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Carmen Cuba, CSA

Carmen Cuba is an award-winning casting director based in Los Angeles.

Carmen Cuba is an award-winning casting director based in Los Angeles.

Carmen's career began in 1999 with the controversial filmmaker Larry Clark on the films "Bully" and "Ken Park". In 2004, she began a long-standing collaboration with Steven Soderbergh, having cast his last 14 feature films. Her work with Ridley Scott has included "The Martian," "Alien Covenant," and "All The Money In The World". Other recent directors include Destin Cretton ("Just Mercy"), Justin Simien ("Bad Hair"), Melina Matsoukas ("Queen and Slim"), Drew Goddard ("Bad Times at the El Royale"), Fede Alvarez ("The Girl in the Spider's Web"), Andrew Haigh ("Lean on Pete") and Joel Edgerton ("Boy Erased"). In 2020/2021 she'll have films coming out by Ron Howard ("Hillbilly Elegy"), Lana Wachowski ("The Matrix 4"), French filmmaker Leos Carax ("Annette"), Jane Campion ("The Power of the Dog"), Andrew Dosunmu ("Beauty") and two features by Soderbergh.

Her work expanded to television in 2012 with the HBO miniseries Behind the Candelabra for which she won an Emmy award for Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries/Movie. In 2016 she won the Emmy award for Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series for Stranger Things and was again nominated for that series in 2017.

Other notable television projects include The Knick, The Girlfriend Experience, Narcos, Sense8, David Makes Man and Tanya Saracho's highly acclaimed series Vida. Currently she has Devs written and directed by Alex Garland and Mrs. America starring Cate Blanchett on FX on Hulu. HBO's We Are Who We Are by Luca Guadagnino, the Amazon series The Power with Reed Morano at the helm and Kid Cudi's animated series Entergalactic will follow.

Carmen is a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the Television Academy, and the Casting Society of America.

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Carmen Cuba, CSA

Carmen Cuba, CSA

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

3 Nominations 2 Emmys

Outstanding Casting For A Drama Series - 2018

  • Nominee
  • Carmen Cuba, CSA, Casting by
  • Stranger Things
  • Netflix
  • A Netflix Original Production

Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series - 2017

  • Winner
  • Carmen Cuba, CSA, Casting by
  • Stranger Things
  • Netflix
  • 21 Laps Entertainment and Monkey Massacre Productions

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special - 2013

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