Geneva Carr

Geneva Carr (born May 6, 1971) is an American television and stage actress with an extensive acting resume.[1] She is best known for her portrayal of Marissa Morgan on the CBS television series Bull and for her performance as Margery in the original Broadway cast of Hand to God, earning a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.[2]

Geneva Carr
Born (1971-05-06) May 6, 1971 (age 50)
EducationMount Holyoke College, ESCP Europe
OccupationActress
Years active1997–present
Spouse(s)Yuji Yamazaki (2014–2015)
Parents
  • George Carr (father)
  • Phyllis Carr (mother)
RelativesGeorge Carr II (brother)
Joseph Carr (brother)

Early life and careerEdit

Carr was born in Jackson, Mississippi, to George and Phyllis (née Duba) Carr.[3] She has two brothers, George Carr II and Joseph Carr.

Carr studied French at Mount Holyoke College and initially had a career in banking before deciding to become an actress.[3][4] She studied French in Paris and earned her MBA in Business from ESCP. She studied acting with Jane Hoffman at the Actors Studio.[5][6] To support herself while she honed her craft and auditioned for parts, Carr waited on tables, bartended, and did gigs as a voice actress.[7]

She played "Mom" on the AT&T commercials where she fretted over lost "rollover" minutes,[8] and her big break was in the Broadway play Hand to God in 2015.[3][4]

FilmographyEdit

FilmEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Restaurant Funeral Guest Uncredited
2001 The 3 Little Wolfs Shannen Wolf
2002 Fish in the Sea Is Not Thirsty Veronique Short film
2004 Neurotica Stacey
2005 Charlie's Party Mitsy Ann
2005 One Last Thing... Hospital Administrator Uncredited
2007 Then She Found Me Woman in Her 20s
2008 College Road Trip Mrs. O'Mally
2009 Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Undead Charlotte Lawrence
2009 Company Retreat Chessy
2009 It's Complicated Woman at Fertility Clinic
2010 Case Closed Angela Biggs Short film
2010 Love & Other Drugs Viagra Nurse #2
2011 High Maintenance Melissa Short film
2011 The Melancholy Fantastic Mrs. Wiley
2011 Smile Tess Short film
2012 Alter Egos Newscaster
2012 Visions of Joanna Joanna Wyatt Short film
2013 Darkroom Mother Video
2015 Ava's Possessions Darlene
2016 The Harrow Adele

TelevisionEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1997 Spin City Kathy Episode: "The Thirty Year Itch"
2002 Sex and the City Delivery Nurse Episode: "I Heart NY"
2003 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Camilla Episode: "Pravda"
2004 Chappelle's Show Airline Employee Episode: "2.6"
2004 Third Watch Caroline/Sarah Guile 2 episodes
2004 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Margo Sanders Episode: "Weak"
2005 Jonny Zero Mrs. Weston Episode: "No Good Deed"
2005 Hope & Faith Kathy 2 episodes
2005 Law & Order: Trial by Jury Talia Rawlings Episode: "Baby Boom"
2005–2009 Law & Order: Criminal Intent Faith Yancy 6 episodes
2007 What Goes On Naomi Knowles Unknown episodes
2007 Two Families N/A TV movie
2009 The Unusuals Cheryl Thayler Episode: "The E.I.D."
2009 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Katie Harris Episode: "Unstable"
2009 Law & Order Larry's Accountant Episode: "Reality Bites"
2010 How to Make It in America Tiny Apartment Mom Episode: "Unhappy Birthday"
2010 Team Umizoomi (voice) Episode: "The Ghost Family Costume Party"
2010 The Good Wife Beth Episode: "Bad Girls"
2011 Onion News Network Diane Connor Recurring role (6 episodes)
2011 Rescue Me Pamela Keppler 4 episodes
2012 Person of Interest Nurse Liz Picket Episode: "Critical"
2012 Blue Bloods Sally Burton Episode: "Secrets and Lies"
2013 Yoga Partner Tanya Unknown episodes
2013 Your Pretty Face Is Going to Hell Tiffany Episode: "Devil in the Details"
2013 Elementary Rebecca Burrell Episode: "Déjà Vu All Over Again"
2014 The Mysteries of Laura Danielle Bailey Episode: "The Mystery of the Mobile Murder"
2015 Younger Mary Beth Bell Episode: "Pilot"
2015 Deadbeat Linda Episode: "The Ex-orcism"
2015 Law and Order: Special Victims Unit Pam Baker Episode: "Patrimonial Burden"
2016 I Shudder Susan Marie Henglebert TV movie
2016–present Bull Marissa Morgan[9] Main cast

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role
2006 Bully Jimmy's mom
2011 Saints Row: The Third Radio Voices

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Geneva Carr Theatre Credits". www.broadwayworld.com. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  2. ^ "'Hand to God' - Devilish comedy burns bright on Broadway". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2018-03-14.
  3. ^ a b c Levitt, Hayley (May 14, 2015). "Hand to God's Geneva Carr Chose the Road Not Taken and Wound Up at the Tony Awards: How a banker becomes a Broadway front-runner". Theater Mania. Retrieved December 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. ^ a b Vincentelli, Elisabeth (May 30, 2015). "Meet the banker who traded in her briefcase for Broadway". New York Post. Retrieved December 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  5. ^ Profile, lifestorynet.com; accessed June 7, 2015.
  6. ^ Profile, broadwayworld.com; accessed June 7, 2015.
  7. ^ Cardiga, Manuela (2020-04-23). "Meet Geneva Carr Who Plays Marissa Morgan on CBS' 'Bull' and Was Once a Banker". news.amomama.com. Retrieved 2020-09-10.
  8. ^ Howard, Theresa (March 29, 2009). "AT&T ads stick with family in love with rollover minutes". USA Today. Retrieved December 3, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  9. ^ Petski, Denise (2016-03-03). "Geneva Carr Joins CBS Drama Pilot 'Bull'; Fox's 'The Exorcist' Adds Kurt Egyiawan". Deadline. Retrieved 2018-03-14.

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