Tracy Coogan

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Tracy Coogan
Born Trim, County Meath, Ireland
Awards Fangoria Chainsaw Award 2006

Tracy Elizabeth Coogan is an Irish actress most widely noted for her leading role in the 2004 independent film Zombie Honeymoon.[1][2][3][4]

Career[edit]

Coogan was born and raised in Trim, County Meath, Ireland, one of five children of Michael and Ann Coogan. She first acted in many theatrical productions at school.[5] The summer after she graduated from high school, Coogan went to New York City to represent Ireland in a modeling competition. She stayed in New York, where she landed roles in Irish Repertory Theatre stage productions of The Playboy of the Western World, The Colleen Bawn and Poor Beast in the Rain. Her first screen credit was a bit part as a model in the 1998 Woody Allen movie Celebrity. In 2002 Coogan starred in Love without Borders, a Russian television series filmed in Moscow.[5] Coogan's performance as the loving wife of a zombie in the 2004 horror cult hit Zombie Honeymoon, which won her a Fangoria Chainsaw award in 2006 for best low-budget film,[6] has been praised.[2][3][4][7] The film was acquired by Showtime for release on both DVD and television. Coogan has been noted as "a passionate, sensitive and hard-working actor, with a strong professional work ethic."[5] She stars also for the Charity event Bowling for Boobies on 27 October 2009 in Los Angeles[8] alongside Carlee Baker, Heather Snell, Brooke Lewis and Eve Mauro, the event fights against Breast cancer.[9]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Celebrity Model
1999 Dryads Lead
2000 Whiskey River Larissa
2002 Tommy Hobson and a Love Supreme Supporting
2002 Love Without Borders Natasha/Mary
2003 Six Tulips The Girlfriend
2004 Zombie Honeymoon Denise
2005 Horror Business Herself
2006 The Adventures of Megabyte Man Da Bom
2006 Fuse Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Herself
2008 Return to Sender Angela Gracie
2009 Penance Natalie
2009 Dark Woods Susan Branch
2009 The Devil In The Kitchen Pre-Production
2009 No Saints For Sinners Mary Post-Production
2010 Another Life Angela Filming
2010 Thrillseekers The Indosheen Julian Filming

Stage[edit]

  • Trash - Girl (EST Los Angeles)
  • The Colleen Bawn - Eily O'Connor (Irish Repertory Theatre)
  • Scattergood - Miss Regan (MCC Theatre)
  • Poor Beast in the Rain - Eileen (Irish Art Center)
  • Playboy of the Western World - Sara Tansay (Irish Repertory Theatre)
  • Tell Dorie not to Cry - Dorie (Stetson Studio)
  • Barefoot in the Park - Corie (Stetson Studio)

Personal life[edit]

In 2008 she relocated to Los Angeles with her Austrian husband Herbert.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tracy Coogan at IMdB
  2. ^ a b Kern, Laura, Zombie Honeymoon (2004), The Perils of Loving the Undead, New York Times, 4 October 2005, retrieved 16 September 2008
  3. ^ a b Scheib, Ronnie, Zombie Honeymoon, variety.com, 10 November 2004, retrieved 16 September 2008
  4. ^ a b Atkinson, Michael, Love and Gore: Zombie Retread Manages Some Killer Gags, villagevoice.com, 27 September 2005, retrieved 16 September 2008
  5. ^ a b c d Donohoe, John, Trim actress busy on both sides of LA movie cameras, Meath Chronicle, 2 July 2008, retrieved 13 July 2008
  6. ^ Layne, Staci, Chainsaw Awards 2006 - Winners Announced, horror.com, 18 October 2006, retrieved 16 September 2008
  7. ^ Grady, Pam, Zombie Honeymoon (2004), reel.com, retrieved 16 September 2008 "...as this movie grows darker in its final act, it's also surprisingly moving. This is partially due to Coogan's glowing performance as the conflicted bride..."
  8. ^ More Horror Starlets Join Bowling for Boobies
  9. ^ Bowl for Boobies with Tracy Coogan - Win Tickets to Dark Woods & Lunch at Spago!

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