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Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, where her mother was an artist and art therapist while her dad was a geo-technical engineer, a young Carrie Preston discovered her true calling in life lay in performing arts. At the age of 12, she became the impresario of her own front-yard theater company as producer, writer, casting director, costumer, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 4 wins & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015-2016 Crowded (TV Series) (pre-production)
Martina Gunn
- Episode #1.13 (2016) ... Martina Gunn
- Rearview Mirror (2016) ... Martina Gunn
- Daughter (2016) ... Martina Gunn
- The Fixer (2016) ... Martina Gunn
- Present Tence (2015) ... Martina Gunn
 2015/II Equity (post-production)
Compliance Officer Abby
 2015 The Sonnet Project (TV Series)
- Sonnet #27 (2015)
 2014 Recorded Lives (TV Series)
Risa (2014)
 2014 Getting On (TV Series)
Denya Thorp
 2014 5 Flights Up
Miriam Carswell
 2014 The Following (TV Series)
- Trust Me (2014) ... Judy
- For Joe (2014) ... Judy
- Resurrection (2014) ... Judy
 2013 Vino Veritas
 2013 Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?
Chloe / Angel Tits
 2011 The Carrier (Short)
Sister (voice)
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Bella Zane
- Educated Guess (2011) ... Bella Zane
 2011 Sironia
 2011 A Bag of Hammers
 2010 Virginia
 2009 That Evening Sun
Ludie Choat
 2008/I Doubt
Christine Hurley
 2008/I Ready? OK!
Andy Dowd
 2007 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
 2007 Lost (TV Series)
Emily Linus
 2003-2006 Law & Order: Criminal Intent (TV Series)
Lena Copeland / Doreen Whitlock / Megan Colby
- Bedfellows (2006) ... Lena Copeland
- Magnificat (2004) ... Doreen Whitlock
- Zoonotic (2003) ... Megan Colby
 2006 Arrested Development (TV Series)
Jan Eagleman
- Fakin' It (2006) ... Jan Eagleman
 2005 The Inside (TV Series)
Kelly Comack
- Pre-Filer (2005) ... Kelly Comack
 2005 Numb3rs (TV Series)
Vicky Sites
- Dirty Bomb (2005) ... Vicky Sites
 2005 Transamerica
 2004 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
Sally Jones
- Queer as Hope (2004) ... Sally Jones
 2004 The Stepford Wives
 2004 Wonderfalls (TV Series)
Sister Katrina
- Wound-up Penguin (2004) ... Sister Katrina
 2004 Straight-Jacket
Sally Stone
 2003 Good Morning, Miami (TV Series)
- The Slow and the Furious (2003) ... Kiera
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
Idalyn Greaves
 1999 Woman Wanted
 1999 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Madeline Dunn
- The Chicken Dance (1999) ... Madeline Dunn
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
VTA - Administrator
 1999 Spin City (TV Series)
 1999 Guinevere
 1998 Five Houses (TV Movie)
 1998 Grace & Glorie (TV Movie)
Charlene Stiles
 1998 Mercury Rising
Emily Lang
 1998 Significant Others (TV Series)
Patti Pasternak
- My Left Kidney ... Patti Pasternak
 1997 Norville and Trudy
 1997 Union Square (TV Series)
- Michael's First Stand (1997) ... Jester
 1997/I The Journey
Laura Singh
 1996 Cutty Whitman (TV Movie)
 1985 Just a Friend
Mint Jennifer
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Other Works:

: Played Julia Melville in "The Rivals" play by Richard Brinsley Sheridan (Vivian Beaumont Theater, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

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5' 4" (1.63 m)

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Personal Quote:

'The Good Wife' was definitely the biggest surprise and gift that I've had in a long time, and that did come out of some other work that I had done. That whole adage of 'work begets work' actually worked in that case - it was at the very end of their first season that my character was first introduced. See more »


Preston met her now-husband Michael Emerson during the mid-1990s when they both appeared in a production of "Hamlet" at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Preston played Ophelia and Emerson played Guildenstern in the production. See more »

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