Scoot McNairy Bio, Age, Movies, Is True Detective Actor Still Married?

By Staff Writer | Updated On: 21 Jan, 2020
Scoot McNairy Bio, Age, Movies, Is True Detective Actor Still Married?

Scoot McNairy is an American movie actor who is known for his roles in movies like Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019), Lamb (2016), The Life And Mind Of Mark Defriest (2015), Frank (2014), and Argo (2012).

In addition to movies, he has also appeared in TV shows like Narcos: Mexico (2018-2020), True Detective (2019), Godless (2017), Halt and Catch Fire (2014-2017), and How I Met Your Mother (2007).

As of January 2020, Scoot’s three movies (The Line, Blonde, and I Care a Lot) and two TV series (A Higher Loyalty and Love Life) are in the post-production stage—these projects are to get released by the end of the year 2020.

Bio: Age, Height

Scoot McNairy was born on 11th November 1977 in Dallas, Texas, USA, as John Marcus Mcnairy. His nickname is Scooter.

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The talented actor stands at a height of 5 feet 8½ inches (1.74 meters).

Married Status Now- Children!

The actor of the TV series True Detective, Scoot McNairy, is no longer married—he got divorced from his actress ex-wife Whitney Able in November 2019. The former pair, who are also parents of two children together, had gotten married on 14th June 2010.

Scoot McNairy and his ex-wife Whitney Able (Photo: Wire Image)

Moreover, the news of Scoot’s divorce was made public via Whitney Able’s Instagram post on 20 November 2019. While confirming the divorce, Whitney said that she and Scoot decided to part ways earlier in 2019. She also said, “while we are no longer married, we will work together to make sure our children are raised jointly and lovingly.

Journey To Stardom, Movies

Actor Scoot McNairy stepped into the entertainment industry around the early 2000s with great energy and enthusiasm. Early in his career, he received smaller roles in movies like Wrong Numbers (2001), Wonderland (2003), D.E.B.S. (2004), Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005), and Art School Confidential (2006).

He continued to work hard and showcased his acting skills in whatever opportunities he received. Slowly and gradually, he got selected for prominent roles in movies and TV shows—he got his first big break on the big screen when he starred opposite actor Brad Pitt in the theatrical film, Killing Them Softly in 2011.

After then, he starred in two Best Picture Academy Award-winning movies: Argo (2012) and 12 Years a Slave (2013).

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In addition to acting, Scoot also dipped his hands as a producer for the film In Search of a Midnight Kiss (2007). The movie was well-received by audiences and later got awarded at the 2009 Independent Spirit Award ceremony.

Few Facts About Scoot

  • Initially, Scoot wanted to be a cinematographer.
  • He worked as a carpenter and set designer on movie sets.
  • He hasn't taken any formal acting training.