- Character bio
- Actor bio
Vera Walker (Carrie Coon) is a formidable, mysterious woman who struggles between upholding the ideals of the community she leads and fulfilling her own desires.
Carrie Coon, one of Hollywood’s most exciting emerging talents, had a breakout role in the critically acclaimed film Gone Girl opposite Ben Affleck. Most recently, she starred in Avengers: Infinity War and Stephen Spielberg’s The Post alongside Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks. She will star in the upcoming films Kin opposite James Franco, Jack Reynor, Zoe Kravitz and Dennis Quaid, and Steve McQueen’s heist thriller Widows alongside Viola Davis. Additional film credits include Strange Weather, The Keeping Hours and The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter.
In 2017, Coon made history by winning the first ever double TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama for her brilliant work on both The Leftovers and hit anthology series Fargo. The latter also earned her an Emmy nomination in the category of Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, as well as a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination for Best Actress in a Movie Made for Television or Limited Series. For her work on The Leftovers, Coon was awarded the 2016 Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series. Additional television credits include Intelligence, Ironside, Law & Order: SVU and The Playboy Club.
A Tony Award-nominated actress, Coon returned to the New York stage as the titular character in Amy Herzog’s world premiere drama, Mary Jane. Her performance garnered both a 2018 Lucille Lortel Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award nomination for Best Leading Actress in a Play. Prior to her performance in Mary Jane, she made her Off-Broadway debut in the 2015 world premiere of Melissa James Gibson’s Placebo at Playwrights Horizons.
Coon is repped by United Talent Agency, Foundation Talent Management and Peikoff Mahan Law Office.