Carrie Brownstein

No one would have ever guessed a 1990s "Riot grrrl" artist would turn into a veritable comedy star, yet Carrie Brownstein defied such expectations with her talent and creative genius. Brownstein made her mark in the ... Read more »

Filmography

Actor (13)

Carol 2015 (Movie)

Genevieve Cantrell (Actor)

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Guest

Portlandia 2010 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

The Late Show With David Letterman 2012, 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

The Punk Singer 2013 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Portlandia: The Brunch Special 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Saturday Night Live 2012 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Some Days Are Better Than Others 2011 (Movie)

Katrina (Actor)

The L Word 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Group 2002 (Movie)

Gracie (Actor)
Music (1)

Biography

No one would have ever guessed a 1990s "Riot grrrl" artist would turn into a veritable comedy star, yet Carrie Brownstein defied such expectations with her talent and creative genius. Brownstein made her mark in the mid-1990s with the Washington-based band Sleater-Kinney and its no-nonsense music, provocative lyrics, and feminist anthems. Rooted in the "Riot grrrl" movement that launched bands such as Bikini Kill and inspired singers like Alanis Morissette, Sleater-Kinney impressed critics with its self-titled debut released in 1995. The group made strides toward mainstream attention with its post 9/11 album One Beat (2002) and a successful touring stint with Pearl Jam. After Sleater-Kinney announced an indefinite hiatus in 2006, Brownstein discovered a passion for acting, which lead to a collaboration with "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ) cast member Fred Armisen. Together, the duo created and starred on "Portlandia" (IFC, 2011- ), a hilarious and largely improvised sketch comedy series inspired by Portland's hipster-types, their idealistic world view, and obsession with 90s indie rock music. By marrying her love for music and acting on the hit TV show, Brownstein proved she was a gifted talent who could transcend not just genres but mediums.

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