March 1, 1974 |
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
|Occupation||Film, stage actress|
Cara Buono (born March 1, 1974) is an American actress, screenwriter and director, probably best known for her role as Dr. Faye Miller in the fourth season of the AMC drama series Mad Men.
Early life 
Buono was born and raised in the The Bronx, New York City, New York, in a blue-collar family with four brothers. She made her acting debut in Harvey Fierstein's play Spook House.
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. She co-wrote the screenplay When the Cat's Away with Brad Anderson and sold a pitch to Miramax for a screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise.
She starred in the final season of the NBC drama Third Watch (1999) as paramedic Grace Foster. 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, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011.
Personal life 
|1993||Victim of Love : The Shannon Mohr Story||Tracey Lien|
|1994||The Cowboy Way||Teresa Salazar|
|1995||Kicking and Screaming||Kate|
|1996||Killer: A Journal Of Murder||Esther Lesser|
|1997||Baggage||Only director and screenwriter|
|1998||Man of the Century||Virginia Clemens|
|1999||Two Ninas||Nina Cohen||Actor and Associate producer|
|2000||Attention Shoppers||Claire Suarez|
|2004||From Other Worlds||Joanne Schwartzbaum|
|2006||Beer League||Linda Salvo|
|2008||The Unquiet||Julie Biship|
|2010||Let Me In||Owen's mother|
|1991||CBS Schoolbreak Special||Abby Morris|
|1996-2007||Law & Order||Shelly Taggert
Episode "Melting Pot"
|2002||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Charlotte Fielding||Episode: "Phantom"|
|2004–05||Third Watch||Grace Foster||Main cast|
|2007||The Dead Zone||Sheriff Anna Turner|
|2005–07||The Sopranos||Kelli Moltisanti||Recurring cast|
|2010–present||Mad Men||Dr. Faye Miller||Recurring cast
Nominated — Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (2011)
|2011||Brothers & Sisters||Rose||Recurring cast|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Agent Allison Marsh||Episode "Ho'opa'i" (Revenge)|
|2013||Castle||Siobhan O'Doul||Episode "The Wild Rover"|
|2002||Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven||Sarah/various voices|
- 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.
- 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.
- "A NIGHT OUT WITH -- Cara Buono; Mrs. Wiseguy" April 8, 2007, New York Times
- Hochberg, Mina (27 September 2010). Q&A with Cara Buono. AMCtv.com.
- 2011 Outstanding Guest Actress Nominees in a Drama Series Emmys.com