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Cara Buono

Highest Rated:   88% The Discoverers (2014)
Lowest Rated:   15% The Cowboy Way (1994)
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Birthplace:   The Bronx, New York, USA
An intense, unaffected, sloe-eyed Italian American player of television, stage, and film, Cara Buono never lacked determination. The product of a working-class Bronx household, she was determined to become an actor during adolescence, then broke into show business at age 12 (ca. 1983) and used a succession of roles, including Broadway and small screen assignments, to generate a steady income, support herself, and ultimately put herself through Columbia University in an astonishing three years. Buono made an admirable (albeit low-profile) debut in director Stephen Gyllenhaal's ambitious and vastly underrated psychological drama Waterland (as a student in the early '70s). Subsequent films varied enormously in quality, as did the scope of her roles; from a turn as an illegal immigrant daughter in the critically excoriated buddy comedy The Cowboy Way (1994), to a bit part in the critically worshipped Noah Baumbach seriocomedy Kicking and Screaming (1995). Subsequent highlights of Buono's career included a key supporting role in director Brad Anderson's wry romantic comedy Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and a portrayal of Bruce Banner's mother, Edith, in director Ang Lee's unevenly received superhero opus Hulk (2003). In the years to follow, Buono shifted her focus to television with a season-long role as Grace Foster on Third Watch and a portrayal of Anna Turner in Season Six of The Dead Zone. She also co-starred opposite Jason Cottle in the occult horror thriller Cthulhu, adapted from a story by H.P. Lovecraft. In 2010 Buono had a major part in Let Me In, the American remake of the vampire film Let the Right One In, and she played psychiatrist Faye Miller, one of Don Draper's many girlfriends during the fourth season of the award-winning AMC series Mad Men. Two years later she was in the drama Drew Peterson: Untouchable.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Emily & Tim
  • Actor
2016
57% Paper Towns
  • Mrs. Jacobsen
2015
No Score Yet Outliving Emily
  • Actor
2015
35% Stephen King's A Good Marriage
  • Betty Pike
2014
88% The Discoverers
  • Nell Pope
2014
No Score Yet Drew Peterson: Untouchable
  • Kathleen Savio
2012
88% Let Me In
  • Owen's Mother
2010
62% Cthulhu
  • Dannie
2008
No Score Yet The Unquiet
  • Actor
2008
27% Beer League
  • Linda Salvo
2006
38% From Other Worlds
  • Joanne Schwartzbaum
2004
No Score Yet The Discoverers
  • Actor
2004
61% Hulk
  • Edith Banner
2003
72% Happy Accidents
  • Bette
2001
67% Two Ninas
  • Nina Cohen
2000
No Score Yet Attention Shoppers
  • Claire
2000
71% Man of the Century
  • Virginia
1999
No Score Yet In a Class of His Own
  • Shari Donato
1999
83% Chutney Popcorn
  • Janis
1999
No Score Yet Deep in My Heart
  • Young Gerry Cummins
1999
No Score Yet River Red
  • Rachel
1998
74% Next Stop Wonderland
  • Julie
1998
No Score Yet Killer: A Journal of Murder
  • Esther Lesser
1996
53% Kicking and Screaming
  • Kate
1995
15% The Cowboy Way
  • Teresa
1994
No Score Yet In The Line Of Duty: Ambush In Waco
  • Actor
1993
58% Waterland
  • Judy
1992
25% Gladiator
  • Dawn
1992

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Cdr. Sarah Resnik
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Charlotte Fielding
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Alice Simonelli Alice Shelly Taggert
94% Mad Men
2007-2015
  • Faye Miller
95% Stranger Things
2016
  • Karen Wheeler
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Agent Allison Marsh
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Rose
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Siobhan O'Doul
97% The Sopranos
1999-2007
  • Kelli Moltisanti
22% The Mysteries of Laura
2014-2016
  • Actor
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Martine
No Score Yet CSI: Crime Scene Investigation
2000-2015
  • Eric's Girlfriend Tracy Logan
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Charlene
95% Elementary
2012
  • Sarah Cushing
73% A Gifted Man
2011-2012
  • Carol Gordan

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