Jun. 21st, 1967
Macon, Georgia, USA
Carrie Preston's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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Preston has worked with her husband, actor Michael Emerson, on a number of projects. Emerson played Ben Linus on television's Lost, and Preston was a guest star in episode 20 of season 3, "The Man Behind the Curtain" as Ben's mother Emily in flashback scenes, though she and Emerson never shared scenes together. The couple were featured in the 2004 comedy film Straight-Jacket and the 2008 feature film, Ready? OK!. Most recently, she has appeared in several episodes of Person of Interest as Grace Hendricks, the former fiancée of Emerson's character, Harold Finch.
Preston is co-owner of the production company Daisy 3 Pictures with James Vasquez and Mark Holmes. Since 2008, she has played Arlene Fowler on True Blood. On July 31, 2010, Carrie Preston and her husband, Michael Emerson, read A. R. Gurney's Love Letters, which was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for Drama, at the Charleston Stage. They performed it as a fundraiser for the South Carolina's theatre. The reading was followed by a brief "Question and Answer" session.
Since 2010, she has played the recurring character of Elsbeth Tascioni in CBS's The Good Wife, a role for which she has won the 2013 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. She returned as a recurring character on season 5 of The Good Wife which premiered on September 29, 2013.
On September 6, 2013, it was announced that Preston had signed on to play a recurring character in the second season of the Kevin Bacon-led thriller, The Following; she portrayed Judy, a prostitute and ill-fated groupie of Joe Carroll. The show's second season premiered in January 2014.
- Has played the sister of 'Felicity Huffman' (qv) twice. Once on _"Desperate Housewives" (2004)_ (qv) and once in _Transamerica (2005)_ (qv).
- She and her husband, 'Michael Emerson (I)' (qv), are both in the movie _Straight-Jacket (2004)_ (qv).
- Has appeared on _"Lost" (2004)_ (qv), playing the mother of the character "Ben Linus". Ben is played by Preston's real-life husband, 'Michael Emerson (I)' (qv); the age difference is explicable because Ben's mother died shortly after giving birth to him.