Born in the Akron, Ohio region, Carrie was raised in a very athletic oriented family. Carrie's grandfather, Ralph Coon, was a legend of the football program at Copley High School where Carrie also attended. In her own right, Carrie was an outstanding athelete in high school and played…more
Carrie participated in Concern for Children, an organization that assists orphanages in El Salvador.
Carrie has one sister who is adopted; Morena who was an orphan from El Salvador due to the civil war there in the 1980's.
Carrie graduated from Copley High School, Akron, Ohio in 1999.
Carrie was awarded the Clyde A. Lamb Scholar Athlete Award for 2002 and 2003 at Mount Union College for her accomplishments in soccer.
While attending Copley High School, Carrie was awarded the Outstanding Senior Female Athlete by the coaching staff.
Carrie starred in a Fulton Market Films production, One In A Million 2012.
Carrie Coon's role in The Playboy Club is of a undercover reporter that was designed after real life undercover reporter Gloria Steinem.
Carrie's favorite Chicago restaurant is Indie Café on Broadway that specialises in Thai food.
Originally going for an English major in college, Carrie switched to the theater arts when she landed a role in A Midsummer Night's Dream as Queen Titania.
Carrie is scheduled to revisit the role of Honey in the play "Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe" on Broadway in 2012.
Carrie has acted in commercials for the following companies: Wal Mart, Whirlpool, Valspar Paint and Baby Bel Cheese.
Carrie has acted with the following theaters:Steppenwolf Theatre, Goodman Theatre, Renaissance Theaterworks, Madison Repertory, American Players Theatre and University Theatre.
Carrie is trained in stunt acting and fight choreography. She has used these skills in films like: Wolverine, Return to Castle Wolfenstein and Singularity.
Carrie is represented by the Stewart Talent Agency out of Chicago, Illinois.
Carrie has a MFA in Acting from the University of Wisconsin and a BA in English/Spanish from Mount Union College in Ohio.
Carrie is a member of the Screen Actor's Guild (SAG) and Actor's Equity Association (AEA).
Carrie starred in the play, Who's Afraid of Virginia Wolfe, in 2008.
Carrie: I've never felt terribly attached to acting because I always feel like the world is really big and really interesting, and there are a lot of places that I can put my energy and be fulfilled. I'm not worried about it.
Carrie: When I look back, I always say, 'Oh, I never thought I'd be an actor,' and my parents always say, 'Really?' I have this image of myself as a sort of quiet, observant little girl, and they're like, 'No, no, no. You were bossy,' and all these other things, so I guess I did sort of have an eye on it.
Carrie: The actual real thing probably looks nothing like what you're expecting; it may bear very little resemblance to the real things that came before. Maybe that's exactly how you know. Be honest, be bold, be honest, be brave, be vulnerable, risk everything, be honest. Simple, but not easy. Not easy, but better than being afraid.
Carrie: (on acting intoxicated on stage) Playing tipsy on stage is terrifying, it can go very poorly because everyone kind of knows what that looks like, but every individual has a different way of being drunk. My little secret is that my cousin every Christmas for the past ten years, she would get broken up with and would get completely sloshed every Christmas and would go through this crying/laughing thing; she's really funny in real life so she got even funnier. A few years ago, she was in her 'state,' and I said I have to take notes on this because one day this is going to get me a role.
Carrie: Communication is an essential part of any career path, and as an actor, I'm my own small business.
Carrie: Gratitude keeps you from getting bitter in this business. I've just been really lucky. I work hard, but the opportunities that have come my way have been unbelievable.
Carrie: (on the typical Chicago theatre viewer) For some reason, I feel as though the audiences in Chicago love to be uncomfortable. They just get a kick out of it. So they have a sort of raucous energy.