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Cara Buono

As a young girl growing up in New York City, Cara Buono took her family's blue-collar work ethic and began to turn it into an acting career that would later lead not only to starring roles but to screenwriting and directing. With no help from friends, family or mentors, she went out on her own, picked up a trade paper, saw an ad for a casting call... See full bio »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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Stranger Things
Stranger Things Karen Wheeler
Mad Men
Mad Men Faye Miller
The Sopranos
The Sopranos Kelli Moltisanti / Kelli Lombardo
Person of Interest
Person of Interest Martine Rousseau


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 2017 All Saints (post-production)
Aimee Spurlock
 2017 The Blacklist: Redemption (TV Series)
Anna Copeland
- Leland Bray (2017) ... Anna Copeland
 2016 Half the Perfect World
 2015 The Mysteries of Laura (TV Series)
Julia Davis
- The Mystery of the Taken Boy (2015) ... Julia Davis
 2015 Emily & Tim
Emily (Segment 3)
 2014 A Good Marriage
Betty Pike
 2014 Elementary (TV Series)
Sarah Cushing
- Ears to You (2014) ... Sarah Cushing
 2014 The Carrie Diaries (TV Series)
- Hungry Like the Wolf (2014) ... Penny
 2013 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Charlene Peterson
- A More Perfect Union (2013) ... Charlene Peterson
 2013 Castle (TV Series)
Siobhan O'Doul
- The Wild Rover (2013) ... Siobhan O'Doul
 2012 The Discoverers
 2012 Drew Peterson: Untouchable (TV Movie)
Kathleen Savio
 2011 A Gifted Man (TV Series)
Carol Gordan
- In Case of Discomfort (2011) ... Carol Gordan
 2011 Hawaii Five-0 (TV Series)
Agent Allison Marsh
- Ho'opa'i (2011) ... Agent Allison Marsh
 2011 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
- Brody (2011) ... Rose
- The One That Got Away (2011) ... Rose
- Safe at Home (2011) ... Rose
 2010/I Stuff (Short)
 2010/II Betrayed (Short)
Amy Waite
 2009 NCIS (TV Series)
Navy Comm Sarah Resnik
- Power Down (2009) ... Navy Comm Sarah Resnik
 2009 ER (TV Series)
Lisa Salamunovich
- And in the End... (2009) ... Lisa Salamunovich
 2008 The Unquiet (TV Movie)
Julie Bishop
 2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Rachel Zelinsky
- Unorthodox (2008) ... Rachel Zelinsky
 1996-2007 Law & Order (TV Series)
Attorney Shannon / Alice Simonelli / Shelly Taggert
- Melting Pot (2007) ... Attorney Shannon
- Punk (1998) ... Alice Simonelli
- Girlfriends (1996) ... Shelly Taggert
 2004 Six Months to Live (TV Series short)
- Episode #1.1 (2004) ... Alice
 2003 Miss Match (TV Series)
Michelle Schiff
- The Love Bandit (2003) ... Michelle Schiff
 2003 Queens Supreme (TV Series)
Bettina Martinelli
- That Voodoo That You Do (2003) ... Bettina Martinelli
 2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven (Video Game)
Sarah (voice)
 2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (TV Series)
Tracy Logan - Eric's Girlfriend
- Chasing the Bus (2002) ... Tracy Logan - Eric's Girlfriend
 2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Charlotte Fielding
- Phantom (2002) ... Charlotte Fielding
 2001 Family Law (TV Series)
Carly Hanson
- Intentions (2001) ... Carly Hanson
 2000 Attention Shoppers
Claire Suarez
 2000 Takedown
Christina Painter (unconfirmed)
 1999 In a Class of His Own (TV Movie)
Sherry Donato
 1999 Chutney Popcorn
 1999 Two Ninas
Nina Cohen
 1999 Deep in My Heart (TV Movie)
Young Gerry Cummins
 1998 River Red
 1998 Lulu on the Bridge
Molly (DVD deleted scene) (uncredited)
 1998 Next Stop Wonderland
 1997 Made Men
Toni-Ann Antonelli
 1996 New York Undercover (TV Series)
- A Time to Kill (1996) ... Connie
 1995 Kicking and Screaming
 1995 The Single Guy (TV Series)
- Tennis (1995) ... Christie
 1995 Killer: A Journal of Murder
Esther Lesser
 1993 A Dog Race in Alaska (Short)
 1993 Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story (TV Movie)
Tracey Lien
 1993 Tribeca (TV Series)
Rose Polito
- The Hopeless Romantic (1993) ... Rose Polito
 1992 Waterland
Judy Dobson
 1992 I'll Fly Away (TV Series)
- Slow Coming Dark (1992) ... Diane
- The Way Things Are (1992) ... Diane
- Cool Winter Blues (1992) ... Diane
 1992 Gladiator
 1991 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series)
Abby Morris
- Abby, My Love (1991) ... Abby Morris
 1989 Dream Street (TV Series)
- Money for Nothing (1989) ... Joann
- Pilot (1989) ... Joann
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Broadway: The Tenth Man See more »


5' 5" (1.65 m)

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As an actress, you have to give your character a life, a history, and make it full and rich for yourself. See more »


She graduated from Columbia University in 3 years, class of 1993, with a double major in English and political science. See more »

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