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Catherine E. Coulson (1943–2015)

Catherine E. Coulson began her professional association with director David Lynch when she worked as assistant director on Lynch's legendary feature debut Eraserhead (1977). This is when the two began discussing the idea of a woman who carried a log around with her. Coulson spent much of her career working behind-the-scenes before finally bringing... See full bio »

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Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan Camera and Electrical Department
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me
The Amputee
The Amputee Woman with amputation to the legs
Eraserhead Camera and Electrical Department


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 2013 Redwood Highway
 2012 Portlandia (TV Series)
Marionberry Farmer
- The Brunch Special (2012) ... Marionberry Farmer
 2012 Walk-In
 2010 Psych (TV Series)
Wood Woman
- Dual Spires (2010) ... Wood Woman
 1995 The Four Diamonds (TV Movie)
 1994 The Secret Life of Houses
Head Nurse
 1992 Ring of the Musketeers (TV Movie)
 1991 Another You
 1990-1991 Twin Peaks (TV Series)
The Log Lady
- Pilot (1990) ... The Log Lady (as Catherine Coulson)
 1991 Femme Fatale
Sister Mary
 1982 Trick or Treats
Nurse Reeves (as Catherine Coulson)
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Other Works:

Japanese TV commercials for Georgia coffee, directed by David Lynch. See more »

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1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

Alternate Names:

Catherine Colson | Catherine Coulson

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Personal Quote:

I spent a lot of time in Disneyland as a kid...I think it warped me for life.


Forever identified as the log-carrying lady on the cult Twin Peaks (1990) series. See more »

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