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Trieste Kelly Dunn

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Trieste Kelly Dunn
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Born (1981-01-14) January 14, 1981 (age 37)[1]
Alma materNorth Carolina School of the Arts[3]
Years active2004–present

Trieste Kelly Dunn (born January 14, 1981) is an American actress.[1][2]

Personal life[edit]

Dunn studied theater at the North Carolina School of the Arts,[3] where she appeared in a number of student films, including those made by classmates and future collaborators Zach Clark, Brett Haley, Aaron Katz, and Brendan McFadden.

In 2010, Filmmaker Magazine named her one of the 25 New Faces of Independent in their Summer Issue,[4] and the Los Angeles Times touted her as a "break out star" based on her roles in the independent films Cold Weather and The New Year.[5]


Dunn first rose to prominence on the FOX TV series Canterbury's Law as Molly McConnell opposite Julianna Margulies. Her early film roles included critically lauded turns in United 93 (2006), Cold Weather (2010) and Vacation! (2010). She has also appeared on Fringe as Valerie Boone, the victim of a scientific experiment in the episode "Midnight", and also guest starred on HBO's Bored to Death. In 2014, she portrayed FBI Agent Elizabeth Ferrell on the TV series Believe concurrently with her co-starring role as Dep. Siobhan Kelly in Banshee. In late 2015, Dunn began a recurring role as U.S. Marshal Allison Knight, on the NBC drama Blindspot. In 2015, she played Natalie, a recurring character in the single season of Almost There, on Audience. Dunn has also appeared in guest roles on episodes of a number of other television series.

She portrayed an android on music video Propagation[6] for Com Truise - Iteration (album) (2017).


Year Title Role Notes
2004 Mysterious Skin Date in 'Blood Prom'
2006 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Gloria Kulhane TV Series: 1 Episode
2006 United 93 Deora Frances Bodley
2008 Canterbury's Law Molly McConnell TV Series: Main Cast
2009 Cupid Sonja TV Series: 1 Episode
2009 Fringe Valerie Boone TV Series: 1 Episode
2009 Bored to Death Sophia TV Series: 1 Episode
2010 Cold Weather Gail
2010 The New Year Sunny
2010 Vacation! Donna
2011 Brothers & Sisters Lori Lynn TV Series: 1 Episode
2013–2015 Banshee Siobhan Kelly TV Series: Main Cast, Seasons 1-3
2013 Golden Boy Margot Dixon TV Series: Recurring Character
2014 Believe Elizabeth Farrell TV Series: Recurring Character
2015 Applesauce Nicki
2015-Present Blindspot Allison "Allie" Knight TV Series: Recurring Character
2016 Almost There Natalie
2016 Bull Captain Taylor Mathison TV Series: 1 Episode
2017 Infinity Baby Alison
2017 Blame Jennifer
2017 The Misogynists Amber
2018 Elementary Sophie Bishop TV Series: 1 Episode


  1. ^ a b "Trieste Kelly Dunn -". CBS Interactive, Inc. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "News Article". University of North Carolina School of the Arts. September 12, 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  3. ^ a b Savage, Sophia (January 8, 2014). ""Loves Her Gun" Star Trieste Kelly Dunn Talks Improv, Road-Tripping and Directors". IndieWire/Penske Media Corporation. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  4. ^ "25 New Faces – Part 2". FilmMaker/Independent Filmmaker Project. July 20, 2010. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  5. ^ Olsen, Mark (June 18, 2010). "Los Angeles Film Festival: Double exposure for Trieste Kelly Dunn". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, California: tronc, Inc. Retrieved October 19, 2016.
  6. ^ O'Neal, Sean. "Com Truise's "Propagation" video reminds us of the dangers of robot wives". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 2018-07-06.

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