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Cara Buono
Cara Buono (photo) Cara Buono plays the character of Grace Foster
Personal Information
Gender: Female
Born: March 1, 1971
Birthplace: The Bronx, New York, United States
Occupation/
Career:
Actress, screenwriter, director
Years Active: 1992–present
Notable roles: Kelli Moltisanti from The Sopranos
Martine Rousseau from Person of Interest
Karen Wheeler from Stranger Things
Spouse(s): Peter Thum
Family: 1 daughter
Character information
Appeared on: Third Watch
Appears as: Grace Foster
Episodes appeared in: 22


Cara Buono (born March 1, 1971) is an American actress, director and screenwriter who portrays as FDNY Paramedic Grace Foster on the NBC drama series Third Watch from 2004 to 2005. She usually played Karen Wheeler in Netfilx series Stranger Things.

Early life Edit

Buono was born and raised in The Bronx, New York City, New York, in a blue-collar family with two brothers and a sister. She is of Italian descent.

Buono attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School and is a 1995 graduate of Columbia University with a double major in English and political science. She earned her degree in three years. She made her acting debut in Harvey Fierstein's play Spook House.

Career Edit

Buono continued stage work both on Broadway and Off Broadway, and started her film career opposite Ethan Hawke and Jeremy Irons in Waterland (1992). Much of her work has been in indie films such as Chutney Popcorn (1999), Happy Accidents (2000), Next Stop Wonderland (1998) and Two Ninas (1999), which she co-produced. In 1999, she played a small role as a young Gerry Cummins in the TV movie, Deep in My Heart (1999).

Buono has directed, produced and written films, including the short film Baggage (1997), which starred Liev Schreiber. She co-wrote the screenplay When the Cat's Away with Brad Anderson and sold a pitch to Miramax for a screenplay adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's This Side of Paradise.

She starred in the final season of the NBC drama Third Watch (1999) as paramedic Grace Foster, and Ang Lee's adaptation of Marvel Comics' Hulk in 2003 as the mother of the title character's alter ego, Bruce Banner.

She also appeared as Kelli, the wife of Christopher Moltisanti (Michael Imperioli), in the two-part final season of the HBO drama series The Sopranos, which aired in 2006 and 2007. Additionally, she appeared as Dr. Faye Miller in the fourth season of the AMC drama series Mad Men, for which she received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series in 2011.

Personal life Edit

She is currently married to her husband Peter Thum an entrepreneur and business, also they have only one daughter.

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