Cara Seymour

Cara Seymour

Highest Rated: 93% An Education (2009)

Lowest Rated: 11% Beyond the Fire (2009)

Birthday: Jan 6, 1964

Birthplace: Essex, England, UK

With her distinctive presence and impeccable taste in roles, actor Cara Seymour quickly became a favorite amongst viewers and critics alike. Born in Essex, England, Seymour attended the University of Cambridge, where she originally intended to study education. Soon, however, she fell in love with theater, so much so that after graduation, she and six friends formed a troupe known as Trouble & Strife. The group would tour around Europe for seven years, even earning a Time Out award for the play "Now and at the Hour of Our Death" in 1988. Seymour also went on to appear in a New York production of Mike Leigh's "Ecstasy," a performance that won her an Obie and caught the attention of director Katherine Dieckmann, who cast Seymour in her Southern Gothic film "A Good Baby" (2000). Seymour next appeared as a victimized prostitute in Mary Harron's "American Psycho" (2000). Though the MPAA slapped the film with an NC-17 rating, Seymour took pride in personally appealing the decision, speaking publicly about the importance of recognizing satire, and of the hypocrisy of censoring sex while celebrating violence. Nonetheless, her performance was impressive and led to more prominent roles in acclaimed films like "Adaptation" (2002), "Gangs of New York" (2002), and "An Education" (2009). In 2014, Seymour donned a nun's habit, starring with Clive Owen in the historical series "The Knick" (Cinemax, 2014-15).

Highest rated movies

An Education
Hotel Rwanda
The Savages
A Woman, a Part
Silent Grace
Radium Girls
Gangs of New York




79% 51% Radium Girls Wiley Stephens (Character) - 2018
87% 55% A Woman, a Part Kate (Character) $23.6K 2016
52% 69% I Origins Dr. Jane Simmons (Character) $334.7K 2014
15% 21% Jack and Diane Aunt Linda (Character) - 2012
67% 81% The Music Never Stopped Helen Sawyer (Character) $258.1K 2011
93% 80% An Education Marjorie (Character) $12.6M 2009
11% 29% Beyond the Fire Katie (Character) - 2009
67% 41% The Auteur Doris (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call Holly (Character) - 2008
No Score Yet 50% For One More Day Unknown (Character) - 2007
90% 75% The Savages Kasia (Character) $6.6M 2007
57% 51% The Notorious Bettie Page Maxie (Character) $1.4M 2006
44% 48% Steal Me Sarah (Character) - 2005
44% 30% Evergreen Kate (Character) $1.6K 2004
91% 94% Hotel Rwanda Pat Archer (Character) $23.5M 2004
39% 43% Birth Mrs. Conte (Character) $5.0M 2004
72% 81% Gangs of New York Hell-Cat Maggie (Character) - 2002
91% 85% Adaptation Amelia Kavan (Character) $22.2M 2002
80% No Score Yet Silent Grace Margaret (Character) - 2001
69% 91% Dancer in the Dark Linda (Character) $4.2M 2000
69% 85% American Psycho Christie (Character) $15.0M 2000
No Score Yet 65% A Good Baby Josephine Priddy (Character) - 1999
67% No Score Yet A Further Gesture Junkie (Character) - 1997


No Score Yet 59% Bull Heather (Guest Star) 2018
92% 96% The Knick Sister Harriet (Character) 2014-2015
42% 40% Zero Hour Mildred (Guest Star) 2013