Carrie Southworth

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Carrie Southworth
EducationUniversity of Virginia (BA)
Years active2001–present
TitleCo-founder of TwigTale
SpouseCoddy Johnson
RelativesLarry Page (brother-in-law)

Carrie Southworth is an American actress, model, and businesswoman who portrayed Dr. Claire Simpson on the SOAPnet prime time serial General Hospital: Night Shift in 2008.[1] She is also the co-founder of a personalized children's book company launched in 2011.

Early life and education[edit]

Southworth grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated from the Madeira School in 1995. Southworth spent four years of her childhood living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, where her father was posted with the World Bank.[2] She went on to major in chemistry and sciences at the University of Virginia, but later switched her major to economics. She started modeling for Elite Model Management at age 17.[1] In a 2008 interview, Southworth noted, "After I graduated with my economics degree, I had a choice between modeling and working on the bond trading floor at Chase Manhattan Bank. The bank was boring, so I went back to modeling. That led to acting, and here I am!"[1]

Career[edit]

In 2008 Southworth landed the contract role of new medical intern Dr. Claire Simpson in the second season of General Hospital: Night Shift, a prime time spin-off of the ABC Daytime soap opera General Hospital.[3] The 13-episode limited series aired from July 22, 2008 to October 14, 2008.[4] Southworth's character also headlined an online series of webisodes called Night Shift: Claire & Kyle, with her Night Shift co-star Adam Grimes in his role of Dr. Kyle Julian.[5] The actress had also appeared on General Hospital itself for three episodes in 2006 in the role of Dr. Gwen Miller, a minor love interest for one of the later contract roles on Night Shift, Jason Thompson's Dr. Patrick Drake.

Southworth has also guest-starred on several television series, including the 2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode "Dirty Girls," Las Vegas (2004/2005), CSI: Miami (2006), Pepper Dennis (2006), Justice (2006) and Rules of Engagement (2007). She appeared in the films The Look (2003), Phat Girlz (2006) and These Days (2006).

In 2011, Southworth cofounded TwigTale, a company which makes customized story books focused on child development that include customer photos and personalized elements.[6][7][8]

Personal life[edit]

In 2005 Southworth married Collister "Coddy" Johnson III,[9] son of Collister "Terry" Johnson Jr., a lawyer and former administrator of the St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation.[10] Coddy's godfather is the former U.S. President George W. Bush, who had been the roommate of the elder Johnson at Yale University.[9]

Southworth's younger sister, Lucy, is the wife of Google co-founder Larry Page.[11]

Southworth's father is Van Roy Southworth, who retired from the World Bank after assignments in Tanzania, Croatia, and the Republic of Georgia.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2001 Soul Survivors Murdered girl Uncredited
2003 The Look India Edwards
2006 Phat Girlz Ms. Jungle Fever
2006 These Days Christine

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Betty Episode: "Dirty Girls"
2004, 2005 Las Vegas Stella / Wendy Elliot 2 episodes
2006 CSI: Miami Mia Episode: "The Score"
2006 Pepper Dennis Amy Episode: "Saving Venice"
2006 General Hospital Dr. Gwen Miller 3 episodes
2006 Justice Maggie Smart Episode: "Behind the Orange Curtain"
2007 Rules of Engagement Tiffany Episode: "Fix-Ups & Downs"
2008 General Hospital: Night Shift Dr. Claire Simpson 14 episodes
2009 Castle Courtney Morantz Episode: "A Death in the Family"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Coleridge, Daniel R. (July 16, 2008). "Night Shift's Model MD". Soapnet. Archived from the original on August 4, 2008. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  2. ^ "Meet 'Hospital's' night shift". azcentral.com. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "GH Spinoff Planned For SOAPnet." - SoapCentral.com February 12, 2007.
  4. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 27, 2008). "SoapNet renews Night Shift". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 30, 2016.
  5. ^ Night Shift: Claire & Kyle - SOAPnet.com Archived 2008-09-10 at the Wayback Machine Retrieved September 10, 2008.
  6. ^ "Parents Give Birth to Businesses - Los Angeles Business Journal". labusinessjournal.com.
  7. ^ "Why Ivanka Trump invested in this start-up". CNBC.
  8. ^ "Episode 570: Carrie Southworth, Co-Founder of Twigtale, created a platform for personalized children's books, bringing kids joy & helping them through transitions". thisweekinstartups.com.
  9. ^ a b "NY Post outs Lucy Southworth, Larry Page's girlfriend." ValleyWag.com Archived 2008-09-12 at the Wayback Machine February 27, 2006. Retrieved September 10, 2008.
  10. ^ "Johnson, Collister "Terry". Official Biography". allgov.com. Retrieved November 5, 2020.
  11. ^ McCarthy, Megan. "President Bush, Clintons to meet at Googler wedding?" ValleyWag.com Archived 2008-09-19 at the Wayback Machine December 7, 2007. Retrieved September 10, 2008.
  12. ^ Southworth, V.R. (1981). Food Crop Marketing in Atebubu District, Ghana. Stanford University. Retrieved August 4, 2015.

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