Moss at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
August 21, 1967
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
|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 sci-fi action film The Matrix (1999), her breakthrough film. She has starred in the neo-noir-psychological thriller film Memento, directed by Christopher Nolan, the sci-fi thriller Red Planet, and the romantic drama Chocolat (all 2000), the indie drama Snow Cake (2006), the Hitchcockian mystery horror-thriller film Disturbia (2007) and the controversial suspense thriller Unthinkable (2010).
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. 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.
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.
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.
Moss married actor Steven Roy in 1999. They have two sons and a daughter.
|1994||Soft Kill, TheThe Soft Kill||Jane Tanner|
|1995||Terrified||Tracy||also known as Evil Never Sleeps and Toughguy|
|1997||Lethal Tender||Melissa Wilkins|
|1997||Secret Life of Algernon, TheThe Secret Life of Algernon||Madge Clerisy|
|1999||Matrix, TheThe Matrix||Trinity|
|2000||Red Planet||Cmdr. Kate Bowman|
|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||Mini's First Time||Diane Droggs Tennan|
|2008||Fireflies in the Garden||Kelly Hanson|
|2009||Love Hurts||Amanda Bingham|
|2010||Unthinkable||Agent Helen Brody|
|2012||Silent Hill: Revelation||Claudia Wolf|
|2012||Knife Fight||Penelope Nelson|
|2013||The Clockwork Girl||Admiral Wells||Voice|
|1991||Dark Justice||Tara McDonald|
|1992||Forever Knight||Monica Howard|
|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|
|2014||Crossing Lines||Amanda Andrews||3 episodes|
|2003||Enter the Matrix||Trinity||FMV|
|2010||Mass Effect 2||Aria T'Loak|
|2012||Mass Effect 3||Aria T'Loak|
Awards and nominations
|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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- "New 'Matrix'-Inspired One Sheet for 'Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D'". Bloody-disgusting.com. Retrieved 2010-08-10.
- "Baby Boom". People magazine 60 (20). November 17, 2003. ISSN 0093-7673. Retrieved 2009-06-07.
- Dave McNary (April 22, 2015). "Documentary ‘Unity’ Set for Aug. 12 Release with 100 Star Narrators". Variety. Retrieved May 1, 2015.
- Mass Effect 3 Voice Cast Revealed
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