Mireille Enos can now add Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominee to her list of
accolades, as she was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress for her role as
Sarah Linden on AMC’s critically acclaimed drama series The Killing. As the
first female lead in an AMC drama, the press continues to praise her
performance in what The Hollywood Reporter has called her "breakout
During her summer
hiatus, Enos filmed the Marc Forster-directed World War Z for Paramount
Pictures. Based on the novel by Max Brooks, she stars opposite Brad Pitt in the
film, which looks at the aftermath of a global zombie war 10 years after the
Enos also joined
the cast of the Warner Bros. film The Gangster Squad opposite Josh Brolin, Ryan
Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone for director Ruben Fleischer. The film, set
in the 1940s and 1950s, follows a specially recruited team of LAPD officers
dedicated to combating the influx of East Coast gangsters to Los Angeles.
Enos starred in the HBO drama Big Love. Impressed by her range and versatility,
producers gave Enos a double role to play as twins JoDean and Kathy Marquart.
Critics have commended Enos on her finely nuanced performance, calling her
"luminous" and heralding her as "the actress who best captured
the out-of-time otherness of compound life."
In 2009, Enos
returned to the stage starring opposite Annette Bening, David Arquette and
Julian Sands in Joanna Murray-Smith’s comedy The Female of the Species at the
Geffen Playhouse. "Mireille Enos nearly steals the show as Bening’s
wonderfully distraught daughter," touted The Hollywood Reporter.
In 2005, Enos won
the role of "Honey" in the Broadway revival of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? opposite industry veterans Bill
Irwin and Kathleen Turner. It opened to glowing reviews and earned her a Tony
nomination for Best Featured Actress in a Play.
Enos joined the
original cast when the play was transferred to London’s
West End in 2006. The BBC stated "They
bring an authentically American atmosphere that makes it both funnier and more
terrifying than any version of this play I have previously seen."
Born to an
American father and French mother, Enos was raised in Houston where she attended schools for the
dramatic arts. While studying acting during her third year at BrighamYoungUniversity, she was invited to join a
two-month project at the Classic Stage Company in New York City. She bought a one-way bus pass
and the rest, as they say, is history.