Carrie-Anne Moss

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Carrie-Anne Moss (born August 21, 1967) is a Canadian actress, best known for her role of Trinity in The Matrix trilogy. She has had other notable roles in Memento, Chocolat, Fido, and Unthinkable. Carrie-Anne Moss was born in Burnaby, British Columbia to parents Melvyn and Barbara Moss. She has an older brother, Brooke. Moss' mother reportedly named her after The Hollies' 1967 hit song, "Carrie Anne", which had been released in May that year. Moss lived with her mother in Vancouver as a child. At the age of 11, she joined the Vancouver children's musical theatre and later went on to tour Europe with the Magee Secondary School Choir in her senior year. While in Spain, she landed a role in the drama series Dark Justice, her first television appearance. She moved from Barcelona to Los Angeles, California with the series in 1992. She enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in Pasadena upon her return. She starred in Fox's short-lived primetime soap opera Models Inc., a spin-off of Melrose Place, as a model. Her breakthrough role came when she was chosen to play Trinity in the 1999 box office success The Matrix.

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