Carrie Brownstein

  • Birth Name: Carrie Rachel Grace Brownstein
  • Birth Place: Seattle, Washington, United States
  • Profession: Musician, Actor, Writer
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Fast Facts

  • Played soccer and tennis as a youngster.
  • In 2001, her group Sleater-Kinner was dubbed America's Best Rock Band by Time magazine. The band was named after a local freeway off-ramp.
  • Was named 2006 Volunteer of the Year by the Oregon Humane Society, where she taught dog-obedience classes.
  • Was the only woman on the list of the 25 Most Underrated Guitarists of All-Time in a 2007 Rolling Stone poll.
  • Has done interviews with Eddie Vedder, Mary Lynn Rajskub and Cheryl Hines for Believer magazine; and reviews of music-related video games for Slate.
  • Has written a blog for NPR Music.
  • Has a sister who's a private investigator.
  • Teamed with Saturday Night Live's Fred Armisen to form the sketch-comedy duo ThunderAnt.

Awards

  • 2019, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety - Sketch Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Nominee
  • 2013, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2015, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2018, Writers Guild Awards — Comedy/Variety - Sketch Series: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Variety Sketch Series: Nominee
  • 2018, Emmy — Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series: Nominee
  • 2012, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series: Nominee

Relationships

  • Stacey Brownstein — Sister

College

  • Attended Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington, United States; The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, United States (1998)

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