With three feature films due out this year, and two due out in 2014, Mireille Enos has quickly risen to the top of a short list of sought after female actors. She received both a Golden Globe and Emmy nomination for her role as detective Sarah Linden on AMC’s “The Killing.” As the first female lead in an AMC drama, the press has praised her performance in what The Hollywood Reporter has called her “breakout role.” She will begin production on Season 3 in March. Enos can currently be seen in the Warner Bros. crime drama “Gangster Squad,” for director Ruben Fleischer. The film, starring Josh Brolin, Ryan Gosling, Sean Penn and Emma Stone, follows a specially recruited team of LAPD officers dedicated to combating the influx of East Coast gangsters to Los Angeles in the 1940 and 50s. Enos garnered praise for the warmth and emotion she brings to the role. The Huffington Post proclaimed “some of the best work comes from Mireille Enos as Brolin’s wife...Enos has genuine chemistry with not just Brolin but with Gosling in their terrific scene together.” In June, Enos will star as the female lead alongside Brad Pitt in the Marc Forster-directed blockbuster “World War Z” for Paramount Pictures. Based on the novel by Max Brooks, the film looks at the aftermath of a global zombie war 10 years after the conflict.In addition, she recently wrapped production on two other films including “Ten,” directed by David Ayer starring Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and “Devil’s Knot,” directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. In “Devil’s Knot,” Enos plays Vicki Hutcheson, an important witness in the murder trial of the West Memphis 3.

 

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 June, Enos will star as the female lead alongside Brad Pitt in the Marc Forster-directed blockbuster “World War Z” for Paramount Pictures. Based on the novel by Max Brooks, the film looks at the aftermath of a global zombie war 10 years after the conflict. In addition, she recently wrapped production on two other films including “Ten,” directed by David Ayer starring Sam Worthington, Terrence Howard and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and “Devil’s Knot,” directed by Atom Egoyan, starring Colin Firth and Reese Witherspoon. In “Devil’s Knot,” Enos plays Vicki Hutcheson, an important witness in the murder trial of the West Memphis 3. 

 

Currently, Enos is filming the psychological thriller “Queen of the Night” for Egoyan, who was so impressed with her work in “Devil’s Knot,” he was determined to cast her in this emotionally charged role opposite Ryan Reynolds. From 2007-2010, 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. 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 Brigham Young University, 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.

 

 

Mireille Enos as MILLS