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Carrie Brownstein

Carrie Brownstein was born on September 27, 1974 in Seattle, Washington, USA. She is a founding member of the rock band Sleater-Kinney, and was formerly in the band Excuse 17. Alongside 'Fred Armisen', she is the writer, actress and co-developer of the sketch comedy show Portlandia (2011) on IFC TV. See full bio »
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I always felt like such an outsider, always existing on the periphery, and I am really grateful for that. Starting from a place of normalcy or mainstream, you don't get the same gumption or drive that you do from the fringes. See more »


Member of Portland-based band, Wild Flag, and former member of legendary band, Sleater-Kinney. See more »


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