Zen Gesner

Active - 1996 - 2011  |   Genres - Comedy

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Serving as his actress mother's legacy, Zen Gesner began gracing the big screen with his chiseled good looks in 1994, when he had small roles in Dumb & Dumber (starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels) and Victim.

He was born to Nan Martin on June 23, 1970, in Van Nuys, CA, and began crafting his skill as an actor immediately following high school. After studying fencing and stage combat at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, he returned to the U.S. West Coast. There he had two sons, Finn and Rory, borne of wife Cynthia Farrelly Gesner. As brother-in-law of producers Peter Farrelly and Bobby Farrelly, handsome Gesner has appeared in several major motion pictures since breaking into the biz.

Following along the comedy route of Dumb & Dumber, Gesner had parts in 1996's Kingpin starring Woody Harrelson, as well as the hilarious There's Something About Mary -- starring Ben Stiller -- in 1998. His television appearances include the Adventures of Sinbad series beginning in 1996, along with several other cameos including an episode of Friends and All My Children. He also appeared in the Farrelly brothers' 2001 feature Shallow Hal, a romantic comedy starring Jack Black of Tenacious D, and Gwyneth Paltrow.

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