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Carrie Preston

Preston in April 2009
Born June 21, 1967 (1967-06-21) (age 42)
Macon, Georgia, United States
Occupation Actress, director, producer
Years active 1979–present
Spouse(s) Michael Emerson (1998–present)
.Carrie Preston (born June 21, 1967)[1] is an American actress on both stage and screen.^ Actress Carrie Preston, above, will play the mother of Ben, her real-life husband's character on the show 'Lost.'
  • Spicedogs - Carrie Preston, Michael Emerson's wife, to play his mother on LOST 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC spicedogs.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I had the pleasure of chatting with another incredibly sweet actress named Carrie Preston , who stars in the HBO vampire series True Blood .
  • Interview with Carrie Preston (Arlene, True Blood) 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC tvdramas.about.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When journeyman actress Carrie Preston was hired for the cast of the HBO vampire series True Blood, she knew her role was to provide the comic relief.
  • People: Carrie Preston juggles tragedy, comedy, vampires | projo.com | The Providence Journal TV | 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: General]

.She has also produced, directed, and edited.^ You've dabbled in directing, editing and producing.
  • The Reel Deal | Movie Reviews by Mark Sells - Carrie Preston 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.oregonherald.com [Source type: General]

^ Michael also had a small role in the film 29th and Gay, which Carrie Preston produced, directed, and edited.

^ She also edited, directed, and produced the film 29th and Gay.

.Her husband is actor Michael Emerson, and her brother is actor John G. Preston.^ OK!” which she both produced and starred in with her husband, Michael Emerson, and her brother John Preston.
  • Macon Film & Video Festival is judged a success - Local & State - Macon 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.macon.com [Source type: News]
  • Macon Film & Video Festival is judged a success - Local & State - Macon 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.macon.com [Source type: News]

^ Michael is Michael Emerson, Preston's husband.
  • Carrie Preston looking forward to continuing "True Blood" - Alec Harvey's Blog & Column - al.com 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC blog.al.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • 'True Blood's' Carrie Preston hasn't forgotten her roots - Scene source - al.com 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC blog.al.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • 'True Blood's' Carrie Preston hasn't forgotten her roots -Television News & Reviews - al.com 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.al.com [Source type: General]
  • 'True Blood's' Carrie Preston hasn't forgotten her roots - Alabama Entertainment | Music, Movies, TV & More - al.com 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.al.com [Source type: General]

^ The adult Linus is played by Michael Emerson, Preston’s husband.
  • People: Carrie Preston juggles tragedy, comedy, vampires | projo.com | The Providence Journal TV | 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: General]

Contents

Early life

.Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, to an artist and art therapist mother and a geo-technical engineer father, a young Carrie Preston discovered her true calling in performing arts.^ Early Life, Education, and Career Carrie Preston was born and raised in Macon , Georgia.

^ Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, Preston was only 8 years old when she decided to follow in her older brother’s footsteps (John G. Preston, also now a professional actor), and began performing in community theater shows.
  • Newsarama.com : Actress Goes Through Transformation on 'True Blood' 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.newsarama.com [Source type: General]

^ Her mother worked as an artist and art therapist and her father was a geotechnical engineer (a profession concerning the engineering properties of earth materials).

.[2] At the age of 12, she became the impresario of her own front-yard theater company as producer, writer, casting director, costumer, director and actress.^ At the tender age of 12, she began her own front yard theater group and dedicated her life to the art.
  • The Reel Deal | Movie Reviews by Mark Sells - Carrie Preston 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.oregonherald.com [Source type: General]

^ Having worked with Preston on his 2007 film Towelhead , executive producer/director/writer Alan Ball thought she would be perfect as Arlene in True Blood .
  • Newsarama.com : Actress Goes Through Transformation on 'True Blood' 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.newsarama.com [Source type: General]

^ By the time she was 12, Preston had founded her own street theater company with other neighborhood kids.
  • Newsarama.com : Actress Goes Through Transformation on 'True Blood' 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.newsarama.com [Source type: General]

[3] .Preston later obtained a bachelor's degree from the University of Evansville followed with an acting diploma from the prestigious performing arts school Juilliard School.^ Carrie obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Evansville and then went on to graduate from Julliard.

^ After picking up a Fine Arts degree from the University of Evansville, she elevated to the prestigious Julliard school of acting, where she continued to hone her craft.
  • The Reel Deal | Movie Reviews by Mark Sells - Carrie Preston 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.oregonherald.com [Source type: General]

^ A graduate of the University of Evansville and New York’s prestigious Juilliard School, Preston honed her craft in numerous productions including The Tempest , Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
  • Newsarama.com : Actress Goes Through Transformation on 'True Blood' 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.newsarama.com [Source type: General]

After attending Juilliard, Preston went on to work in performing arts.

