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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 & 11 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

True Blood
True Blood Arlene Fowler
(2008-2014)
The Good Wife
The Good Wife Elsbeth Tascioni
(2010-2016)
Person of Interest
Person of Interest Grace Hendricks
(2012-2016)
Grace and Frankie
(2016)

Filmography

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 2017 Daisy Winters (completed)
Aunt Margaret
  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 And Then I Go
Ms. Arnold
 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
 2017/I To the Bone
Susan
 2016 6 Love Stories
Diane Mackey
 2016 Grace and Frankie (TV Series)
Krystle
- The Goodbyes (2016) ... Krystle
 2016 Equity
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)
Judy
- Trust Me (2014) ... Judy
- For Joe (2014) ... Judy
- Resurrection (2014) ... Judy
 2013 Vino Veritas
Claire
 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
Grace
 2011 A Bag of Hammers
Lynette
 2010 Virginia
Betty
 2009 That Evening Sun
Ludie Choat
 2008/I Doubt
Christine Hurley
 2008/I Ready? OK!
Andy Dowd
 2007 Desperate Housewives (TV Series)
Lucy
 2007 Lovely by Surprise
Marian
 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
Sydney
 2004 Hope & Faith (TV Series)
Sally Jones
- Queer as Hope (2004) ... Sally Jones
 2004 The Stepford Wives
Barbara
 2004 Wonderfalls (TV Series)
Sister Katrina
- Wound-up Penguin (2004) ... Sister Katrina
 2004 Straight-Jacket
Sally Stone
 2003 Good Morning, Miami (TV Series)
Kiera
- The Slow and the Furious (2003) ... Kiera
 2000 The Legend of Bagger Vance
Idalyn Greaves
 1999 Woman Wanted
Monica
 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)
Gayle
 1999 Guinevere
Patty
 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
Sam
 1997 Union Square (TV Series)
Jester
- Michael's First Stand (1997) ... Jester
 1997/I The Journey
Laura Singh
 1996 Cutty Whitman (TV Movie)
Sheriff
 1985 Just a Friend
Mint Jennifer
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Show Show Director (5 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
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Height:

5' 4" (1.63 m)
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Personal Quote:

I tend to play every color in the Southern rainbow, and the challenge is to make each character different so I'm not doing any generic 'Southern acting.' See more »

Trivia:

Has appeared on Lost (2004), playing the mother of the character "Ben Linus". Ben is played by Preston's real-life husband, Michael Emerson; the age difference is explicable because Ben's mother died shortly after giving birth to him. See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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