Clea DuVall

Clea DuVall

Age
36
Birthday
Sep. 25th, 1977
Born in
Los Angeles, California, USA
Height
5' 5"

Clea DuVall's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Heroes TV Show
Heroes
American Horror Story TV Show
American Horror Story
Carnivale TV Show
Carnivale
Virtuality TV Show
Virtuality
 

Main Movie Roles

2009 - The Killing Room
2008 - Passengers
2007 - Zodiac
2007 - Anamorph
2007 - Ten Inch Hero
2004 - The Grudge
2003 - 21 Grams
2003 - Identity
2002 - The Slaughter Rule
2002 - The Laramie Project
2001 - Ghosts of Mars
1999 - But I'm a Cheerleader
1999 - She's All That
1999 - The Astronaut's Wife
1999 - Girl, Interrupted
1998 - The Faculty
1998 - Can't Hardly Wait

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Maya
3
Lynette Hennessy
2
Wanda Rickets
2
Katie Reed
2
Jennifer Robinson
2
Marcie Ross
1
Michelle Russell
1
McKenna Grant
1
Maura Darrell
1
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Clea DuVall was born in Los Angeles on September 25, 1977. DuVall's teenage years presented her with many challenges. Her parents divorced when she was twelve, and, when her mother remarried, DuVall moved out because she did not feel at home in the newly-reconstituted family, dropping out of high school and getting her own apartment. An only child, she sought entertainment in movies and television programs, which she consumed voraciously, memorizing entire scenes from movies. Though a rather shy person, DuVall decided she wanted to be an actress, and returned to high school, this time the Los Angeles High School of the Arts. However, the rigors of independent living (she had to work to support herself) meant that she could spend little time in class, and, as a result, she fared poorly in the school.

Nonetheless, DuVall had intensity, commitment and strong natural talent, and soon after graduating, the roles began to come, at first guest spots in television programs and small roles in small films. Soon her first major role came, in Robert Rodriguez (I)'s successful 1998 take on the alien-body-snatcher genre, The Faculty (1998), which featured many other up-and-coming young actors such as Elijah Wood and Josh Hartnett, as well as a strong cast of established adult performers. DuVall played Stokely, a bizarre, tough Goth Girl. This role was typical of DuVall's casting - the outsider, attractive though in an edgy and sometimes slightly disturbing way. (DuVall is pretty and can be glamorous, or can appear rough-around-the-edges, for a role.) Similar roles came in But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) as a tattooed lesbian and Girl, Interrupted (1999) as a mental patient.

DuVall is a complex person - soft-spoken and friendly, yet tough and independent - and she ably lends this complexity to her characters, making her a popular casting choice. She continues to turn in strong performances in such productions as the ensemble thriller Identity (2003), the HBO Gen-X supernatural series "Carnivāle" (2003) and the critically-praised 21 Grams (2003). DuVall is a chain smoker and a close friend of director Jamie Babbit. She is no relation to veteran actor Robert Duvall.


TRIVIA:
  • Practices tae kwon do.
  • Took a small role in _She's All That (1999)_ (qv) to support her friend, 'Rachael Leigh Cook' (qv), in her first leading movie role. The two met on the set of _The Defenders: Payback (1997) (TV)_ (qv).
  • (June 1995) Graduated from the L.A. County High School for the Arts.
  • Is an only child
  • Often works with her good friend 'Summer Phoenix' (qv).
  • She and 'Katharine Towne' (qv) worked together in 3 movies in the span of two years. They first appeared in _Girl (1998)_ (qv), then as best friends in _She's All That (1999)_ (qv), and finally as two lesbians trying to prove their true directions in _But I'm a Cheerleader (1999)_ (qv).
  • Worked in a coffee shop before appearing in _Little Witches (1996)_ (qv).


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