Cara Buono

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Cara Buono
Born(1974-03-01) March 1, 1974 (age 40)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
OccupationFilm, stage actress
Years active1992–present
 
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Cara Buono
Born(1974-03-01) March 1, 1974 (age 40)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
OccupationFilm, stage actress
Years active1992–present

Cara Buono (born March 1, 1974) is an American actress, screenwriter and director, known for her role as Dr. Faye Miller in the fourth season of the AMC drama series Mad Men. And she had a small role on Ang Lee's 2003 film Hulk as Hulk/Bruce Banner's mother Rebecca "edith" Banner from Marvel Comics.

Early life[edit]

Buono was born and raised in the The Bronx, New York City, New York, in a blue-collar family[1] with four brothers.[2] She made her acting debut in Harvey Fierstein's play Spook House.[citation needed]

Buono is a 1995 graduate of Columbia University with a double major in English and Political Science. She earned her degree in three years.[3]

Career[edit]

Buono continued stage work both on Broadway and Off Broadway, and started her film career opposite Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Irons in Waterland (1992). Much of her work has been in indie films such as Chutney Popcorn (1999), Happy Accidents (2000), Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and Two Ninas (1999), which she co-produced. In 1999, she played a small role as a young Gerry Cummins in the TV movie, Deep in My Heart (1999).

Buono has directed, produced and written films, including the short film Baggage (1997), which starred Liev Schreiber.[citation needed] She co-wrote the screenplay When the Cat's Away with Brad Anderson[disambiguation needed] and sold a pitch to Miramax for a screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise.[citation needed]

She starred in the final season of the NBC drama Third Watch (1999) as paramedic Grace Foster, and Ang Lee's first Hulk movie from marvel comics 2003 as Rebecca Banner (whose name was changed to Edith for the film), the mother of Bruce Banner the Hulk.

She also appeared as Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli)'s wife, Kelli, in the two-part final season of the HBO drama series The Sopranos, which aired in 2006 and 2007. Additionally, she appeared as Dr. Faye Miller in the fourth season of the AMC drama series Mad Men,[4] for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011.[5]

Personal life[edit]

As of August 2010, Buono lives in New York City's Greenwich Village with her husband, Ethos Water founder Peter Thum.[2]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
1992GladiatorDawn
1992WaterlandJudy Dobson
1993Victim of Love : The Shannon Mohr StoryTracey Lien
1994Cowboy Way, TheThe Cowboy WayTeresa Salazar
1995Kicking and ScreamingKate
1996Killer: A Journal Of MurderEsther Lesser
1997BaggageOnly director and screenwriter
1998Man of the CenturyVirginia Clemens
1998Next Stop Wonderland"Julie
1999Two NinasNina CohenActor and Associate producer
1999Chutney PopcornJanis
2000Happy AccidentsBette
2000TakedownChristina Painter
2000Attention ShoppersClaire Suarez
2003HulkRebecca "Edith" Banner
2004From Other WorldsJoanne Schwartzbaum
2006Beer LeagueLinda Salvo
2007CthulhuDannie
2008Unquiet, TheThe UnquietJulie Biship
2010Let Me InOwen's mother
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
1991CBS Schoolbreak SpecialAbby Morris
1996-2007Law & OrderShelly Taggert
Alice Simonelli
Kelley Shannon
Episode "Girlfriends"
Episode "Punk"
Episode "Melting Pot"
2002Law & Order: Criminal IntentCharlotte FieldingEpisode: "Phantom"
2004–05Third WatchGrace FosterMain cast
2007Dead Zone, TheThe Dead ZoneSheriff Anna Turner
2006–07Sopranos, TheThe SopranosKelli MoltisantiRecurring cast
2010–presentMad MenDr. Faye MillerRecurring cast
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2011)
2011Brothers & SistersRoseRecurring cast
2011Hawaii Five-0Agent Allison MarshEpisode "Ho'opa'i" (Revenge)
2013CastleSiobhan O'DoulEpisode "The Wild Rover"
Video games
YearTitleRoleNotes
2002Mafia: The City of Lost HeavenSarah/various voices

References[edit]

  1. ^ Watkins, Gwynne (September 20, 2010). "Mad Men’s Cara Buono on Her Character Faye’s Affair With Don Draper". New York. Archived from the original on April 8, 2012. Retrieved April 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b Freydkin, Donna (August 30, 2010). "Cara Buono shares cooking tips but no 'Mad Men' secrets". USA Today. Archived from the original on April 8, 2012. 
  3. ^ "A NIGHT OUT WITH -- Cara Buono; Mrs. Wiseguy" April 8, 2007, New York Times
  4. ^ Hochberg, Mina (27 September 2010). Q&A with Cara Buono. AMCtv.com.
  5. ^ 2011 Outstanding Guest Actress Nominees in a Drama Series Emmys.com

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