Name     Carrie Preston
DOB    June 21,1967
Place of Birth     Macon, GA
Current Residence     New York City, NY, Los Angeles, CA, and Honolulu, HI
College     University of Evansville, Julliard
Family     Mother, father, brother, sister
Marital Status   Married to Michael Emerson in September 1998


Early Life, Education, and Career

Carrie Preston was born and raised in Macon, Georgia. Her mother worked as an artist and art therapist and her father was a geotechnical engineer (a profession concerning the engineering properties of earth materials). Carrie obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Evansville and then went on to graduate from Julliard.

Career

Carrie’s first big break came when she played Miranda in a Shakespeare in the Park (and later, Broadway) production of The Tempest, opposite Patrick Stewart. She acted with Patrick Stewart again in 2001 in an acclaimed production of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf? at Guthrie Theater. Her film resumé includes roles in My Best Friend’s Wedding, Mercury Rising, Guinevere, Cradle Will Rock, The Legend of Bagger Vance, The Stepford Wives, Transamerica, and Lovely by Surprise. She also edited, directed, and produced the film 29th and Gay. On television, she has appeared in episodes of Spin City, Sex and the City, Emeril, Numb3rs, Arrested Development, and Law and Order: Criminal Intent. Carrie recently directed a one-act, 10-minute short film called Feet of Clay, written by David Caudle.

Trivia

When not working, Preston enjoys writing prose as well as hiking, jogging, yoga, and the outdoors in general. She also maintains an extensive music collection, including many vinyl records. (SOURCE: AllYourTv bio)

Carrie and husband Michael Emerson both had roles in the movies Straight Jacket, Grace & Glorie, and The Journey, as well as an episode of the short-lived television crime drama The Inside. Michael also had a small role in the film 29th and Gay, which Carrie Preston produced, directed, and edited. In 2005, they both appeared in a production of Hamlet at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey. The husband and wife actors are currently appearing in LOST. Mr. Emerson is a regular member of the cast, and he plays Ben Linus, the leader of the mysterious and dangerous group known only as The Others. Ms. Preston is a guest star in the 20th episode of Season 3, The Man Behind the Curtain. She plays Emily, the mother of Ben Linus (a flashback scene of  Ben’s youth).

Links

Carrie Preston at the Internet Movie Database – http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0696387/
Biography – http://www.allyourtv.com/bios/p/bioprestoncarrie.html
Carrie Preston at Wikipedia – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carrie_Preston
Feet of Clay, available for purchase at SamuelFrench.com – http://www.samuelfrench.com/store/product_info.php/cPath/26_37/products_id/5695


Theater

  • Girl Talk, the Barrow Group’s space, director of a reading of the screenplay written by actress Kellie Overbey, 2008 (February 19)
  • Likeness, Primary Stages Studio, 2008 (February 11)
  • Esther Demsac (as the reluctant nanny), a reading at the NY Theatre Workshop’s 4th Street Theatre, 2008
  • Festen (as Mette), Music Box Theatre (Broadway), 2006
  • Cycling Past the Matterhorn (as Amy), Clurman Theatre, 2005
  • Hamlet (as Ophelia), McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, New Jersey, 2005
  • The Rivals (as Julia), Broadway, 2004-2005
  • No Foreigners Beyond This Point (as Paula Wheaton), Center Stage, 2002
  • Boys and Girls (as Shelly), Duke on 42nd Street, 2002
  • Chaucer in Rome (as Sarah), Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 2001
  • Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (as Honey), Guthrie Theater, 2001
  • She Stoops to Conquer (as Kate Hardcastle), Center Stage, 2000
  • Straight Jacket (as Sally), Playhouse 91, 2000
  • Freedomland (as Polly), Playwrights Horizons, 1998
  • Antony and Cleopatra (as Octavius Caesar), Joseph Papp Public Theater, 1997
  • The Tempest (as Miranda), Broadway, 1995

