still has an Instagram account, which he launched in response to his fans, but he’s uploaded only a single picture onto the network.
Nat’s passionate about travelling, and has been to various US states, mostly for work but also for pleasure; he’s been to a couple of European and Asian countries, and his dream travel destination is Beijing, China.
He’s a lover of animals, with dogs and cats being his favorites; Nat’s had a couple of pet animals, and has donated money to several animal shelters.
His favorite season is winter, because he enjoys going skiing and snowboarding with his friends.
Nat has his own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Leonardo DiCaprio, Jim Carrey and Rosario Dawson, while a couple of his favorite films include “Inception”, “Shutter Island” and “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective – When Nature Calls”.
Age, height and net worth
Nat’s age is 46. He has short brown hair and green eyes, his height is 6ft (1.83m) and he weighs around 165lbs (75kgs).
As of June 2022, Nat’s net worth stands at an estimated $6 million.