Cara Buono as Faye Miller
Cara Buono's career has spanned the world of stage, television and screen. Most recently, Buono appeared in a season long arc in the fourth season of AMC's award winning show, Mad Men. As Dr. Faye Miller, Buono gave a memorable performance as the blindsided girlfriend of Jon Hamm's Don Draper.
Upcoming in 2011, Buono will appear in a multi-episode arc on ABC's Brothers and Sisters as Rose, the surprise love interest of Tommy Walker (Balthazar Getty). She will next appear as Nell in the independent feature film The Discoverers, which follows a family embarking on a Lewis and Clark re-enactment trek in order to find themselves. The Discoverers co-stars John C. McGinley, Griffin Dunne and Devon Graye and is directed by Justin Schwartz.
Buono portrayed Michael Imperioli's wife, Kelli Moltisanti, on the final two seasons of The Sopranos (HBO). She was a series regular on Third Watch (NBC) playing paramedic Grace Foster and a regular on Dead Zone (USA) playing Sheriff Anna Turner. Her notable television appearances include two critically acclaimed episodes of Law and Order (as well Law and Order: Criminal Intent and Law and Order: SVU), Deep in My Heart, a CBS/Hallmark movie in which she played Young Gerry with Anne Bancroft as Gerry, CSI and ER, whereon she was the final fatality of the series.
Buono's feature work includes Matt Reeves' Let Me In, the cult comedy Artie Lange's Beer League, Edith Banner in Ang Lee's Hulk, and independent features such as Next Stop Wonderland, Happy Accidents and River Red (all Sundance premieres); Two Ninas with Amanda Peet and Ron Livingston (winner of the Audience Award at the GenArt Film Festival); Chutney Popcorn (winner of the Second Prize Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival); and Noah Baumbach's Kicking and Screaming (NY Film Festival premiere).
Buono has also appeared on Broadway in Tony Award winner Robert Falls' The Rose Tattoo opposite Mercedes Ruehl and Anthony LaPaglia, Some Americans Abroad directed by Roger Michel (Changing Lanes, Notting Hill) and The Tenth Man directed by Ulu Grosbard, both at Lincoln Center. She appeared in many off and off-off Broadway productions with companies such as Primary Stages, Playwrights Horizons and Naked Angels. Buono also appeared in Good Thing directed by Jo Bonney for the cutting edge company, The New Group, in which she won raves for her role as a 20-year-old pregnant methamphetamine addict.
As a writer, Buono co-wrote When the Cat's Away with director Brad Anderson for Miramax Films. She also wrote and directed the short film Baggage starring Minnie Driver and Liev Schreiber, which premiered at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, as well as the short film Another Complex starring Gil Bellows. Buono adapted F. Scott Fitzgerald's first novel This Side of Paradise. also for Miramax Films.
Buono was born in the Bronx on March 1, 1974. She graduated from Columbia University where she earned a degree in English Literature and Political Science in three years. Buono currently splits her time between New York and Los Angeles with her husband.