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Carrie-Anne Moss

Carrie-Anne Moss at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Carrie-Anne Moss
August 21, 1967 (1967-08-21) (age 42)
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Steven Roy (1999–present)

Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress known for her roles in The Matrix trilogy, Memento, and Chocolat.


Life and career

Early life

Carrie-Anne Moss was born in Burnaby, British Columbia. She has an older brother, Brooke. Moss' mother Barbara named her for The Hollies' 1967 hit song, "Carrie Anne." Moss lived with her mother in Vancouver as a child.[1] At the age of 11, she joined the Vancouver children's musical theatre and later went on to tour Europe with the Magee Secondary School Choir in her senior year; one of her classmates was Gil Bellows. She enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena upon her return. In 1985, she left Vancouver for Toronto and became a model. This career took her to Japan and Spain in the late 1980s.


Moss 1999

While in Spain, she landed a role in the drama series Dark Justice, her first television appearance. She moved from Barcelona to Los Angeles, California with the series in 1992. She starred in FOX's short-lived primetime soap opera Models Inc., a spin-off of Melrose Place, as one of the models. Her big breakthrough came when she was chosen to play the latex-clad hacker Trinity in the 1999 box office success The Matrix. She reprised the role of Trinity in two sequels as well as providing voice-overs for video game and animated spin-offs of the film. Coincidentally, she had previously co-starred in an unrelated made-in-Canada television series also entitled Matrix.

Following the release of the The Matrix, Moss starred opposite Burt Reynolds and Richard Dreyfuss in the Disney mobster comedy The Crew for producers Barry Sonnenfeld and Barry Josephson. She then starred with Val Kilmer in Red Planet for Warner Bros. for producer Mark Canton, and next co-starred opposite Juliette Binoche, Johnny Depp, and Dame Judi Dench in Miramax's Oscar-nominated film Chocolat for director Lasse Hallström and producer David Brown. Next, she starred with Guy Pearce in the critically acclaimed independent thriller Memento for which Moss earned an Independent Spirit Award for her performance. She is voicing the character Aria in Mass Effect 2.

Personal life

Moss married fellow actor Steven Roy in 1999. They have two sons, born in 2003,[2] 2005, and a daughter in 2009. Moss has refused to reveal the names of her children in public in order to protect their privacy. Actress Maria Bello is the godmother of Moss' older son.[3]

She is vegan.



Starring as actress

Year Title Role Other notes
1993 Flashfire Meredith Neal
1994 The Soft Kill
1996 Sabotage Louise Castle (uncredited)
Terrified Tracy
364 Girls a Year
1997 Lethal Tender Melissa Wilkins
The Secret Life of Algernon Madge Clerisy
1999 The Matrix Trinity
New Blood Leigh
2000 Chocolat Caroline Clairmont
Red Planet Cmdr. Kate Bowman
Memento Natalie
The Crew Detective Olivia Neal
2003 The Matrix Reloaded Trinity
Enter The Matrix Trinity FMVs, Motion Capture, and Voice
The Matrix Revolutions Trinity
The Animatrix Trinity (voice) Video
2004 Suspect Zero Fran Kulok
2005 The Chumscrubber Jerri Falls
Sledge: The Untold Story Girlfriend
2006 Fido Helen Robinson
Snow Cake Maggie
Mini's First Time Diane
2007 Disturbia Julie Brecht
Normal Catherine
2008 Fireflies in the Garden Kelly Hanson
2009 Love Hurts Amanda Bingham
2010 Unthinkable Agent Helen Brody

Starring as producer

Year Title
2010 Inspired

Video games

Year Title Role Other notes
2010 Mass Effect 2 Aria (voice)


Year Title Role Other notes
1991 Dark Justice Tara McDonald
1992 Forever Knight Monica Howard 1992
1993 Matrix Liz Teel 1993
Silk Stalkings Lisa/Lana Bannon
1994 Models Inc. Carrie Spencer
Baywatch Gwen Brown/Mattie Brown
1995 Nowhere Man Karin Stoltz 1995
1996 F/X: The Series Lucinda Scott (1996-1997)
Due South Irene Zuko
2008 Pretty/Handsome Elizabeth Fitzpayne TV pilot

Awards and recognition


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