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7 Roles Where Carrie Coon Went Harder Than Anyone Else


To celebrate the newest star of The White Lotus season 3, let’s honor the best roles of Carrie Coon.

Carrie Coon in The Gilded Age
Photo: Alison Cohen Rosa | HBO

Every now and then an esteemed actor from the posh theater world decides to make the move over to movies and television to slum it with us nerds. When Carrie Coon did so in 2014 with dual TV/movie roles in Gone Girl and The Leftovers, the unwashed entertainment masses all had the same reaction: “Now where have you been all our lives?!?”

After a successful career treading the boards on Broadway, Coon is now a pop culture mainstay and we couldn’t be happier about it. The Copley, Ohio-native absolutely shines in any role she takes, no matter how prominent or minor. From Nora Durst on The Leftovers to Gloria Burgle on Fargo season 3 and beyond, Coon quite simply goes hard in the paint.

Next up, Coon will be introduced to an even wider audience than ever before with the announcement that she’ll be headlining season 3 of HBO’s The White Lotus. Before then, however, let’s recap some of her best work to date.

The Leftovers (2014 – 2017)

Nora Durst on HBO’s The Leftovers is the role that brought Carrie Coon to television prominence and it likely remains her most difficult acting challenge yet. Nora Durst is cruelly nicknamed “Nora Cursed” as she undergoes the most tragic event of anyone in this prestige drama. When 3% of the world’s disappearance inexplicably disappears in an event known as the “Sudden Departure,” Nora becomes a statistical outlier by losing her husband and two children. They’re not dead. They’re not missing. They’re just gone

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