Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress known for her roles in The Matrix trilogy, Memento, Unthinkable, and Chocolat.
Carrie-Anne Moss was born in Burnaby, British Columbia to parents Melvyn and Barbara Moss. She has an older brother, Brooke. Moss’ mother reportedly named her for The Hollies’ 1967 hit song, “Carrie Anne”. Moss lived with her mother in Vancouver as a child. At the age of 11, she joined the Vancouver children’s musical theatre and later went on to tour Europe with the Magee Secondary School Choir in her senior year; one of her classmates was Gil Bellows.
While in Spain, she landed a role in the drama series Dark Justice, her first television appearance. She moved from Barcelona to Los Angeles, California with the series in 1992. She enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena upon her return. She starred in FOX’s short-lived primetime soap opera Models Inc., a spin-off of Melrose Place, as a model.
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