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Carrie Preston



As the impresario of her own front-yard theater troupe at the tender age of 12, there wasn't much question as to which direction the later career of actress Carrie Preston was headed. Serving as everything from stage hand to starlet made it clear to all that her dedication to theater ran deep even at such an early age; eventually, Preston would graduate from the sound stage to the bright lights of Broadway opposite many of her generation's finest classically trained actors.



Born and raised the daughter of an artist and art therapist mother and a geo-technical engineer father in Macon, GA, the stage-smitten youngster later earned a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Evansville. After continuing her education with an acting diploma from Juilliard, Preston found a choice early career role as Miranda (opposite Patrick Stewart) in a Shakespeare-in-the Park production of The Tempest. Seeking her fortune out West, Preston found roles in such popular films as My Best Friend's Wedding (1997) and Mercury Rising (1998) while frequently returning to the New York stage between film roles. After once again re-teaming with Tempest co-star Stewart in a Guthrie Theater production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, the avid outdoors woman continued developing her film career with appearances in Cradle Will Rock, Guinevre (both 1999), and The Legend of Beggar Vance (2000). Though her roles on television were previously limited to appearances in Sex and the City and Spin City, Preston later took a more committed dedication to the small screen when she turned up alongside popular television chef Emeril Lagasse in the series Emeril in 2001.



In the several years to come, Preston would find success in films like Vicky Christina Barcelona and Doubt, as well as on shows like The Good Wife and the monumentally successful True Blood.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet To the Bone
  • Actor
2017
No Score Yet Dating Game Killer
  • Carol Jensen
2017
51% 5 Flights Up
  • Miriam Carswell
2015
62% Beneath The Harvest Sky
  • Kim
2014
No Score Yet Vino Veritas
  • Claire
2014
No Score Yet Who's Afraid Of Vagina Wolf?
  • Chloe
2014
0% That's What She Said
  • Producer
  • Director
2012
8% Virginia
  • Betty
2012
56% A Bag of Hammers
  • Lynette
2012
No Score Yet Sironia
  • Actor
2012
81% That Evening Sun
  • Ludie Choat
2009
65% Duplicity
  • Barbara Bofferd
2009
78% Doubt
  • Christine Hurley
2008
81% Vicky Cristina Barcelona
  • Sally
2008
No Score Yet Ready? OK!
  • Andy Dowd
  • Executive Producer
2008
No Score Yet Lovely by Surprise
  • Marian
2007
76% Transamerica
  • Sydney
2006
No Score Yet 29th & Gay
  • Executive Producer
  • Director
2005
26% The Stepford Wives
  • Barbara
2004
48% Straight Jacket
  • Sally
2004
43% The Legend of Bagger Vance
  • Idalyn Greaves
2000
65% Cradle Will Rock
  • Administrator
1999
86% Guinevere
  • Patty
1999
No Score Yet Woman Wanted
  • Monica
1999
17% Mercury Rising
  • Emily Lang
1998
No Score Yet Grace & Glorie
  • Charlene
1998
71% My Best Friend's Wedding
  • Amanda Newhouse
1997
No Score Yet El Viaje
  • Laura Singh
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
30% Happyish
2015
  • Debbie
No Score Yet Law & Order: Criminal Intent
2001-2011
  • Lina Megan Colby Doreen Whitlock
No Score Yet Arrested Development
2003-2016
  • Jan Eagleman
32% Crowded
2015
  • Martina
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Actor
No Score Yet When We Rise
2016
  • Sally Gearhart
70% True Blood
2008-2014
  • Arlene Fowler
No Score Yet Desperate Housewives
2004-2012
  • Lucy
89% Lost
2004-2010
  • Emily
No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly
2007
  • Guest
92% Person Of Interest
2011
  • Grace Grace Hendricks
55% The Following
2013-2015
  • Judy
86% Getting On
2013-2014
  • Denya
97% The Good Wife
2009-2016
  • Elsbeth Mann Elsbeth Tascioni Elsbeth
No Score Yet Numb3rs
2005-2010
  • Vicky Sites

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