Born and raised in an actual hamlet, the quaint village of 200 in rural Alberta, Canada, at four years old, Carrie's was dancing on a stage at set up in a local hockey arena. It may have been the costumes her mom made for her and her then bestie, throwing her jazz hands up to the then smash hit, Nena's 99 RED BALLOONS, or her own community town hall full of cheering friends and family. Perhaps it was that euphoric butterfly feeling of excitement she Still gets thinking of that Very moment as a young child just before she broke her leg... er the curtain, or her ever encouraging and supportive mother continuously cheering her from the backstage or audience.
Then came musical theatre lessons and trips to "The Big City" with her mom to watch Annie at The Citadel Theatre in Edmonton. It was Carrie's mom, Sheila who urged Carrie to pursue her dreams and audition for the top studio drama program at her provincial theatre school. Then again, it was Sheila who flew with Carrie to Vancouver, for her first audition with AMDA, then again to New York City to drop her off in the middle of everything on the corner of Broadway & 72nd Street!
Collaborative Troupes are nothing new to Carrie, having toured the Canadian Fringe circuit before heading to NYC. Along with acting in several theatre and film roles following her training at The American Musical & Dramatic Academy, Carrie co-wrote and performed in RANDOM around the New York Comedy Club circuit, as well as co-wrote, produced, and performed in an off-Broadway sitcom showcase for MTV.
In LA, while acting in various film, TV, and commercial projects, Carrie worked with a public relations company, a modeling agency and was a Radio Disc Jockey for the Hollywood radio station ARN.
She writes and performs poetry, has written a screenplay and is currently developing a series with her longtime "theatre husband", Timothy Jeram Young.
No matter who she met or where she went from Hollywood to Malibu, Carrie's heart has always been tugged at to returned to her very first love, the stage. Some of her favorite stage roles have been as Eve in Arthur Miller's CREATION OF THE WORLD & OTHER BUSINESS, Anya in Checkov's THE CHERRY ORCHARD, Kate in THE MIRACLE WORKER & Gabriella in BOEING BOEING.
Since moving to the Sarasota area, Carrie has performed as various leads in the local theaters, her most challenging to date being the one-woman show BLOWN SIDEWAYS THROUGH LIFE, directed by Pam Wiley Backstage at The Players Centre For Performing Arts.
Prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, Carrie worked mostly under the direction of her mentor, director and friend, Elliott Raines on several of his Two Chairs productions at The Players Center For Performing Arts in Sarasota. First appearing as Annette in GOD OF CARNAGE, then as Elisabeth on the main stage in THE CRUCIBLE, again on the main stage as Beatrice in A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, and Gwendolyn Pigeon in THE ODD COUPLE. On Feb of 2021 Carrie co-starred as Juror #8 in the highly acclaimed production production of 12 ANGRY JURORS.
In 2020 Carrie became a Brand Ambassador for Rebel Robinson Photography and in early 2021 she joined the Theatre Odyssey Board of Directors. She has had the opportunity to act in one of and direct two of of radio plays for Theatre Odyssey's 2020/2021 season.
Carrie created ACTING DISTANT early on in the Covid-19 Pandemic as a network for actors, directors, and writers - a virtual playground for readings, writing & workshops. With the help of her dedicated peers, with ACTING DISTANT Carrie produced 46 play readings, of 32 different scripts and a YouTube Showcase, with well over 100 participants in just over a year.
Time will tell what's next for ACTING DISTANT