Carolyn Stotesbery

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Carolyn Stotesbery
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Carolyn Marie Stotesbery

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Years active1999–present

Carolyn Stotesbery is an American actress. She made her screen debut in 2003 with a role in the film Stuck On You. Stotesbery has worked on the television shows Glory Daze from director Walt Becker on TBS, Cold Case on CBS, and Cracking Up on FOX as well as in films such as Emilio Estevez's Bobby.[1]

Early life[edit]

Stotesbery was born in Wayzata, a suburb of Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she lived for a while before she and her family relocated to a cattle ranch in Big Timber, Montana. She is the daughter of Anne and Patrick Stotesbery. Her father was a cattle rancher, but traded the cattle business for cabernet by moving from their Montana ranching community to Napa Valley to create Ladera Vineyards, which has flourished into a coveted label.[2]

Stotesbery is the youngest of 4 children; she has an older brother, Dan, and 2 older sisters, Nicole and Laura.[2] Stotesbery attended Breck School and Wayzata public school before attending USC. She began acting at the age of 5, and at the age of 8 became a part of the Children's Theater of Minneapolis. In high school, Stotesbery was cast in multiple musical theater productions as well as plays, including Into The Woods, West Side Story, and Noises Off.

Stotesbery studied Shakespeare at Cambridge University in England, and New York University (NYU) Tisch Stella Adler Conservatory, as well as Theater at USC.

Stotesbery is an Improv Olympic West Alumni and a member of UCB. She also spent time at the Second City Training Center and The Groundlings.

Acting career[edit]

In 2003, Stotesbery made her first appearance in a Hollywood film with a small role in the Farrelly Brothers’ Stuck On You, opposite Greg Kinnear. Before that she had appeared in the hit comedic show MTV Undressed.

In 2004, Stotesbery played opposite Jason Schwartzman in the FOX pilot Cracking Up created by Mike White.

In 2006, Stotesbery portrayed Johanna Hoffman, a Dutch Jew that survived the Holocaust in CBS’s award winning, Emmy nominated show Cold Case with Kathryn Morris, and appeared in the independent film Bobby.

In 2010, Stotesbery appeared in Glory Daze from Van Wilder director Walt Becker on TBS and Treasure of the Black Jaguar. which will be coming out in theaters in early January 2013.

In 2011, Stotesbery landed the role of Christine in the independent film Crosshairs directed by Nick Lentz, which also stars Tom Sizemore.

In 2012, Stotesbery starred as one of the leads in the pilot Olympia, which did very well in the festival circuit and won 5 awards. Later in 2012, she reunited with director Nick Lentz, and starred in the French comedic short film Cupcakes. Stotesbery also wrapped as the female lead in the dramatic short film Cold Feet. She also starred in the music video for Adele’s Don’t you remember.


As a freshman in high school, Stotesbery was chosen 1 out of 400 girls in the Ford Modeling search to represent Beauty in the Midwest. Stotesbery was selected to go to New York and featured on CBS after which, Ford placed her in Chicago where at 15 she lived on her own working as a model.[2] She has shot with top photographers Ellen Von Unwerth, Odette Sugarman, Jill Greenberg, Jeremy Goldberg, Peggy Sirota, Andrew Southam, Bonnie Holland, and Jason Nocito.


Year Title Role Prod. Co/Director
2003 Stuck on You Supporting FOX/Dir. Bobby & Peter Farrelly
2006 Bobby Supporting Dir. Emilio Estevez
2010 Treasure of the Black Jaguar Gabriella Dir. Mike Bruce
2012 Crosshairs Christine Dir. Nick Lentz
2012 The Advocate Susan Dir. Tamas Harangi
2012 Cold Feet Sophie
2013 Cupcakes Gwen Dir. Nick Lentz
2014 Strangehold Madeline Dir. Josh Gollish
2014 Love & Mercy Sarah Dir. Bill Pohlad
2017 Grey Lady Eli Dir. John Shea


Year Title Role Network/Prod Co./Director
2001 Undressed Guest Star: Dawn MTV
2004 Cracking Up (Pilot) Co-Star FOX
2006 Cold Case Guest Star: Johanna Hoffman CBS
Felt Up (Pilot) Series Regular FOX Interactive/Dir. Jill Greenberg
2010 Glory Daze Co-Star: Carol TBS/Dir. Lev L. Spiro
2012 Olympia (Pilot) Series Regular: Dakota Aubrey Dir. Hisonni Johnson
2015 Agent X Recurring: Pamela Richardson TNT
2016 Castle Guest Star: Genevieve ABC

Theatre credits[edit]

Year Production Role Theatre/Director
The Glory of Living Sarah El Centro Theater
East Berlin Sarah NoHo Arts/Dir. Christopher Brown
Noises Off Vickie Breck Theatre/Dir. Joe Korsmo
A Midsummer Night's Dream Oberon Cambridge Summer Program
West Side Story Jet Girl Breck Theatre/Tom Hegg
Into The Woods Tree Breck Theatre/Tom Hegg
Carry The World Eastern European Role Imagine Life Theatre/Dir. Diana Castle/Featuring Oscar Nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo


  1. ^ Carolyn Stotesbery at the Internet Movie Database
  2. ^ a b c "Beyond Beautiful with Gina Hendrix Interview". 2012-05-02. Retrieved 2019-08-06.

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