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Mireille Enos Biography

Birth Name:
Marie Mireille Enos
Birth Place:
Houston, Texas, United States

Fast Facts

  • Father was a Mormon missionary in France, where he met and converted Mireille's mother
  • Won an Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship while attending Brigham Young University
  • Performed with the New York acting troupe Handcart Ensemble
  • Played identical twins Kathy and Jodean Marquart on the HBO drama Big Love
  • Was five months pregnant while shooting the pilot for AMC crime drama The Killing
  • Prepped for her detective role in The Killing by grilling the series' still photographer, who had spent 20 years as a homicide investigator
  • Holds a black belt in tae kwon do


  • 2012Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: nominated
  • 2011Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated


  • Raphael Enos -- Brother
  • Vesper Vivianne Ruck -- Daughter
  • Jon Goree Enos -- Father
  • Monique Enos -- Mother
  • Ginger Enos -- Sister
  • Veronique Enos -- Sister
  • Larkin Zouey Ruck -- Son
  • Emma Ruck -- Stepdaughter
  • Sam Ruck -- Stepson