Carrie Preston

A highly respected actress, Carrie Preston enjoyed a prolific career in film, television and on the stage. After gaining recognition in an acclaimed Broadway production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in 1995, Preston ... Read more »
Born: 06/21/1967 in Macon, Georgia, USA

Filmography

Actor (44)

An All-Star Tribute to James Burrows 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Herself

Crowded 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Equity 2016 (Movie)

Abby (Actor)

Person of Interest 2012 - 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Good Wife 2010 - 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)

Actor

5 Flights Up 2015 (Movie)

Miriam Carswell (Actor)

Happyish 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Spin City 1998 - 1999, 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Getting On 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Following 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Vino Veritas 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

True Blood 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Bag of Hammers 2012 (Movie)

Lynette (Actor)

Beneath The Harvest Sky 2012 (Movie)

Kim (Actor)

Royal Pains 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Virginia 2012 (Movie)

Betty (Actor)

Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf? 2012 (Movie)

(Actor)

Genesis Awards 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)

Presenter

Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Duplicity 2009 (Movie)

Barbara Bofferd (Actor)

Private Practice 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

That Evening Sun 2009 (Movie)

Ludie Choat (Actor)

Doubt 2008 (Movie)

Christine Hurley (Actor)

Towelhead 2008 (Movie)

Evelyn Vuoso (Actor)

Vicky Cristina Barcelona 2008 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

Ready? OK! 2007 (Movie)

Andy (Actor)

Lovely By Surprise 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Transamerica 2005 (Movie)

Sydney (Actor)

Hope & Faith 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Straight-Jacket 2004 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

The Stepford Wives 2004 (Movie)

Barbara (Actor)

Emeril 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

The Legend of Bagger Vance 2000 (Movie)

Idalyn Greaves (Actor)

Cradle Will Rock 1999 (Movie)

Adminstrator (Actor)

Grace & Glorie 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

Guinevere 1999 (Movie)

Patty (Actor)

Sex and the City 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Mercury Rising 1998 (Movie)

Emily Lang (Actor)

Union Square 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Woman Wanted 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

For Richer Or Poorer 1997 (Movie)

Rebecca Yoder (Actor)

My Best Friend's Wedding 1997 (Movie)

Amanda Newhouse (Actor)

The Journey 1996 (Movie)

Laura Singh (Actor)
Director (1)

That's What She Said 2012 (Movie)

(Director)
Producer (1)

Ready? OK! 2007 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Biography

A highly respected actress, Carrie Preston enjoyed a prolific career in film, television and on the stage. After gaining recognition in an acclaimed Broadway production of Shakespeare's "The Tempest" in 1995, Preston quickly began acquiring credits on television and in hit films like the Julia Roberts smash, "My Best Friend's Wedding" (1997). A regular cast role on the celebrity chef sitcom "Emeril" (NBC, 2001) only added to her credibility as the ambitious actress divided her time between work on the screen and in vaunted stage productions. A number of guest spots on the long-running police procedural "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011) and a substantial role in writer-director Alan Ball's culture-clash drama "Towelhead" (2007) were only a smattering of the credits Preston had accumulated prior to her being brought on board Ball's sexy vampire series "True Blood" (HBO, 2008-2014) as the much put-upon waitress Arlene Fowler. During breaks from the hit show, the ambitious Preston also produced and starred with her husband, actor Michael Emerson, in the indie-comedy "Ready? OK!" (2008) and took on a recurring role as a quirky attorney on the legal drama "The Good Wife" (CBS, 2009-2016). Always on the lookout for interesting roles in independent productions, she garnered strong reviews opposite Hal Holbrook in the Southern gothic drama "That Evening Sun" (2010), but also starred in the mainstream sitcom "Crowded" (NBC 2016- ). One of the hardest-working character actresses of her day, Preston maintained a laser focus on her craft.

Relationships

Michael Emerson Actor

Husband
Met while they were performing in a stage production of "Hamlet" at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival Married on Sept. 5,1998 Appeared together in the film "Straight-Jacket" (2004)

John G Preston Actor

Brother

EDUCATION

University of Evansville

Evansville, Indiana

The Juilliard School

New York, New York

Milestones

2016

Was cast on the series "Crowded"

2012

Took on the recurring role of Grace on the series "Person of Interest"

2010

Began playing Elsbeth Tascioni on the drama "The Good Wife"

2008

Cast in the recurring role of Arlene Fowler on the HBO series, "True Blood"

2008

Had a small role in Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona"

2008

Produced and starred in "Ready? OK!"

2007

Was once again cast as Felicity Huffman's sister on an episode of "Desperate Housewives" (ABC)

2007

Played Ben Linus's (played by husband Michael Emerson) mother in a flashback on "Lost" (ABC)

2006

Acted in "Festen" on Broadway

2005

Directed first feature, "29th and Gay"

2005

Played Felicity Huffman's sister in "Transamerica"

2004

Returned to the Broadway stage for "The Rivals"

2004

Co-starred with her husband Michael Emerson in "Straight-Jacket"

2001

Landed a starring role in "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" at the Guthrie Theater

1999

First TV appearance on an episode of "Sex and the City" (HBO)

1998

Had a small role in "Mercury Rising," starring Bruce Willis and Alec Baldwin

1997

Appeared opposite Vanessa Redgrave in "Antony and Cleopatra" at the Joseph Papp Public Theater

1997

Made her feature debut as one of the Southern bridesmaid sisters in "My Best Friend's Wedding"

1995

Made her Broadway debut starring as Miranda in "The Tempest"

Bonus Trivia

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Has collaborated with her husband, actor Michael Emerson, on several projects.

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Began performing in community theater productions at age eight.

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Owns her own production company, Daisy 3 Pictures.

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Met her husband while playing Ophelia in a 1994 production of "Hamlet" at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival.

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