Actor Scott Foley

Scott Kellerman Foley (born July 15, 1972) is an American actor and director. Foley is known for roles in television shows such as The Unit, Scrubs, Felicity, and Scandal, and in films such as Scream 3. He has also guest starred in series including Grey’s Anatomy, Dawson’s Creek, and House.

Early life

Foley was born in Kansas City, Kansas, the first of three boys of Constance and Hugh Foley. His father was an international banker, and the family lived in Japan and Australia during Foley’s childhood. The family settled in St. Louis, Missouri when Scott was 15 years old. His mother died from ovarian cancer when he was 15 years old. Foley attended Ladue High School, before graduating from Clayton High School. His ancestry is Northern European: 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”) and three episodes of Scandal. In addition, he had a starring role as Sergeant First Class Bob Brown in the CBS military drama The Unit, during its four-season run, and directed one episode. He guest-starred as a drug-addicted baseball pitcher on House. He also produced the sitcom A.U.S.A., on which he appeared.

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.

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

Foley portrays the lead character in ABC’s drama Whiskey Cavalier, which premiered on February 27, 2019, and has been announced he will guest star in ABC police drama The Rookie in 2020.


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

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.

Foley became engaged to Polish-born actress Marika Dominczyk in 2006, and in June 2007, the two wed in a private ceremony in Hawaii. They have three children: daughter Malina (b. November 2009) and sons Keller (b. April 2012) and Konrad (b. November 13, 2014).

Through that marriage, his sister-in-law is actress Dagmara Dominczyk, who is married to the actor Patrick Wilson.

In episode 2 season 7 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.



Year Title Role Notes
2000 Scream 3 Roman Bridger
2000 Self Storage Zack Griffey Short film
2001 Stealing Time Casey Shepard
2002 Below Steven Coors
2014 Let’s Kill Ward’s Wife Tom Bradford Also writer, director, and producer
2014 Mr Maple Leaf Max Wexler Short film
2017 Naked Cody Favors


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 5 episodes
1998 Someone to Love Me Ian Hall TV film
1998 Forever Love David TV film
1998–2002 Felicity Noel Crane 84 episodes
1999 Zoe, Duncan, Jack and Jane Montana Kennedy 2 episodes
2002 Girls Club Wayne Henry Episode: “Pilot”
2002–2009 Scrubs Sean Kelly 12 episodes
2003 A.U.S.A. Adam Sullivan 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 The Unit Bob Brown 69 episodes
2009 The Last Templar Sean Daley Miniseries
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Dalton Rindell Episode: “Hammered”
2009–2010 Cougar Town Jeff 4 episodes
2010 True Blue Peter Callahan TV film
2010 Open Books Dylan TV film
2010–2012 Grey’s Anatomy Henry Burton 15 episodes
2011 The Doctor David TV film
2011–2012 True Blood Patrick Devins 10 episodes
2013 The Goodwin Games Henry Goodwin 8 episodes
2013–2018 Scandal Jake Ballard 100 episodes
2015–2016 Undateable TV’s Scott Foley 4 episodes
2016 Goldie & Bear Prince Charming 2 episodes
2017 Insecure Master Turnfellow 2 episodes
2017 Final Vision Jeffrey MacDonald TV film
2019 Whiskey Cavalier Will Chase Lead role
2021 Ellen’s Next Great Designer Co-Host & Judge
2021 The Big Leap Nick Blackburn Main role


Year Title Role Location
2003 The Violet Hour Denis McCleary Biltmore Theatre, Broadway
2005 The Cherry Orchard Peter Trofimov Atlantic Theater Company, off-Broadway
2014 The Country House Michael Astor Geffen Playhouse, Westwood

External Links

Actor Scott Foley – Wikipedia

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