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Carrie Alexandra Coon (born January 24, 1981) is an American actress. Coon was nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in the 2012 revival of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? In 2014, she began starring as Nora Durst in the HBO drama series The Leftovers and appeared in the thriller film Gone Girl. She also currently has a lead role in the third season of Fargo.

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I have my three brothers, and then I have my adopted sister from El Salvador, who is actually the oldest. My brother and I were already born, and then my parents adopted my sister from El Salvador during the war and had two more kids.

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I ended up doing four or five plays in college and being an English major with my thesis in language acquisition, which I was planning to study in graduate school.

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My husband and I are huge bibliophiles. He's always reading 'The New York Times Book Review' and then ordering 20 books online.

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I have this idea of myself as this quiet, observant, thoughtful child, which my parents roundly contradict. They claim that I was loud and bossy and dancing all the time.

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Being a literature major, you know, I'm very familiar with the ways symbolism is used in our sort of mythic tales of society, so anyone who is consciously trying to pull that off I think is really interesting and clearly very smart.

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Parents always stay older than you, but sibling sort of become adults together, and that complicates that relationship, I think.

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I think there's a danger in how we can get addicted to the things that reaffirm to us who we are. For example, Facebook; people who make these Facebook posts about what's happening to them, just so people will chime in and give them positive reinforcement.

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I'm from a family with five kids in it, and my father almost became a Catholic priest. And my mother never went to church, but she's the best Christian I know. My siblings have all chosen different paths to or away from their spirituality.

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I certainly enjoyed having my sister, because when she came I felt a certain responsibility to help her fit in, and help her learn English. I wanted her to play with all my toys. I was actually, I think, really scary to her, because I had so much energy.

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I really have the good fortune that the actors who work with me on 'The Leftovers' are thoughtful, hard working, open people and generous people.

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I didn't grow up knowing actors' names, and my parents weren't theater people.

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I think if people stick with 'The Leftovers,' it's a very rewarding viewing experience. I wanted to be part of that - and what a great cast we got. I wanted to be one of those actors, in that show!

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Why do we insist women are cast 10 years younger than the role they're playing? Men don't know what a 30-year-old is supposed to look like because on TV she's always 20.

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I'm a middle child, and I'm pretty diplomatic: the peace-maker.

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I've never felt terribly attached to acting because I always feel like the world is really big and really interesting, and there are a lot of places that I can put my energy and be fulfilled.

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