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Steppenwolf has announced the addition of award-winning actor Carrie Coon to the company’s elite ensemble of theater artists.
Coon last appeared on Steppenwolf’s stage in the world premiere of Mary Page Marlowe by Pulitzer Prize-winning ensemble member Tracy Letts. Other Steppenwolf credits include Tracy Letts’s adaptation of Three Sisters, The March and Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? as “Honey,” a role that garnered her a Tony nomination. Coon won a Critics’ Choice Television Award for her performance in HBO’s The Leftovers and a TCA Award for Individual Achievement in Drama for her performances in both The Leftovers and FX’s Fargo. For her performance in Amy Herzog’s world premiere Mary Jane, Coon garnered a 2018 Lucille Lortel Award, an Obie Award, and a Drama Desk Award nomination. She can currently be seen in USA Network’s The Sinner and in Steve McQueen’s Widows.
“Carrie has done a number of plays with us already and what she adds each time is immeasurable,” said Artistic Director Anna D. Shapiro. “She is committed to Chicago, the theater and to Steppenwolf and has been our staunch advocate throughout the years. I am truly excited to have Carrie and her stellar acting officially in the family.
“Steppenwolf changed my life and it’s a privilege to be welcomed into the ensemble,” added Coon. “I hope to prove my commitment by acting just as long and half as well as Lois Smith.”