Carrie Southworth

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Carrie Southworth
Occupation Actress, model, cofounder of TwigTale
Years active 2001–present
Title Cofounder of TwigTale
Spouse(s) Coddy Johnson

Carrie Southworth is an American actress and model 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.

Biography[edit]

Southworth majored in economics at the University of Virginia, and 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]

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.[2] The 13-episode limited series aired from July 22, 2008 to October 14, 2008.[3] 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.[4] 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.[5][6][7]

Personal life[edit]

In 2005 Southworth married Collister "Coddy" Johnson,[8] son of Collister "Terry" Johnson, Jr.[9] Coddy's godfather is the former U.S. President George W. Bush, who had been the roommate of the elder Johnson at Yale University.[8][9]

Southworth's younger sister Lucinda (Lucy) is the wife of Google co-founder Larry Page.[10]

Southworth spent four years of her childhood living in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania where her father was posted with the World Bank.[11]

Southworth's father is Van Roy Southworth[12] (Ph.D, Stanford University), who retired from the World Bank after assignments in Tanzania, Croatia and the Republic of Georgia. Her mother Cathy McLain, an education psychologist, has established an NGO, "McLain Associations for Children", in the Republic of Georgia and "Stepping Stones International Organization" (www.ssnpo.org) in the US to help children with disabilities and their families.

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

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. ^ "GH Spinoff Planned For SOAPnet." - SoapCentral.com February 12, 2007.
  3. ^ Nordyke, Kimberly (May 27, 2008). "SoapNet renews Night Shift". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  4. ^ Night Shift: Claire & Kyle - SOAPnet.com Retrieved September 10, 2008.
  5. ^ "Parents Give Birth to Businesses - Los Angeles Business Journal". labusinessjournal.com. 
  6. ^ "Why Ivanka Trump invested in this start-up". CNBC. 
  7. ^ "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. 
  8. ^ a b "NY Post outs Lucy Southworth, Larry Page's girlfriend." ValleyWag.com February 27, 2006. Retrieved September 10, 2008.
  9. ^ a b Kessler, Ronald (November 4, 2006). "GOP Holds Senate, Bush Campaign Director Says". NewsMax.com. Retrieved March 29, 2009. 
  10. ^ McCarthy, Megan. "President Bush, Clintons to meet at Googler wedding?" ValleyWag.com December 7, 2007. Retrieved September 10, 2008.
  11. ^ "Meet 'Hospital's' night shift". azcentral.com. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 
  12. ^ Southworth, V.R. (1981). Food Crop Marketing in Atebubu District, Ghana. Stanford University. Retrieved August 4, 2015. 

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