Carrie-Anne Moss

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Carrie-Anne Moss
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BornCarrie-Anne Moss
(1967-08-21) August 21, 1967 (age 46)
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Steven Roy (1999–present)
ChildrenOwen, Kaden, Frances
 
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Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss 07 TIFF.jpg
BornCarrie-Anne Moss
(1967-08-21) August 21, 1967 (age 46)
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
OccupationActress
Years active1989–present
Spouse(s)Steven Roy (1999–present)
ChildrenOwen, Kaden, Frances

Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress, best known for her role of Trinity in The Matrix trilogy of films beginning with The Matrix (1999), her breakthrough film. She has starred in the films Memento and Chocolat (both 2000), Snow Cake (2006), Disturbia (2007) and Unthinkable (2010).

Early life[edit]

Carrie-Anne Moss was born in Burnaby, British Columbia to Melvyn and Barbara Moss. She has an older brother, Brooke. Moss' mother reportedly named her after The Hollies' 1967 hit song, "Carrie Anne", which had been released in May that year. Moss lived with her mother in Vancouver as a child.[1] At the age of 11, she joined the Vancouver children's musical theatre and later went on to tour Europe with the Magee Secondary School Choir in her senior year.

Career[edit]

While in Spain, Moss landed a role in the drama series Dark Justice, her first television appearance. She moved from Barcelona to Los Angeles, California with the series in 1992. She enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena upon her return. She starred in Fox's short-lived prime time soap opera Models Inc., a spin-off of Melrose Place, as a model.

Her breakthrough role came when she was chosen to play Trinity in the 1999 box office success The Matrix. She reprised the role in two sequels The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, as well as providing voiceovers for video game and animated spin-offs of the film. Coincidentally, she had previously co-starred in an unrelated made-in-Canada television series also entitled Matrix.[2]

Following the release of The Matrix, Moss starred opposite Burt Reynolds and Richard Dreyfuss in the Disney mobster comedy The Crew. She starred with Val Kilmer in Red Planet for Warner Bros. She next appeared in Miramax's Oscar-nominated film Chocolat. She then starred with Guy Pearce in the thriller Memento for which Moss earned an Independent Spirit Award for her performance. In 2006 she appeared in Fido and Snow Cake, and in 2007 she appeared in the thriller Disturbia. She voiced the character Aria in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. She is the lead role in the Lifetime Television pilot called Normal.

Personal life[edit]

Moss married actor Steven Roy in 1999. They have two sons, Owen, (born September 2003),[3] and Jaden (born November 2005), and a daughter, Frances Beatrice (born in June 2009). Actress Maria Bello is the godmother of Moss's older son.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Moss in August 1999
List of film credits
YearTitleRoleNotes
1994Soft Kill, TheThe Soft KillJane Tanner
1994FlashfireMeredith Neal
1995TerrifiedTracyalso known as Evil Never Sleeps and Toughguy
1996SabotageLouise Castle
1997Lethal TenderMelissa Wilkins
1997Secret Life of Algernon, TheThe Secret Life of AlgernonMadge Clerisy
1999Matrix, TheThe MatrixTrinity
1999New BloodLeigh
2000ChocolatCaroline Clairmont
2000Red PlanetCmdr. Kate Bowman
2000MementoNatalie
2000Crew, TheThe CrewDetective Olivia Neal
2003Matrix Reloaded, TheThe Matrix ReloadedTrinity
2003Matrix Revolutions, TheThe Matrix RevolutionsTrinity
2003Animatrix, TheThe AnimatrixTrinityVoice only
2004Suspect ZeroFran Kulok
2005Chumscrubber, TheThe ChumscrubberJerri Falls
2005Sledge: The Untold StoryHerself/Girlfriend in movie
2006FidoHelen Robinson
2006Snow CakeMaggie
2006Mini's First TimeDiane Droggs Tennan
2007DisturbiaJulie Brecht
2007NormalCatherine
2008Fireflies in the GardenKelly Hanson
2009Love HurtsAmanda Bingham
2010UnthinkableAgent Helen Brody
2012Silent Hill: Revelation 3DClaudia Wolf
2012Knife FightPenelope
2013The Clockwork GirlAdmiral WellsVoice
2013CompulsionSaffron
2014UnityNarratorDocumentary
2014PompeiiAurelia

Television[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1991Dark JusticeTara McDonald
1991Street JusticeJennifer
1992Forever KnightMonica Howard
1993MatrixLiz Teel
1993DoorwaysLauraUnaired TV pilot
1993Silk StalkingsLisa/Lanax Bannon
1994Models Inc.Carrie Spencer
1994BaywatchGwen Brown/Mattie Brown
1995Nowhere ManKarin Stoltz
1996–1997F/X: The SeriesLucinda Scott
1996Due SouthIrene ZukoEpisode "Juliet is Bleeding"
2007SuspectLt. ChiversTV pilot
2008Pretty/HandsomeElizabeth FitzpayneTV pilot
2011NormalAnn BrownTV pilot
2011–2012ChuckGertrude Verbanski4 episodes
2012VegasKatherine O'Connell

Video games[edit]

YearTitleVoiceNotes
2003Enter the MatrixTrinityFMV
2010Mass Effect 2Aria T'Loak
2012Mass Effect 3Aria T'Loak[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

YearNominated workAwardResult
1999The MatrixEmpire Award for Best Newcomer (tied with Damien O'Donnell)Won
1999The MatrixMTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female PerformanceNominated
1999The MatrixSaturn Award for Best ActressNominated
2000ChocolatScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureNominated
2000MementoIndependent Spirit Award for Best Supporting FemaleWon
2000MementoChlotrudis Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2000MementoLas Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting ActressNominated
2003Matrix Revolutions, TheThe Matrix RevolutionsTeen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Drama/Action AdventureNominated
2006FidoVancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Canadian FilmWon
2006Snow CakeGenie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting RoleWon

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