Carrie Preston Net Worth

Carrie Preston Net Worth 2023: Wiki Biography, Married, Family, Measurements, Height, Salary, Relationships

Carrie Preston net worth is
$2 Million

Carrie Preston Wiki Biography

Carrie Preston is an American film and television actress, producer and director. She is known for her work on the television series True Blood and Person of Interest, as well as The Good Wife, which earned her the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Dram...

Full NameCarrie Preston
Net Worth$2 Million
Date Of BirthJune 21, 1967
Place Of BirthMacon, Georgia, United States
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)
ProfessionActor, Film Producer, Film director
EducationJuilliard School, University of Evansville
NationalityUnited States of America
SpouseMichael Emerson (m. 1998)
ParentsRay Preston, Pam Preston
SiblingsJohn G. Preston, Leslie Preston
Nicknames캐리 프레스톤 , Престон, Кэрри
AwardsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
NominationsCritics' Choice Television Award for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series, Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
MoviesMy Best Friend's Wedding, Mercury Rising, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, Duplicity, That Evening Sun, Transamerica, Towelhead, 5 Flights Up, A Bag of Hammers, Doubt, The Stepford Wives, Ready? OK!, Straight-Jacket, That's What She Said, The Legend of Bagger Vance, For Richer or Poorer, To the Bone, Woman...
TV ShowsCrowded, The Good Wife, True Blood, Good Morning, Miami, Emeril, Union Square
1I'm a character actor and I get lost in these characters, so I think it's only recently that people have begun to connect dots and go, 'Oh, that's the same person that did this, this, this, this and this!' which I take as a compliment. One time somebody called me an illusionist, and that was the nicest thing anyone has ever said.
2'That's What She Said' is not Hollywood's standard picture of women: preternaturally gorgeous, wedding obsessed, boy crazy, fashion focused, sexed up 'girl' women. These are real women, comically portrayed, who are trying to wrestle with the very expectations of womanhood that Hollywood movies set up.
3When you're doing a play that's fully produced, you have the benefit of rehearsing for four or five weeks, so you really get to live in the skin of the character for much longer than when you first start doing a character on TV.
4Kellie Overbey gave me this play called 'Girl Talk.' I read it and totally fell in love with the characters. I told her she had to let me direct it and put Marcia DeBonis in it.
5I grew up in Georgia, and I started acting in plays when I was like eight years old, and I always memorized everyone's parts, not just my own, and I always memorized everyone's blocking. Whenever anyone wasn't there, I would always jump in. I was very hands-on.
6'Emeril' came on the air right when a new president of NBC was taking over, and there was just a big shift going on. And then 9/11 happened, and that really pretty much killed it, because the show was already having a hard time finding an audience. I don't regret it. I had a really good time.
7I think that in order for anything to work on television, you have to have conflict. Nothing can be too happy or it's boring. People don't want to watch that - they want to watch things that are exciting and dangerous and sexy and have tension.
8I got my first big paycheck for 'My Best Friend's Wedding.' This was in the days when you actually did get paid to have a supporting role. It just doesn't happen like that anymore, but this was in the '90s. It was the golden age!
9I do think there's a spiritual element in the world, yes. Have I experienced a ghost firsthand, per se? No. I guess I've experienced feelings or some kind of a presence. But I certainly haven't seen any kind of transparent entity running around.
10I like being able to marry the actor and the technician inside of me. It's really fulfilling. It exercises all of my creative muscles.
11Directing is definitely something that is in my life for keeps, and the more I do it, the more I realize how much I want to learn and how much I have to give. And it kind of bolsters my acting - it enhances it in a really wonderful way that I wasn't expecting.
12By the time I was twelve, I had started my own theater company and was doing plays in the backyard and the front yard and all over the neighborhood, so, you know, I was definitely a lifer even back when I was 10.
13I have a recurring role on 'Person of Interest,' which is my husband's show. I play the love of his life. It was really fun to do that.
14A lot of people probably don't realize how difficult it is to stick to that lawyer speak when you're not a lawyer. I see everyone on 'The Good Wife' - everyone, people who have been there since day one - struggling with that language because it is just not how people talk.
15I tend to play every color in the Southern rainbow, and the challenge is to make each character different so I'm not doing any generic 'Southern acting.'
16I don't like lying around on the beach. I like to be busy.
17Everyone thinks they went to high school with me. I take it as a compliment that I look different in every role.
18Alan Cumming is such an amazing performer and person.
19Back in 2004, Kellie Overbey handed me her play 'Girl Talk' to read. I fell in love with her brutally delicious humor and the fearlessly deft way in which she drew her characters. They jumped off the page and begged me to give them a space in which to stomp around.
20The heroines in 'That's What She Said' are flawed, messy, damaged, hilarious and culpable and not really concerned about being acceptable to the audience in any traditional sense, which for me is what makes them all the more gorgeous. And the fearless truth of that is what makes it funny.
21I shot all my stuff on 'Arrested Development' in one day, and was brought into a really well-oiled machine. 'Cause it was the last season, and they were wrapping up a lot of stuff because they knew at that point that they weren't coming back. There seemed to be kind of a freedom, and certainly the cast had a great amount of camaraderie.
22We women often gauge our own self-worth by the quality of our interactions with our lovers. And often these interactions are interpreted for, described for, processed by our women friends. Relationships are the conduits through which flows our connection with each other.
23'True Blood' is shot on film. It's more like a movie, and they take more days to shoot it, plus it has an hour of content. 'The Good Wife' is network. They're shooting on HD. It moves quicker and they only have forty minutes of content instead of a full hour. Not to mention the difference of shooting, you know, rated-R stuff!
24'The Good Wife' was definitely the biggest surprise and gift that I've had in a long time, and that did come out of some other work that I had done. That whole adage of 'work begets work' actually worked in that case - it was at the very end of their first season that my character was first introduced.
1Carrie had a recurring role alongside her husband Michael Emerson on the TV show Person of Interest (2011) where they played lovers.
2Preston met her now-husband Michael Emerson during the mid-1990s when they both appeared in a production of "Hamlet" at the Alabama Shakespeare Festival. Preston played Ophelia and Emerson played Guildenstern in the production.
3Has played the sister of Felicity Huffman twice - Desperate Housewives (2004) and Transamerica (2005).
4Has appeared on Lost (2004), playing the mother of the character "Ben Linus". Ben is played by Preston's real-life husband, Michael Emerson; the age difference is explicable because Ben's mother died shortly after giving birth to him.
5She and her husband, Michael Emerson, are both in the movie Straight-Jacket (2004).


