Carrie Preston

Carrie Preston

Date of Birth

Birthday: June 21
Birthplace: Macon, Georgia, USA

Through her insatiable passion for the arts and natural gift as both a comedic and dramatic actress, Carrie Preston has landed standout roles from the stage to the big screen. Quoted as a “scene stealer” by the New York Post, she has been working on her Critics' Choice nominated recurring role on the Emmy winning series The Good Wife, her recurring role in Person Of Interest, as well as her starring role as Arlene Fowler, the red-headed sassy waitress in the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated HBO series True Blood.

Through her insatiable passion for the arts and natural gift as both a comedic and dramatic actress, Carrie Preston has landed standout roles from the stage to the big screen. Quoted as a “scene stealer” by the New York Post, she has been working on her Critics' Choice nominated recurring role on the Emmy winning series The Good Wife, her recurring role in Person Of Interest, as well as her starring role as Arlene Fowler, the red-headed sassy waitress in the Golden Globe and Emmy nominated HBO series True Blood.

Coming up on the film front, you can catch her in the coming of age story Beneath The Harvest Sky and as the lead in the violent revenge tale Your Ass Is Grass co-produced by Carrie’s production company Daisy 3 Pictures. Other film credits include Straight-Jacket; Lovely By Surprise; Mercury Rising with Bruce Willis; and For Richer Or Poorer with Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley.

In addition to her work in front of the camera, Carrie is also a director and producer with her production company, Daisy 3 Pictures. Her latest directorial project titled, That’s What She Said, is a feature film written by Kellie Overbey, starring Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis and Alia Shawkat. The film made its world premiere at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival and was also screened at the Nashville Film Festival 2012 where Carrie was honored with two awards for the film including Best Film By A Women Director.

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Awards & Nominations

2 Nominations | 1 Emmy
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2016
  • Nominee
  • Carrie Preston, as Elsbeth Tascioni
  • The Good Wife
  • CBS
  • Eye Productions in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series - 2013
  • Winner
  • Carrie Preston, as Elsbeth Tascioni
  • The Good Wife
  • CBS
  • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
Michael Kelly and Carrie Preston on stage at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
Carrie Preston on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
The Blacklist stunt coordinator Cort L. Hessler III (l) accepts an award from Joe Manganiello (c) and Carrie Preston (r) at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Presenters Joe Manganiello and Carrie Preston at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Carrie Preston arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Carrie Preston of True Blood arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
Dan Bucatinsky and Carrie Preston at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
Carrie Preston and Dan Bucatinsky on stage at the 65th Emmys
Carrie Prestion and Dan Bucatinsky backstage at the 65th Emmys
Carrie Preston on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
Carrie Preston on the Red Carpet at the 65th Creative Arts Emmys
Carrie Preston
Actors Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston
Carrie Preston arrives at the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards
Actress Carrie Preston arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Michael Emerson & Carrie Preston - 60th Primetime Emmys - Show & Audience
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Michael Kelly and Carrie Preston on stage at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Michael Kelly and Carrie Preston on stage at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Carrie Preston and Michael Emerson on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.

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Carrie Preston on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys.
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Carrie Preston on the red carpet at the 2016 Creative Arts Emmys. 

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The Blacklist stunt coordinator Cort L. Hessler III (l) accepts an award from Joe Manganiello (c) and Carrie Preston (r) at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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The Blacklist stunt coordinator Cort L. Hessler III (l) accepts an award from Joe Manganiello (c) and Carrie Preston (r) at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Presenters Joe Manganiello and Carrie Preston at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Presenters Joe Manganiello and Carrie Preston at the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Carrie Preston arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Carrie Preston arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Carrie Preston of True Blood arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.
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Carrie Preston of True Blood arrives for the 2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmys.

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Dan Bucatinsky and Carrie Preston at the Backstage Live Thank You Cam
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Carrie Preston and Dan Bucatinsky on stage at the 65th Emmys
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Carrie Prestion and Dan Bucatinsky backstage at the 65th Emmys
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Carrie Preston on the Red Carpet at the 65th Emmys
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Carrie Preston on the Red Carpet at the 65th Creative Arts Emmys
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Carrie Preston
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Actors Michael Emerson and Carrie Preston
Carrie Preston arrives at the 62nd Primetime Emmy® Awards
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Actress Carrie Preston arrives at the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre
Michael Emerson & Carrie Preston - 60th Primetime Emmys - Show & Audience
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