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
Occupation Film, stage actress
Years active 1992–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. She is of Italian descent. [1]

Early life[edit]

Buono was born and raised in the The Bronx, New York City, New York, in a blue-collar family[2] with four brothers.[3] She made her acting debut in Harvey Fierstein's play Spook House.[citation needed]

Buono attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School[4] and is a 1995 graduate of Columbia University with a double major in English and political science. She earned her degree in three years.[5]

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 Kelli, the wife of Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), 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,[6] for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011.[7]

Personal life[edit]

As of August 2010, Buono lives in New York City's Greenwich Village with her husband, Ethos Water founder Peter Thum.[3]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Gladiator Dawn
1992 Waterland Judy Dobson
1994 Cowboy Way, TheThe Cowboy Way Teresa Salazar
1995 Killer: A Journal of Murder Esther Lesser
1995 Kicking and Screaming Kate
1997 Made Men Toni-Ann Antonelli
1998 Next Stop Wonderland Julie
1998 River Red Rachel
1999 Man of the Century Virginia Clemens
1999 Two Nines Nina Cohen
1999 Chutney Popcorn Janis
2000 Happy Accidents Bette
2000 Takedown Christina Painter
2000 Attention Shoppers Claire Suarez
2003 Hulk Edith Banner
2004 From Other Worlds Joanne Schwartzbaum
2006 Artie Lange's Beer League Linda Salvo
2007 Cthulhu Dannie Marsh
2010 Betrayed Amy Waite Short film
2010 Stuff Madeline Short film
2012 Discoverers, TheThe Discoverers Nell
2014 Half the Perfect World Sonia Completed

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Dream Street Joann Episodes: "Pilot", "Money for Nothing"
1991 CBS Schoolbreak Special Abby Morris Episode: "Abby, My Love"
1992 I'll Fly Away Diane Episodes: "Cool Winter Blues", "The Way Things Are", "Slow Coming Dark"
1993 Tribeca Rose Polito Episode: "The Hopeless Romantic"
1993 Victim of Love: The Shannon Mohr Story Tracey Lien TV film
1995 Single Guy, TheThe Single Guy Christie Episode: "Tennis"
1996 New York Undercover Connie Episode: "A Time to Kill"
1996 Law & Order Shelly Taggert Episode: "Girlfriends"
1998 Law & Order Alice Simonelli Episode: "Punk"
1999 Deep in My Heart Young Gerry Cummins TV film
2001 Family Law Carly Hanson Episode: "Intentions"
2002 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Charlotte Fielding Episode: "Phantom"
2002 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Tracy Logan Episode: "Chasing the Bus"
2002 Mafia: The City of Lost Heaven Sarah (voice) Video game
2003 Miss Match Michelle Schiff Episode: "The Love Bandit"
2004 Six Months to Live Alice Episode: "1.1"
2004-2005 Third Watch Grace Foster Main role (24 episodes)
2006-2007 Sopranos, TheThe Sopranos Kelli Moltisanti Recurring role (7 episodes)
2007 Law & Order Attorney Shannon Episode: "Melting Pot"
2007 Queens Supreme Bettina Martinelli Episode: "That Voodoo That You Do"
2007 Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone Sheriff Anna Turner Recurring role (6 episodes)
2008 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Rachel Zelinsky Episode: "Unorthodox"
2008 Unquiet, TheThe Unquiet Julie Bishop TV film
2009 ER Lisa Salamunovich Episode: "And in the End..."
2009 NCIS Navy Comm. Sarah Resnik Episode: "Power Down"
2010 Mad Men Faye Miller Regular role (10 episodes)
2011 Brothers & Sisters Rose Episodes: "Safe at Home", "The One That Got Away", "Brody"
2011 Hawaii Five-0 Agent Allison Marsh Episode: "Ho'opa'i"
2011 Gifted Man, AA Gifted Man Carol Gordan Episode: "In Case of Discomfort"
2012 Drew Peterson: Untouchable Kathleen Savio TV film
2013 Castle Siobhan O'Doul Episode: "The Wild Rover"
2013 Good Wife, TheThe Good Wife Charlene Peterson Episode: "A More Perfect Union"
2014 Carrie Diaries, TheThe Carrie Diaries Penny Episode: "Hungry Like the Wolf"
2014 Elementary Sarah Cushing Episode: "Ears to You"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "fandango.com". 
  2. ^ 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. 
  3. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ http://laguardiahs.org/alumni/
  5. ^ "A NIGHT OUT WITH -- Cara Buono; Mrs. Wiseguy" April 8, 2007, New York Times
  6. ^ Hochberg, Mina (27 September 2010). Q&A with Cara Buono. AMCtv.com.
  7. ^ 2011 Outstanding Guest Actress Nominees in a Drama Series Emmys.com

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