Carrie Coon

Carrie Coon

Date of Birth

Birthday: January 24
Birthplace: Copley, Ohio

Tony and Critic's Choice Award nominee Carrie Coon can currently be seen playing Nora Durst in the HBO series The Leftovers.

Tony and Critic's Choice Award nominee Carrie Coon can currently be seen playing Nora Durst in the HBO series The Leftovers.

Born and raised in Ohio, Coon began her acting career in the Madison Repertory Theatre after graduating from the University of Wisconsin - Madison with an MFA in Acting. Initially, she supported herself by doing motion capture work for a Wisconsin video game company. In 2010 came her breakthrough role - Honey in the Steppenwolf Theatre Compnay's production of Who's Afriad of Virginia Woolf?. She eventually made her Broadway debut in the play when the production moved to Broadway, winning a Theatre World Award and receiving a Tony nomination for the role.

 

In 2011, Coon made the jump to television with a role in the NBC series The Playboy Club. In 2014 came Coon's film debut in Gone Girl, playing Margo Dunne, the sister of Ben Affleck's character. That same year, Coon began her role in The Leftovers, based on the novel by Tom Perrotta and created by Perrotta and Lost's Damon Lindelof. Coon plays a woman who lost her husband, son, and daughter in an unexplained global event in which 2% of the world's population disappeared. She received a 2015 Critic's Choice Award nomination for her performance.

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Awards & Nominations

1 Nomination
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie - 2017
  • Nominee
  • Carrie Coon, as Gloria Burgle
  • Fargo
  • FX Networks
  • MGM Television and FX Productions
Carrie Coon on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Carrie Coon on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.
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Carrie Coon on the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmys.

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