|Born||August 16, 1973
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
|Spouse(s)||Jason Lee (1995–2001)|
Carmen Llywelyn (also known as Carmen Lee) is an American actress and fine art photographer.
Llywelyn is an actress and photographer. She starred in the 1996 film Drawing Flies, a View Askew production directed by Matthew Gissing and Malcolm Ingram, and produced by Kevin Smith. She portrayed Kim in the 1997 film Chasing Amy directed by Kevin Smith; co-stars included Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, and Joey Lauren Adams. She appeared in the 2000 film Cowboys and Angels alongside actors Radha Mitchell and Mia Kirshner. She was the lead actress in Free opposite Corin Nemec, also starring Randall Batinkoff and Ione Skye.
Llywelyn married actor Jason Lee in 1995. Llywelyn had been Lee's love interest for a long time prior to their marriage. She became a member of the Church of Scientology after marrying Lee. In March 2001, the couple lived together in Southern California. Llywelyn and Lee obtained a divorce in 2001. Lee stated of their separation, "Our breakup had nothing to do with Hollywood or my career." According to Llywelyn, her resistance to becoming more involved with Scientology was a cause of problems in their relationship. In a 2006 interview with The New Zealand Herald, Lee had said about his former wife, "I know that Scientology gets a bad rap, but it has got me through some rough times with friends, family and even my ex-wife. Carmen used to be a pretty heavy druggie and Scientology worked wonders for her." After the two separated, Llywelyn spoke out critically about Scientology, and stated the organization had harassed her. She explained, "Scientologists followed me down the street. They took pictures of my kids. They’d stake out my house, wait until we came out and follow us."
She said she disliked Scientology after researching the organization, and became what Scientology members refer to as a "Suppressive Person" or "SP". Llywelyn stated that the marriage with Lee ended abruptly due to her issues with Scientology, "He comes home and he says 'I'm divorcing you. Get out.'" In an interview on Inside Edition, Llywelyn said that her manager and agent both left her soon afterwards. "I got a letter a week later from him saying 'I'm not in your life anymore. I'm gone, and I don't represent you and by the way, I called your agent, she doesn't represent you either.'" Llywelyn criticized Lee and Scientology in a 2010 interview with The National Enquirer.
|1996||Drawing Flies||Cassidy||Matthew Gissing, Malcolm Ingram|
|1997||Chasing Amy||Kim||Kevin Smith|
|A Better Place||Augustine||Vincent Pereira|
|1999||The Mod Squad||Alley Prostitute||Scott Silver|
|Never Been Kissed||Rob's Girlfriend||Raja Gosnell|
|2000||Cowboys & Angels||Dana||Gregory C. Haynes|
|2001||Free (Film)||Laura||Andrew Avery|
|Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back||Redhead Beauty||Kevin Smith|
Awards and nominations
|1998||MTV Movie Awards||Best Kiss (shared with Joey Lauren Adams)||Chasing Amy||Nominated|
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