Carrie-Anne Moss

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Carrie-Anne Moss
Carrie-Anne Moss 07 TIFF.jpg
Born Carrie-Anne Moss
(1967-08-21) August 21, 1967 (age 46)
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Steven Roy (1999–present)
Children Owen, Jaden, 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 Kaden (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
Year Title Role Notes
1994 Soft Kill, TheThe Soft Kill Jane Tanner
1994 Flashfire Meredith Neal
1995 Terrified Tracy also known as Evil Never Sleeps and Toughguy
1996 Sabotage Louise Castle
1997 Lethal Tender Melissa Wilkins
1997 Secret Life of Algernon, TheThe Secret Life of Algernon Madge Clerisy
1999 Matrix, TheThe Matrix Trinity
1999 New Blood Leigh
2000 Chocolat Caroline Clairmont
2000 Red Planet Cmdr. Kate Bowman
2000 Memento Natalie
2000 Crew, TheThe Crew Detective Olivia Neal
2003 Matrix Reloaded, TheThe Matrix Reloaded Trinity
2003 Matrix Revolutions, TheThe Matrix Revolutions Trinity
2003 Animatrix, TheThe Animatrix Trinity Voice only
2004 Suspect Zero Fran Kulok
2005 Chumscrubber, TheThe Chumscrubber Jerri Falls
2005 Sledge: The Untold Story Herself/Girlfriend in movie
2006 Fido Helen Robinson
2006 Snow Cake Maggie
2006 Mini's First Time Diane Droggs Tennan
2007 Disturbia Julie Brecht
2007 Normal Catherine
2008 Fireflies in the Garden Kelly Hanson
2009 Love Hurts Amanda Bingham
2010 Unthinkable Agent Helen Brody
2012 Silent Hill: Revelation 3D Claudia Wolf
2012 Knife Fight Penelope
2013 The Clockwork Girl Admiral Wells Voice
2013 Compulsion Saffron
2014 Unity Narrator Documentary
2014 Pompeii Aurelia

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Dark Justice Tara McDonald
1991 Street Justice Jennifer
1992 Forever Knight Monica Howard
1993 Matrix Liz Teel
1993 Doorways Laura Unaired TV pilot
1993 Silk Stalkings Lisa/Lanax Bannon
1994 Models Inc. Carrie Spencer
1994 Baywatch Gwen Brown/Mattie Brown
1995 Nowhere Man Karin Stoltz
1996–1997 F/X: The Series Lucinda Scott
1996 Due South Irene Zuko Episode "Juliet is Bleeding"
2007 Suspect Lt. Chivers TV pilot
2008 Pretty/Handsome Elizabeth Fitzpayne TV pilot
2011 Normal Ann Brown TV pilot
2011–2012 Chuck Gertrude Verbanski 4 episodes
2012 Vegas Katherine O'Connell

Video games[edit]

Year Title Voice Notes
2003 Enter the Matrix Trinity FMV
2010 Mass Effect 2 Aria T'Loak
2012 Mass Effect 3 Aria T'Loak[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Nominated work Award Result
1999 The Matrix Empire Award for Best Newcomer (tied with Damien O'Donnell) Won
1999 The Matrix MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Female Performance Nominated
1999 The Matrix Saturn Award for Best Actress Nominated
2000 Chocolat Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Nominated
2000 Memento Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Female Won
2000 Memento Las Vegas Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actress Nominated
2003 Matrix Revolutions, TheThe Matrix Revolutions Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actress – Drama/Action Adventure Nominated
2006 Fido Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Canadian Film Won
2006 Snow Cake Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role Won

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