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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 5 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Claws
Claws Polly
(2017)
The Good Wife
The Good Wife Elsbeth Tascioni
(2010-2016)
True Blood
True Blood Arlene Fowler
(2008-2014)
To the Bone
To the Bone Susan
(2017)

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  The Dating Game Killer (TV Movie) (post-production)
Carol Jensen
 2017 Claws (TV Series)
Polly
- Avalanche (2017) ... Polly
- Ambrosia (2017) ... Polly
- Teatro (2017) ... Polly
- Escape (2017) ... Polly
- Self-Portrait (2017) ... Polly
 2017 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Elsbeth Tascioni
- Not So Grand Jury (2017) ... Elsbeth Tascioni
- Social Media and Its Discontents (2017) ... Elsbeth Tascioni
- Stoppable: Requiem for an Airdate (2017) ... Elsbeth Tascioni
 2017 When We Rise (TV Mini-Series)
Sally Gearhart
- Night II: Parts II and III (2017) ... Sally Gearhart
- Night I: Part I (2017) ... Sally Gearhart
 2012-2016 Person of Interest (TV Series)
Grace Hendricks
- Return 0 (2016) ... Grace Hendricks
- B.S.O.D. (2016) ... Grace Hendricks
- Beta (2014) ... Grace Hendricks
- God Mode (2013) ... Grace Hendricks
- Zero Day (2013) ... Grace Hendricks
 2016 Crowded (TV Series)
Martina Moore
- Come Back (2016) ... Martina Moore
- In Hiding (2016) ... Martina Moore
- Daughter (2016) ... Martina Moore
- Better Man (2016) ... Martina Moore
- Unemployable (2016) ... Martina Moore
 2016 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Krystle
- The Goodbyes (2016) ... Krystle
 2010-2016 The Good Wife (TV Series)
Elsbeth Tascioni
- Targets (2016) ... Elsbeth Tascioni
- Old Spice (2014) ... Elsbeth Tascioni
- Shiny Objects (2014) ... Elsbeth Tascioni
- A Few Words (2014) ... Elsbeth Tascioni
- Outside the Bubble (2013) ... Elsbeth Tascioni
 2015 The Sonnet Project (TV Series)
- Sonnet #27 (2015)
 2014 Recorded Lives (TV Series)
Risa (2014)
 2014 Getting On (TV Series)
Denya Thorp
 2008-2014 True Blood (TV Series)
Arlene Fowler
- Thank You (2014) ... Arlene Fowler
- Love Is to Die (2014) ... Arlene Fowler
- Almost Home (2014) ... Arlene Fowler
- May Be the Last Time (2014) ... Arlene Fowler
- Karma (2014) ... Arlene Fowler
 2014 The Following (TV Series)
Judy
- Trust Me (2014) ... Judy
- For Joe (2014) ... Judy
- Resurrection (2014) ... Judy
 2012 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Jackie Van Ark
- Hurts Like a Mother (2012) ... Jackie Van Ark
 2011 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
Bella Zane
- Educated Guess (2011) ... Bella Zane
 2011 True Blood: Jessica's Blog (TV Series)
Arlene Fowler
- The Ethics of Glamouring (2011) ... Arlene Fowler
 2009 Private Practice (TV Series)
Yvonne Pierce
- Do the Right Thing (2009) ... Yvonne Pierce
 2007 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Lucy
 2007 Lost (TV Series)
Emily Linus
- The Man Behind the Curtain (2007) ... 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
 2004 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
Sally Jones
- Queer as Hope (2004) ... Sally Jones
 2004 Wonderfalls (TV Series)
Sister Katrina
- Wound-up Penguin (2004) ... Sister Katrina
 2003 Good Morning, Miami (TV Series)
Kiera
- The Slow and the Furious (2003) ... Kiera
 2001 Emeril (TV Series)
B.D. Benson
- The Sidekick (2001) ... B.D. Benson
- Halloween (2001) ... B.D. Benson
- The Sopranos Come to Dinner (2001) ... B.D. Benson
- Whose Life Is It Anyway? (2001) ... B.D. Benson
- Blind Dates (2001) ... B.D. Benson
 1999 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Madeline Dunn
- The Chicken Dance (1999) ... Madeline Dunn
 1999 Spin City (TV Series)
Gayle
 1998 Five Houses (TV Movie)
 1998 Grace & Glorie (TV Movie)
Charlene Stiles
 1998 Significant Others (TV Series)
Patti Pasternak
- My Left Kidney ... Patti Pasternak
 1997 Union Square (TV Series)
Jester
- Michael's First Stand (1997) ... Jester
 1996 Cutty Whitman (TV Movie)
Sheriff
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Personal Details

Other Works:

: Plays Shelly in "Boys and Girls" play by Tom Donaghy (Duke on 42nd Street, New York City, New York, USA). See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

Back in 2004, Kellie Overbey handed me her play 'Girl Talk' to read. I fell in love with her brutally delicious humor and the fearlessly deft way in which she drew her characters. They jumped off the page and begged me to give them a space in which to stomp around. See more »

Trivia:

Has played the sister of Felicity Huffman twice - Desperate Housewives (2004) and Transamerica (2005). See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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