And Then I Go2017post-productionMs. Arnold
Claws2017TV Movie filmingPolly
Daisy Winters2017completedAunt Margaret
When We Rise2017TV Mini-Series post-productionSally Gearhart
To the Bone2017post-production
The Dating Game KillerTV Movie pre-productionCarol Jensen
6 Love Stories2016Diane Mackey
Person of Interest2012-2016TV SeriesGrace Hendricks
Crowded2016TV SeriesMartina Moore
Grace and Frankie2016TV SeriesKrystle
Drinking with the Stars2016TV Series
The Good Wife2010-2016TV SeriesElsbeth Tascioni
Equity2016Compliance Officer Abby
Happyish2015TV SeriesDebbie
The Sonnet Project2015TV Series
Recorded Lives2014TV SeriesRisa (2014)
Getting On2014TV SeriesDenya Thorp
5 Flights Up2014Miriam Carswell
True Blood2008-2014TV SeriesArlene Fowler
The Following2014TV SeriesJudy
Beneath the Harvest Sky2013Kim
Vino Veritas2013Claire
Who's Afraid of Vagina Wolf?2013Chloe / Angel Tits
Royal Pains2012TV SeriesJackie Van Ark
The Carrier2011ShortSister (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2011TV SeriesBella Zane
True Blood: Jessica's Blog2011TV SeriesArlene Fowler
A Bag of Hammers2011Lynette
Private Practice2009TV SeriesYvonne Pierce
That Evening Sun2009Ludie Choat
Duplicity2009Barbara Bofferd
Doubt2008/IChristine Hurley
Vicky Cristina Barcelona2008Sally
Ready? OK!2008/IAndy Dowd
Desperate Housewives2007TV SeriesLucy
Towelhead2007Evelyn Vuoso
Lovely by Surprise2007Marian
Lost2007TV SeriesEmily Linus
Law & Order: Criminal Intent2003-2006TV SeriesLena Copeland / Doreen Whitlock / Megan Colby
Arrested Development2006TV SeriesJan Eagleman
The Inside2005TV SeriesKelly Comack
Numb3rs2005TV SeriesVicky Sites
Hope & Faith2004TV SeriesSally Jones
The Stepford Wives2004Barbara
Wonderfalls2004TV SeriesSister Katrina
Straight-Jacket2004Sally Stone
Good Morning, Miami2003TV SeriesKiera
Emeril2001TV SeriesB.D. Benson
The Legend of Bagger Vance2000Idalyn Greaves
Woman Wanted1999Monica
Sex and the City1999TV SeriesMadeline Dunn
Cradle Will Rock1999VTA - Administrator
Spin City1999TV SeriesGayle
Five Houses1998TV Movie
Grace & Glorie1998TV MovieCharlene Stiles
Mercury Rising1998Emily Lang
Significant Others1998TV SeriesPatti Pasternak
Norville and Trudy1997Sam
For Richer or Poorer1997Rebecca Yoder
Union Square1997TV SeriesJester
The Journey1997/ILaura Singh
My Best Friend's Wedding1997Amanda Newhouse
Cutty Whitman1996TV MovieSheriff
Just a Friend1985Mint Jennifer


Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show2016Documentary executive producer completed
Recorded Lives2014TV Series executive producer
Roger, the Chicken2014TV Mini-Series producer
Roger, the Chicken: Dinner2013TV Short producer
That's What She Said2012/Iproducer
Ready? OK!2008/Iexecutive producer
Feet of Clay2007Short executive producer
29th and Gay2005executive producer


Happy Lucky Golden Tofu Panda Dragon Good Time Fun Fun Show2016Documentary completed
Darwin: The Series2014TV Series
That's What She Said2012/I
Feet of Clay2007Short
29th and Gay2005


29th and Gay2005


True Blood2013TV Series performer - 1 episode


After Dark with Julian Clark2016TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
HBO First Look1997TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


2016 Creative Arts Emmys2016TV MovieHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Commercial / Outstanding Interactive Program / Outstanding Narrator and Nominated: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
After Dark with Julian Clark2016TV SeriesHerself - special guest
Home & Family2016TV SeriesHerself
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows2016TV SpecialHerself
2014 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2014TV SpecialHerself - Co-Presenter: Outstanding Special and Visual Effects / Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role / Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Miniseries or Movie & Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program
The 4th Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards2014TV SpecialHerself
Super Geeked Up2014TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Fashion News Live2014TV SeriesHerself
Why We (Heart) Vampires2013TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 65th Primetime Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series & Presenter: Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series
2013 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards2013TV SpecialHerself - Winner: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series
Entertainment Tonight2013TV SeriesHerself
2013 New Now Next Awards2013TV SpecialHerself
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHerself - Guest
25th Annual Genesis Awards2011TV SpecialHerself
Hell's Kitchen2010TV SeriesHerself

Archive Footage

Lost: Destiny Calls2009TV MovieEmily Linus (uncredited)

Won Awards

2013Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2009Special Achievement AwardSatellite AwardsBest Ensemble, TelevisionTrue Blood (2008)
2009Special Jury AwardSXSW Film FestivalBest Ensemble CastThat Evening Sun (2009)
2008FilmOut Festival AwardFilmOut San Diego, USBest Narrative FeatureReady? OK! (2008)
2008FilmOut Festival AwardFilmOut San Diego, USBest ActressReady? OK! (2008)

Nominated Awards

2016Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2016OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Guest Actress in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2014Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2014Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressThe Good Wife (2009)
2013Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2013Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressThe Good Wife (2009)
2012Critics' Choice TV AwardCritics Choice Television AwardsBest Guest Performer in a Drama SeriesThe Good Wife (2009)
2012Gold Derby TV AwardGold Derby AwardsDrama Guest ActressThe Good Wife (2009)
2012Festival PrizeSoHo International Film FestivalBest Showcase Feature FilmThat's What She Said (2012)
2010ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesTrue Blood (2008)

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