Cara Buono

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Cara Buono is an American actress, screenwriter and director, probably best known for her role as Dr. Faye Miller in the fourth season of the AMC drama series Mad Men. Buono was born and raised in the The Bronx, New York City, New York, in a blue-collar family with four brothers. She made her acting debut in Harvey Fierstein's play Spook House. Buono is a 1995 graduate of Columbia University with a double major in English and Political Science, earning her degree in three years. 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 "Deep in my Heart", a TV movie. 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.
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