With her bubbly persona and drive to perform, CARRIE PRESTON has landed roles in everything from stage to the big screen, including a starring role as Arlene Fowler, the red-headed sassy waitress in the Golden Globe nominated HBO series TRUE BLOOD. Preston’s breakout Outer Critics Award nominated turn as “Miranda” in George C. Woolf’s Broadway production of Shakespeare’s THE TEMPEST with Patrick Stewart, led to roles in major television series such as LOST and DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES along with scene-stealing turns in DUPLICITY with Julia Roberts and Clive Owen; Woody Allen’s VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; the Oscar nominated TRANSAMERICA, playing Felicity Huffman’s sister; Alan Ball’s TOWELHEAD opposite Aaron Eckhart, the Daisy 3 Pictures’ (her production company) film READY? OK!, and the critically acclaimed independent film, THAT EVENING SUN, with Hal Holbrook.
Born and raised in Macon, Georgia, where her mother was an artist and art therapist while her dad was a geo-technical engineer, a young Carrie Preston discovered her true calling in life lay in performing arts. At the age of 12, she became the impresario of her own front-yard theater company as producer, writer, casting director, costumer, director – and of course, actress. Preston later obtained a BFA from the University of Evansville followed with an acting diploma from the prestigious Juilliard School.
Carrie made an auspicious big screen debut as one of the two sexy, Southern bridesmaid sisters in the Julia Robert’s blockbuster MY BEST FRIEND’S WEDDING. Some other film credits include playing the 50’s housewife Sally, struggling with her Rock Hudson-esque husband in STRAIGHT-JACKET; playing the lead in the indie festival hit LOVELY BY SURPRISE; MERCURY RISING with Bruce Willis; FOR RICHER OR POORER with Tim Allen and Kirstie Alley; GUINEVERE with Stephen Rea and Sarah Polley; WOMAN WANTED with Holly Hunter and Keifer Sutherland; STEPFORD WIVES with Nicole Kidman; and Robert Redford’s THE LEGEND OF BAGGER VANCE.
On television, she was a series regular on the sitcom EMERIL, starring the celebrity chef Emeril Lagasse. Guest appearances include Felicity Huffman’s sister (again) on DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES; PRIVATE PRACTICE; LOST; NUMBERS; THE INSIDE; the series finale of ARRESTED DEVELOPMENT; WONDER FALLS; playing two killers and one victim on LAW AND ORDER: CRIMINAL INTENT; SEX AND THE CITY with Sarah Jessica Parker; SPIN CITY, with Michael J. Fox; UNION SQUARE; SIGNIFICANT OTHERS; and TRINITY.
Always up for the next challenge, Preston wrapped the fourth season of the highly rated TRUE BLOOD, the HBO series from creator Alan Ball (mastermind of “Six Feet Under”), alongside an international ensemble of actors, including Stephen Moyer and Anna Paquin. She also is set to return to the critically-acclaimed TV series THE GOOD WIFE, playing Chris Noth’s lawyer. Preston stars opposite Jennifer Connelly and Ed Harris in Dustin Lance Black’s WHAT’S WRONG WITH VIRGINIA? and you can also catch her harrowing turn as a struggling single mom in A BAG OF HAMMERS, with Rebecca Hall and Jason Ritter. Preston also plays a pivotal role in the indie film SIRONIA starring Jeremy Sisto which will be premiering at the Austin Film Festival. In addition to all these projects in the pipeline, she is currently busy with post-production on her latest directorial project through Daisy 3 Pictures entitled THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID, a feature film written by Kellie Overbey and starring Anne Heche, Marcia DeBonis and Alia Shawkat.
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Singer, a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, has been in the fashion industry for over 30 years. She opened her own business at the young age of 29 years old and had saved a million dollars by the time she was 39. She later expanded into two jewelry collections, True Faith Jewelry and Ramona Singer Jewelry for HSN, Tru Renewal skin care collection and her latest venture into wine with Ramona Pinot Grigio. Her entrepreneurial skills have received praise from media industry giants such as Women’s Wear Daily, FoxBusiness, CNN, and Examiner to name a few.
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