Cara Seymour

Active - 1998 - 2016  |   Born - Jan 6, 1964 in Essex, England  |   Genres - Drama, Crime

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British-born actress Cara Seymour entered into a budding film career after establishing herself on-stage in both England and the United States. In the U.K., her performance in Now and at the Hour of Our Death earned her a Time Out award; in New York, she won an Obie for her work in Mike Leigh's Ecstacy and a Drama Desk nomination for her work in Goose Pimples. The actress made her film debut in the 1999 independent drama A Good Baby, and, in 2000, appeared in two acclaimed and highly individual films, Dancer in the Dark and American Psycho. Seymour was also featured in two of the most eagerly awaited films of 2002, Adaptation and Gangs of New York.

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  • Cofounded a women's theater company, Trouble and Strife, while studying at the University of Cambridge.
  • Has been a longtime friend and collaborator of writer-director Jan Gilbert since college, which led her to star in Gilbert's 2009 film Beyond the Fire.
  • Played the role of Jean in Mike Leigh's off-Broadway production of Ecstasy in 1995.
  • In 2010, starred in the stage production of Gibraltar, a critically-acclaimed adaptation of James Joyce's novel Ulysses.
  • Is the daughter-in-law of the late Alan Cheuse, a novelist and NPR commentator.