Career

.Preston has worked with her husband, actor Michael Emerson, on a number of projects.^ Michael is Michael Emerson, Preston's husband.
  • Carrie Preston looking forward to continuing "True Blood" - Alec Harvey's Blog & Column - al.com 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC blog.al.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • 'True Blood's' Carrie Preston hasn't forgotten her roots - Scene source - al.com 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC blog.al.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • 'True Blood's' Carrie Preston hasn't forgotten her roots -Television News & Reviews - al.com 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.al.com [Source type: General]
  • 'True Blood's' Carrie Preston hasn't forgotten her roots - Alabama Entertainment | Music, Movies, TV & More - al.com 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.al.com [Source type: General]

^ Preston went to work with the festival after attending Juilliard because her brother, actor John Preston, also was in the cast.
  • Spicedogs - Carrie Preston, Michael Emerson's wife, to play his mother on LOST 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC spicedogs.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ OK!” which she both produced and starred in with her husband, Michael Emerson, and her brother John Preston.
  • Macon Film & Video Festival is judged a success - Local & State - Macon 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.macon.com [Source type: News]
  • Macon Film & Video Festival is judged a success - Local & State - Macon 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.macon.com [Source type: News]

.Emerson plays Ben Linus on television's Lost, and Preston was a guest star in episode 20 of season 3, The Man Behind the Curtain.^ Well, it's official Carrie Preston will play Ben's mother in "The Man behind the Curtain,"  the Bencentric episode of LOST. Posted on Fri, May.
  • Spicedogs - Carrie Preston, Michael Emerson's wife, to play his mother on LOST 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC spicedogs.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The adult Linus is played by Michael Emerson, Preston’s husband.
  • People: Carrie Preston juggles tragedy, comedy, vampires | projo.com | The Providence Journal TV | 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.projo.com [Source type: General]

^ Preston is a guest star in the 20th episode of Season 3, The Man Behind the Curtain.

.She played Ben's mother Emily for several flashback scenes, though she and Emerson never appeared in any scenes together.^ Preston appears as Ben's mother, Emily, but didn't have scenes with her husband.
  • Spicedogs - Carrie Preston, Michael Emerson's wife, to play his mother on LOST 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC spicedogs.livejournal.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ She plays Emily, the mother of Ben Linus (a flashback scene of Ben's youth).

^ ABC Emmy winner Michael Emerson plays the conniving Ben Linus on ABC's Lost, a character everyone loves to hate.
  • Jenna Busch: Interview with Michael Emereson (Ben Linus) from Lost 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Emerson and Preston were both featured in the 2004 comedy Straight-Jacket, and the 2008 feature film Ready? OK!.
.Preston is co-owner of the production company Daisy 3 Pictures with James Vasquez and Mark Holmes.^ He co-founded Daisy 3 Pictures in 2004 with his partner, Mark Holmes, and Juilliard classmate, Carrie Preston.
  • Ready? Ok! - Official Website of the Feature Film 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.readyokmovie.com [Source type: General]

^ Mark Holmes Carrie Preston James Vasquez .
  • Ready? Ok! - Official Website of the Feature Film 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.readyokmovie.com [Source type: General]

^ Carrie Preston Nic Vasquez James Vasquez .
  • Ready? Ok! - Official Website of the Feature Film 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.readyokmovie.com [Source type: General]

[4]
.Since 2008, Preston has appeared in the ongoing HBO series True Blood as Arlene Fowler.^ He lets us in on his feelings about his character, making time for his wife and huge Lost fan (actress Carrie Preston, who plays Arlene Fowler on HBO's True Blood and played Ben's mother in a flashback on Lost ) and a sneak peek at the explosive season finale.
  • Jenna Busch: Interview with Michael Emereson (Ben Linus) from Lost 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although she may not have initially seen herself playing Arlene in True Blood , Preston is thrilled that someone else did.
  • Newsarama.com : Actress Goes Through Transformation on 'True Blood' 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC www.newsarama.com [Source type: General]

^ True Blood's Carrie Preston FEARNet Interview: PHOTO The talented and charming Carrie Preston who portrays the redheaded waitress, Arlene Fowler on Alan Ball ’s highly successful HBO TV vampire series True Blood recently spoke with FEARNet regarding season 2 and what she would like to see happen with her character.
  • Watch with Kristin - Various Shows - True Blood Gossip 11 September 2009 18:17 UTC celebrifi.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Selected credits

Acting

Film

Television

Theater

Directing

Film

Theater

  • Girl Talk, screenplay by actress Kellie Overbey, 2008

Producing

Film

References

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