Clea DuVall

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Clea Helen D'Etienne DuVall (born September 25, 1977) is an American actress. She is best known for her role as Sofie on the television series Carnivàle as well as for films such as The Faculty (1998), Girl, Interrupted (1999), The Grudge (2004) and Heroes (season 1, 2006) DuVall was born in Los Angeles, California, the only child of Rosemary (née Hatch) and Stephen DuVall. Her father is also an actor, mostly remembered as Connor from the Steven Seagal film The Keeper. Her parents divorced when she was 12. After her mother's remarriage, DuVall dropped out of high school and moved into her own apartment. She sought entertainment in movies and television programs, memorizing entire scenes. DuVall decided she wanted to be an actress, and returned to high school, this time the Los Angeles County High School of the Arts, while working to support herself. She is not related to actors Robert Duvall or Shelley Duvall. Prior to making her debut in Little Witches, she worked in a coffee shop. DuVall's breakthrough role was in Robert Rodriguez's The Faculty in 1998, alongside Elijah Wood and Josh Hartnett.
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