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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 June 1967Macon, Georgia, USA
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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, director - and of course, actress. Preston later obtained a BFA from the University of Evansville followed with an acting diploma from the prestigious Juilliard School.

It was Preston's breakout Outer Critics Award nominated turn as "Miranda" in George C. Woolf's Broadway production of Shakespeare's The Tempest with Patrick Stewart that led her to her auspicious big screen debut as one of the two sexy, Southern bridesmaid sisters in the Julia Robert's blockbuster My Best Friend's Wedding.

Carrie and Michael travel back and forth between Los Angeles and New York with their adopted dog Chumley.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: MLC PR

Spouse (1)

Michael Emerson (5 September 1998 - present)

Trivia (5)

She and her husband, Michael Emerson, are both in the movie Straight-Jacket (2004).
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.
Has played the sister of Felicity Huffman twice - Desperate Housewives (2004) and Transamerica (2005).
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.
Carrie had a recurring role alongside her husband Michael Emerson on the TV show Person of Interest (2011) where they played lovers.

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