Camera, Film, & Tape
San Francisco State University
Co-starred in indie drama "Walk-In"
Appeared as a marionberry farmer in an episode of sketch comedy series "Portlandia"
Appeared as the Wood Woman in an affectionate parody of "Twin Peaks" on the comedy-drama series "Psych"
Appeared as a nurse in "The Secret Life of Houses"
Reprised role as The Log Lady in "Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me"
Served as first assistant camera on Jim Jarmusch's "Night on Earth"
Appeared as a nurse in the Gene Wilder/Richard Pryor comedy "Another You"
Appeared on "Twin Peaks" as The Log Lady
Had supporting role as a nurse in horror movie "Trick or Treats"
Served as first assistant camera on "Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan"
Served as second assistant camera on Albert Brooks' "Modern Romance"
Served as assistant director and camera assistant on David Lynch's "Eraserhead"
Worked as a camera assistant on John Cassavetes' "The Killing of a Chinese Bookie"
Starred in David Lynch's short film "The Amputee"
Primarily a theatre actor, Coulson was a member of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland, OR from the mid-1990s until her death.
Like her longtime friend David Lynch, Coulson was a practitioner of Transcendental Meditation.
Coulson appeared as a nurse in three different films between 1982 and 1994.
Met David Lynch while teaching an acting workshop at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles during the 1970s.
Appeared in several productions with the Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara and the San Jose Repertory Theatre.
Collaborated with David Lynch and her husband at the time, actor Jack Nance, on the film "Eraserhead," performing duties that included helping to develop the script, acting as a second unit director, operating cameras and microphones, securing funding, taking still photographs, and even preparing food for the crew. She was also cast in a small role, but her scenes did not end up appearing in the film.
In addition to her on-set duties on "Eraserhead," Coulson maintained and cut Nance's distinctive hairstyle for the entire five years that the film was in production.