Carolyn Farina

Carolyn Farina (born 1963 or 1964)[1][2] is an American actress best known for her starring role as Audrey Rouget in the 1990 Whit Stillman film Metropolitan.

Carolyn Farina
Born1963/1964 (age 57–58)[1][2]
OccupationActress, psychologist


Farina was born and raised in Bayside, Queens, New York.[1][2] Her father left the family very early.[2] A shy child, she began acting classes in grade school.[2][1] After high school, she had jobs as a waitress, secretary, and receptionist.[2] She spent one semester at Queens College, and also studied acting at a variety of venues including the Lee Strasberg Institute.[2][1]

She had no professional acting experience or agent when she auditioned for, and was cast as the lead in, Whit Stillman's 1990 independent film, Metropolitan.[1] Her performance received very positive reviews, which noted her sensitivity and perceptiveness.[1][3]

Apart from a brief non-speaking cameo reprisal of her character Audrey Rouget in Stillman's follow-up film The Last Days of Disco (1998), during the 1990s following her starring role in Metropolitan Farina received only small roles in two more films. These were a non-speaking role in Little Noises (1992), which was directed by Jane Spencer, and a small role as the protagonist's sister in The Age of Innocence (1993), which was directed by Martin Scorsese.

She returned to college after this period and earned a master's degree in psychology, and made a new career working as a child psychologist.[4][5]

In 2011 she appeared briefly in Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress, playing a waitress in a diner.


Year Title Role Notes
1990 Metropolitan Audrey Rouget
1992 Little Noises Cousin Linny (credited as "Caroline Farina")
1993 The Age of Innocence Janey Archer
1998 The Last Days of Disco Audrey Rouget
2011 Whit Stillman's Damsels in Distress Carolina Antonucci
TBA South of Hope Street Mira (filming)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g "Meet a Miracle on 34th Street: Metropolitan's Carolyn Farina". People. October 1, 1990. Retrieved March 20, 2018. Farina, 26
  2. ^ a b c d e f g Cedrone, Lou (September 12, 1990). "A new Audrey Hepburn?". The Baltimore Sun. Farina, 26
  3. ^ Dawes, Amy (January 26, 1990). "Film Review: Whit Stillman's Metropolitan". Variety. Retrieved March 21, 2018.
  4. ^ Jacobs, Matthew (August 17, 2015). "Metropolitan Star Carolyn Farina Says She Stopped Getting Film Offers Because She Wasn't Blond". Huffington Post. Retrieved February 6, 2016.
  5. ^ "Carolyn Farina". LinkedIn. Retrieved March 21, 2018.

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