Carrie performed in the stage production of Outward Bound at the Hudson Theatre in Los Angeles, California.
Carrie majored in acting at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena, California.
Carrie is 5' 8 1/2" tall.
2000 - Best Actress in a Leading Role, Golden State Award, The Matrix
2000 - Best Debut, Empire Award, The Matrix
2002 - Best Supporting Female, Independent Spirit Award, Memento
2007 - Best Actress in a Canadian Film, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award, Fido
2007 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Genie Award, Snow Cake
Carrie was the first member of her family to leave Canada.
Carrie was a waitress in Vancouver.
Carrie uses Karobics to keep in shape.
1997 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Guest Role in a Dramatic Series, Gemini Award, Due South
2000 - Breakthrough Female Performance, MTV Movie Award, The Matrix
2000 - Best Actress, Saturn Award, The Matrix
2000 - Favorite Actress - Newcomer (Internet Only), Blockbuster Entertainment Award, The Matrix
2001 - Outstanding Performance by the Cast of a Theatrical Motion Picture, Screen Actors Guild Award, Chocolat, shared with cast
2002 - Best Supporting Actress, Chlotrudis Award, Memento
2004 - Choice Movie Actress - Drama/Action Adventure, Teen Choice Award, The Matrix Revolutions
Carrie auditioned six times before getting her role on The Matrix. She underwent four months of Kung Fu training for her role and suffered an ankle injury while filming.
Carrie assumed only Americans were actors as a child.
Carrie bears a slight resemblance to fellow Canadian K.D. Lang even though they are not related.
Carrie's favorite drink is coffee with a lot of cream but no sugar.
Carrie had her first child in September 2003. She had her second child in November 2005.
Carrie played the character Liz Teel in a 1993 television show entitled Matrix. She played Trinity in "The Matrix Trilogy".
Carrie was named after the Hollies' 1967 song entitled Carrie Anne.
Carrie attended high school with actor Gil Bellows.
Carrie: Every movie has its own set of challenges. Every movie is different. But regardless of genre, a movie is a joy to make. I'm open to beautiful stories.
Carrie: Where it gets clear for me about the privacy issue is with my kids because they didn't choose this kind of life. I'm an incredibly open person, though -- I'll tell anyone anything. My husband jokes that I'll invite people over for dinner and he won't know who they are or where I met them. But in my work world, I've never really been tempted to tell too much of my story.
Carrie: (on being a part of the "Matrix" trilogy) I feel really grateful and really honoured to be part of it. It's like a segment of a life is ending. It's like saying goodbye to a part of my life, and I really want to celebrate that.
Carrie: I don't have issues with playing moms. When a role is well-written, whatever it is, it's just about playing the truth of the character. I always wanted to be a mother. I love it.
Carrie: After The Matrix, I cannot wear sunglasses. As soon as I put them on, people recognize me.
Carrie: I don't really look at work from a nationalist viewpoint. If there's great work anywhere, you want to be a part of it. And good work happens all around the globe - but that doesn't mean I'm not proud to be Canadian. I'm really proud to be Canadian.
Carrie: I shoplifted. I was about five years old, and I took a candy from a store. We paid for three of them, but I took four, and I went home and cried. My mom took me back, and I paid for the missing piece.
Carrie: I never think of myself as a pioneer, because I look at people like Sigourney Weaver.
Carrie: I'm definitely not a big fan of that part of the work. I'm such a private person, and sexuality is such a private thing. A sex scene is much harder than a fight scene. It's one thing to say, 'Kick higher,' but 'Kiss harder' -- that's just crazy.
Carrie: (on having a superhero power) I would have the power to make everybody happy and at peace and love each other. *Pssh* It worked!
Carrie: I really don't have any kind of strategy for my career. I don't believe in strategy in this business. I just don't believe in it. It would make me crazy to think that I could somehow be in the right movie or do the right thing.
Carrie: I believe anything is possible. I don't believe the world is black or white. I think there's so much going on that we don't have any clue about it. I choose to believe that and I don't need scientific data to believe something.