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  • Grew up in an Army family and frequently moved around the U.S. when she was younger; went to high school in Albany, GA.
  • Attended Augusta State University on an athletic scholarship for swimming and cross-country.
  • Moved to New York after her second year of college to pursue a modeling career and worked for Elite and Wilhelmina Models.
  • Made her TV debut in a 1996 episode of Law & Order.
  • Founded a film-production company called Blarma with husband Andy Bates, a producer, cinematographer and editor. Their productions include the 2006 documentary Altered by Elvis.
  • Starred in the Blarma production Girl and a Gun, which won a Best Original Short medallion at the 2008 Washougal International Film Festival in Washington.


  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee


  • Andy Bates — Husband


  • Attended Augusta State University, Augusta, GA

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  • Birth Name: Joelle Marie Carter
  • Birth Place: Georgia
  • Profession: Actor, Model

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