Carrie Preston

Infobox actor

caption= Carrie Preston (with husband Michael Emerson)
name = Carrie Preston
birthname =
birthdate = Birth date and age|1967|6|21
birthplace = Macon, Georgia, United States
deathdate =
deathplace =
occupation = actress, director, producer
spouse = Michael Emerson

Carrie Preston (born June 21, 1967 [ [ Carrie Preston biography] ] ) is an American actress on both stage and screen. She has also done producing, directing, and editing work in the business. Her husband is actor Michael Emerson.


Early life

Carrie Preston was born in Macon, Georgia to an artist/art therapist mother and a geotechnical engineer father. [] After spending her Freshman year at the College of Charleston in Charleston, SC, she obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Evansville and then went on to graduate from the prestigious school of performing arts, The Juilliard School.


Preston has worked with her husband, actor Michael Emerson, on a number of projects. Emerson plays Ben Linus on television's "Lost", and Preston was a guest star in episode 20 of season 3, "The Man Behind the Curtain". She played Ben's mother Emily for several flashback scenes, though she and Emerson never appeared in any scenes together. Emerson and Preston were both featured in the 2004 comedy Straight-Jacket.

Preston is co-owner of the production company Daisy 3 Pictures with James Vasquez and Daisy Todd.cite web |url = |title = "News - January '07" |accessdate = 2008-03-15 |author = |date = 2007-01 |publisher = "Daisy 3 Pictures" ]

elected stage and screen credits



* "My Best Friend's Wedding" (as Mandy), 1997
* "Mercury Rising" (as Emily), 1998
* "Straight-Jacket" (as Sally), 2004
* "The Stepford Wives" (as Barbara), 2004
* "Transamerica" (as Sydney), 2005
* "Lovely By Surprise" (as Marian), 2007
* "Nothing is Private" (as Mrs. Vuoso), 2007
* "Ready? OK!" (as Andy Dowd), 2008
* "Vicky Cristina Barcelona", 2008


* "Sex and the City" (in episode "The Chicken Dance" as Madeline Dunn), 1999
* "Emeril" (as B.D. Benson), 2001
* "Wonderfalls" (as Sister Katrina), 2004
* "Numb3rs" (in episode "Dirty Bomb" as Vicky Sites), 2005
* "The Inside" (in episode "Pre-Filer" as Kelly Comack), 2005
* "Arrested Development" (in episode "Fakin' It" as Jan Eagleman), 2006
* "True Blood" (in episode "Pilot" as Arlene Fowler), 2007
* "Lost" (in episode "The Man Behind the Curtain" as Emily), 2007
* "Desperate Housewives" (in episode "You Can't Judge A Book By Its Cover" as Lucy), 2007


* "The Tempest" (as Miranda), Broadway, 1995
* "Antony and Cleopatra" (as Octavius Caesar), Joseph Papp Public Theater, 1997
* "Freedomland" (as Polly), Playwrights Horizons, 1998
* "Straight Jacket" (as Sally), Playhouse 91, 2000
* "She Stoops to Conquer" (as Kate Hardcastle), Center Stage, 2000
* "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" (as Honey), Guthrie Theater, 2001
* "Chaucer in Rome" (as Sarah), Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, 2001
* "Boys and Girls" (as Shelly), Duke on 42nd Street, 2002
* "No Foreigners Beyond This Point" (as Paula Wheaton), Center Stage, 2002
* "The Rivals" (as Julia), Broadway, 2004-2005
* "Hamlet (as Ophelia), McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton, New Jersey, 2005
* "Cycling Past the Matterhorn" (as Amy), Clurman Theatre, 2005
* "Festen" (as Mette), Music Box Theatre (Broadway), 2006
* "Esther Demsac" (as the reluctant nanny), NY Theatre Workshop's 4th Street Theatre, 2008
* "Likeness", Primary Stages Theater (307 W. 38th Street), 2008



* "29th and Gay", 2005
* "Feet of Clay", short film written by David Caudle


* "Girl Talk", screenplay by actress Kellie Overbey, 2008



* "29th and Gay", 2005
* "Feet of Clay", short film written by David Caudle
* "Ready? OK!", 2008


External links

* [ Carrie Preston at Meet Michael Emerson, the Broadway Actor Who Plays Enigmatic Characters on Television (Michael Emerson's spouse)]
* [ Carrie Preston at the Internet Off-Broadway Database]

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