Mireille Enos

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AmericanBorn Marie Mireille Enos

American actress

Born on September 22, 1975 in Kansas City, Missouri , United States (48 years)

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Marie Mireille Enos (; born September 22, 1975) is an American actress best known for the lead role as homicide detective Sarah Linden in the AMC crime drama series The Killing, for which she earned nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the Golden Globes, and the Primetime Emmys. She has also received a nomination for a Tony Award for her role as Honey in the 2005 Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

...   Marie Mireille Enos (; born September 22, 1975) is an American actress best known for the lead role as homicide detective Sarah Linden in the AMC crime drama series The Killing, for which she earned nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the Golden Globes, and the Primetime Emmys. She has also received a nomination for a Tony Award for her role as Honey in the 2005 Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?


Early life
Enos was born on September 22, 1975 in Kansas City, Missouri. She is the daughter of Monique, a French teacher, and Jon Goree Enos. Her father is American, from Texas, and her mother is French. Enos speaks French fluently.She has two brothers and two sisters. Her older sister, Veronique Enos Kaefer, currently serves as the Vice President of Philanthropy at The Michael J. Fox Foundation.Her family moved to Sugar Land, Texas when she was five years old. She attended Houston's High School for the Performing and Visual Arts, where she underwent rigorous acting training. Enos studied theater at Brigham Young University (BYU), but left during her third year to pursue acting opportunities in New York City. While a BYU student, she won the Irene Ryan Award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., an award annually presented to the nation's top collegiate actor.


Career


1994–2009
Enos made her screen acting debut in the television film Without Consent (1994). She made her feature film debut with small role in the romantic comedy Someone Like You (2001) starring Ashley Judd. She has guest-starred in a number of television shows, including Sex and the City, Strong Medicine, Rescue Me, Without a Trace, Crossing Jordan, CSI: Miami, Medium and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.She also appeared in several stage productions. She played Perdita in the 2002 Shakespeare Theatre Company production of The Winter's Tale at the Lansburgh Theater in Washington, DC. She appeared in the 2005 Broadway revival production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which starred Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin. For her performance she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play.In 2007, Enos joined the cast of the HBO drama series Big Love about a polygamous family. She played the roles of twin sisters JoDean Marquart and Kathy Marquart. She was a regular cast member in the third and fourth seasons.


2010–present
In 2010, Enos was cast in her first lead role in a television series: Detective Sarah Linden in the AMC drama series The Killing, based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. She received critical acclaim for that performance, and the first season was praised by most critics. Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter in his review said "It's not until you watch Enos play Sarah for a while that it sinks in—there hasn't been a female American character like her probably ever."For her role as Linden, Enos received nominations for an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, and three Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. The series ran for four seasons, ending in 2014.After her breakout role in The Killing, Enos began her career in feature films. She played Karin Lane, the wife of Brad Pitt's character in World War Z (2013). The film received positive reviews and was a commercial success, grossing over $540 million worldwide. Also in 2013, she co-starred as Josh Brolin's character's wife in Gangster Squad, and appeared opposite Reese Witherspoon in the crime drama Devil's Knot, based on a true story, the West Memphis Three. In 2014, she appeared in the crime thriller Sabotage directed by David Ayer and later starred in drama film If I Stay directed by R. J. Cutler, based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman.Enos co-starred later that year alongside Ryan Reynolds in The Captive, directed by Atom Egoyan. Enos was cast as lead actress in the thriller Never Here, which was directed by Camille Thoman.In March 2015, it was announced that Enos had been cast as the lead character in the ABC legal drama series, The Catch, produced by Shonda Rhimes. She starred as the lead character Alice Vaughan, the head of a high-end private detective agency. The Catch aired its first 10-episode season in spring 2016, and a second 10-episode season in 2017 as part of ABC's "TGIT" Thursday night lineup.Also in March 2015, it was announced Enos would star alongside Olivia Cooke in Katie Says Goodbye, an independent film. That same year, she starred in Behold My Heart, directed by Joshua Leonard.In 2019, she appeared as Marissa Wiegler in the action drama streaming television series Hanna on Amazon Prime Video. The series is based on the 2011 film of the same name, with Cate Blanchett originating the role of Wiegler.In August 2020, it was announced the 2018 film The Lie (her reunion with The Killing's showrunner Veena Sud) would be included in Amazon Prime Video's Welcome to the Blumhouse horror film anthology. It was released in the anthology's first installment on October 6, 2020.


Personal life
Enos married actor Alan Ruck on January 4, 2008. They have two children, and she has two stepchildren from Ruck's previous marriage.
She was raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints but is no longer a practicing member.


Filmography


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Video games


Awards and nominations


References


External links
Mireille Enos at IMDb
Mireille Enos at the Internet Broadway Database
Mireille Enos at the Internet Off-Broadway Database



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