He gained fame for his roles in 1994's Pulp Fiction, 2002's Igby Goes Down, 1998's The Last Days of Disco, and and 2009's 17 Again. He also directed the film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.
He attended New York University.
He appeared in, wrote, and directed the 2002 film, Igby Goes Down.
His siblings are Hugh Auchincloss and Ivan Steers and his parents are Nina Auchincloss and Newton Steers. He is the nephew of writer Gore Vidal.
He played a role in the the 2009 film, 17 Again, with Zac Efron.