“Gloria Burgle,” played by Carrie Coon, is a practical woman – the kind that grabs the extinguisher when the bacon catches fire and everyone else panics. Gloria is the chief of the Eden Valley Police, and a newly divorced mother, who is struggling to understand this new world where people connect more intimately with their phones than the people right in front of them.
Coon is one of Hollywood’s most exciting emerging talents. With a wide variety of roles across film, television and theater, she has garnered acclaim throughout her career and fostered an impressive body of work.
Coon can currently be seen co-starring in the HBO series The Leftovers as “Nora Durst.” Based on the bestselling novel by Tom Perrotta, The Leftovers tells the tale of a community’s struggle with grief and faith after two percent of the world’s population abruptly disappears without explanation. Season three of the series is set to premiere April 16, 2017.
Recently, Coon wrapped production on Jonathan and Josh Baker’s Kin alongside Zoë Kravitz, James Franco and Dennis Quaid. The film follows an ex-con and his younger brother on the run, the feds, and various otherworldly obstacles along the way. Coon plays an FBI agent who recently relocated to a small town who is forced to investigate strange occurrences that seem to follow the ex-con and brother across the West Coast. Lionsgate is set to release the film in 2017.
Prior to that, Coon lensed Karen Moncrieff’s The Keeping Hours opposite Lee Pace, as well as Christian Papierniak’s Izzy Gets The F*Ck Across Town opposite Haley Joel Osment and Alia Shawkat.
Her breakout role was in the highly critically acclaimed film Gone Girl opposite Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris. Based on the best-selling novel by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl tells the story of a man in a rocky marriage whose life implodes when his wife goes missing and he becomes a suspect for murder. Coon portrays “Margo ‘Go’ Dunne,” Nick’s twin sister.
In television, her credits include Intelligence, Ironside, Law and Order: SVU and The Playboy Club.
On stage, Coon’s regional credits include Our Town and Anna Christie at The Madison Repertory Theatre, four seasons with American Players Theatre in Spring Green, Wisconsin, and Reasons to be Pretty and Blackbird with Renaissance Theaterworks. She made her Chicago debut in Magnolia at the Goodman Theater, directed by Anna Shapiro, followed by The Girl in the Yellow Dress at Next Theatre, and “Annie” in The Real Thing at Writers Theatre. In 2013, after performing in Three Sisters and The March at the renowned Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Coon reprised the role of “Honey” in their production of Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? on Broadway, for which she received a Tony Award® nomination for Featured Actress as well as a Theater World award. More recently in 2015, Coon had her off-Broadway debut as “Louise” in Placebo at Playwrights Horizons and in 2016, she returned to Steppenwolf in Chicago where she starred as the title role in Mary Page Marlowe.
Born and raised in Copley, Ohio, Coon received her B.A. from the University of Mount Union and her M.F.A. in acting from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2006. She currently resides in Chicago with her husband and creative collaborator, Tracey Letts.