Television

  • Desperate Housewives …. Lydia Lindquist (1 episode, 2007)
    • You Can’t Judge a Book by Its Cover (2007) TV Episode …. Lucy Lindquist
  • True Blood (2007) …. Arlene Fowler (1 episode, 2007)
    •  Pilot—Escape from Dragon House (2007) TV Episode …. Arlene Fowler
    • Strange Love (2008) TV episode …. Arlene Fowler
    • Mine (21 September 2008)  …. Arlene Fowler
    • Escape from Dragon House (28 September 2008 …. Arlene Fowler
    • Sparks Fly Out (5 October 2008) …. Arlene Fowler
    • Cold Ground (12 October 2008)  …. Arlene Fowler
    • Burning House of Love (19 October 2008) …. Arlene Fowler
    • The Fourth Man in the Fire (26 October 2008)  …. Arlene Fowler
    • Plaisir d’amour (2 November 2008) …. Arlene Fowler
    • I Don’t Wanna Know (9 November 2008) …. Arlene Fowler
    • To Love Is to Bury (16 November 2008)  …. Arlene Fowler
    • You’ll Be the Death of Me (23 November 2008)  …. Arlene Fowler
         

    LOST …. Emily Linus (1 episode, 2007)

    • The Man Behind the Curtain (2007) TV Episode …. Emily Linus
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent …. Doreen Whitlock / … (3 episodes, 2003–2006)
    … aka Law & Order: CI (USA: promotional abbreviation)

    • Bedfellows (2006) TV Episode …. Lena Copeland
    • Magnificat (2004) TV Episode …. Doreen Whitlock
    • Zoonotic (2003) TV Episode …. Megan Colby
  • Arrested Development …. Jan Eagleman (1 episode, 2006)
    • Fakin’ It (2006) TV Episode …. Jan Eagleman
  • The Inside …. Kelly Comack (1 episode, 2005)
    •   Pre-Filer (2005) TV Episode …. Kelly Comack
  • Numb3rs …. Vicky Sites (1 episode, 2005)
    … aka Num3ers (USA: promotional title)

    • Dirty Bomb (2005) TV Episode …. Vicky Sites
  • Hope & Faith …. Sally Jones (1 episode, 2004)
    •   Queer as Hope (2004) TV Episode …. Sally Jones
  • Wonderfalls …. Sister Katrina (1 episode, 2004)
    •   Wound-up Penguin (2004) TV Episode …. Sister Katrina
  • Good Morning, Miami …. Kiera (1 episode, 2003)
    • The Slow and the Furious (2003) TV Episode …. Kiera
  • Emeril (2001) TV Series …. B.D. Benson (unknown episodes)
  • Sex and the City …. Madeline Dunn (1 episode, 1999)
    •   The Chicken Dance (1999) TV Episode …. Madeline Dunn
  • Spin City …. Gayle (1 episode, 1999)
    • Carter & Stuart & Bennett & Deirdre (1999) TV Episode …. Gayle
  • Grace & Glorie (1998) (TV) …. Charlene  
  • Significant Others …. Patti Pasternak (1 episode)    -
    • My Left Kidney (????) TV Episode …. Patti Pasternak
  • For Richer or Poorer (1997) …. Rebecca Yoder
  • Union Square …. Jester (1 episode, 1997)    
    • Michael’s First Stand (1997) TV Episode …. Jester
  • Cutty Whitman (1996) (TV) …. Sheriff

 Film

  • Duplicity (2009) (completed) …. Barbara Boffered
  • I Hate to See That Evening Sun Go Down  (postproduction) 2008 … (Ludie Choat)
  • Doubt (2008) …. Christine Hurley
  • Ready? OK!  (2008) … Andy Dowd
  • Nothing Is Private (2007) … Mrs. Vuoso
  • Lovely By Surprise (2006) … Marian
  • Straight-Jacket (2004) … Sally
  • The Stepford Wives (2004) … Barbara
  • The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000) …. Idalyn Greaves
  • Woman Wanted (2000) …. Monica
  • Guinevere (1999) …. Patty
  • Cradle Will Rock (1999) …. VTA – Administrator
  • Mercury Rising (1998) …. Emily Lang
  • My Best Friend’s Wedding (1997) …. Mandy Newhouse
  • Norville and Trudy (1997) …. Sam
  • The Journey (1997) …. Laura Singh
  • Just a Friend (1985) …. Mint Jennifer

Directing credits
Film

  • Feet of Clay, 2006
  • 29th and Gay, 2005

(SOURCE: Michael Emerson Fan Board)  

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