Carrie Preston is an American actress, producer, and director. She is known for her work on the television series True Blood, Person of Interest, Crowded, and The Good Wife. Preston received critical acclaim for her portrayal of Elsbeth Tascioni on CBS’s acclaimed drama series The Good Wife. For her work on the show Preston received two nominations for Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series, winning once.
In 2015 she landed a leading role on the short-lived NBC comedy series Crowded where she starred opposite Patrick Warburton, during which time she also appeared on the final season of The Good Wife for which she earned her second Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination. Preston was originally slated for a 4 episode arc but due to commitments on her new show she was only able to appear in one episode.
In August 2016 TNT announced that Preston had been cast in the Rashida Jones drama-comedy Claws. Preston plays Polly (Polly-Pol), a mild-mannered preppy with an “ankle bracelet” who recently served time in prison for identity theft. The series was greenlit for a ten episode first season.
On December 16, 2016, CBS announced that Preston would reprise her role as Elsbeth Tascioni on The Good Wife spin-off The Good Fight.