Carrie Brownstein is an American artist, musician, writer, and actress. Best known for her work as the co-creator, co-writer, and co-star of the Emmy-nominated television series “Portlandia,” Carrie has also been involved in a number of other influential projects throughout her career.
One of Carrie’s breakout roles was as the guitarist and vocalist for the indie rock band Sleater-Kinney, which she co-founded in 1994. With hits like “Dig Me Out” and “You’re No Rock n’ Roll Fun,” Sleater-Kinney became one of the most important and influential bands of the ’90s indie rock scene.
A milestone in Carrie’s career was the creation of “Portlandia,” which she co-created, co-wrote, and co-starred in alongside Fred Armisen. The show, which ran for eight seasons, was a critical and commercial success, earning Carrie widespread recognition and earning her an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series.
Throughout her career, Carrie has collaborated with a number of other artists, celebrities, and influential figures. She has worked with directors such as Todd Haynes and Gus Van Sant, musicians like Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and St. Vincent, and comedians like Amy Poehler and Louis C.K. Carrie has also been a passionate advocate for animal rights and has supported a number of animal non-profit organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States.
In addition to her work in television and music, Carrie has also been involved in a variety of other creative projects. She has written for a number of publications, including NPR and The New York Times, and has authored a book, “Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl,” which chronicles her experiences in the music industry. Carrie has also directed a number of music videos and short films, and has been involved in various visual arts projects.