Carrie Coon Joins Steppenwolf Theatre Company as Ensemble Member

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Carrie Coon

The actress stands with a roster of Steppenwolf ensemble members including Gary Cole, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf and Joan Allen.

Steppenwolf Theatre Company artistic director Anna D. Shapiro on Wednesday announced that Carrie Coon has joined the venerable Chicago-based troupe as an ensemble member. 

Coon's credits with Steppenwolf include Mary Page Marlowe by her husband, fellow ensemble member and 2008 Pulitzer Prize winner Tracy Letts; an adaptation of Three SistersThe March; and Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? The latter production transferred to New York, earning the actress a Tony nomination in her Broadway debut.

She also drew wide acclaim and a handful of awards for her work in the 2017 off-Broadway premiere of Amy Herzog's drama, Mary Jane.

“Steppenwolf changed my life and it’s a privilege to be welcomed into the ensemble," Coon said in a statement. "I hope to prove my commitment by acting just as long and half as well as Lois Smith.”

Added Shapiro, “Carrie has done a number of plays with us already and what she adds each time is immeasurable. 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 is among the most highly regarded actor-driven theater companies in the country. Coon stands with an illustrious roster of ensemble members that includes the aforementioned veteran Smith, now 88 and still working regularly on stage and screen, as well as Gary Cole, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Joan Allen, Gary Sinise, Terry Kinney, Amy Morton and Martha Plimpton, among others. 

The actress recently appeared in Widows, Avengers: Infinity War, The Post and The Leftovers. Her ongoing role in Fargo earned her an Emmy nomination in 2017.  

Coon's next film role is in The Nest from director Sean Durkin. She will star opposite Jude Law and Anne Reid.