Carrie Coon

  • Birth Name: Carrie Alexandra Coon
  • Birth Place: Copley, Ohio, United States
  • Profession: Actor
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Fast Facts

  • Was recruited to the University of Mount Union to play soccer.
  • Studied at American Players Theatre.
  • Cast as Honey in a Steppenwolf Theatre production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? in 2010; the show eventually transferred to Broadway in 2012
  • Made her big screen debut alongside Ben Affleck in 2014's Gone Girl.


  • 2013, Tony — Actress (Featured Role--Play): Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2017, Emmy — Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2015, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Drama Series: Winner
  • 2017, Critics' Choice Awards — Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series: Nominee


  • Josh Coon — Brother
  • John Coon — Father
  • Tracy Letts — Husband
  • Paula Coon — Mother


  • University of Mount Union, Alliance, Ohio, United States (BA in English and Spanish, 2003); University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States (MFA in Acting, 2006)

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