Carrie Brownstein

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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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Nominated for 9 Primetime Emmys. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »


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Portlandia Writer
Carol Genevieve Cantrell
Transparent Syd Feldman


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 2020 The Nowhere Inn (written by)
 2019 Search and Destroy (TV Movie)
  Portlandia (TV Series) (creator - 79 episodes, 2011 - 2018) (written by - 78 episodes, 2011 - 2018)
- Rose Route (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Long Way Back (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Peter Follows P!nk (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Most Pro City (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
- You Do You (2018) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2016 The Realest Real (Short)
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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 »


Worked as a substitute teacher when she was 24. See more »


Sexy dance moves while playing guitar

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