Carrie Barton

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Carrie Barton (born August 10, ??, in Sherman Oaks, CA) is an American actress who is known in the entertainment industry on both stage and screen as a versatile performer.

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She has recurred on such television series as Tribes and Aaron Spelling's Sunset Beach and was a series regular on Apple Valley Knights, aka Sitting on a Rainbow. She has received critical acclaim for her diverse roles in the independent film genre as well. Recently she appeared as Sadie Pray in the indie favorite Lucky, which won many awards on the festival circuit including Best Director at The Sundance Film Festival (No Dance), Best Feature at The New York City Horror Film Festival, The Los Angeles International Horror/Science Fiction Film Festival, and at the MicroCineFest, and Best Screenplay at the B-Movie Theater Film Fest to name a few. Her stage credits range from Agnes in Agnes of God to Queen Elizabeth in Mary of Scotland and most everything in between. At age 19 at the Annie Russell Theatre she played an 11-year-old stuttering Scottish girl, Mary Macgregor in Jay Presson Allen's popular play, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie for which she won Best Supporting Actress. She has enjoyed stellar reviews in such regional stage productions of Crimes of the Heart, The Crucible, Modigliani, and Ingmar Bergman's Face to Face as well as many original works.

Barton was a theater major and a dance minor at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Between college years she studied at the famed Circle in the Square in the summer program. Upon college graduation she toured with the Seaside Music Theater in Kiss Me Kate before moving to New York City. Once there, she studied with Alan Langdon of Circle in the Square fame before landing a national tour, which finally took her back to her hometown of Los Angeles.

As a young girl Carrie began her career in her native Sherman Oaks, a suburb of Los Angeles, doing television commercials. Once back in Los Angeles from New York, she resumed her training and enrolled at The Beverly Hills Playhouse where she studied under Milton Katselas, Jeffrey Tambor and Dorothy Lyman. After four years there she began training with Jeff Goldblum and Robert Carnegie at Playhouse West School and Repertory Theater starring in many main stage productions during her six-year stay there, again receiving outstanding notices.

Carrie Barton was also a competitive gymnast and retired due to an injury but not before she claimed first place on the uneven parallel bars at the state level in Florida.

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