Carrie Barrett


Carrie is a Los Angeles-based playwright, actor and comedian.

She grew up a very tall and awkwardly skinny child in a small town in southern Virginia. After four angsty high school years mostly spent laying on the floor listening to angry and depressing music, she studied fine art at University of Illinois at Chicago. While in art school, she started studying long-form improv at the legendary comedy theater, iO Chicago. She would go on to perform, direct and teach improv and sketch comedy there there and all over Chicago before enrolling for an MFA in Writing for the Screen & Stage at Northwestern University.

Her plays have been produced or developed at The National Playwrights Conference at The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center, Lincoln Center Director's Lab, Humanitas/Center Theatre Group's Play LA Workshop, Skylight Theatre Company (LA), Sideshow Theatre (Chicago), Kitchen Dog Theatre (Dallas), Gotham Stage Company (NYC), among others. Her comedy "Focus Group Play" was LAWeekly’s "Pick of the Week" and LA Stage Times called it "A real time gem." She was one of five playwrights selected for the inaugural Humanitas/Center Theatre Group's Play LA Workshop and is one of thirty playwrights in the Los Angeles collective, The Playwrights Union.

A veteran of the Chicago and Los Angeles sketch and improv communities, her comedy shows have been produced most notably at i.O. Theaters (Chicago & LA), SketchMelt at Nerdist (LA), Dubtopia! (LA), American Town Hall (LA), Second City Chicago Unhinged, Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Piccolo Spoletto Fringe (Charleston) and Chicago Sketch Fest. She has appeared in over 20 national commercials.

You can currently catch Carrie recurring on Nickelodeon's Henry Danger as news anchor Mary Gaperman. Other television credits include Uncle Buck on CBS, the TBS pilot Untapped, and Partners on FX.

   Acting Reel
   Entirely Inappropriate (Funny or Die)
   Monica (Short Film)
   Open House
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   Funny or Die Videos

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