Portia Doubleday

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Portia Doubleday
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Born
Portia Ann Doubleday

(1988-06-22) June 22, 1988 (age 31)
OccupationActress
Years active1998–present
Parent(s)Frank Doubleday
Christina Hart
FamilyKaitlin Doubleday (sister)

Portia Ann Doubleday (born June 22, 1988) is an American actress. She is best known for her roles as Sheeni Saunders in the film Youth in Revolt (2009), Chris Hargensen in the film Carrie (2013), and as Angela Moss in the USA Network television drama Mr. Robot (2015–2019).

Early life[edit]

Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Doubleday is the younger of two daughters of Christina Hart and Frank Doubleday. She grew up in a show business family: her parents are former professional actors, and her older sister, Kaitlin, is also an actress.[1] Her mother now works in the entertainment industry as a writer and producer of plays.[2]

Doubleday attended the Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies, a magnet school in west Los Angeles.[3] She described herself as a tomboy to the Los Angeles Times, having played soccer for twelve years.[4]

Career[edit]

Doubleday first appeared in a commercial for Goldfish crackers at age eight and had a small role in the film Legend of the Mummy (1998). Her parents insisted that she finish high school before pursuing a career in acting.[2]

After graduating high school, Doubleday was cast in the pilot episode of United States of Tara, a television series created by Diablo Cody. Doubleday played 15-year-old Kate, the daughter of Toni Collette's character. Doubleday was replaced by Brie Larson when the series' creative team chose to go in a different direction with the character.[1] She appeared in the short film 18 in 2009, about a girl dealing with the end of her mother's life.[5]

Doubleday starred opposite Michael Cera in the 2009 teen comedy Youth in Revolt, based on the 1993 novel of the same name by C.D. Payne. Doubleday described her character as "mean" and "really complex" to the Los Angeles Times.[4] She plays Sheeni Saunders, an imaginative girl with a dreary life who meets Michael Cera's character while on a family vacation.[1] The film, directed by Miguel Arteta, premiered at the 2009 Toronto International Film Festival.

In 2010, Doubleday starred in the drama Almost Kings (formerly known as Touchback) directed by Marvin Jarrett (the founder of Nylon magazine).[5] She appeared regularly in the ABC network comedy Mr. Sunshine, a midseason replacement for the 2010–2011 season.[6][7] She played the popular and monstrous Chris Hargensen in the 2013 adaptation of Carrie. Doubleday dyed her hair brown for the role of Chris, who is a natural brunette in the novel.

In September 2014, it was announced that Doubleday had joined the main cast of the USA Network pilot for the TV series Mr. Robot, starring Rami Malek and co-starring Christian Slater.[8] Doubleday plays Malek's character's childhood friend and current co-worker, Angela Moss. The first episode of the series premiered on June 24, 2015. She acted in all four seasons of the show, the final three which premiered in July 2016, October 2017, and October 2019, respectively.

In November 2018, it was announced that Doubleday had joined the cast of the film Fantasy Island, an adaptation of the show of the same name.[9] The movie was released on 14 February 2020.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Doubleday lives in Los Angeles.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Legend of the Mummy Young Margaret
2009 18 Becky Short film
2009 Youth in Revolt Sheeni Saunders
2010 In Between Days Lindley Short film
2010 Almost Kings Lizzie
2011 Big Mommas: Like Father, Like Son Jasmine Lee
2012 K-11 Butterfly
2012 Howard Cantour.com Dakota Zearing Short film
2013 Carrie Chris Hargensen
2013 Her Isabella
2015 After the Ball Kate "Katie" Kassell / Nate Ganymede
2020 Fantasy Island Sloane Maddison

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Mr. Sunshine Heather Recurring role; 12 episodes
2015–2019 Mr. Robot Angela Moss Main role; 32 episodes

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Ouzounian, Richard (January 5, 2010). "Portia Doubleday: Michael Cera's transformer". Toronto Star. Toronto. Retrieved January 7, 2010.
  2. ^ a b Stein, Ruthe (January 6, 2010). "Youth in Revolt's Portia Doubleday making a name for herself". Houston Chronicle. Houston. Retrieved January 7, 2010.
  3. ^ Patti, Greco (October 7, 2015). "Sisters Kaitlin and Portia Doubleday on "Empire" and "Mr. Robot," Sibling Rivalry, and High School". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved February 29, 2016.
  4. ^ a b Ordoña, Michael (January 7, 2010). "Brains and beauty in 'Youth in Revolt'". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. Retrieved January 7, 2010.
  5. ^ a b Ordoña, Michael (January 7, 2010). "Where you've seen Portia Doubleday". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles. Retrieved January 7, 2010.
  6. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (January 12, 2010). "Matthew Perry project a go at ABC". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on January 15, 2010. Retrieved April 25, 2010.
  7. ^ Hibberd, James (May 18, 2010). "ABC's new fall schedule". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on May 20, 2010. Retrieved May 18, 2010.
  8. ^ Team, The Deadline; Team, The Deadline (September 11, 2014). "Portia Doubleday, Carly Chaikin Join USA Pilot 'Mr. Robot'; Rupert Evans In Amazon's 'Man In The High Castle'". Deadline. Retrieved November 21, 2019.
  9. ^ DiscussingFilm (November 13, 2018). "Maggie Q, Portia Doubleday and Ryan Hansen have joined the cast of Jeff Wadlow's 'FANTASY ISLAND'. (EXCLUSIVE)". @discussingfilm. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  10. ^ Lattanzio, Ryan; Lattanzio, Ryan (November 11, 2019). "'Fantasy Island' Trailer: Blumhouse Twists Show Into Careful-What-You-Wish-For Horror". IndieWire. Retrieved November 13, 2019.
  11. ^ "Beyond the Screen with Portia Doubleday | NBCUniversal Together". together.nbcuni.com. Retrieved November 13, 2019.

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