Mireille Enos

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Mireille Enos
Born(1975-09-22) September 22, 1975 (age 38)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Alan Ruck (m. 2008)
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Mireille Enos
Born(1975-09-22) September 22, 1975 (age 38)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Years active1994–present
Spouse(s)Alan Ruck (m. 2008)

Mireille Enos (born September 22, 1975) is an American actress, best known for roles as Kathy and Jodeen Marquart (twins) on the HBO drama series Big Love (2007–2010), as Sarah Linden on the AMC series The Killing (2011–2014) and as Karin Lane in World War Z (2013).

Early life and education[edit]

Enos was born in Kansas City, Missouri.[1][2] She is the daughter of Monique, a teacher of French, and Jon Goree Enos.[3] Her father is American, from Texas, and is of part Scottish ancestry. Her mother is French.[4][5] She moved to Houston, Texas, at the age of five, where she attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Enos studied at Brigham Young University. She was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but no longer practices (her father was a missionary for the church).[6][7]


Enos appeared in the 2005 Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf[8] and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Enos was in numerous television series and small film roles before landing the role of twins sisters JoDean and Kathy Marquart on HBO's Big Love in 2007 til 2010. Since 2011, she has played the lead in the AMC series The Killing as Sarah Linden, earning her nominations for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and two Saturn Awards.[9][10]

She played Brad Pitt's wife, Karin Lane, in the zombie thriller film World War Z in 2013 and will appear in the upcoming film based on a true story Devil's Knot. In 2014, she will appear in Atom Egoyan's The Captive and also R. J. Cutler's If I Stay.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Enos married actor Alan Ruck on January 4, 2008.[12] Their daughter, Vesper Vivienne Ruck, was born on September 23, 2010. On February 12, 2014, the couple announced they were expecting their second child. [13]



2001Someone Like YouYoga Instructor #1
2005Chasing LeonardLucindaShort film
2006Falling ObjectsIsobel WalkerShort film
2013Gangster SquadConnie O'Mara
2013World War ZKaren Lane
2013Devil's KnotVicki HutchersonCompleted
2013Wild HorsesMillsShort
2014The CaptiveTinapost-production
2014SabotageLizzy Murray
2014If I StayKatpost-production


1994Without ConsentNaomiTelevision movie
1996Face of EvilBrianne DwyerTelevision movie
1999Sex and the CityJennaEpisode: "Shortcomings"
2001Education of Max Bickford, TheThe Education of Max BickfordCarla Byrd2 episodes
2003Strong MedicineFernEpisode: "Speculum for a Heavyweight"
2004Rescue MeKarenEpisode: "Mom"
2006Without a TraceJessica LawsonEpisode: "911"
2006StandoffDanaEpisode: "Man of Steele"
2006SharkChloe GormanEpisode: "Dial M for Monica"
2007Crossing JordanSandy WalshEpisode: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
2007–2010Big LoveJoDean Marquart / Kathy Marquart24 episodes
2008NumbersGrace FerraroEpisode: "End Game"
2008CSI: MiamiLucy MaddoxEpisode: "Down to the Wire"
2008MediumKelly WintersEpisode: "Drowned World"
2009Lie to MeCheryl AmbroseEpisode: "The Better Half"
2009Law & Order: Criminal IntentJulianna MorganEpisode: "Identity Crisis"
2010American ExperienceLucia CuttsEpisode: "Dolley Madison"
2011–2014Killing, TheThe KillingSarah Linden38 episodes


YearAwardCategoryNominated workResult
2005Tony Awards[8]Best Featured Actress in a PlayWho's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?Nominated
2011Emmy Awards[14]Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama SeriesThe KillingNominated
2011Golden Globe Awards[15]Best Actress – TV Series DramaThe KillingNominated
2011Satellite AwardsBest Actress – Television Series DramaThe KillingNominated
2012Saturn Awards[16]Best Actress in TelevisionThe KillingNominated
2013Saturn AwardsBest Actress in TelevisionThe KillingNominated


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