Marie Mireille Enos (/ /; born September 22, 1975) is an American actress. Drawn to acting from a young age, she graduated in performing arts from Brigham Young University, where she was awarded the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship. Having made her acting debut in the 1994 television film Without Consent, she has since received nominations for a Tony Award, a Golden Globe Award, and an Emmy Award.
Enos on the set of The Killing in March 2012
Marie Mireille Enos
September 22, 1975
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
|Alma mater||Brigham Young University|
Early in her career, Enos appeared variously as a guest star on such television shows as Sex and the City and The Education of Max Bickford among others. She made her feature film debut with a minor part in the 2001 romantic comedy Someone Like You, but garnered wider attention for her role as Honey in the 2005 Broadway production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. Her performance in the latter earned her a nomination for Best Featured Actress at the Tony Awards. She again ventured into television roles and landed the role of twins Kathy and JoDean Marquart in the HBO drama series Big Love.
Enos' breakout role was on the AMC crime drama series The Killing; she played Sarah Linden, a Seattle-based police officer for the show's four seasons from 2011 to 2014. Her performance garnered her critical acclaim and earned her nominations for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series at the Primetime Emmy Award and the Golden Globe Award. Enos starred as Karin Lane in the 2013 disaster film World War Z and Kathleen Hall in the 2014 romantic drama If I Stay; both of the films were blockbuster productions. She continued to draw praise for her work in independent films like Never Here (2017). Enos starred as the lead character in the short-lived ABC legal thriller The Catch. In 2019, she appeared in the Amazon/BBC co-production of Good Omens as Carmine "Red" Zuigiber, a war correspondent who is actually War, one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. In 2019, she appeared as Marissa Wiegler in action drama web television series Hanna, based on the 2011 film of the same name, on Prime Video.
Enos was born on 22 September 1975, the daughter of Monique, a French teacher, and Jon Goree Enos. Her father was American, from Texas, and had Scottish ancestry. Her mother was French. She is the fourth of five children all of whom work in the arts industry in some way. Her brothers are Jongiorgi and Raphael, and sisters are Veronique and Ginger. Her younger sister, Ginger, is a modern dancer.
Her family moved to Houston, Texas when Enos was five years old. There, she attended the High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Enos studied theater at Brigham Young University, graduating with a bachelor of arts in acting in 1997. While a student, she won the Irene Ryan Award at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., an award annually presented to the nation's top collegiate actor.
Enos made her screen acting debut in the television film Without Consent (1994). She made her feature film debut with small role in the romantic comedy Someone Like You (2001) starring Ashley Judd. On television she had number of guest-starring parts in numerous shows, including Sex and the City, Strong Medicine, Rescue Me, Without a Trace, Crossing Jordan, CSI: Miami, Medium and Law & Order: Criminal Intent.
She also appeared in several stage productions. She played Perdita in the 2002 Shakespeare Theatre Company production of The Winter's Tale at the Lansburgh Theater in Washington, DC. She appeared in the 2005 Broadway revival production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?, which starred Kathleen Turner and Bill Irwin. For her performance she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
In 2007, Enos joined the cast of the HBO drama series Big Love about a polygamous family. She played the roles of twin sisters JoDean Marquart and Kathy Marquart. She was a regular cast member in the third and fourth seasons.
In 2010, Enos was cast in her first lead role in a television series: detective Sarah Linden in the AMC drama series The Killing, based upon the Danish television series Forbrydelsen. She received critical acclaim for that performance, and the first season was praised by most critics. Tim Goodman of The Hollywood Reporter in his review said "It's not until you watch Enos play Sarah for a while that it sinks in—there hasn't been a female American character like her probably ever."
Enos received nominations for an Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama, and three Saturn Award for Best Actress on Television. The series ended in 2014, after four seasons.
After her breakout role in The Killing, Enos began her career in feature films. She played Karin Lane, the wife of Brad Pitt's character in World War Z (2013). The film received positive reviews and was a commercial success, grossing over $540 million. Also in 2013, she co-starred as Josh Brolin's character's wife in Gangster Squad, and appeared opposite Reese Witherspoon in the crime drama Devil's Knot, based on a true story, the West Memphis Three. In 2014, she appeared in the crime thriller Sabotage directed by David Ayer and later starred in drama film If I Stay directed by R. J. Cutler, based on the novel of the same name by Gayle Forman.
