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Carrie-Anne Moss

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Moss at the 2007 Toronto International Film Festival
Born Carrie-Anne Moss
August 21, 1967 (age 46)
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada
Occupation Actress
Years active 1989–present
Spouse(s) Steven Roy (1999–present)
Children Owen, Jaden, Frances

Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress, best known for her role of Trinity in The Matrix trilogy. She has had other notable roles in Memento, Chocolat, and Unthinkable.

Early life

Carrie-Anne Moss was born in Burnaby, British Columbia to Melvyn and Barbara Moss. She has an older brother, Brooke. Moss' mother reportedly named her after The Hollies' 1967 hit song, "Carrie Anne", which had been released in May that year. Moss lived with her mother in Vancouver as a child.[1] 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.


While in Spain, Moss 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 prime time soap opera Models Inc., a spin-off of Melrose Place, as a model.

Her breakthrough role came when she was chosen to play Trinity in the 1999 box office success The Matrix. She reprised the role in two sequels, as well as providing voiceovers for video game and animated spin-offs of the film. Coincidentally, she had previously co-starred in an unrelated made-in-Canada television series also entitled Matrix.[2]

Following the release of The Matrix, Moss starred opposite Burt Reynolds and Richard Dreyfuss in the Disney mobster comedy The Crew. She starred with Val Kilmer in Red Planet for Warner Bros. She next appeared in Miramax's Oscar-nominated film Chocolat. She then starred with Guy Pearce in the thriller Memento for which Moss earned an Independent Spirit Award for her performance. She voiced the character Aria in Mass Effect 2 and Mass Effect 3. She is the lead role in the Lifetime Television pilot called Normal.

Personal life

Moss married fellow actor Steven Roy in 1999. They have two sons, Owen, (born September 2003),[3] and Jaden (born November 2005), and a daughter, Frances Beatrice (born in June 2009). Actress Maria Bello is the godmother of Moss's older son.[4]

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