Geneva Carr

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Birth Date: May 6, 1971

Age: 52 years old

Birth Place: Jackson, Mississippi

After years of mostly anonymous roles on features and television, actress Geneva Carr earned a Tony nomination for her turn in the wicked comedy-drama "Hand to God," which led to her casting on the CBS drama "Bull" (2016- ). Born May 6, 1971 in Jackson, Mississippi, she lived in eleven different states during her childhood, due largely to her father's job as a traveling office furniture salesman. Carr studied French at Mount Holyoke and earned a master's degree in business from ESCP Europe. While working in banking in New York City, Carr attended a performance at the Ensemble Studio Theater and was so captivated by the production that she decided to pursue a career as an actor. After training at the Actors Studio under Jane Hoffman, she began working in theater and on television, earning her first on-screen credit in a 1997 episode of "Spin City" (ABC, 1996-2002). Carr worked steadily in minor roles in features, including "It's Complicated" (2009) and "Love and Other Drugs" (2010), and landed recurring roles as muckracking reporters on "Law and Order: Criminal Intent" (NBC, 2001-2011) and "Rescue Me" (FX, 2004-2011). However, her most high-profile screen role was as an anxious mother concerned about losing rollover minutes in a series of television commercials for AT&T, which ran throughout 2009. In 2011, Carr was cast in the Off-Broadway premier of "Hand to God," a dark comedy about a puppet show that runs amok at a Christian church in Texas. She returned to the show for a 2014 run at the Lucille Lortel Theater, and played Margery, a widow swept up in violence at the urging of a sock puppet, for the show's Broadway debut the following year. Carr's performance earned a Tony nomination for Best Actress in a Play; the following year, her streak of success continued when she was cast as a psychologist and sex therapist who joins a trial jury team led by medical testimony expert Michael Weatherly on "Bull."

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