The film was released on August 22, 2014. Enos co-starred later that year alongside Ryan Reynolds in The Captive, directed by Atom Egoyan. Enos was cast as lead actress in the thriller You Were Never Here, which was directed by Camille Thoman.
In March 2015, it was announced that Enos had been cast as the lead character in the ABC legal drama series, The Catch, produced by Shonda Rhimes. She plays the lead character Alice Vaughan, the head of a very high-end private detective agency in this "humorous" thriller, which aired its first 10-episode season in spring 2016, and a second season of 10 episodes in 2017 as part of ABC's "TGIT" Thursday-night lineup.
Also in March 2015, it was announced Enos would star alongside Olivia Cooke in Katie Says Goodbye, an independent film. That same year, she starred in Behold My Heart, directed by Joshua Leonard. In 2019, she appears as Marissa Wiegler, a role originated by Cate Blanchett in action drama web television series Hanna, based on the 2011 film of the same name, on Prime Video.
In August 2020, it was announced the 2018 film The Lie (her reunion with The Killing's Veena Sud) would be included in Amazon Prime Video's Welcome to the Blumhouse horror film anthology. It was released in the anthology's first installment on October 6, 2020.
Enos married actor Alan Ruck on January 4, 2008. They have two children. She has two stepchildren from Ruck's previous marriage. She was raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but is no longer a practicing member.
|2001||Someone Like You||Yoga Instructor #1|
|2005||Chasing Leonard||Lucinda||Short film|
|2006||Falling Objects||Isobel Walker||Short film|
|2013||Gangster Squad||Connie O'Mara|
|2013||World War Z||Karin Lane|
|2013||Devil's Knot||Vicki Hutcheson|
|2013||Wild Horses||Mills||Short film|
|2014||If I Stay||Kat Hall|
|2016||Katie Says Goodbye||Tracey|
|2017||Never Here||Miranda Fall|
|2018||Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot||John's Ghost Mom|
|2018||Dark Was the Night||Nancy|
|1994||Without Consent||Naomi||Television film|
|1996||Face of Evil||Brianne Dwyer||Television film|
|1999||Sex and the City||Jenna||Episode: "Shortcomings"|
|2001||The Education of Max Bickford||Carla Byrd||2 episodes|
|2003||Strong Medicine||Fern||Episode: "Speculum for a Heavyweight"|
|2004||Rescue Me||Karen||Episode: "Mom"|
|2006||Without a Trace||Jessica Lawson||Episode: "911"|
|2006||Standoff||Dana||Episode: "Man of Steele"|
|2006||Shark||Chloe Gorman||Episode: "Dial M for Monica"|
|2007||Crossing Jordan||Sandy Walsh||Episode: "Crazy Little Thing Called Love"|
|2007–10||Big Love||JoDean Marquart / Kathy Marquart||Series regular, 25 episodes|
|2008||Numbers||Grace Ferraro||Episode: "End Game"|
|2008||CSI: Miami||Lucy Maddox||Episode: "Down to the Wire"|
|2008||Medium||Kelly Winters||Episode: "Drowned World"|
|2009||Lie to Me||Cheryl Ambrose||Episode: "The Better Half"|
|2009||Law & Order: Criminal Intent||Julianna Morgan||Episode: "Identity Crisis"|
|2010||American Experience||Lucia Cutts||Episode: "Dolley Madison"|
|2011–14||The Killing||Sarah Linden||Series lead, 44 episodes|
|2016–17||The Catch||Alice Vaughan||Series lead, 20 episodes|
|2017||Philip K. Dick's Electric Dreams||Mother||Episode: "Father Thing"|
|2018||My Dinner with Hervé||Kathy Self||Television film|
|2019–present||Hanna||Marissa Wiegler||Main role|
|2019||Good Omens||War||Main role|
|2001||The Invention of Love||Katharine Houseman||Mar. 29 - Jun. 30, 2001|
|2002||The Winter's Tale||Perdita||Aug. 27 - Oct. 20, 2002|
|2005||Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||Honey||Mar. 20 - Sept. 4, 2005|
|2005||Absurd Person Singular||Eva||Oct. 18 - Dec. 4, 2005|
|2020||NBA 2K21||Harper Dell||Also motion capture|
Awards and nominationsEdit
|2005||Tony Awards||Best Featured Actress in a Play||Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?||Nominated|
|2011||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Actress in a Drama Series||The Killing||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Best Actress – Television Series Drama||Nominated|
|2012||Saturn Awards||Best Actress on Television||Nominated|
|2013||Saturn Awards||Best Actress on Television||Nominated|
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