Mireille Enos

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Mireille Enos
Born (1975-09-22) September 22, 1975 (age 38)
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Occupation Actress
Years active 1994–present
Spouse(s) Alan Ruck (m. 2008)
Children 2

Mireille Enos (born September 22, 1975) is an American actress, best known for roles as Kathy and JoDean Marquart (twins) on the HBO drama series Big Love (2007–2010), as Sarah Linden on the AMC series The Killing (2011–present) and as Karin Lane in World War Z (2013). In 2014 she played a supporting role in Sabotage.

Early life and education[edit]

Mireille Enos, as left-most figure, in 2014 film Sabotage.

Enos was born in Kansas City, Missouri.[1][2] She is the daughter of Monique, a teacher of French, and Jon Goree Enos.[3] Her father is American, from Texas, and is of part Scottish ancestry. Her mother is French.[4][5] She moved to Houston, Texas, at the age of five, where she attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Enos studied at Brigham Young University. She was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but no longer practices (her father was a missionary for the church).[6][7]


Enos appeared in the 2005 Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf[8] and was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play.

Enos was in numerous television series and small film roles before landing the role of twin sisters JoDean and Kathy Marquart on HBO's Big Love in 2007 til 2010. Since 2011, she has played the lead in the AMC series The Killing as Sarah Linden, earning her nominations for an Emmy, Golden Globe, and two Saturn Awards.[9][10]

She played Brad Pitt's wife, Karin Lane, in the zombie thriller film World War Z in 2013 and will appear in the upcoming film based on a true story Devil's Knot. In 2014, she will appear in Atom Egoyan's The Captive and also R. J. Cutler's If I Stay.[11] In 2014 she played a supporting role in Sabotage.

Personal life[edit]

Enos married actor Alan Ruck on January 4, 2008.[12] They have two children: daughter, Vesper Vivienne Ruck, was born on September 23, 2010, and son, Larkin Zouey, Ruck was born on July 23, 2014.[13]



Year Title Role Notes
1994 Without Consent Naomi Television film
1996 Face of Evil Brianne Dwyer Television film
2001 Someone Like You Yoga Instructor #1
2005 Chasing Leonard Lucinda Short film
2006 Falling Objects Isobel Walker Short film
2013 Gangster Squad Connie O'Mara
2013 World War Z Karen Lane
2013 Devil's Knot Vicki Hutcherson
2013 Wild Horses Mills Short film
2014 The Captive Tina
2014 Sabotage Lizzy Murray
2014 If I Stay Kat


Year Title Role Notes
1999 Sex and the City Jenna Episode: "Shortcomings"
2001 Education of Max Bickford, TheThe Education of Max Bickford Carla Byrd 2 episodes
2003 Strong Medicine Fern Episode: "Speculum for a Heavyweight"
2004 Rescue Me Karen Episode: "Mom"
2006 Without a Trace Jessica Lawson Episode: "911"
2006 Standoff Dana Episode: "Man of Steele"
2006 Shark Chloe Gorman Episode: "Dial M for Monica"
2007 Crossing Jordan Sandy Walsh Episode: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"
2007–2010 Big Love JoDean Marquart / Kathy Marquart 24 episodes
2008 Numbers Grace Ferraro Episode: "End Game"
2008 CSI: Miami Lucy Maddox Episode: "Down to the Wire"
2008 Medium Kelly Winters Episode: "Drowned World"
2009 Lie to Me Cheryl Ambrose Episode: "The Better Half"
2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Julianna Morgan Episode: "Identity Crisis"
2010 American Experience Lucia Cutts Episode: "Dolley Madison"
2011–2014 Killing, TheThe Killing Sarah Linden 38 episodes
Nominated—Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama
Nominated—Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television (2012–13)


Year Title Role Notes
2001 The Invention of Love Katharine Houseman
2005 Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Honey Nominated—Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play
2005 Absurd Person Singular Eva

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2005 Tony Awards[8] Best Featured Actress in a Play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? Nominated
2011 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series The Killing Nominated
Golden Globe Awards[14] Best Actress – Television Series Drama Nominated
Primetime Emmy Awards[15] Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Television Series Drama Nominated
2012 Saturn Awards[16] Best Actress on Television Nominated
2013 Saturn Awards Best Actress on Television Nominated


  1. ^ Mireille Enos - Speakeasy - WSJ
  2. ^ "Most Popular E-mail Newsletter". USA Today. April 3, 2011. 
  3. ^ http://www.ultimatefortbend.com/stories/221399-sugar-land-native-mireille-enos-lands-leading-role-in-amc-drama
  4. ^ Mireille Enos Photos - Hot Pictures of Mireille Enos from The Killing - Esquire
  5. ^ World War Z & The Killing star Mireille Enos: I'd rather face zombies than eat a haggis - Daily Record
  6. ^ Chiarella, Tom (April 15, 2012). "Mireille Enos Is Killing Us". Esquire. Retrieved April 15, 2012. 
  7. ^ Avenging Angel - LA Times Magazine
  8. ^ a b Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf at the Internet Broadway Database
  9. ^ Mireille Enos Emmy Nominated
  10. ^ ‘Sister Wives’ V. ‘Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’ — Which Crazy Crew Will Snag A Critics Choice Award?
  11. ^ "‘The Killing’s Mireille Enos Joins MGM’s ‘If I Stay’". deadline.com. 5 August 2013. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  12. ^ "Mireille Enos Biography". imdb.com. Retrieved 29 January 2014. 
  13. ^ http://celebritybabies.people.com/2014/07/23/alan-ruck-mireille-enos-welcome-son-larkin-zouey/
  14. ^ Hibberd, James (December 15, 2011). "Golden Globe TV nominations list: 'Homeland,' 'Game of Thrones,' 'American Horror Story'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  15. ^ "Emmy Nominations 2011: Full List". The Hollywood Reporter. July 14, 2011. Retrieved July 14, 2011. 
  16. ^ Goldberg, Matt (February 29, 2012). "Saturn Award Nominations Announced; HUGO and HARRY POTTER Lead with 10 Nominations Each". Collider. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 

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