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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 August 1967Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Height 5' 8½" (1.74 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Carrie-Anne Moss was born on August 21, 1967, in Vancouver, British Columbia, as youngest of two children of Barbara and Melvyn Moss. At age 20, she moved to Europe to pursue a career in modeling; in Spain she was cast in a regular role in the TV show Dark Justice (1991), which was produced in Barcelona for its first season, and she followed it to the shooting locations in Los Angeles the next year. Later she appeared in numerous commercials and TV series, including Matrix (1993), which coincidentally presaged the movie that would make her famous, as well as Models Inc. (1994) and F/X: The Series (1996).

Moss got an unexpected and high-profile breakthrough when she was cast as the character Trinity in The Matrix (1999) opposite Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne. Her imposing, sympathetic, and athletic performance in the alternate-world, science-fiction action film immediately thrust her into the spotlight and brought her roles in a number of mainstream Hollywood films, including mob comedy The Crew (2000), sci-fi thriller Red Planet (2000), and serial killer drama Suspect Zero (2004). Although she also appeared in the subsequent Matrix sequels The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003) (and provided the voices for the video games inspired by the films), Moss cultivated a rich and varied career in independent films. She played an unhappily-married housewife in the Oscar-nominated drama Chocolat (2000), and starred opposite Guy Pearce in Christopher Nolan's backwards-told thriller Memento (2000), for which she won an Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Actress. Other notable indie films included The Chumscrubber (2005), Mini's First Time (2006), Snow Cake (2006), and Fireflies in the Garden (2008).

Moss later appeared as Shia LaBeouf's mother in the surprise box office hit Disturbia (2007) and co-starred in the direct-to-DVD thriller Unthinkable (2010) before undertaking a successful guest-star run on the NBC action comedy Chuck (2007). Most recently, she returned to the world of alternate realities with the horror film Silent Hill: Revelation 3D (2012).

Moss married actor Steven Roy in 1999, and the couple have two sons and a daughter.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous and Tom Zoerner <Tom.Zoerner@informatik.uni-erlangen.de>

Spouse (1)

Steven Roy (November 1999 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (36)

Attended high school with Gil Bellows.
Her husband, Steven Roy, is an actor.
Was a character in a television show also named Matrix (1993).
Has starred with each of the three main actors from The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994) in separate films: Hugo Weaving in The Matrix (1999), Guy Pearce in Memento (2000) and Terence Stamp in Red Planet (2000).
Recommended Joe Pantoliano for Memento (2000)
Was named after The Hollies' 1967 song "Carrie Anne", which was on the charts when she was born.
Appeared in three movies with Joe Pantoliano within the space of two years: The Matrix (1999), New Blood (2000) and Memento (2000).
Best friend is actress Maria Bello.
Meredith Brooks is a close friend
She's godmother of Maria Bello's son Jack
Maria Bello is the godmother of her first son
Toured Europe with her high school choir.
Has been good friends with Jada Pinkett Smith since the filming of The Matrix Reloaded (2003) and The Matrix Revolutions (2003).
Daughter of Barbara Moss.
Has an older brother named Brooke Moss.
Graduated from Magee Secondary School in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.
Graduate of The American Academy of Dramatic Arts 1988.
Considered for the role of Melissa Robinson in Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994).
Was the first member of her family to leave Canada.
Has worked with her husband Steven Roy in the mockumentary Sledge: The Untold Story (2005), but they have no scenes together.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 36, a son Owen Roy in September 2003. Child's father is her husband, Steven Roy.
Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 38, a son Jaden Roy in November 2005. Child's father is her husband, Steven Roy.
Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 41, a daughter Frances Beatrice Roy in June 2009. Child's father is her husband, Steven Roy.
Costume designer for her latest series Vegas (2012), found a turquoise ring specially for her. She liked it so much that she has been wearing the ring all the time on the set. If you look closely at her hands on her scenes, you can see the ring.
Returned to work approximately five months after she gave birth to her second child to star in Disturbia (2007) (March 2006).
Gave birth to her second child in her home.
She and her husband Steven Roy, sold their 2,468 square feet home in Los Angeles in November 2004 for $1.1M, according to public records. They later purchased a 3,832 square feet home in April 2006 for $3.4M. It is also in Los Angeles.
Was born in Vancouver, spent her early years in Burnaby and moved to Granville Island as a teenager.
Her father's name is Melvyn Moss.
She was present at the baby shower party thrown by Hilary Swank for actress Mariska Hargitay among other celebrities such as Jodie Foster, Debra Messing and Julia Louis-Dreyfus, in June 2011.
She met her husband Steven Roy in a Hollywood acting class during the week she got her parts in Memento (2000), Red Planet (2000) and The Crew (2000).
Her previous professions included modeling and waitressing. Before becoming a model, she started working in restaurants when she was age 14.
One of her favorite movies is Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961).
She has been in several plays including Outward Bound in Los Angeles as well as in productions of Time of Your Life, Stage Door and The Sound of Music.
In an interview with The Harvard Crimson, she said that Field of Dreams (1989) made her realize that she wanted to live her dreams and risk things for what she dreamed of.
There was an action figure of her character Trinity in The Matrix (1999). She got one for free and gave it to her mother and later, she bought one for her husband.

Personal Quotes (10)

"After The Matrix (1999), I cannot wear sunglasses. As soon as I put them on, people recognize me".
I think dreams are important to inspire us to get out of bed every morning.
A sex scene is much harder than a fight scene. It's one thing to say, 'Kick higher,' but 'Kiss harder' - that's just crazy.
I wouldn't play another character like Trinity out of respect to her and respect to the film. I don't want to be the leather-clad, kicking-butt girl with another name. It would be like cheating on Trinity.
I don't have issues with playing moms. When a role is well-written, whatever it is, it's just about playing the truth of the character. I always wanted to be a mother. I love it.
Where it gets clear for me about the privacy issue is with my kids because they didn't choose this kind of life. I'm an incredibly open person, though -- I'll tell anyone anything. My husband jokes that I'll invite people over for dinner and he won't know who they are or where I met them. But in my work world, I've never really been tempted to tell too much of my story.
I shoplifted. I was about five years old, and I took a candy from a store. We paid for three of them, but I took four, and I went home and cried. My mom took me back, and I paid for the missing piece.
To be honest, I didn't find it that difficult to get past The Matrix. I never felt typecast at all.
I've always been that girl. Tell me that I can't do something and I'll do it.
[in 2014] Yes I'm still in contact with my Matrix family. Life gets busy for all of us but the connection is always there.

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