Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein

Highest Rated: 94% Carol (2015)

Lowest Rated: 50% Some Days Are Better Than Others (2010)

Birthday: Sep 27, 1974

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

No one would have ever guessed a 1990s "Riot grrrl" artist would turn into a veritable comedy star, yet Carrie Brownstein defied such expectations with her talent and creative genius. Brownstein made her mark in the mid-1990s with the Washington-based band Sleater-Kinney and its no-nonsense music, provocative lyrics, and feminist anthems. Rooted in the "Riot grrrl" movement that launched bands such as Bikini Kill and inspired singers like Alanis Morissette, Sleater-Kinney impressed critics with its self-titled debut released in 1995. The group made strides toward mainstream attention with its post 9/11 album One Beat (2002) and a successful touring stint with Pearl Jam. After Sleater-Kinney announced an indefinite hiatus in 2006 (regrouping in early 2015), Brownstein discovered a passion for acting, which lead to a collaboration with "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) cast member Fred Armisen. Together, the duo created and starred on "Portlandia" (IFC, 2011- ), a hilarious and largely improvised sketch comedy series inspired by Portland's hipster-types, their idealistic world view, and obsession with 90s indie rock music. By marrying her love for music and acting on the hit TV show, Brownstein proved she was a gifted talent who could transcend not just genres but mediums. She expanded this new perception with a bestselling memoir, Hunger Makes Me A Modern Girl (2015)and a small role in Todd Haynes' drama "Carol" (2015).

Highest rated movies




75% No Score Yet The Nowhere Inn Self,
- 2020
77% 75% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Suzanne (Character) $1.4M 2018
62% 40% The Oath Alice (Character) $387.4K 2018
No Score Yet 64% The Glamour & the Squalor Self - 2015
94% 74% Carol Genevieve Cantrell (Character) $12.7M 2015
91% 83% The Punk Singer Unknown (Character) $121.4K 2013
50% 36% Some Days Are Better Than Others Katrina (Character) - 2010
84% 60% Women Art Revolution Original Music $51.5K 2010
No Score Yet 14% Follow My Voice: With the Music of Hedwig Unknown (Character) - 2005
57% 71% Group Grace (Character) $2.3K 2002
86% 71% All Over Me Original Music $286K 1996


No Score Yet No Score Yet Search Party: The Podcast Guest 2021
82% 76% Mrs. Fletcher Director 2019
88% 87% A.P. Bio Director 2019
94% 82% Portlandia Unknown (Character),
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2018 2014-2015
No Score Yet 56% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2017-2018 2015
92% 95% Curb Your Enthusiasm Mara (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Unknown (Guest Star) 2016 2012-2013
No Score Yet 31% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2016
90% 78% Transparent Syd Feldman (Guest Star) 2014-2015
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015
90% 85% Archer Dr. Sklodowska (Guest Voice) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Conan Guest 2014-2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Good Morning America Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Q With Jian Ghomeshi Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2014
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Today Guest 2014
85% 76% The Simpsons Emily (Guest Voice) 2012


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