Carrie Preston (born June 21, 1967) is an American film and television actress, producer and director. Her husband is actor Michael Emerson, and her brother is actor John G. Preston. She is best known for her work on True Blood and The Good Wife. Preston was born and raised in Macon, Georgia, by her mother, an artist and art therapist, and her father, a geo-technical engineer. A young Carrie Preston discovered her true calling in performing arts. She began performing in community theater shows at age 8, and by age 12 she had begun her own front-yard theater company with other neighborhood kids. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Evansville (1990), followed by an acting diploma from the Juilliard School's Drama Division (Group 23: 1990-1994).
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