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Carrie Preston Biography

Birth Place:
Macon, Georgia, United States
Actor, director, producer

Fast Facts

  • Studied ballet as a child
  • Organized a front-yard theater group at age 12 in Macon, GA
  • Met her husband, Michael Emerson, while the two were appearing in Hamlet at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival
  • Appeared as the mother of Emerson's Lost character Ben Linus in a flashback sequence
  • Has played Felicity Huffman's sister twice: first in the 2005 film Transamerica, and later in a 2007 episode of Desperate Housewives
  • Cofounded the production company Daisy 3 Pictures in 2004


  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2014Critics' Choice Television Awards-Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2013Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: nominated